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Projects Back in a Banger

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Outback, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Outback
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    Well, just over 9 years ago I sold my first hot rod an early A Banger Rpu.
    My justification was that I had the parts to build another stashed away.
    In the mean time I have drifted from project to project.... An A roadster with glass back turned OG tourer, which then got shelved- literally
    Then a 40 pickup, turned 39 standard coupe ute - Aussie Bodied (cause I decided there were too many pickup's) then we had a baby, so this turned into a 39 std sedan - 4 door - which then turned into a 35 humpback - more door - because it was far further along - panel n paint... Exhausted? Anyway the sedan is a story for another time. ☺

    The story at hand is a 'new' pile of RPU body parts bought & swapped cheaply, plus a dip into some parts in stock, a running banger chassis & a set of wires picked up today.
    It'll be a beater, with the view to get it on the road as quickly as possible. Probably fully fendered, the tray/bed is a shortened & narrowed bed from a later pick up.

    The last pics are of the sedan & where it is headed.
    That ought to do it for now, thanks for reading thus far. 1506747445738.jpg 1506747490773.jpg
     

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  2. waxhead
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    Good luck with your build, I'll be following along.
     
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  3. ozstuff
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    Thank you for letting us watch.
    Oz
     
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  4. ROCKER77
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    im in!! I like RPU's with Bangers.
     
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  5. GASSERBOB
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    I will be following you also . Good luck with your build out back. I have one too that I been working on for awhile. 002.JPG
     
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  6. woodbutcher
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    :D This looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  7. ROCKER77
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    Bob I wish my RPU could be as cool as yours
     
  8. Outback
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    That is a cool think Bob, I don't think this will be quite so tidy... Hopefully you will like what you see here.
     
  9. Outback
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    I must say that my drifting from project to project has only led to a flow of parts coming & going. Finially I'm selttled with the projects, the 39std coupe ute has made its way to the USA. The 40 pickup has been claimed by my 5 yr old, so I just need to knuckle down & do something.
     
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  10. Fortunateson
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    Is you RPU's box/tray/bed from a Fargo/Dodge?
     
  11. Outback
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    I really don't know. It is as I got it, I quite like the shape & length, some horrid things have been done to this body...
     
  12. Outback
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    20180107_165816.jpg 20180107_170419.jpg 20180107_170800.jpg Rolling on rubber. Discovered I'm missing an axle key. so I'm hoping that's all they left out when it (ed.the chassis) was 'restored'...
     
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  13. GASSERBOB
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    Your's is cool just like it is Rocker. Nothing wrong with yours. Bob............
     
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  14. dmdeaton
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    It is cool, I like it. I am starting a 30 4 door soon.
     
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  15. Glenn, great to see you back in a model A rpu, looks like a great start.
     
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  16. Outback
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    Still dragging the chain getting my wife's '60 kraut going again... getting close to getting back on the A....
     
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  17. That is nice. HRP

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  18. Outback
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    & that's quite a compliment coming from you #HRP ;)
     
  19. Outback
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    Well nothing much has happened since the last post, the poor ol dear has just had some more junk stacked on it...
    However it is planned for a couple of weeks to have a lil thrash on it, at least so we can bounce around the block... without the body falling off!
     
  20. edfueler
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    Woohoo. Better get that punch list together, eh?



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  21. edfueler
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    Looking forward to that drive around the back blocks.


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  22. Outback
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    ^^^ yeah will be a hoot! ^^^
     
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    Also have one that I just recently bought. On the hunt for 35 wires as I am not a fan of the 4wd look. Would like to find a Winfield cast head and dual intake as well.


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  25. stubbsrodandcustom
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    that sure looks like dodge bed parts to me. Anyways cool RPU in the works, get to cracking man. Look forward to seeing it done.
     
  26. Outback
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    IMG_1639.jpg IMG_1640.jpg
    We had a win over the weekend, a big effort from a bunch of folks, thanks for the 600mile round trip @edfueler!
    We sorted the missing rear brake parts, tarted up the crusty body, got the tub mounted & a floor in it. My boys loved doing a lap in it :)
     
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  27. Outback
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    IMG_2917.jpg IMG_2916.jpg IMG_2920.jpg
    Some more pics, another job that was squeezed in was removing an 1/8th plate firewall & replace it with some stock pieces.
     
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  29. Congrats Glenn! It must have been the weekend for first drives.
     
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  30. Outback
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    Lookin good!
     

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