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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. Door panels made IMG_20160529_200053.jpg
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  2. Trucker Jim
    Joined: Mar 28, 2016
    Posts: 67

    Trucker Jim

    Looking good

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  3. Frank280ZX
    Joined: Feb 5, 2016
    Posts: 31

    from Arnhem

    Nic ebuilt im planning on something similar (gloss paint) i bought a bolin brother 'rat' as a starting point. That stirred the water here ;) anyhow great inspiration here! Amd i have most of the cool parts. Great looking truck!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
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  4. Start on the wiring

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  5. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,909

    Deuced Up!

    I saw the bike in back photo a page or so ago...I think I saw your truck at the NSRA Show in Springfield...Right? Either way....digging it!
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  6. Has not been to a show yet, and thanks !
  7. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,341


    good for you bud looks great
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  8. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Congrats on getting to drive it, Looks good, What happened to your finned valve covers? the alternator being lowered to the bottom of the engine to where it was more hidden might look a little better and a more traditional looking mechanical fan might look a little better too in my opinion but what works is ultimately what matters most. No disrespect at all by my comments, just observing. Im sure you will be having more fun tweaking things. Keep up the good work and again congrats!
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  9. When I was installing the motor it fell on the ground and cracked the valve covers, the low Mount alternator bracket I bought will not fit because it hits the steering box, the motor sits too low in the frame to use a traditional fan so I had to go Electric, but I've seen some alternatives to these problems and I agree with you but after three years I just kind of wanted to drive it you know all tweak on it from here on out and get it a little better thanks for the good words
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    from USA

    Looking real good.
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  11. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Reread the posts .
    Nice build. Mine is a 50 A50 Mack, which is the same size as your cab with Mack grill sectioned 7” and a top chop of 4 “.
    Quarter elliptical front suspension I pray I got right. Off topic motor but price was right and parts are everywhere.
  12. Changed some things up on the motor .
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  13. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,032


    Neat build, looks like you're doing good work.

    Not a fan of the 32 grill on it, but that's only my opinion of personal taste (so take it for what its worth...not much).

    I do suggest from a safety stand point that you add a secondary throttle return spring in case that one breaks or falls off. This is a popular set up that is pretty cheap and it also cleans up the top of the engine aesthetically.
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  14. ZZ Top Chop
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
    Posts: 398

    ZZ Top Chop

    Anyone interested in a open wheel truck build? Nope. -signed Wisconsin. ;) Nice truck!

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