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Has anyone ever rodded a big truck?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J Man, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Talky
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    my dad and i bought a 50 merc 1 ton...i wanted the Merc Flathead he wanted the body...he wants to combine two cabs to make it a fourdoor 5th wheel hauler...which would be super sweet, though if he does he is going to use a modern diesel engine...
     
  2. Hip
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    Docfranknstiens truck started out a ton in a half with when he got it another 30's Chevy P/U on the flat bed. he just started whiteling away at the frame till he liked the, size and then he also stacked the the rear frame to get the drop.
     
  3. 1LIFE2LIVE
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    we just finished putting the boards on the bed today so we had to get a couple shots with the tractor loaded. still needs tool boxes, and a winch but you get the idea
     

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  4. J Man
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    Sounds like it would be cool
     
  5. plummad
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    Ive got big plans I tell yas..:D
     

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  6. Hip
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    A few that i know of............
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  7. Patrick46
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    I think I may have something to throw in the pot here...

    My 1953 Peterbilt 351 hot-rod. It's got a 10" channel on the 1984 Chebby 1 ton dually chassis (power-punched 454), with a 5" roof chop...and it WILL be on the road this coming spring!
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    since I've taken this pic, the grille shell is done (with operational shutters), the roof chop is complete, the doors are chopped & fitted, and the fenders, hood, and bumpers are now mocked up.
     
  8. Psychoholic
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    Saw this at a car show once.
     

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  9. Dynaflash_8
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    first 2 is mine
     

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  10. KUZTOM
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    Ive just made a mess !:eek:
     
  11. KUZTOM
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    Very tidy job.I think you would have a JD mail box ?:p
     
  12. Weasel
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    An old thread but here's a 1929 Fageol - the forerunner of Peterbilt - built by a buddy of mine a few years ago. I drove this several hundred miles - goes great with the 440/727. Note the 'accessory' on the carb so he can 'put the hammer down'.

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  13. A friend has this '52 Brockway that he planned on doing, but has scrapped the idea and now has it for sale.
    I don't know....on the right frame, with the right stance, it could look pretty cool.:confused:
     

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  14. Patrick46
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    Yo Bob37...you should tell your friend about the American Truck Historical Society.
    http://aths.org/

    He can post the ad in their monthly magazine...where you'd find someone that would actually want an old truck!
     
  15. TimDavis
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    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
     
  16. moses
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    cant wait to see it soon...jeffrey
     
  17. swi66
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    Is this big enough for a hot rodded truck?

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    This replica of the 1907 Thomas Flyer was made out of an old 30's Firetruck. It approximated the actual size of the original Thomas Flyer that frove around the world in 1908.
    as for "hot rodded" it sports a modern Lycoming motor, and the body mods, to say the least, are significant.
    These pictures were from "The Longest Race 2008"

    I have more pictures of the participants of this re-creation here:
    http://rides.webshots.com/album/568162307fflzSV

    For more infop on the Longest Race:
    http://www.longestautoracecent.com/

    I only participated for a short, but significant leg of the Journey from Buffalo to Springville NY
     
  18. I had a chance to save a '30s Mack COE a while back. It was about the length of a car and the cab was all there. Probably should have grabbed it. I've never seen anything else like it, kind of a flat sloped front with a deco thin-bar grille.
     
  19. I will let him know about the ATHS. Thanks
     
  20. oj
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    Here's one i am doing for myself, its a Federal with 8" chop and some channel on a double rail tube chassis (just the lower rails are done), it has a winters quickchange, 354 hemi (working on getting a blower, have a mess of carbs), 4 speed, i'll keep the sprint car wide 5 hubs in the rear (i haven't cut the housing down as yet) and make my own tube axle up front. I am working on metal finishing the roof filler and have the cowl off so's i can work around the windshield area. It is going to be properly finished and not another rat rod.
    The 1st pic shows what it looked like when i found it, it was going to the crusher and i grabbed the cab, hood and grille.
     

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  21. jimi'shemi291
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    Almost too good to believe! Talk about eye candy. Only in America!!!
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  22. Paul Y
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    This sort of reminds me of a HotWheels truck.

    Love it.

    P.:D
     
  23. jajordan
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    How is this for A Big truck?

    Good friend of mine built it...

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  24. krylon32
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    I don't know if deuce double B's qualify, but Bob Rothenburg in St louis has a neat one and so does Jerry Slover at P&Js. Brizio has done several, there is a neat stakebed on his website now.
     
  25. Nik
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    Here's one that I'm on the verge of either selling or starting to work on. I listed it for a while and my kids gave me soooo much crap about it that I took it off the market for now. It's a 1955 short, SHORT bus that I got from the guy who drove it when it was new.

    Nik
     

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  26. 47fordcoe
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    lets see some more of this one!!
     
  27. Not much to post but when the coach fully falls apart on my 72 champion motor home i am gonna strip it and put a dodge COE on it and build a whole new motor home :) it will be fun.
     
  28. Patrick46
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    Oh my Gawd, is that thing cool!!!!
    I've had 7 step vans in my fleet. I was looking for number 8 when I stumbled upon the panel truck that I drive today.

    Stepvans: more fun than 3 Volkswagons!
     

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