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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. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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  2. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
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    from Midway NC

    You guys from Italy sure can build some nice cars...er trucks that is. Cool build man.
     
  3. koolkemp
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    Haha I thought I was the only person on the face of the earth who liked the plain cab more than the deluxe :D Nice build !!
     
  4. Black Primer
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    Nice street rod!
     
  5. steve53
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    i like the 3 window more than the 5 window as well. the 5 window looks too busy in my opinion.
     
  6. bigtumtum
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    back to top.. it means i like it so much i want to get notice everytime you changes :D:D
     
  7. Kid Jeff
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    I want to keep this going. I have a 53 3-window I am doing and this gives me inspiration to keep going. I definately prefer the 3-windows! Your truck looks amazing so far. Keep the good stuff coming.

    -Jeff
     
  8. cant believe no one mentoned the sign in the background of some of the photos...... eeeeew:eek:.

    doin a killer job BTW looks good. personally im not a huge fan of airbags but i do agree that these trucks look awesome low.
     
  9. orula
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    Thanx Jeff, I'm happy you like my project. About the closure of the corner glass I did all the work so that if one day you decide to go back to 5 windows this is possible with little work. I have not destroyed the structure so you can return in their original 5-window. Jeff, go on with your project, I'd like to see your work on it.:)
     
  10. orula
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    More pictures. Total restoration for the seat...


    There is some rust on the frame and needs a good clean

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    Ready for coating...

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  11. reaper71
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    Once again this truck was in beautiful condition you have a great project on your hand's and an eye for the details!:cool:
     
  12. tjet
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Me too. My '59 Chevy was my 1st truck, and it has the small back window. I always wished it had the optional wrap-around rear window. Well, years later my dad bought a '57 deluxe cap pickup with the wrap-around rear glass. I did not like driving that thing, especially at night...way too much rear window in that truck. Headlight glare from the rear would fully illuminate the cab's interior.

    Made me really appreciate my basic plain jane 59.

    Great job on your '53 :cool:
     
  13. orula
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    I had never thought of this. I have never driven my truck at night but I think you're right. The glare was too much inside the cab with glass corner. Thanx tjet:)
     
  14. BANDITO
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    Cool project Frank...
     
  15. orula
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    Thanx Bandito,the merit is yours. I'd love to work with you in your great new project '31 Ford hot-rod, I'm sorry for the distance...
     
  16. Cosmo49
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    As an only-vehicle-daily-driver I have to agree with both of your observations concerning night driving. I just like the three window better.

    Keep up the fine quality work on the '53!
     
  17. oldcarfart
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    Greenhouse effect? <grin>,

    I wanted a 5 window for years until I drove one, then I felt like I was in a fishbowl, building a 3 window now.
     
  18. whid
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    very nice....I cant wait to see this one done....And i'm not a fan of the 5 windows either.....whid
     
  19. Mr48chev
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    I learned to drive in a 54 Five window but prefer the three window cab too.
     
  20. orula
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    :) I am really pleased that many of you share my choice of closing the corner glass. Here in Italy there are cab with 3 windows for replacement and the only way to have
    3 windows is buy in U.S. but this choice would be too expensive.
    If I lived in U.S. I never would have approached this work to close the corner glass.

    Many thanx to all and sorry for my english :)
     
  21. BOP-Nut
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    Very nice work so far. Good to see no corners being cut and such attention to detail. Keep up the good work.
     
  22. 52 Thunder
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
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    Awesome job so far man, gonna look sweet when you're done!
     
  23. Old Heap
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    Your English is a lot better than my Italian!

    I have to say it again, Awesome Job on your truck!
     
  24. orula
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    :) Bryan, thank you so much
     
  25. orula
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    Hello everyone, I just got this


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    for me it is very important and I am very happy to be part of this great community. Many thanks to all :)
     
  26. orula
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    Hello guys, I would buy 327 Chevy crate engine and I found this:

    http://www.phoenixengine.com/Chevy-24.html



    What do you think? Is a serious and reliable seller? How are their engines? If you have any tips for me please let me know

    Many thanx
     
  27. CarlosG
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  28. orula
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  29. JustJoey
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
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    Nice build. Love what you did with the front fenders, that drives me nuts on my truck too.
     

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