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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by harley rider, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. harley rider
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    I have been looking at this truck in my neighbors yard for 5 years. when I first asked him about it, it was the same old story, some day I'll restore it.but said he would sell it for 3,000. I was talking to him a couple weeks ago and offered him a grand.I now own a 40 chevy truck. It will make a nice room mate for our 39 sedan.
     

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  2. heck yeah real nice room mate
     
  3. jcmarz
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    1500 max but show him the money. Money talks, B.S. walks.
     
  4. tfeverfred
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    He already bought it.:confused:
     

  5. He already said he got it for a grand
     
  6. harley rider
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    a few more pics after I got it home and cleaned out.I forgot to get a pic of the old school wrecker of my friends that moved it for me.it looked pretty cool.
     

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  7. zjerry
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    Nice Buy.,don't look bad.
     
  8. Jalopy Joker
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    good deal - what are your plans for it?
     
  9. LowerthanLife
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    olde' stovebolt...
    i helped a guy restore a 39, and it was way worst than yours.
    the grille, in the bed, looks workable also...
    and you have all steel fenders...
    youre ahead of the game.!

    what are your plans??
     
  10. harley rider
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    not sure what I'm going to do exactly .I have a 327 that came out of our old drag car and a disc brake rear end out of a camaro would like to find a 4speed saginw or muncie. I have been rollin around the thought of a gasser type build.
     
  11. jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

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  13. Catdaddyo
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    Very nice love the body stye on those models
     
  14. monkeyspunk79
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    The AD trucks are nice, but these...are where its at. Nice score. Hope you get it rolling soon. I'll bet it runs, too with a little effort.
     
  15. Swiss50chevy
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    Nice score!


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  16. rockfish
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    Nice find at a grand. Around here my friends and I would be thrilled to find projects like that. As they say on the auction shows, "Well bought".
     
  17. fastcar1953
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    well worth a grand. good looking truck. can't wait to see build pics.
     
  18. A grand well spent. Like the gasser idea too!
     
  19. Pinewood
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    Good score. Some day my dad and I will finish the 40 that my grandfather bought brand new in 40. Chev's of the 40's will be your new best friend.
     
  20. KustomCars
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    Awesome score!!
     
  21. harley rider
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    cool deal on your grandfathers 40 would like to see it. used Chev's of the 40's when building our 39 sedan.
     
  22. no.scar.no.story
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    We don't findem in that condition in WV for a grand. Good Score!
     
  23. spankster
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    Great purchase! Even has those expensive Artillery wheels.
     
  24. harley rider
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    got some spare time so I broke out all my implements of destruction ( grinder, sawsall,cut off wheels and a full can of PB blaster) and started some tear down.I want to tear it all down and start with boxing the frame.and install a 4 link. I have set of ladder bars that I might use.
     

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  25. harley rider
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    this is the engine I want to use.I have this 327 that we kept out of the ot drag car we sold to build our 39.It is an 11:1 comp. solid lifter cam motor with a 3000 rpm stall conv and turbo 350. would like to run a 4 speed if I can find one for a decent price. I have a disc brake rear end that I wanted to use but it may be to wide.
     

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  26. harley rider
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    Time for an update. Finally decided what I was going to do with this truck,started working on it last may. I decided to shorten and lower it.after I got it striped down to the frame I cut 22 inches out of the frame .later I will cut 21" off the front of the bed,( more on that later).It worked out that the rear section off frame over laped to make a cool joint, I will box the inside of the rails later. and built a cart to roll the cab around on.
     

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  27. Atwater Mike
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    Would have been much more aesthetically pleasing full-fendered and stock bodied, with all that SBC & 4 speed underneath...8.8 inch Ford rear has disc brakes, CHEAP. Good ratios and narrow.
    Hope you're not de-fendering and channeling it...
     
  28. harley rider
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    it will have fenders and running boards. not building a ratrod! this is getting ahead of the build thread but this is a pic of the mockup I did to set wheel base.
     

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  29. harley rider
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    I am using an S-10 rear end. the shortest I could find.and will change over to discs off the other 10 bolt I have. and built a triangulated 4-link.
     

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  30. Atwater Mike
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    Sorry, 'Rider...my ambiguous imagination began to run away with me when you mentioned the amount of length you removed from the bed!
    Nice proportions now, perfect Smallblock combo!
    Nice geometry on the rear installation...Kickup will allow use of the bed.
     

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