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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BIGB0SS E.D.D., Jul 7, 2011.

  1. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
    Joined: Jun 12, 2011
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    Well its about time I start showing my project. This truck is my first car/ truck and of course my first project.

    I got this truck to be my everyday truck to drive around and haul crap in. But, of course I had higher expectations then to just restore it and my Dad said I would be unable to complete before Nov. and he was is not going to fund it. But I'm going to build it in my vision anyways.

    Here a simple list of things I hope to accomplish:
    Channel it 2"
    Possible chop it 3''
    Dr0p the truck 6''
    IFS

    IRS from a jagFONT]
    Custom dash similar to a 56 ford fairlane
    Custom interior
    351w(optional)[has a 302]
    Split rear bumper
    Modified 57 truck bumper curved to fit the body
    Remove drip gaurds
    fix all dents and crushed fender
    Custom front grill

    Its not a big wishlist if i'm not being modest.
    So any way here are the pic of it so far

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    And could someone tell me what this heater is out of
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    Well thats it for now.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  2. Jalopy Joker
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    Wow, sounds like a big list for first time out on limited budget. hope tha big shop has a lot of good fabricating tools, and you have someone to help you. have fun. keep us posted.
     
  3. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    We don't have the most of the tools but my Uncle has spare tools that we are going to pick up this weekend. He'll be teaching me how to weld.;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  4. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    Here is a quick little update on thing I've done today. I was able to get the steering column out with the steering box, most of the bolts out of the rear fenders, just a few tough one left to cut off, and loosened the front cab mount and will have to cut the middle ones and the back one out.

    Goal for tomorrow:
    Remove steering linkage
    Take rear fenders off
    Cut cab mount bolts
    :cool:
     

  5. f1 fred
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    f1 fred
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    That is an ambitious list. Good luck!
     
  6. EnragedHawk
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    EnragedHawk
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    from Waco, TX

    Gotta start somewhere man, looks like you've got a nice garage to work in. It's all about motivation.
     
  7. Jim Bouchard
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    Jim Bouchard
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    Heater looks like a '56 Ford F-100 pick up.
     
  8. ratster
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    ratster
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    go for it man! save those shock mounts n steering box for a hotrod
     
  9. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    Thats what I was thinking it was. Thank for that bit of help.
    :cool:
     
  10. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    We did a little bit of work today. We got the cab off and the master cylinder off.
     
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  11. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    I started sanded the paint off yesterday and found a mountian of bondo on the roof and on all fenders. In sone place It was an inch thick.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  12. F1's RULE....

    Looks like you have a good foundation and you're off to a good start.
    Keep us posted on progress.
     
  13. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    Damn Right!:cool:
     
  14. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    Got all the Bondo off the front driver side fender and found a bit of a problem.

    Front of the fender.:(
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    Back of the the fender.:eek:
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    I have a lot of work of head of me.
    (the other fender its covered in bondo to)
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  15. Pretty common problem on those old trucks and nearly impossible to find good ones. One of my F1's had the running boards welded to the fenders.
     
  16. mixmaster-meat-wad
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    The braces at the bottom of the fenders seem like their notorious for rusting out. I had the hardest time finding original running boards that were in fair shape at best too.
     
  17. tattedfordguy
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    This truck is gonna be kikass when its finished...
     
  18. BasuraBlanco30
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    Both of my front fenders have some major rust issues where the running boards mate up.

    Sand bag, Hammer, dolly, roll, and 303 SS sheet metal. No more rust ever again.
     
  19. eghatch15
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    Sounds like a fun build post more pics when you can
     
  20. Atwater Mike
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    All 4 fenders??? That's a few sheets of 303...and a lotta sand work...
     
  21. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    I did some work on the truck today. What I thought was tons of dirt on the back of the left fender, turns out to be roofing tar or something of the sort. I have been useing a screwdrive to pull it off. It's been a pain to get off and was wandering if there is an easier way to get it off.
     
  22. You might try heating it with a small propane torch just enough to soften it (using caution of course) and try a putty knife. My $.02. Nice start.
     
  23. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    That sounds good, charleyw, I will try it today or tomorrow.
     
  24. cain
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    we have a 2 link set up for ur truck . it comes with bags, shocks, step notchs, ect
     

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  25. gassercrazy41
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    good luck with it!
     
  26. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    I finaly did somrthing on my truck. After procrastinating for over a month I have got a major dent out of my fender. enjoy.

    This is a before pic
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    And here is the After. I know it needs a little more work till it will be smoothen enough to be done, and to get rid of the rust, but its closer than it was before. ;)

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  27. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    I finally did something:eek:. The post above is what I have accomplished. enjoy;)
     
  28. looks better

    keep going......

    When I do a project, I'll try to do something every day. Somedays it's a big job, most days it's 5 or 10 minutes. That way I don't loose momentum.
     
  29. OahuEli
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    Yup, those 1 and 2 hour items add up more than you might think. Next thing you know its done.
     
  30. BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    BIGB0SS E.D.D.
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    from Oklahoma

    I hope to work on it more than i already do. But between school and friends its hard to find time.
     

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