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Hot Rods '35 Ford Pickup - Austin Speed Shop build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Great great great looking truck, and an excellent write up. Thank you. Subscribed
  2. hemi35
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 282

    from Australia

    Dam that's a nice body to start with, looks killer, keep up the great work.
  3. Outstanding!!!
  4. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 841


    IMHO : This truck is pure car porn! U nailed it pickup wise. If I were building one of these this is exactily how I would pefer it to turn out.. I luv it!
  5. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,129


    Another great build. Subscribed
  6. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,787


    Very Nice! Attention to detail will make this build a standout.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  7. Really like what you've done. These look a bit 'off' as stockers and you've really ironed out the design of it. It now looks like it should have done in the first place, is what I'm trying to say.
    Atwater Mike likes this.
  8. This truck is a tribute to your skill.
  9. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    very cool, but just for shits and giggles, try some 5.50's and 7.00's and take the same pic shots.
  10. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,918

    from DFW USA

    Outstanding work! That is beautiful!
  11. rtsidejohnny
    Joined: Sep 29, 2006
    Posts: 246


    Very, very nice work! I was also wondering how you made such clean cuts (A pillar) in the sheet metal... an air saw, thanks for the insight! And again, very nice work, the truck looks great!
  12. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    That wouldn't hurt but I dig what's on it pretty well. The rear's could stand to be a touch smaller, but the rear of the truck will come down at least another inch soon which will help. The front will settle more as well once we have more in it than a mock-up block.
    volvobrynk and 3wLarry like this.
  13. Damn. I had no idea how or why you were awesome. I do now. I feel deflowered and in need of a breath mint. Thank you ! My light bulb is now on, kind sir !
  14. You took an elegant truck and made it better! The chop is spot on. Your level of fab these last few years has gone through the roof, congrats!
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  15. Subscribed. Like your thought process with the direction this build is going. I assume this is going to be a driver and not a show car?
  16. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    Thanks T! I have my job at the Speed Shop to thank for that. Learned so much from the other guys who were here and have access to much better tools!

    He definitely plans on driving it. All things considered the budget for this one isn't all that much so we kept the running gear as basic and reliable as could be and focused our efforts on the exterior. It won't look out of place at any show and oughta be able to drive it cross country!

    Haven't mentioned it yet, but the truck will be black.
  17. What are the plans for body color if I missed it?
  18. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    Haha, see the bottom of my last post
  19. Duh, didn't read that, looked like part of your sig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,734


    Very nice details. I would have kept the front bumper and big headlights, but it's great as it is.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  21. insomniacshotrods
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 120


    Great looking truck, your a craftsman for sure. I've always wondered how these trucks would look with a '34 car grill or a slimmed down truck grill, just too thick to me. Thanks for posting.
  22. hotcoupe
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 498


    [​IMG]this is the money shot, perfect profile & stance. you did a great job.
  23. What a great build, the truck looks fantastic.
  24. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,270


    Man you really tightened up that truck! Those thangs are kinda gangly from the factory, but now it is sharp! Very clean design.

    Only thing I might suggest is to paint up the hood sides in case he wants to run them some time.
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  25. Eric,,why dont you get them to let you "do your thing" on the 36 Cabrio thats been sitting there for years???
    of course,after you finish the pick-up
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  26. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    The customer has been pretty firm on not running hood sides at all. I would like to have them on the truck myself, but it's not that big of an issue and the engine will be pretty cool to look at anyhow.

    That '36 cabriolet is really more of a museum piece than anything else. It came back to the shop due to losing its garage space. The owner moved and is waiting to get his new garage in shape. While it's here we've been messing around with replacing the brakes, rebuilding the steering, and doing some wiring so that it will at least run and drive again.
  27. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    I'll take some good pictures of the hood latch stuff soon. In the mean time, here's some dash work. We wanted to have a full 6 gauge setup in there but really liked the factory dash. In line with that thinking, I cut the center out of the stock gauge panel (a one piece stamping with the rest of the dash) then made a bolt in panel that matched that same shape. It's filled with Classic Instruments All-American Nickel gauges with the winged logo left off, red half moon pointers, curved glass lenses and high step chrome bezels. Tach mounted in the center of the dash.

  28. jhl1963
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 24

    from ny

    Stunning! And good people to boot.
    Anderson likes this.
  29. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,726


    Nice work.
    Anderson likes this.
  30. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    That thing is amazing. Shame you have to cover that great metal work with paint.
    Anderson likes this.

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