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Projects My '33 PU, a truck, a build, a story *Done For 2016*

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flowmeister, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. rob bob
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 446

    rob bob
    from Canyon TX

    Looking good!
  2. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,056

    from wareham,ma

    Also like the way you respond to comments ,class act buddy ,best wishes to you and yours.
  3. This is truly a great thread. Great across the board. Cheers!
  4. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,299


    Awesome, I love it, great job!
  5. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,391


    I tried using radius rods like this on my 35 Ford pickup and found out they are incredibly weak. First time I put it in gear the axle wrapped around them
    1. radius.jpg
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  6. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,902

    from b.c.

    ^with what engine?
    And you better post a picture, because bending those top arms is going to be extremely tough to do. So most will call bullshit.
  7. Really? @manyolcars What year radius rods did you use? The early ones are nothing more than sheet metal. The '40's are pretty stout pieces. With the triangulated design from top to bottom of the 4 bars i've used, I am certain the rotational forces of the differential will be virtually nil, and the flex deflection of any of the bars will be less than 1/4" in the center of their span. With considerably more horsepower than I have.
    They are working against each other when you really think about it
    But Thank you for your input.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  8. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634


    Wow, just got done reading your thread. Great story and build! You are giving Dennis some good competition with this thread. Your build is on par with Dennis, Neal, and CTaulbert. Thanks for the good reading and inspiration.
    Your attitude in the face of cancer is also inspirational.
  9. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,948

    The 39 guy

    Thanks for posting your build thread! It is inspirational and inspiring not to mention just plain cool! You are doing a great job of sticking with your original plan for a mid fifties build with some nifty design and fabrication details. Hope you get her done in time. Looks like you will at the rate you are progressing.
  10. Thank you for your very kind words @jerseyboy and @The 39 guy
    While i'm not sure I agree with my build being on par with that list,
    they were all big inspiration for my build. The fact you would even think that though,
    I take as a huge compliment.
    I don't think anyone can really come close to @Dennis Lacy for doing a tech filled thread.
    He is a wealth of Early Ford information and we are fortunate to have him in this community.
    His truck and mine, although somewhat similar are vastly different.
    That's part of what makes building Hotrods fun. Each persons approach.
    As long as we're all having fun, that's all that matters.
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  11. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,934

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Doing a great job. You, Dennis Lacy and Rob Bob give us guys building 32/34 trucks lots of inspiration.
  12. Thanks! @krylon32 A lot of good truck builds going on right now.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your build.
  13. POLYFRIED 35
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 888


    Awesome little truck!
  14. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,645


    Nice work. I like it a lot.
  15. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,391


  16. Dennis Lacy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,090

    Dennis Lacy

    That was seriously super generous of you to say. Thanks, Kelly. FWIW, I think your truck definitely fits right into the list.
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  17. G.M.-TECH
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 7


    Kelly, I hope it's ok to send you a note on your project page. I read your starting story and thought maybe you might want to see what happen to your COE when it left and went to New Orleans. I have been working on it since I got it from you. Hope to have it running and driving in about four more months. Metal work almost done, about 90%. Working on chassis to breakup the every evening work on the metal work. Should have engine in by Christmas. That 33 looks cool.
  18. @G.M.-TECH Kevin, great to hear from you! I've been wondering about the COE and how
    you're making out with it. Thought maybe some pictures of it may turn at the Bayou Round Up.
    I'll send a pm with my email address. Thanks!
  19. DC66JR
    Joined: Nov 22, 2015
    Posts: 3


    Very nice work. My name is Dave and a new member. Starting on a 31 Ford A fully stock and converting to up scale rat rod /street rod. Do not want to open a new thread for no reason as there is probably several posts here already covering most my questions.
    Happy Thanksgiving !!
  20. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    I know you mean well, but on here terms like RR and Street rods mean something else.
    So please bear in mind that when you say RR, we hear clapped out POS with dangerous frame, PBR cans as body replacement piece and rust instead of paint.
    And when you say street rods, we hear dial 1-800 and get one car send with crate motor and all. And all whisels and bells that we don't care for.

    But if you like what Flowmeister is build and wants to build a nice well build car, with good proportions, I think you should start you own thread and show us that you meen well.
    We call them traditional hot rod's, and takes it seriously!!
    Despite you chose the wrong words for the rigth reason.
  21. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 216

    from Oregon

    I agree 100% :)
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  22. Jeff34
    Joined: Jun 2, 2015
    Posts: 466


    Great truck and great build thread! Keep at it!
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  23. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,243

    Runnin shine

    You've got my vote sir. for Super(free)Moderator.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015
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  24. G.M.-TECH
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 7


    Kelly, Had a problem with photos

    Attached Files:

  25. @G.M.-TECH That's looking good Kevin!
    Good to see it again, and know it went to the right guy
    with a very similar vision. Looking forward to seeing the finished truck!
    Thanks for touching base.
  26. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
    Posts: 348


    Flowmeister - Thanks for sharing your story and talents and keeping this art / craft alive - shine on brother !
  27. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 553

    from texas

    Outstanding work !! Attention to detail what really makes your truck. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    You along with some of the others mention before really help to keep this tradition going. Thanks George
  28. @bubba55 and @barrnone50 Thanks for checking out my build,
    glad you are enjoying it!
    Should have an update this weekend on the lower door hinge repair.

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