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Hot Rods Mr Cheaters 32 ford truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr cheater, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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    So for a few years I have wanted a 32 to 34 Ford truck. Well one night of surfing Craig’s list we find this [​IMG] [​IMG]a three owner truck parked in 1969 after the guy I got it from drove it for a summer and then cracked the head on it.
    So we begin With four matching wheels and tires [​IMG]and mocking up the head lights on it[​IMG]Next step was to get rid of some previous repairs it seems the front cross member suffered some damage so it was replaced with a model a cross member from a previous build[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Turning to the rear of the truck the frame horns also needed some repair work on those but I forget to take pictures of the before so here’s the after [​IMG]More to come later


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  2. evil clown
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    Looking good! What are your overall build plans?
     
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  3. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
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    The '32 to '34 Ford pickups make great rods. Working on a '32 build of my own.
     
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  4. Mr cheater
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    Going to do the usual hot rod stuff dropped axel lower the rear end a bit Ford nine inch rear end and use my red ram Hemi. I plan to run full fenders and no chop.


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  5. sawbuck
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    from 06492 ct

    cool. keep us posted
     
  6. k32t
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    from Hog town

    good luck with your truck
     

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  7. Mr cheater
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Got the Baby Hemi set in future mods include chrome valve covers and a two two intake[​IMG]so here we see the motor and trans sitting in the frame. For the transmission I decided to use a three speed out of a tri-five Chevy [​IMG]Here we can see how the k member was cut and believe me I felt pretty bad about cutting it up but you gotta do what you have to do sometimes [​IMG]heres a picture of the rear motor mount[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]So after butchering the K member I saw on the H.A.M.B where someone made a set of these so I thought why not so there they are later I plan to add a plate across the top to tie the frame back together [​IMG]Mounts I made to hold the rear spring on the axel [​IMG]Axel mounted in place[​IMG]So I bought a set of ladder bars for another project and thought I can make my own so I did. By the way you don’t really save any money when you do it this way[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]So this is as far as I am now


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  8. brigrat
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    I need that truck and you need a stick up our ass! Nice build, will follow!
     
  9. flatford39
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    Some really nice work going on here...will follow.
     
  10. Mr cheater
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    So while I am waiting to get the front axel back from being dropped I decided to work on the pedals and master cylinder mount.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  11. Bugguts
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  12. Keep up the good work.
     
  13. Mr cheater
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    So I had some time today to make some rear shock mounts using some f-1 mounts and some plate steel. Not sure if it’s going to work the way I intend it to work but I can fix that later [​IMG]so the first step was to layout the parts to be cut. Does it make it less traditional that I used a handheld plasma cutter instead of a torch?[​IMG]there they are all cut out[​IMG]and there they are cut out drilled and bolted to the mount[​IMG][​IMG]so there they are clamped into place. I may have to mount them on the front of the rear end or heat and bend the mount


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  14. Mr cheater
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    [​IMG]so last night my dropped axel and spindles from Okie Joe showed up. So we Put it together today [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]And now for one of the best days of Hot rod building when you finally get to set the frame on the ground and take a good look at it[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  15. Mr cheater
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    So today I had some time to fit Lincoln brakes to the spindles it went pretty well except for breaking one of the spacers [​IMG][​IMG]before[​IMG]and after[​IMG]backside[​IMG]and the front side


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  16. HUGHES AUTOMOTIVE
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    You can TIG weld that broken spacer to the backing plate. I don't use and filler rod just run the puddle all the way around on both sides. Makes assembly easier with less parts to loose.
     
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  17. L7
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    Along for the ride.
    Looking good!
     
  18. 50John
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    Nice work.
    What thickness did you use for the new k member pieces? And where did you get the dimple dies? It came out great.
     
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  19. Mr cheater
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    I got the dimple die off of eBay it’s the kind that does the hole and dimple all in one. I used twelve gauge steel for the new k member legs or about one gauge thicker than the stock frame


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  20. Mr cheater
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    Slow going and not much time to work on this truck lately would be how I describe my progress. This weekend I brought the torch setup home from work and bent up some what I think are 47 Dodge truck shock mounts [​IMG]here I am mocking them up to see how I have to bend them to fit[​IMG]here the mounts are slowly cooling in some floor dry [​IMG]the placement [​IMG]and then bending them to fit up with the lower shock mount and clear the fender[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  21. Your making good progress. HRP
     
  22. fauj
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    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    One of my favorite builds!
     
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  23. Great project and very nice work Pete....keep the updates coming amigo !
     
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  24. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    Nice build, will make for a great Hot Rod p/u.
     
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  25. Sorry I got here so late.
    Shaping up very nicely!
     
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  26. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...I'm Later...:D...Lots of Clever going into this one...Go Go Go
     
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  27. Mr cheater
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    Took some time to redo my rear shock mounts that I made earlier in post 14 for those of you keeping track at home [​IMG][​IMG]note I used the tube as a mock-up because I don’t have much weight on the frame.also I made a panel to tie my x member together [​IMG]. Also went and got some better cab parts from H.A.M.B member Rustyrods and took a drive by the boyhood home of President Ronald Regan[​IMG]


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  28. Mr cheater
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    Some pictures of the brake and clutch pedal assembly and how they mount in the frame [​IMG][​IMG]Finally it was nice enough out to pull the frame out of the shop[​IMG][​IMG] after a little spring cleaning of the floor I pushed the frame back in to finish welding the rear end[​IMG][​IMG] And here we see the disassembled frame ready to get cleaned up and painted [​IMG]


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  29. evil clown
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    You're making great progress! And it looks fantastic. You'll be driving it before you know it! ;)
     
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