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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orula, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. orula
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    Today I painted the bars of the front grill and I love it...


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  2. 55Hydramatic
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    They look much better white. How long until its done?
     
  3. shadams
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    Hey, quit teasing us and post some full pics for crying out loud! :D

    Grill looks better painted for sure...
     
  4. orula
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    I think 10 months....
    Still needs a lot of money :)
    Only to make the registration and license plates need to have $4500.

    Starting a project like mine here in Italy, it's crazy ....:)
    That's why my thread is so called :D


    Thanks
     
  5. orula
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    Thanks Shadams,

    :) I do not have photos of all the truck because I have not installed the Bed side, rear fender, bed wood, rear bumper, runningboards, upholstery, steering column, steering wheel, ecc :).
     
  6. orula
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    Late afternoon is also an aide to come help me out :).....
    but when she's around my truck I can not do anything,
    every movement is a danger :))


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  7. oldman2
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    Grill looks great painted white.....Jim
     
  8. orula
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    Yes Jim, is much better that way :).

    Many thanks:)
     
  9. sickytwisted
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    Is this build making anybody else really jealous? I CAN'T STAND IT!!!
     
  10. 55Hydramatic
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    Cool, do you have the bed and all that painted too? It's better to take you're time on final assembly that way nothing gets screwed up! Or scratched!
    Wow, I'm glad they don't charge that here! Why so much?!
     
  11. c6_rob
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    Please send me some pictures. THANKS!

    robertblack01@yahoo.com
     
  12. orula
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    Because Italian law are old and do not allow to register my truck
    because I installed a V8 engine. I'll have to make the license plates first in Germany ($3.500), later in Italy ($1000). Unfortunately it is so...:(
     
  13. orula
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  14. Shit! If registering it in Germany first is the easy option, then you guys really have it bad!:(
     
  15. 55Hydramatic
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    Yea but once he has it on the road people will stop dead in their tracks when they see it coming!
     
  16. orula
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    Hello everyone,

    yesterday I tried to adjust the hood without success.
    As you can see in the photo, the hood remains up in the back.
    Perhaps we need to adjust this without installing the springs?

    Any help will be appreciated :)

    Many thanks




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  17. The hood adjustment seems like a simple fix. Did you finally get the glass figured out? Truck is looking sweet. I would like to see how you work the bed floor with all that plumbing and frame kick ups in the way.
     
  18. orula
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    Thanks Nicolas,

    I too would like to see the bed :) ... I do not have very clear ideas.

    The glass is still there waiting for me...

    Thank you so much

    Frank
     
  19. glassguy
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    hey there orula... sorry for such a long dalay to your pm.. ihavnt been logged on in a while... those new gaskets always pucker in the corners.. i have even had to slice them on ocasion to make them fit... but usually you heat them pump some urothane in then tightlt tape a block of wood around the post to hold it down until it dries.. about 24 hours.. hope that help.. nice truck!!! dave
     
  20. orula
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    Thank you so much Dave,

    next week I go back to work again on the windshield
    and I will do as you suggested you.

    Many thanks for your help much appreciated

    Frank
     
  21. Bill Rinaldi
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    As for the hood adjustment, definitely remove the springs and adjust it with out, it's usually a two person job, after you get as close as you can, tighten it up GOOD and reinstall the springs, sometimes the springs throw it off again, so, good luck. By the way, I really enjoyed the build on your truck. You are quite a craftsman. BILL RINALDI
     
  22. orula
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    Perfect Bill !!!


    Thank yo so much for you help, much appreciated.

    Frank
     
  23. Lookin great Orula...can't believe it costs so much to register it! That sucks man, but as previously stated you're gonna be turning heads everywhere you go!
     
  24. orula
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    Hi Cubby,

    the money to do the register are a waste of money but I have no choice.

    I think it'll be a nice truck and the people watching him now, is very curious and stop to look

    Thank you so much


    Frank
     
  25. old injun
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    HIJACKING THIS THREAD FOR JUST A MOMENT just picked up another one. talkin to a friend sunday and he told me there was a 48 chevy truck for sale by me all in pieces but in decent shape so i had to take a look. yep i bought it and im still not sure why cuz there is no lack of projects. after looking naturally there are no tags on the cab and no titlebut i know its not a 48,its newer. it has a split windshield but has vent windows and no vent on the left cowl and a big emblem on the hood ,no pics yet but if anyone mite knoe what year it could be it would help. if anyone knows where the vin .# is on the frame it would help too thanks for the help.
     
  26. If it has the vent windows in the doors and turn down style handles it's a 51. If it has vent windows and push button handles it's a 52 or 53 (assuming the grill style is of the 47-53 era.
     
  27. orula
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    This should be a 52...or 53. If the doors are original,
    chevrolet installed the vent glass after '51.

    The vin tag is on the inside of the driver door, but I do not know if it's on the frame
     
  28. 51 also had vent glass, making it the only year with vent glass and turn down handles.
     
  29. Mr48chev
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    As far as I know there are no vin or other numbers on the frames of these trucks.

    A search will bring up a couple of sites that have either or both engine number and cab tag number information on how to tell the year model of the truck.

    There are also a couple of good sites that show identifying items on the trucks as far as year model goes.


    Back to the hood adjustment: I hope these aren't too big but they need to be big enough for Orula to read easily.

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    You can also find them here:
    http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/mr48chev/47 53 GM AD truck info/

    I hope that helps some on the hood.
     
  30. old injun
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    thanks for all the info. after posting my questions i looked at some pics and narrowed it down to 51 thru 53 but did not know about the door handles so that will help more. just want to get it close so i dont try to title it as the wrong year. post some more pics of this awsome ride from overseas,cant wait to see it finished
     

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