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Looks like I finally found my first Hot rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Idlzruf, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Idlzruf
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 93

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    Well after unsucessfully trying to locate my grampas truck. I came across this lil beauty.
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    The cab is straight few pin holes looks like someone hacked the fire wall a bit but otherwise a solid piece looks like the frame was reinforced too.

    Now to get everything and anything billet and chrome for it.....Not!!!

    Price was right too the frame was worked on and a rear end put in.
     
  2. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,145

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    Don't let manyolcars see this, he might accuse you of not being a hot rod guy because trucks are for grandpas and farmers...then again, he's a douchebag and nobody listens to him...nice start for a HOT ROD...I'm sure your wheels are already turning as to what the drivetrain will be, so, what's the plan?
     
  3. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    goodluck i hope u are not planning doing a bobber pickup
     
  4. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
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    Cool find. 40 pickups are neat...and seeing that one was an old hot rod...that much neater. Did you get the bed and rear fenders too?

    Neal
     

  5. Idlzruf
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 93

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    Not sure yet I didnt think Id ever be getting a 40 Ford. I do have a buddy with a 352 and a few 289s laying around.Frame looks like it has been beefed up a bit.
    I dont plan on starting on it till maybe the summer I still need to focus on finishing my Z-28.
     
  6. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Good score, keep us posted.
     
  7. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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    Ouch!:eek: '40 Ford or '78 Z28.....

    Put the Z on hold and work on the '40.:D
     
  8. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
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    Ouch!
     
  9. DITTO !! Full fenders all the way....................
     
  10. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
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    from Northeast

    neat homemade ladder bars
     
  11. niceguyede
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
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    from dallas

    fendered 40's trucks rule!! nice score
     
  12. kopperkart
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    from Wisconsin

    Here's what they look like not done!
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  13. power58
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
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    The frame does look cool with the ladder bars. Nice find, but I would do the Z28 last. Keep us posted, looking forward to your build updates.
     
  14. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,403

    manyolcars

    You have some strange ideas.
    Heres the truck I have been driving every day for 16 years
     

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  15. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    Nice start, I envy you guys in Calif, that cab would have at least 8 inches rusted off the bottom here in the N.E. Be sure to post pictures of the build.
     
  16. Idlzruf
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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    Well not much left to do on the Camaro and I have a cruise down the coast this spring.Ive worked to hard and struggled to get it to where its at.

    I need to go to he DMV and see how I go about getting the 40 registered. theres no numbers on it.
     
  17. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    good score hotrod trucks are to cool ,
     
  18. FlamedChevy
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    Looks like a great place to start. 2-3 weeks and you can drive it. Ha Ha..
     
  19. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,145

    Ruiner
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    I figured that you bitch about everything else, why would trucks be any different? Apparently we're not allowed to own or talk about anything without your approval first by the way you talk...
     
  20. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    hahahah I just read some of his other posts. I can sum them up. Hey thats not traditional. Hey thats a rat rod!!! too funny.
     
  21. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
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    If thats a 40 ford frame, it should have numbers stamped on the frame close to where the steering box bolts on.
     
  22. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Midwest Rodder
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    I love the 40's trucks, great score and good luck on your build.
     
  23. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
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    from colorado

    Yep, if mine I would go to great lengths to save them and use for the next go around......................
     

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