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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Martin_F, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. 3"

  2. 3 1/2"

  3. 4"

  1. I am working for two weeks on my truck now and thought I should share my progress.

    So here is what I got:

    The Basis:

    Plain Cab with Bombers ;-)

    Floor Kit:

    Started to channel the floor:


    not the best welding, I know ;-)

    New floor frame:

    My favorite working pic ;-)

    cutting out the old floor:

    fitting everything in there:


    channeled cab on the frame:

    trying if the floor kit still fits ;-)

    seat risers:

    really comfortable!!!

    passenger side:

    This is what I got so far...
    Working on the Steering Setup now!!

    Let me know, what you think!!!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
  2. Stick004
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 129

    from Missouri

    Great build!! I like it. Trust me, by the end of this project, you'll be welding great.

    Unless of course you've been welding like crap for years. then there may be no hope...
  3. Looks like alot of fun.
  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,419


    awesome job , going to be a cool truck

  5. Not2low
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 83

    from Eaton,Ohio

    Sure is a nice clean clutter free garage you have.Keep up the good work.
  6. I am happy, that you like my build!!

    It's actually the garage of a friend of mine.
    I am glad, he lets me working in there ;-)

    I was working on the "Dreadman" Inspired Cowl Steering Setup today..
    Thx Chris for your input!!!

    Will post some pics tomorrow!!!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  7. PoPo
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,102


    looks fun man. keep it up.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,204

    from Ramona CA

    Nice work. What was the acutal channel measurement?
    Any angle for the cab front to rear or just a straight drop?
  9. Looks great so far.
  10. pete: the channel measurement is 4 1/2" because I wanted the front of the cab to be flush with the frame.
    It is a straight drop, but the whole frame will get a little angle.
    4" dropped axle in the front and maybe 2" in the back.
    But I am not sure about that yet.

    dave: your words mean very much to me, thank you!!
    Yes, I am still planing on visiting you on Sunday.
    I'll call you on that.

    Thx for all your kind words!!!
    That's pushing my motivation ;-)
  11. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,872

    Chris Casny

    Looks great man, keep it going.
  12. Thank you chris!!

    As promised, here are the pics of "MY" cowl steering setup, inspired by Dreadman.

    Almost done, but I still have to bolt it to the frame...

    Next thing will be the top chop.
    Hope I can start this week.

    What do you guys think, how many inches have to go???
  13. Did you consider the thickness of the seat padding?
  14. 8-9-duck
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 63


    I HAVE TO CLEAN OFF MY SCREEN!! i drooled all over

  15. Tell a nice guy from Austria, who doesn't speak English to good, what "droole" means ;-)

    Tman: I guess they won't be thicker than 1inch uncompressed...
  16. Wow Dave!!
    I always thought Christmas is an Dezember 24th (at least in Austria) ;-)
    Thank you!!

    I am happy, that you like my build so far!!
    But I don't think, that I'll be finished before you are...
    Don't forget, you have a running engine, I don't ;-)

    OK, so "drool" is not as nasty as I thought it is ;-)
  17. Blissim
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 1

    from San Diego

    Wow that looks like its going to be amazing. I wish I knew how to do cab lowering and all of that. Good work.
  18. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,462


    Looks like you're doing the right things early on...a good sound foundation will make the rest of the build go real smooth. Keep up the good work!
  19. plmczy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,408


    Wow, that's lookin pretty good. You make it look easy;). later shawn
  20. 29paul
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 267


    Looks great your doing a fine job.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,204

    from Ramona CA

    It is nice to see other peoples work to enhance the ideas in ones head. Great work.

    AFA as the Chop. I would go 4 inches.
    My chop at 4 in. and a channel of 4 in. it looks pretty decent.
    My attempt was to make sure some one taller could ride in the truck with comfort.
  22. finished the steering mounts today!
    now everything is bolted together...


    What du you guys think about this amount of chop:


    Does this look good to you???
  23. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,286


    Looks good to me coming along nicely.
  24. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,872

    Chris Casny

    Looks real good.
    About the chop, it looks like 3", right. Not to influence you too much, but I would chop it more, maybe 5" or 6", if you still have enough head room.
    Take a good side shot and photoshop it, or print it out and cut it with scissors, to get an idea.
  25. bmxarmy
    Joined: Dec 17, 2007
    Posts: 56


    Chop looks good here is a quick "photo" chop.... hope you dont mind

  26. ten thumb
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 76

    ten thumb
    from texas

    Nice job man.
  27. Joe Daddy
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 232

    Joe Daddy

    Keep us updated on the chop. Im thinking of doing a 4" chop on my 35. Im running fenders on mine so more than that would look out of proportion. I think?

  28. WOW!!! Nice work man!!!
    Wish it would be done this fast in reality!!!

    I think it is really the right amount!!!

    Chris: It is almost 3 1/2 inches. I only had this metric tape, so it is 90mm ;-)
    I was thinking about chopping it more, but I want to be able to sit in there straight!!!
    And I wanted the Cab to be flush with the frame, so I had no choice abou the channel.
    Also the seat risers are not to high I think...

    So I only can do 3 1/2 or maybe 4 inches...

    I should think about that!!!
  29. '49chevygasser!
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 11


    nice looking truck! I have a 36 chevy truck thats my current project right now. Keep us posted

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