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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. Brewpubeaver
    Joined: May 28, 2012
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    Beautiful, breath taking , and cool as hell project


    Keep it up buddy
     
  2. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    When I bought this truck not have deluxe rubber and trim but only rubber and glass

    When I bought this truck had no deluxe rubber and trim but only rubber and glass. Maybe that's why the glasses are identical? :confused::confused::confused:

    Thanks for your help

    Frank
     
  3. dustincedarholm
    Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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    Orula, I just read this entire thread in one shot, you're truck is awesome! I have a 52 deluxe buried in a storage unit, i put a heidts mustang II on it as well and then ran out of money. I had a question: did you fab the c notch yourself or was it a kit? Do you know the measurements of it?
     
  4. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Hi Dustin,

    sorry for the delay :).

    You mean the c-notch in the rear frame?


    Measure for the rear. Custom C-Notch, no Kit.

    [​IMG]

    If you need more pictures or info let me know


    Frank
     
  5. dustincedarholm
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    Nope that works, thanks!
     
  6. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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    from Florida

    I am way late to the party, I think your are doing an amazing job on the truck, keep at it, were all looking forward to seeing it fire up. ( burnouts are preferred )

    Godspeed
    MrC.
     
  7. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Thank you so much :)
     
  8. old-plates
    Joined: May 16, 2012
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    Love the truck! Hope to someday tear into mine that way ..... looks bad ass!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. killerbunny
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    from serbia

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  10. orula
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    </P>




    Thank you so much Killerbunny :)
     
  11. klazurfer
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    Amazing build !
    Seems like Rome soon has another attraction for tourists to see :):)
     
  12. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Thanx Klazurfer :).

    Visitors must pay the ticket to view it :D:D:D
     
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  13. orula
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    Some parts rechromed, just handed to me

    [​IMG]
     
  14. oldman2
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  15. Mr48chev
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    Frank, there should be a local glass shop with a belt sander to sand the edges of glass. It's normal for them to sand the glass that isn't going into a frame. That how the shop that does my glass does the final fit on it. One of my friends cuts down windshields for chopped tops by that method. In his case it's many hours of sanding and usually several sanding belts.

    The other option would be to take a jack and blocks and raise the front of the roof up that 2mm in the center but that might get other measurements off now that everything is fitted.
     
  16. orula
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    Now I must wait. I bought a new windshield rubber, Steele Rubber (made &#8203;&#8203;in Usa... I think) and try again with this.

    If does not fit, I will cut the glass.

    I've used a jack to raise the top in the middle, we will see the new measures as soon as I remove the windshield.

    Thank you so much for your help


    Frank
     
  17. TxSpeed&Performance
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    I really enjoy your build, I am getting inspiration for my '53 to begin soon!
     
  18. orula
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    Thanks :),
    If I can be of help with anything do not hesitate to contact me.

    Good job on your 53


    Frank
     
  19. orula
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    More parts arrived this morning.
    Now I get to work and soon there will be new updates

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Salty
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    Still here! Great job!
     
  21. oldman2
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    I'll be waiting....Jim
     
  22. Ronald66
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    A Real Italian Hot Rodder!!!
     
  23. orula
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    Thank yo so much my dear friend :).

    Even your suggestions are always very useful for my restoration


    Frank
     
  24. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Hello to all,

    after deciding the best place (for me, under dash, driver side)
    to fix the fuse box I created a bracket because I did not like leaning


    FUSE BOX LOCATION
    [​IMG]


    AmericanAutowire 15 way kit

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  25. oldman2
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    Car I'm doing the wiring on now has a 21 circuit, working out real nice....Jim
     
  26. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Hello everyone,

    some little updates.

    I started to install the dynamat insulation and pedals, and for the parking brake pedal I bought a Dimmer switch Pad and I thought to do so


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    I separated the two pieces

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    Assy...

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    I have also modified the top cowl vent drain hose to avoid that water falling on the engine.
    No need to make any holes I used the existing

    [​IMG]

    Now the drain hose comes out the bottom next to the passenger door

    [​IMG]


    I hope that these solutions are helpful for someone. If you have questions do not hesitate to ask
     
  27. oldman2
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    Nice stuff, how's everything else coming together....Jim
     
  28. n847
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    I love how you re-directed the vent drain, I've been trying to figure out how to re-route mine since i ran HEI coil wire through it! Thats a hell of alot better than the canteen I was gonna hang on the firewall!
     
  29. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
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    from Orange, CA

    Good idea on the re-direct drain line!
     
  30. c6_rob
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
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    I agree!
    I gotta do that since I smoothed the firewall.
    Looks great
     

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