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Projects another damn project...61 uni body ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ryno, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    ryno
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    now that would have been a feat in its self...
     
  2. chaddilac
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    He helped me load it on the trailer!!! :D
     
  3. FRENCHBLUE72
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    Truck turned out great...
     
  4. ryno
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    ryno
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    thank you.
     
  5. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Nice uni not sure if I missed it but is the front end in the original spot or moved an inch forward.I saw 2 different lines in the front end pics.

    Thanks
     
  6. ryno
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    it is moved forward,and the rear is moved backwards to center the wheels up better in the wells.
     
  7. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Thanks I have that same front mm2 lower crossmember and hat set up.its nice to see it on .Whats the total height of you tires .

    Thanks
     
  8. ryno
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    Let me know if you need a hand with it.I don't think your too far away
    The tires are in the 25-26" range
     
  9. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Thanks for the offer I am replacing one floor pan on the drivers side and then doing some patching and when that's done it goes inside to take off the front and back suspension for the 4 link mm2 and the Z.

    Thanks
     
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  10. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Do you have any good pics of your front bag cup mounts ?Allso you used he 2600s up front rite.

    Thanks
     
  11. ryno
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    ill have too see if i have any cup pics, just basic 5" tubing. i had to offset the plate and yes it has 2600 all the way around.
     
  12. Jebo
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    Good to see the unibodys are being saved! 7 years ago everyone thought I was nuts for building mine.
     
  13. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Thank you for the info.
     
  14. Sprocket71
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    from Anna, Tx

    I just spent all morning reading this build thread. Learned a LOT of good stuff, too. Any chance you rolling down to P-N-P this year? Holler at me man, I'll be pinstriping and videoing.
    Peace,
    Sprocket
     
  15. ryno
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    i will be at p n p again this year, but not sure yet on what i'm taking down there.
    glad you enjoyed the thread, if you have any questions let me know..
     
  16. Sprocket71
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    from Anna, Tx

    Will do Ryno, thanks!
     
  17. mrsinister
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    Work of art I must say
     
  18. TheRookie
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    from Sparks NV

    I just stumbled upon this today and I am sure glad I did. Such a rad truck and you did a fantastic job on all the fab and detail. Thank you for posting!
     
  19. ryno
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    thanks!
    hoping to get this ol truck finished up this winter.
     
  20. DREW148BHP
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    Hey Ryno, did you body drop the truck at all or is it just laying frame? Trying to figure out what mine will look like. Mine lays frame but I think the body will be about an 1" off the ground or so. Where is yours sitting?
     
  21. DREW148BHP
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    The body is not on mine that is why I'm asking. Want to prepare if it looks like I need to body drop it to get it low enough.
     
  22. ryno
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    the truck has not been channeled
     
  23. n847
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    "finished up". What do you have left to do? Looks pretty damn good to me!

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  24. travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    As soon as I finish another feature video that's in the works now I can start editing the one that Ryno & I shot early this month. It was a blast to hang at the shop and ride around in that bad ass truck!
     
  25. ryno
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    paint!
    thanks for the good words

    just try to make me look cool.......
    always a good time to see you.hopefully we can do the rest soon.
    going to start the tear down in the next few days for paint.
     
  26. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Let's see it

    Jake
     
  27. ryno
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    well got the ol girl stripped down for paint this weekend.
    the entry steeps where rusty from the top.i was in such a rush to try to finish this thing for the original goal that i just made it structural sound and left the steeps. like everything else, if you don't do it then, it will take awhile to get back too.well with the paint date looming , it was time to finish these off.

    what they looked like to start, pretty typical unibody.

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    i decided to make all new pieces.they do offer these aftermarket, but that shit never fits anyways.
    so out came the sheet metal,sheer and new baileigh bead roller for some custom steeps and kick plates.

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    the kick plates are rolled with a 5/16 std bead, the steeps are rolled with 1" wide indent

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    tacked in place

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    finished

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  28. JakeDW
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    from Missouri

    Lookin good I bought the replacement steps nice job making you own.

    Jake
     
  29. SlowMoe
    Joined: Oct 11, 2012
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    SlowMoe
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    from Alabama

    Sir, you do amazing work! My first vehicle was a 1961 SWB Unibody P/U, unfortunately, it was a bondo/rust bucket; this was back in 1975. I've been wanting another one ever since!
     

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