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First hot rod build - Pics - 33 Ford Truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pushrod dan, May 20, 2008.

  1. pushrod dan
    Joined: May 6, 2008
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    i do a lot of looking here on the hamb, but not a lot of posting. so i figured i would start by going ahead and posting some pics of my first hot rod that i build from the ground up. i have bought cars and done a few things here and there but i have not done a complete car. it took me about 4 years to complete, mainly because i had to learn things as i went along. i had to make the cab bigger so that i could fit as i am 6'4". i posted a few pics of the frame under construction as well.

    cab

    chopped - 4.5"
    channeled - 3"
    widened - 8"
    lengthened - 6"
     

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  2. pushrod dan
    Joined: May 6, 2008
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    pics
     

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  3. chaddilac
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    Yeaooowza!!! nice job!
     
  4. pushrod dan
    Joined: May 6, 2008
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    more pics
     

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  5. VAPHEAD
    Joined: May 13, 2002
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    I saw your truck at the Round UP.
    Really very cool,when I realized it was wider...I went around it again.
    I took 5 pictures that whole trip,3 were of your truck.
    Whatcha buildin' now?
     
  6. cwatson1953
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
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    wow! i dig it!
    looks good!
     
  7. pushrod dan
    Joined: May 6, 2008
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    i am still recovering from this build, but i am thinking a 38 chevy custom.
     
  8. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    I think the widened cab really throws the proportions off. But the build quality is excellent, and looks like the metal work is very nice. I dig the headers.
     
  9. WOW!! bitchin truck!
     
  10. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
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    Never really like widened or stretched 32-34 cabs but you did a fine job of getting it goin. Although I love building cars for customers ($$) it makes me just as happy to see somoene go out on a limb and do it themselves. Good job

    rusty
     
  11. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
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    from Colorado

    very nice truck !
     
  12. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
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    Damn Dan - about time you posted up on here...... I like seeing the progress pics. Your truck still kicks ass. pm me your number when you get a chance, I lost it.
    Thanks -
     
  13. N312RB
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    from Burlington

    i never like wrapped exhaust pipes... but it works wonderfully here. I absolutely love the whole truck... I would not have done anything differently myself
     
  14. Ryan
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    I saw that thing at the round up and fell in love with it. Great truck.
     
  15. panhead_pete
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    Sensational build stepping out of the norm. So many great details.....those headers are great. Thanks for posting.
     
  16. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    I'm a year & a half into a build of a similar truck & now I suddenly feel like Zippy the Pinhead. Astounding work! Stretching everything in two directions, including the freakin' doors, was a true labor of love. You can't get these results without poring your heart into it. I'm going to do the same lightening holes in the inner rocker panels, but of course your are beveled. Incredible attention to detail. Yipes!
     
  17. 392_hemi
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  18. J_J_
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    Thanks For the Inspiration!!
    Very Sweet Ride!
     
  19. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Ditto on the good job. LOVED the frame. Gary
     
  20. Copy Cop
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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    very nice work i can honestly say id enjoy driving and owning a truck like that if i had the cash
     
  21. A 31 MO FO
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    Dan saw the truck at LSR, but did not know it was yours. All I can say is you built that truck to fit YOU, not someone 5 ft. tall. Great job, I heart that truck!
     
  22. Petejoe
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    Really nice job.
    Four years is dedication...
    definitely doesn't look like your first build.
     
  23. B.coupe
    Joined: Apr 22, 2008
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    from Mile High

    Good job especially for you first build
     
  24. bigken
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    Robert - not too damn sure YOU could reach the pedals.......hehehehe
    And we missed your wife at Propwash..............:eek:
     
  25. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
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    You Done Good!
     
  26. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
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    Wow, looks great! Nice work.
     
  27. vendettaautofab
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
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    Nice job, you should be proud of that
     
  28. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    from 06492 ct

    wow!!that is sweet.nice work
     
  29. grouchy
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  30. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    First build? You coulda fooled me. Awesome truck. Something to be proud of!
     

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