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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ALLSTEEL30FORD, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Nick Hardie in Holland MI. ( I hope I spelled his name right) Just finished lettering my 1939 Plymouth oil truck.
    Great job Nick, thanks.

    Truck has a 1956 Plymouth 270 Cu. Ploy. Eng. w/3x2 Stromberg carbs
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  2. Next time, don't letter it with invisible ink
  3. I am trying to ad pictures of the truck.

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  4. Is it just the pic or does that truck have no grille??
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  5. no grille, radiator is behind the cab under the tank. All so truck has complete tilt front end.
  6. jaco
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 274


    WOW! Thats cool!!!
  7. The hole thing sits on a 1993 S15 frame w/350 TH trans. I built the tank using scrap sheet metal and scrap 1" sq. tubing.
  8. studeynut
    Joined: Mar 13, 2011
    Posts: 290


    Can't be a 39, wrong grill
  9. No grille is always the wrong grille^^^^^^
  10. jstanotheidiot
    Joined: Oct 23, 2008
    Posts: 136


    With out a grill it looks like a plastic kids toy!(IMO)
  11. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 7,995


    are you saying its not a traditional hotrod and it does not belong on this forum?? :)
  12. I wanted to build something that people would look at and say ,what the hell or how did he do that?
    Something different, not like the hundreds of cookie cutter cars and trucks out there.
    So if you like it fine. If you don't, that's fine to.

    By the way the motor on the left is in the oil truck.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2013
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 57


    Looks great! Especially like the tank. RMAC
  14. jstanotheidiot
    Joined: Oct 23, 2008
    Posts: 136


    I didn't say that you did
  15. I think it's really cool what you did. Especially how you made the tank. The truck would be amazing with a grill.

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  16. Ted H
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
    Posts: 312

    Ted H

    I like it but I do think it would look better with a grill.

    Some things never change on the HAMB- everybody's a critic-LOL

  17. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    That thing is Done right! nice engine too, It does come off as not finished though without a grill...maybe a little billet or airbrushing. ;) Tank is sweet too!
  18. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    Try putting in a grill with painters tape and see if you like the look better. ( I know I would. )

    If you like it, paint it on with silver perhaps. Or glass in a real surround and put in a real grill.

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  19. That engine is so right!
  20. My thinking is a little bit of pin striping would kind of brake up the grill area. I have to show it to Nick Hardie, the pin stripper. He seems to know what looks just right.

    When I park the truck people ask, how do you cool it with no radiator?
    That's just what I wanted.
  21. More pictures of Shell Oil Truck

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  22. GirchyGirchy
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 207

    from Central IN

    Cool! What is the engine?
  23. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,718


    Great looking truck!
  24. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,573

    from tulsa, ok

    Sweet looking truck. I like the engine. Is the tank are accessible for hauling things?
  25. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,320

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    The only thing worse than an ugly hotrod is conformity.
  26. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 778

    from HARVEY LA

    Very cool but instead of an oil truck i prefer a beer truck
  27. Looks to be a 1939 cab with 1937 front clip.
  28. 39 cab/36 front clip. Head lights have been moved

    56 Dodge 270 cu. Poly.

    Tank has doors in the back for storage.

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  29. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 1,631


    I like it.
    Goes to show a grill is what you cook burgers and hot dogs on...

  30. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    This just shows you succeded in building what you wanted. Great job.
    Besides a lot of old race cars had nothing but a few holes for a grille or a painted spiderweb.
    All I'd change is the logo to something beerish!;)

    But i still think it's a SHELL of a nice job.

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