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First time out of the garage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by teisco, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 171


    Bob has been cuttin' and weldin' for over a year on this rod and today it saw the sunlight for the first time.

    Backing out of the garage for the first time.

    Time to take her around the block

    Bob always has to check the tires for smoke during the first ride

    Bob gives her the thunbs up
  2. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 171


    Here are some construction photos from last winter. Bob did all the work himself including chopping the top, modifing the frame, suiciding the doors, making the headers and more. You guys know how much work goes into a project like this.




  3. WWWOOOOOOWWWW that is GORGEOUS. Awesome work! Any idea of the hours?? I know I never keep track though lol. looks great keep us posted.
  4. texas_rat_trap
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 70


    Frickin' Awesome...Great work man!

  5. Lee Martin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 740

    Lee Martin

    Nice work....and it's running a nailhead which is always a plus.

    Atomic Radio
  6. Coolio truck!

    I respect the opinions of others, and in turn, expect the same treatment.

    Having said that......I love seeing other fenderless truck cabs on heavily massaged frames with "outside the box" hot rod treatments. The Hup grill is soooooo cool!

    Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. I'll be building one of these "bobbers" as soon as I get my full-fendered 46 on the road!
  7. i really did the grill-nice truck!
  8. 1951bomber
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
    Posts: 276

    from atwater Ca

    u made my dreams come true
  9. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    neat truck. what about paint?
  10. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333


    Absolutely love the split rear window and the grille! Pop out front window is pretty fool too.

    That is one mean looking little truck!
  11. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    Nice back windows.

    Maybe shorten the grill to the top of the crank hole and add a "chin" to it like on a '40 Ford Deluxe?
  12. tatertot
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 18


  13. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    I don't know, for some reason I can't get down with that grille but the rest of the truck is SICK. Love the rear windows!
  14. greg
    Joined: Dec 5, 2006
    Posts: 537


    When I grow up I want to build one just like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great job, now dont go back in that garage, Just keep cruising.
  15. Mudville
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 142


    cool lookin' truck! love the back window treatment!
  16. wicked...grille looks awesome...

    coming soon:
  17. unibody
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 122


    Cool truck, what's the back window from?
  18. Rick Thompson
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
    Posts: 99

    Rick Thompson
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  19. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Yeah Buhdee, she be bad!
  20. ...are those Hudson tailites, that car next to it in the rear view?
  21. I like it! Nice metal work. Great looking ride!
  22. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,269


    Now punish your neighbors with more open header will make me feel better knowing "the neighbors" are catching hell.
  23. teisco
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 171


    Here are some more pics with some info on the car.

    Bob with his car. '46 Ford truck body, Chevy frame15" Z, Model T box, '65 Buick nailhead 425 w/auto, Chopped 7", Channeled 18"-

    '36 Hudson grill shell, '37 Ply front axle-

    Custom Frigidare air cleaner cover-

    Split window made by Bob, '48 ply tailights-
    Bob hopes to have this car at the Hunert Car Pileup.
  24. wild man wild - I love the opening windshield
  25. cptcorn
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 56


    Awesome! I have a lot of work to do!...
  26. mottsrods
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 742


    Damn, and this look so much like what i'm building right now.........including a 401 nailhead... even down to the chop, and the bed. Might change my rear window now though............and my grill is by way of a Goodman air conditioning unit. AAAAAAHHHAAHHAAHH...This has definately fixed the motivation problem I have had to get out in the shop and work on my shit for a change..........fuck the customer's until I get it finished....
  27. kustomrodder53
    Joined: Jul 6, 2007
    Posts: 129


    I love where you are going with it, especially the back window(s) any thoughts on sectioning the grille?
  28. Lucky Strike
    Joined: Aug 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,665

    Lucky Strike

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