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Projects I'm all in...My '38 Chevy PU Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pila38, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. pila38
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    Thanks Swade! Those holes damn near killed me, I've got the bruises to prove it!
     
  2. pila38
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    A little teaser pic.


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    Try again, having problems.

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  4. pila38
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    Haven't been up to much lately, but finally got outside today. I'm ready to get going on the body. I'm starting with getting the doors done and then moving to the floors and working my way up from there. The doors are going to be a project though as you can see...
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    And then surgery started:

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  5. lucky-13
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    That's going to be a project best of luck
     
  6. pila38
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    Thanks lucky, I'm going to need it! This is a hell of a way to learn!


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  7. nunattax
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    i think id be in the market for a better door
     
  8. Wayne67vert
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    My '38 doors looked alot like yours and I revived them from the dead! [​IMG]
     
  9. nunattax
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    i had a look through your photobucket photos the doors turned out very nice
     
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  10. pila38
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    Well, that wouldn't be any fun! I figure if I mess it up too badly, then I can look for another.
     
  11. Taking your time and a little bit of patience goes a long way. I think you can!
     
  12. pila38
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    Thanks TFoch!
     
  13. pila38
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    Well...good news. I finally saw the side profile of the truck for the first time while standing back. Bad news...it's because I'm moving and I've made zero progress on the truck and probably won't for quite some time. It's hard to get a good feel for the stance since it's on a hill, but it should sit level or with a slight rake to the front when I'm done...exactly what I was looking for.
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  14. nunattax
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    looks good to me , 77 year old truck
     
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    Been following since the beginning, God bless & good luck!
     
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  17. pila38
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    Appreciate it Chester.
     
  18. pila38
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    I'm bbaaaackkkk...finally set up and ready to work.
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    And why it takes me so long to get everything done...

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  19. nunattax
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    WELCOME BACK eric
     
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  20. chessterd5
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    Sweet! glad you're back.
     
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  21. Nice looking shop/garage! Glad to see you're back at it!
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  22. Wayne67vert
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    Welcome back! Cute girls.

    You have a ceiling high enough for a lift. I'm jealous!
     
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  23. pila38
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    Good to be back fellas, thanks for the welcome. And, yes, Wayne, I have nice high ceilings, unfortunately, the budget will not allow for a lift any time soon :(
     
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  24. pila38
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    Well...back in December I said I was ready to work. Guess I wasn't. I forgot how much time a new house demands. Anyway, finally got back to some serious work, trying to make some time, so I can actually drive this damn thing.
    First...some mock-up fun:
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    Then...was final assembling the diff and went too far on the crush sleeve. So, while waiting for a new one, I disassembled the rear suspension to prepare for cleaning and painting the pieces.
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    That's all for now. Hope I don't crap out again. Maybe I'll get an award for longest running build thread on the HAMB!


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  25. nunattax
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    welcome back again
     
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  26. 64_Vette
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    Thanks for the detailed build pictures. Questions regarding the ladder bar cross-member. 1.) what is the size of the rectangular cross-member ( 2X4 ? ) 2.) what is the gauge of the cross-member 3.) is the cross-member one piece or several pieces welded together 4.) if several pieces welded together, how did you reinforce the welds. Please keep posting your build details, it provides me the motivation to get my stuff started and done !
     
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  27. pila38
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    Hey Chris,
    I think half the posts in my threads are to welcome me back! I should take that as a sign to keep on it so you don't always have to do that! Thanks though, its good to know you're keeping an eye on me. 64_Vette: the crossmember is 2x3 rect. tubing, .120" wall (11 gauge, just about 1/8"). The crossmember is one piece. I didn't make it though, I bought it from Chris Alston chassisworks as a kit and welded it up myself. And thanks for the kind words.
    Eric
     
  28. Looking forward to some progress. Houses and honey do lists can really get in your way o_O
     
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  29. Good to see some forward motion on this build again!
    It's a long road
     
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  30. tb33anda3rd
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    isn't that the truth!
    @pila38 good work so far.
     
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