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Projects fixing a smashed 31 model A pickup cab.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tb33anda3rd, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. notice the post, before and after. IMG_4634.JPG IMG_4672.JPG
  2. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 432


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  3. Doesn't look like Tater is giving you guys any coffee breaks. You guys are knocking it out!
  4. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,614


    I’m speechless, this is awesome work!

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  5. 54reno
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 115


    Awesome work here.
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  6. thanks guys. Charlie is working really hard and when we are done fixing the body up, he wants to just touch up the paint for now and concentrate on the chassis work. he is undecided on wether to use the banger engine or he has a line on an affordable flat head.
    he also picked up a set of 2dr sills from a friend for free, a windshield frame he had in his stash and I gave him a chevy dash [to ad a little class]. IMG_4668.JPG IMG_4676.JPG
  7. Stopped over yesterday to check out the work! Charlie was gone already.:oops: But it is looking better.:p Took my coupe out for the first time in 2019, now that the salt has been washed of the roads.:rolleyes:
    IMG_4537.JPG IMG_4539.JPG

    "Thoughts from Tater":p IMG_4538_LI.jpg

    Nice day for a drive!:cool: IMG_4543.JPG
  8. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,709


    You really ought to buy a porta power.:)
  9. hah, I have 3....they all leak. I have bought porto powers, new, used and refurbished, I have borrowed, they all f'k'n leak and I go back to the mechanical jacks. always work at a fraction of the cost.
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  10. I'm with you, if they don't leak about the time you get one where you want it to stay it leaks off while your working the panel. Scissor jacks rule. Nice work fellows. It's coming along nicely.
  11. thanks. the one place that it going to take a lot of work is the spot that was beat with the sledge [surprise, surprise]. it is really stretched out. IMG_4673.JPG you can see the sledge dents /stretch .
  12. we didn't work on it today but Charlie went to get measurements off of a friends pickup. I made up a diagram and he filled in the measurements, or at least the ones he could get. IMG_4689.JPG IMG_4690.JPG dark green is the back of the cab, light green the cowl.
  13. Shadow Creek
    Joined: May 14, 2014
    Posts: 229

    Shadow Creek
    from Summit, TX

    I really appreciate you taking the time to post pictures of your methods. I’m a visual person and it helps to be able to see how things like this can be conquered. I’m watching and learning. Great work.
  14. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    That's frickin amazing!
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  15. ^^^^^what he said....AMAZING!
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  16. I see them now. They didn't show so much in the first round of pictures. Why do they even start that stuff?
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  17. trying to help?
    it will work out ok, just more work.
  18. OHV DeLuxe
    Joined: May 27, 2005
    Posts: 352

    OHV DeLuxe
    from Norway

    Great effort! the 30-31 cabs are very good looking when done right, i wanted to be very moderate with mine, only 2".
    It was close to as bad as yours when i started mine, the oil canning issue in the back wall was a major hassle, the body and paint guy took the body even further and did a fantastic job.
    A smart thing i did was welding the roof to the A pillars and across the back, it made the body very stiff and solid. 20180815_102723.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  19. C8660828-20FC-4E0E-9262-3E2E2CA43FFA.jpeg Ted
    Prewar ,charlie’s On board . Anyone have a K member for sale for Charlie .....
  20. awesome thread, should help a lot of people, that Charlie knows his stuff, tell him to give Tater a few pats for me, he's cool.
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  21. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Great thread and the work you have completed. Good old yankee ingenuity in play here.
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  22. woo hoo. that is so much better than the banger. now we just have to get him to decide on if/how much of a chop. Mark wants 6", Charlie is thinking of not chopping it, I would like to see 3".
  23. Charlie's handy work in the back ground...... 3625923-8f808cd067765eca6776363646fb25f0.jpg
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  24. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,674


    It's a fine addition to Ridgefield, wish I had a camera when it was stopped at the light in front of the Huge American flag at Town Hall last summer. Bob
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  25. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,017

    Peanut 1959

    I'm with you on the three-inch chop. It will look modified, but proportional.
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  26. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,432


    Whatever.............Jim Sibley would have had it running and driving by last Tuesday. ;) :D
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  27. yes but what do you expect from a couple of slackers.....
  28. here is Charlie's last project he is just finishing up. started with just a cowl and built the rest of the cab. built from a lot of leftovers and discards. IMG_4691.JPG IMG_4692.JPG IMG_4693.JPG IMG_4696 2.JPG IMG_4696.JPG IMG_4697.JPG
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  29. F6E759FF-69A0-457A-B4C4-CCD2C4B7797A.jpeg Ted
    This was the day when I return his little roadster PU after sewing the top

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