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Projects any interest in a open wheel truck build ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Pug}{maN, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Short wheelbase, keep the axle close to the engine looks best on these type builds. I dont know about the 32 grille, a 35, 36 or even a 37 truck grille would look great on it, your doing a nice job, keep the pics coming.
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  2. I dig it!. I wanted one after I got my roadster but ran out of funds. Those trucks have attitude.
    I'll be checkin' your project out.
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  3. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    I did a 48 in this style which is not exactly the best cab for it. Still, if you pick the right parts and watch the proportions they can look pretty cool. Mine was cool enough for someone to buy it from me for 9K+, lol. Yours is looking good man.
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  4. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,342


    Might remember my old '35 on here. I used a '35 commercial grill with a '34 passenger grafted in. I personally liked the look on this pickup. Neat project! I'm watching closely.

  5. +2 on loosing the '32 grill, but hey, it's your truck!
    Looks great so far...
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  6. tnich123
    Joined: May 26, 2009
    Posts: 160


    I like it. I want to see the cab with the chop.
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  7. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    Looks good so far.
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  8. hotroddonnie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 243


    I think it looks great! Nice work.
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  9. Roger53
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 383


    I think it's great !
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  10. That's a 3 3/8 chop
  11. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 2,652


    What are you going to do about the A pillars? when I chopped my 48 cab we quartered the roof and added metal through the center so we could pull the front section forward to line up the A pillars, rather than lean them back from the cowl up. Theres a reason the windshield was on the angle it came out of the factory with. IMO, just keeps the proportions better, which is everything on a vehicle that really never gets done "fenderless". It's a lot of extra work but, probably no harder than getting those pillars to line up the way you have them now.
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  12. we are just going to split the difference 1 in. at most both ways...
  13. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 314

    from Florida

    I like the way it's going so far. I'm a sucker for '35-'36 trucks.
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  14. Here's a video of something like we are doing , looks grate to me...
  15. I like it so far!
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  16. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I think as a general rule the HAMB appreciates any project that is done with a finished, well crafted look. As for myself I'm almost giddy over the fact that the purpose rough around the edges, cobbled looking, rusted add on for shock value type of builds seem to have, for the most part, been replaced by unusual combinations that can be built on far smaller budgets and be safe, finished looking rides that you wouldn't be ashamed to have your name associated with.

  17. angryyouth
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 39


    Nice job! The video is great watching you do the chop.
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  18. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,682

    from Missouri

    I am in looks good glad to see the front axle is not going to be out in front.
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  19. Nice video and great job!
    Brings back memories from when I chopped my truck...
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  20. RodNoc
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 92

    from Kelso, WA

    I love a well built proportionate 35-37 hot rod pickup. Seems hard to accomplish. I'm trying to do it with a '36 also. Best of luck rps20140806_091935.jpg
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  21. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Pretty soon, '35-'40 ford pu's with fenders are going to be rarer than b400's...:(
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  22. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,176

    from Central IL

    I think good fenders for a 40 truck already are.
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  23. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,711

    from Nebraska

    Looks like you have a good start so far! I'm with the others that lean toward ditching the '32 shell and finding a '35, '36, or '37 pickup shell.
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  24. Bajita
    Joined: Feb 7, 2014
    Posts: 51

    from Laredo

    Nice build, what kind of steering and pedals are you using. Keep up the good, clean, build.
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  25. Chop done . on its way to greaserama

    Attached Files:

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