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Hot Rods 46/39 Ford Pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Old Gold, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Old Gold
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    I have debated on wether or not to post this, but figured I'd give it a shot anyway. Not sure if this is exactly HAMB freindly but here is my 46 Ford Pick up I've been working on for the last few months.

    The cab, bed (shortened to 58" long) and REAR fenders are 46 truck. The front sheetmetal is from a 39 Ford Standard Coupe. The front fenders are "teardropped" to match the stock pickup rear fenders. The frame is a 74' Datsun truck frame, slightly modified, to accomodate the body. The nice thing with this frame is the fully adjustable torsian bar front end. Powered by a SBC with a Pontiac rear.

    The first few pix are in rough mock up(as you can tell). The last are where it is now with the frame done and painted and the cab back on. Plans are to be done for June Billetproof.
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  2. Old Gold
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    Here's where it is now, ready to run brakelines. Finish the sheetmetal work and a whole lot more.
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  3. Old Gold
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    Rear suspension - minus the shocks

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  4. NortonG
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    Looks badass!
    Can't wait to see it in June.

    Norton
     
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  5. squigy
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    Looks great.Awesome metal work.
     
  6. smooth50
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    I'm diggin it! I really like the chop w/laid back posts and larger windshield opening. Any pics of cab chop in progress? Also, what year Datsun frame?
     
  7. solid
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    I love the chop.
     
  8. Old Gold
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    The frame is mid 70's Datsun. Disc brake front with 6 lug, same as chevy bolt pattern. I have an old set of 16 x 4 gm 6 lug wheels that I'm running vintage Goodyear 5.00 x 16 Blue Streak dirtrackers on. The chop is a bit tough to explain. I removed the roof but left the windshield area, then removed 4" from the post. Then I split the frame at the cowl and leaned to my angle. I scribed it from the widest gap in the center to the a pillars Then I cut that and reset the frame catually down closer to the cowl.(roughly 1") The roof center was beat beyond repair so it was split down the middle, I cut it at the drip rails and welded on the upper door frame only then I cut the roof so it was'nt so tall from the door top to top of roof. welded it all back together and there ya go!
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  9. Old Gold
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  10. thirty7slammed
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    OLD GOLD,
    I love it, thanks for thinkin outside the box, very cool, keep us posted.
    Later,
    Billy
     
  11. 40streetrod
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
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    from nj

    Looking good !!
    I like the chop, somewhat how we chopped my 40 Ford pick up
    cut mine across the cowl and leaned the post back too
    makes me think about what to do with the other cab I have and just by luck, I have the 39 standard front sheetmetal hanging out too.
    let's see some more pictures of the chop
     
  12. Johnny C.
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    Wicked ride. I like the what you have done. That is going to be a bad lookin truck. I can't wait to see more.
     
  13. Southfork
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    Well one more example of turning a Plain Jane vehicle into something very cool. Pretty soon those '46 pickups are going to be in high demand. In fact, I just had to drag one home today myself to get ahead of the demand curve.

    Nice Pickup! Thanks for giving us some new ideas to consider.
     
  14. Old Gold
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  15. 8-Ball
    Joined: Feb 5, 2005
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    Looking good. Billetproof is creaping up on us. 8-Ball
     
  16. knuckelhead
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
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    from socal

    badass lets see some more when u get them.y not hamb frendly its fng bad
     

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