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

  1. 117harv
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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  5. +2 on loosing the '32 grill, but hey, it's your truck!
    Looks great so far...
     
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  6. tnich123
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    I like it. I want to see the cab with the chop.
     
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  7. edwardlloyd
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    Looks good so far.
     
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  8. hotroddonnie
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    I think it looks great! Nice work.
     
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  9. Roger53
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    I think it's great !
     
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    That's a 3 3/8 chop
     
  15. F-6Garagerat
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    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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    we are just going to split the difference 1 in. at most both ways...
     
  18. Babar40
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    I like the way it's going so far. I'm a sucker for '35-'36 trucks.
     
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  19. Pug}{maN
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    Here's a video of something like we are doing , looks grate to me...
     
  20. I like it so far!
     
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  21. fab32
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    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.

    Frank
     
  22. angryyouth
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    Nice job! The video is great watching you do the chop.
     
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  23. saltflats
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    I am in looks good glad to see the front axle is not going to be out in front.
     
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  24. Nice video and great job!
    Brings back memories from when I chopped my truck...
     
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  25. RodNoc
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    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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  26. falcongeorge
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    IMG_5906.jpg
    Pretty soon, '35-'40 ford pu's with fenders are going to be rarer than b400's...:(
     
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  27. Russco
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    I think good fenders for a 40 truck already are.
     
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  28. Malcolm
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    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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  29. Bajita
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    Nice build, what kind of steering and pedals are you using. Keep up the good, clean, build.
     
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  30. Pug}{maN
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    Chop done . on its way to greaserama
     

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