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AD Truck done up like the older ones

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adidasink, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. adidasink
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
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    adidasink
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    from Denton, TX

    I did some searching....scratch that....a lot of searching on the web, and on the H.A.M.B. to find out if anyone has attempted to create a truck similar to the one I have attached (hope I didn't offend whomever this truck is...I LOVE it!) using an AD style truck? I have a 49 3100 that was either going to sit up on a S-10 frame or made into something similar to this. My plans are to sell the rest of the parts and just keep the cab and doors.....
     

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  2. raven
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    Please, if you are going to use an S-10 chassis, please use the front fenders as well. It wouldn't look right exposed.
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  3. adidasink
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    I have thought about that many times. I see it both ways....thats why I really need to see one for myself....to know just how it would look. I also wouldnt be using an s-10 chassis if I did the truck up similar to the picture I posted.
     
  4. FastLivin
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    I'm building a 51 AD truck right now. It's not going to be anything as radical as the one in the pic. Mine will be more along the lines of a shop truck. Something to beat around town in. I might be interested in your factory frame and some parts when you get rid of them. I'm in the dallas area. Good luck on your build.
     

  5. chopped
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    I'm having a senior moment, what do they call those trucks? Lots on here about them. Would a search for Rudys Truck pull them up?
     
  6. adidasink
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    I have found pictures, tech articles...but they all seem to deal with older 20's to early 40's style trucks....nothing in the AD truck years....but I did a search on Rudy's Truck and found a bunch of great stuff!!

    I guess I need to see a truck like Rudy's done with a 49 3100 cab is all!!!
     
  7. bigdreamsnobux
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    You should check out Stovebolt.com, for Chevy truck lovers and lots of guys there that have done the s-10 thing if that is the way you are going.

    Otherwise, if you are going more traditional, it is pretty much the same premise as any kind of build. Get a decent frame, set up your supension, then engine/tranny, then cab, then box, etc....

    I would also try some of the other boards for the 'rat rod' interest... killbillet.com, etc.

    Got to agree with Raven though, please don't expose an S-10 chassis. Fender it if you are going that way.
     
  8. Flipper
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    You don't see them because the firewall and cowl on an AD is ugly without fenders and a hood. The S-10 suspension is also too ugly to be out in the open.

    FYI...I have an AD on an S-10 frame, but it runs the whole front cap...and I love it.
     
  9. adidasink
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    adidasink
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    from Denton, TX

    I promise...that if I go the S10 route it will be fully fendered.....

    I am just at a cross roads as to which type of build to go with. I love the look of the "rat rod" style (even though I would hate to have a truck/car that gets coined that phrase)...but I also love the looks of the AD style trucks sitting on a more conventional frame like the S10's.....

    But I will not have an uncovered S10 frame....
     
  10. adidasink
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    So if i go the "rat rod" style....then sell the 49 and get something a little older with sexier cowl and firewall......makes sense....
     
  11. ALindustrial
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    look up "the ugly truck build" there is a guy by the name of Richard or something building one fairly similar... i think he even used that picture as a reference also...
     
  12. adidasink
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
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    adidasink
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    from Denton, TX

    Yeah I saw that build. That is where I found that picture.....

    I have a love afair with trucks.....and I love how that one sits....that is truly the type of truck I want to build.....but the type of truck I have currently prohibits me from building one that way.....as stated earlier...I am at a crossroads in regards to what kind of truck to build. I can start of selling my 49....then purchasing a different cab...and getting all the parts in line to build what I really want.
     

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