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Projects '53 Chevy truck - My crazy project

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

  1. Amanda Suckerpunch
    Joined: Dec 5, 2010
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    I may be asking for it here but I cannot for the life of me, fathom closing in the corner glass to make it a 3 window...BLASPHEMY!
    but hey man, nice build.
     
  2. looks great, nice work
     
  3. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,197

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    Beautiful job so far! Can't wait to see how this comes along.
    As for converting a 5-window into a 3-window...I like it! I prefer the 3-window cabs on these trucks. :)
     
  4. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
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    I was going to say that, looking good though. I imagine the :eek: looks of a custom truck in Italy, bet you don't see them a lot over there (a 5 window would have been even rarer). Its a nice job you're doing!

     
  5. upperwhitetrash
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
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    X3 on the 3 Window trucks. My fav's!! Keep in mind ya'll, Dudes from Italy, Just a hunch, but Old rods probably arent as plentiful their. Great work my friend!!
     
  6. flat34pu
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
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    your doing a great job, going to be a nice pu.
    rich
     
  7. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Thank you for your interest. This is my final project. I think it gloss black just like this. Thanx


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  8. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Hi Mr48chev, You're right, I also would have avoided the welds with the brass, but I not have the continuous wire welding. Only after I bought it :). Thanx
     
  9. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Hi Fopelaez, is true, in Italy there are maybe 10 of these trucks, but as I'm doing I do not there are. Thanx
     
  10. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    More pics about frame and Heidts Mustang II IFS install...

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    Finally I see a nice V8 engine in my truck to replace the 6 cyl...
    I have to weld the motor mounts

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  11. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Now on to work at the rear.
    I replaced the his old rear end with an '76 Camaro rear end and installed
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    Frame C-Nocthing...

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  12. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Finally free from dirt and rust, it seems a dream

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    But this is definitely the best moment :)

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  13. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Here I am doing some testing for the correct position of the air tank and compressor but maybe I should wait for the installation of the bed. If you have suggestions gladly accept,thanks :)

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    Currently there are no significant updates to add. So much has been done but is still a lot of work to do. I think I take him to paint within a couple of months. In the meantime I bought a Tri-Power,this :

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    and I'm looking for a 327 motor engine to create a nice vintage motor.
    If you have to recommend a reliable vendor for a 327 Chevy SB (which offers international shipping), please send me PM. Many thanx


    See you soon with more updates :)
     
  14. dan sutton
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    Gladly accept suggestions??!! You are sailing along very nicely as it is! Very nice work!
     
  15. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Many thanks Dan Sutton, I tried both the web and I'm not doing nothing but copy your beautiful works. You are my great teachers :)
     
  16. Ronald66
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
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    great job buddy!!!
     
  17. orula
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    Many thanx Ronny :)
     
  18. toolman1967
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    I was thinking the same thing, but different strokes for different folks. The only person who has to like it is him, with that said, I like the standard cab better than the 5 window. I know the vision is better in the 5 window and sometimes I wish I had a little bit better vision in the '41 but I like looks. Like I always used to tell my daughter when we were building bike. " Sometimes you have to sacrifice comfort for style!":D
     
  19. Nice work. I like the direction you are going. Keep it up!
     
  20. Old Heap
    Joined: Oct 10, 2010
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    Wow! Stunning!
     
  21. maniac
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    Man, I can't see the pics no more..........
     
  22. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    You're right, I do not see it myself ... I must find out why....:confused:
     
  23. orula
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    I solved it! There is an old proverb, I do not know if it is also used by you saying: you pay money .. you see camel (Dare soldi...vedere cammello!):).


    The photos were not visible because I had a free account on Photobucket, now I have a subscription with no limits and I'm happy that everything is in place.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  24. bigtumtum
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  25. reaper71
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    Hey there ORULA! i know you thought you had a real lemon on your hand's when you first got started but that thing is stellar compared to the swiss cheese with paint i have seen LMAO!!!
    very nice build i think these era trucks look killer when sitting on the ground,and the Shannon center caps will really set off the wheels...

    Mark
     
  26. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    What does it mean btt :)?
     
  27. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    It means back to the top, it was bumped so everyone could see it, cause everyone NEEDS to see it.

    Man, you do some nice work, that truck is looking GREAT !!

    And thanks for fixin the pics this is way to good not to share
     
  28. steve53
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
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    awesome work orula! watching your progress is like looking into the future of my '53 haha. have you completed any other projects or is this your first build?
     
  29. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Ah,ok.Many thanx :). My problem is I do not know English well, and then the spoken language is another thing, you learn only by being with you.
     
  30. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Many thanx Steve, this is my first project...with great difficulty and lots of money. Living in Italy are very penalized. For example if I make an order for $ 1000 risk of paying $ 1,000 more in taxes, shipping and customs. Restoring a car like this for me the final cost will be approximately $ 60,000.
     

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