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Projects '37 FORD TRUCK / 348 W MOTOR (FULL BUILD P.1-11)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by '37-4D, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. '37-4D
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    ************************************ PLEASE FLIP TO PAGE 5 ******************************************
    AS I HAD TO REDO ALL THE PICS DUE TO PHOTOBUCKET'S NEW POLICY!!! :mad::mad::mad:
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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  2. the-rodster
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    Looks like you're off to a good start.

    What's the tranny?

    Rich
     
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  3. brady1929
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    Great project.
     
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  4. '37-4D
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    T5 out of an S10
     

  5. '37-4D
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    Frame fabricated
    Bed shortened to 53"
    Mockup 2
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
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  6. Looking good, and welcome from western WI.
     
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  7. '37-4D
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    Thank you Sir!!
     
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  8. edcodesign
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    Cool, good luck !
     
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  9. spurgeonforge
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    Looks like a great start, looking forward to seeing it built.
     
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  10. tfeverfred
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    Welcome! If you can keep the lines in that last pic, you'll have gold.
     
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  11. '37-4D
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    Planning on it sir!! :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
  12. D.N.D.
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    If its not a R/R that means it will have some shinny paint on it ?

    DND
     
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  13. '37-4D
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    That's the plan...
     
  14. Jalopy Joker
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    keep on truckin'
     
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  15. rust&patina
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    cool . . . subscribed . . .
     
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  16. sloppy jalopies
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    Looks like good fun, and a great choice of parts...
    I don't wanna be a downer but...
    IMO ... if you are NOT building a rat, and are going to keep that body and bed rake you will need to chop the '34 grill about 6"... the beltline runs straight along the bed and body, if you continue that line to the grill you will see the grill looks to be sitting way too high... and as for rake, if you have to dip your head to see 10 car lengths ahead of you your neck will not like it...
    Set the body and bed "level" with the frame, please don't let... "most radical rake" and "deepest into the weeds" design your rod... your gonna be driving it not just sitting in a lawnchair looking at it...
     
  17. bubba55
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    Bubba lykes Twucks - nice project - like tha 348
     
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  19. cool project,...I agree with sloppy,..here's a 39 Chev for inspiration...
    fri art 17 030.jpg
     
  20. Blue One
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    o_O :confused: What in the world is shinny paint ?? :D:D
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinny
     
  21. Great start to what looks like a cool project.

    Sloppy jalopy is right about the top of the grille shell. Esthetically, it should line up somewhere around just below the cowl (like in the black line in the picture) or possibly even lower (like the blue line).

    The best thing to do is roll the project outside so you can step back and look at it critically.

    edited rudy truck.png
     
  22. '37-4D
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    I do trust my guy. Knows his stuff and he knows I want this to be a driver.....cheers
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
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  23. '37-4D
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    OF COURSE!!! :D
     
  24. sloppy jalopies
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    ditto J G,
    the black line should angle down slightly towards the blue line as it approaches the grill... check a stocker, measure vertically from the hood side's top edge up to the hood's hinge area [top]... do the same at the grill... guessing it is about a 4* rake ...
     
  25. Blue One
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    o_O The top of the grille at the blue line ?? That would look like crap, the grill wouldn't be any higher than the front tire :eek:
    And the Black line is also in the wrong spot. This would be better and give a better idea on how high the grille should be.
    Screen%20Shot%202017-02-23%20at%208_12_09%20PM_zpstsk3id3w.png
     
  26. sloppy jalopies
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    yup, black line it is ! ...
    But the black line seems to be at the center of the cowl, but runs out to the grill's right side.... making the two look closer to the same angle...
    Set the black line at the back of the hoodsides top edge, and set it at the front of the hoodside's top edge ...
    Also, you may want the broken frame look, if so, sorry to trying to correct it...
    ... rock on !
     
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  27. '37-4D
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    I'll trust my guy as we have been over a gazillion pics....cheers thx
     
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  28. the-rodster
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  30. Spex84
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    I like this project! Stance and proportions look pretty good from here.
    Looks like Rudy's truck had a bit more rake to the grille, which brings the top down closer to the height of the cowl, and allows the axle to bump forward a tad if required.
    As seen in the side view posted by the-rodster, the radiator support rods, intake/heads, frame, and hairpins are all very close to parallel with each other, though NOT with the beltline of the cab and bed...so while the truck may look a little "smashed" in side view, from the front and rear 3/4 view it just looks mean and aggressively raked. I think this "break" at the cowl is a big part of what makes the car.

    [​IMG]
     

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