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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. tb33anda3rd
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    all the pieces I have came from the same log. maybe the position it was sitting in the pile. top of the log saw more sun?
    I am just curios to see the difference over time and I wish I had checked it when I first cut it.
     
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  2. Dago 88
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    Been following this, looks like fun. Here is mine with a two & half inch chop. Good luck :) 18486254_795665157265499_2325039750526650403_n.jpg
     
  3. tb33anda3rd
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    I just went back and looked at the photos, I tested all of them at the end but the one that read the highest in the middle. maybe that is why?
     
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  4. tb33anda3rd
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    I just went back and tested the end of the piece installed across the back of the cab. 24% at the end.
     
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  5. tb33anda3rd
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    Charlie and I spent the day working on the truck today. we made a piece of 10 gage to bridge the two rear pillars. we pushed the posts apart to get the right shape. this will be used along with a new piece of wood .we then jacked up the post on the passenger side and cut a relief to take the bow out of it. matched the shape to the door and welded the cut back up. IMG_5597.JPG IMG_5598.JPG IMG_5599.JPG IMG_5600.JPG IMG_5602.JPG
     
  6. tb33anda3rd
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    we put the outer front post back on and then we made some angled pieces to connect the top of the windshield post with the back of the cab. this will hold the top of the door opening at the right width. we fit it to the doors. IMG_5603.JPG IMG_5604.JPG IMG_5605.JPG IMG_5606.JPG IMG_5609.JPG IMG_5610.JPG
     
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  7. tb33anda3rd
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    cab is squared up and the doors fit well. we also did some more shrinking of the rear panel. IMG_5607.JPG
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    next step will be to repair the sills. we bent up a new rear crossmember. IMG_5615.JPG
    IMG_5616.JPG IMG_5617.JPG
     
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  9. tb33anda3rd
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    the slacker put in less than a 1/3 of a days work................7.5 hrs with a short lunch break.........
     
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  10. Looks good for a Chevy guy!:rolleyes:
     
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  11. patterg2003
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    You are getting the cab back into shape & looking good. Enjoying your process to coax it back into shape & generous of sharing of the process. The perfect irony of using the tree for the cab wood.
     
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  12. King ford
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    TB33anda3rd, is thanks a bunch for sharing!...very educational for backyard hacks like myself!
     
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  13. It's come a long way and looking good!
     
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  14. bschwoeble
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    Love this. I hope more people take the time to look and understand what is going on here. Like I've said before "If it wasn't created, I'm going to try and fix it".
     
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  15. tb33anda3rd
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    rusty old truck cab =$250
    pile of 10-18 gage sheet stock= $75
    welding gases and wire= $80
    chain saw fuel/oil=$3
    spending time with the slacker.............priceless.
     
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  17. Dick Stevens
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    Them slackers sure seem to get some real nice work done when they have a mind to! :D
     
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