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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. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
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    Thanks for the video and a job well done.
     
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  2. Got the Aftermarket grill shell with a real 32 grill someone thought it be good to paint red..
     

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  3. It's going to look terrible on there ! Lol....
     

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  4. A fue more pictures of true 40's 50's open wheel 30's ford trucks with 32 grills for you to look at....
     

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  5. flamed40
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
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    Looking great!
     
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  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Thumbs down on the'32 grille and shell. Been done too many times with substandard results. When you apply a '32 grille on anything other than a'32 or Model A your admitting you don't have enough creativity to do something worthwhile for the project.

    Frank
     
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  7. verde742
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    oooooo, please don't waste nice 32 grille, save for next project.....
     
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  8. 54MEB
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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    Subscribed. My son and I built a '36 fenderless truck. It's what he could afford and he is having a great time with it. We used the '36 grille shell because we thought the proportions worked a little better. I like what you have going here.
     
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  9. john walker
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    those little dial type pressure regulators are not very reliable and can spring a leak, FYI.
     
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  10. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
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    Here's a picture of mine with a trimmed and 2" sectioned '36 grille shell. I got a great deal on it from the HAMB classifieds. I think it looks better on these trucks than a '32 shell. 011.JPG
     
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  11. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
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    I want to know more about that truck. It is pretty much exactly how I would build one, looks like the doors are stretched.
     
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  12. HammerDown
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    Totally agreed on this! Not only that but they are extremely unreliable for constant pressure. Do yourself a favor and ditch that thing. Put a regular Holley low pressure regulator in it's place before you have to get gas all over your pretty new engine!

    Otherwise looking good. However - as much as I hate to go with the masses, the Deuce shell just doesn't cut it on these trucks. A '37 would be bitchin'!
     
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  13. falcongeorge
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    Theres a thread on it somewhere, they were supposed to follow up with paint, but I never heard anything more. Rare to see a traditional styled truck on here, and that one was a knock-out. I'll see if I can find the original thread and link to it, it was a couple years back.
     
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  14. falcongeorge
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  15. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    A truck grill will do more justice than the 'other' grill. Still not sold on the 'A' frame and open wheeler but not my car. So far it's been an interesting approach so I'm open to development.
     
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  16. working on mocking up the bed sides
     

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  17. Coming along nicely, good direction!!
     
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  18. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    I had lost track of this build, but I like how it is coming out. Nice workmanship, and I like the look.

    Don
     
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  19. kweb1936
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Digging it
     
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  20. cmarcus
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    Looking great!
     
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  21. don't mind the long bed, but the bed is coming together....
     

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  22. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
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    from manitoba

    I like it! I think the backlash to the grille has more to do with it's over-use than the actual look. The long version you are working with looks much better to me than the shortened version in that old black and white. Beyond that it's just a question of taste. The 34 looks good on there too, but I'd hesitate to say it was a big design issue one way or the other. Metal work is coming along just fine... give her pig!
     
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  23. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Here's a grille I fabbed to match the rest of my home-built. Just another idea. I could see laying it back to match the angle of the windshield pillars, like I did. It might match the lines of that '36 cab, no?

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  24. I'm liking the look of the truck but I have to agree with the late Frank Burrell (fab32) that the deuce grill shell just doesn't lend itself to the over all look of the truck. HRP
     
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  25. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
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    Your getting there. Keep posting. Its looking good.
     
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  26. gold03
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
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    I like it.
     
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