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My 34 PU Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Retribution, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Retribution
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    Back in August 09, I purchased a 34 Ford pickup cab (photos below).
     

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  2. VAPHEAD
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    Hey I know that cab.You got it from Aussie Steve.
    Before that is sat in Bob's side yard....

    I like the 32-34 pick ups alot.
    can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
  3. captainjunk#2
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    awesome i scored a similar pile of parts lol your cab is in better shape check out box truck bastards its a hamb group for 34 type pick ups
     
  4. troylee
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    I am building a 34 also. What are Your plans?
     

  5. thunderbirdesq
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    Looks like a nice start, Chris! Keep goin!:cool:
     
  6. I didn't know they came with cab corners...................!
     
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  7. Retribution
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    First thing I wanted to do was sand blast the cancer & rust off of it to see what I really have to work with. I also hit it with a coat of primer.
     

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  8. Retribution
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    I decided to go with a custom chassis so, I bought some 2" x 4" .125 rectangular stock, 32 frame horns from Brookville Roadster and a cross member from JW Rod Garage.
     

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  9. Grudge
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    My fave year truck, I will be watching...JEALOUS!!!
     
  10. Ha ha ha. Yeah, they look taller with the bottom 6 inches still on them don't they?
     
  11. Retribution
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    The steel was laid out on the chassis table. Originally I was going to use a 2.73 gear from a Mustang but, I trashed that idea because it was to wide. now I will use a Ford 9" and the gear is still being determined. Also, I was going to run the spring under the cross member but changed my mind and now I will go with a suicide set up. I will probably cut the frame horns off.
     

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  13. hotrod56cars
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    Looks like it was a very nice cab to start with, much better than mine. I noticed your avitar (chopped and channeled), how tall are you?
     
  14. Retribution
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    The cab was next. It was taken apart and measured for the chop, channel & stretch. The sheet metal was folded over the chassis rails and more layout continued.
     

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  15. Retribution
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    The chop and channel have been done.
     

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  16. Retribution
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    Now on to the cab roof & stretch. This is the current status and I'll post more soon.

    Some Video
     

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  17. thunderbirdesq
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    Hey that looks familiar! Nice work, you're moving right along.
     
  18. ST. 515
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    Cool! Looks like its going to be a great project. Did you fab or buy the cab extension?
    I'm also building a 34truck. I'll be watching this thread.

    -Saint
     
  19. Retribution
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    Now on to the engine. I'm thinking flathead so, I pickup a late model flathead (49-53) from a guy who said he pulled it from a truck which ran 8 months ago. I pulled the heads and checked and Oh No!
     

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  20. Retribution
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    By now you have probably figured out, it's a complete rebuild but here are more photos.
     

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  21. r.s.s.
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    Cool build man.
     
  22. troylee
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    I am puttin a flathead also 51 merc. Ran when pulled , forgot the banging and smoking part. Nice build. Did you join the box truck bastards?
     
  23. Retribution
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    Just got my block back a couple of days ago from cleaning and machining. It needed to be boared 40 thousandths to clean up the boars but all in all, it's the nicest block I've seen in 10 years. As you can see the block is getting some smoothing before paint.
     

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  24. Retribution
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    Yes I did join the box truck bastards.
     
  25. nice start. I'm working on a 34 now too. I'll be following
     
  26. thunderbirdesq
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    Nice lookin block!:eek::D
     
  27. freebird101
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    Nice truck and block
     
  28. yeah....what he said..the project is lookin real good. Clean cab and nice block.
     
  29. Retribution
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    Thanks, yes I did get the cab from Aussie Steve. I drove from Chicago to Denver and back in 36 hours to pick it up. Nice guy, Tony Too.
     
  30. Retribution
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    The cab is chopped 5 inches, I'm 5'11". I keep sitting in it to check and it's going to be fine.
     

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