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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by maddog, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. maddog
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    Long story short, I bought it from a guy who had it in his back yard for 17 years. I have had it for 8. I would go into a work frenzy for 2-4 months here and there but the rest of the time it just sat there waiting. Decided 6 weeks ago it was time and I used the All GM car show (Apr 28 and 5 miles away) as a target to get to. I got there, no mufflers, no wire harness, no door or back glass, no seat belts, no alternator, but I got there, no shit! Tires are junk, been rolling around my shop all this time and flat most of the time. LOL
    I've done a lot of stuff to it, 350/700r4 ford 9" rear end W/ late model Chevy 1/2 ton brakes, disc front, air bags, frame boxed, x'd, moved the steering box etc.
    Everything under, in and around is clean and pained except the exterior. Its 78 year old paint and seemed OK to me.
    The only visible sign that its not stock is the exhaust coming out of the side of the side just ahead of the fender. People asked "whats going on?" pointing at the slash cut exhaust. LOL
    Now to finish it. IMG_5554.jpg IMG_5559.jpg
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  2. Looks good, I like it
     
  3. mgtstumpy
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    I'd be happy with that, it's a lot better than the POS 41 Chevy PU that I worked on for a friend. Lots of rust (No floor) and missing parts.
    42 Chevy 4.jpg
     
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  4. s55mercury66
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    I likey, I always thought those are good looking pickups.
     
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  5. catdad49
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    Nice Hauler! That will surprise a few, she has aged well.
     
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  6. Beautiful truck!!
     
  7. maddog
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    Sorry for the double picture.
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  18. Hnstray
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    You have made a lot of progress on your truck! I would think this recent outing would keep you enthused about keeping at it.

    I like the Plymouth Suburban in the background too!
     
  19. raven
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    Nice truck
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  20. MO54Frank
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    Nice work. Looks great. Enjoy!
    I like that 53 Buick in the one pic.
     
  21. rustydusty
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    Drove a '41 Chevy pickup to high school. It had a later model ('59 I think) six cylinder in it. It was painted bright orange. Traded it to my brother about 45 years ago for a 650 BSA. He still has the truck, tagged and driving, the BSA is long gone...
     
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  23. Moon50F3
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    Cool! I like old trucks.
     
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  24. maddog
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    Thanks for the nice words everyone.

    I have a ton of pictures of the whole process but I think they might have gone away when the dipshitfuckwads broke into
    my shop and took all the good stuff.
    I will keep looking.
     
  25. cometman98006
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    They are cool trucks and relatively rare but with a lot of work they look real cool. Only problem I have is the cab is a little cramped for longer trips. Keep at it, you'll get a lot of thumbs up when it's done.
     
  26. Mr48chev
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    My buddy James Hurst in Waco drove one for years with the stock then put a 69 396 and 4 speed in it and made a runner out of it. Two tone green rig that ran all over Texas in the 70's.
     
  27. Fortunateson
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    I see you use reverse electrolysis...
     
  28. maddog
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    Do you mean electrolysis for rust removal?
    Yes, I do that sometimes, works like no other means of removing rust, dirt, paint, grease and oil without damaging the parent material while converting residual iron oxide to iron which is stable and can be painted.
     
  29. mkebaird
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    Nice truck, I was looking for a 41-46 Chevy when I found my Dodge. Still looking ...
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  30. maddog
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    The Dodge is nice.
    I bet a Cummins would fit in there.
     

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