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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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    Here you can see the new cab roof rails are being fabricated from scratch because of the 10 inch cab stretch.
     

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  2. Retribution
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    Here are some miscellaneous build photos.
     

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  3. Retribution
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    Here are some long shots of the entire truck, some of my favorites to date!
     

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  4. llonning
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    Looks good. Keep at it and it will be done before you know it!!
     
  5. Retribution
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    Here is a video.

     
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  6. Retribution
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    You can see the roof is being massaged into shape. There is still quite a bit of work to do.
     

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  7. Retribution
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    Also, the grille has been shortened by 3 inches. The brazing was done by the previous owner of the grill. it was discovered when cleaning up the grille after being shortened. The frame will be blended into the grille eventually.
     

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  8. Retribution
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    The seat bottom frame has been fabricated and the seat back is next. The seat needs to be in place in order to get the pedal placement right where I want it.
     

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  9. Retribution
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    Here are several shots of the entire truck in it's current state. It's really starting to look cool.
     

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  10. Retribution
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    Here is some video.
     
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  11. wide34
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    I know I've said it before but in my opinion this is one of the best sheet metal fabrications I've ever seen. Looking forward to seeing it when you're done.
     
  12. thunderbirdesq
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    Looks GREAT Chris!! Love it!
     
  13. Retribution
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    Thanks Guys! I am absolutely out of my mind with excitement, I can't wait.
     
  14. RADustin
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    what front axle and 'bones are you using? I'm going for a similar setup/look on my '31.
     
  15. Nice fabrication! Looking forward to seeing it finished.
     
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  17. Retribution
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    Hey Guy's & Gal's

    Sorry, it's been a while since my last post. I got side tracked with another little obsession of mine (pictured below). It's all finished up now so I'm focusing back on my 34 Pickup.
     

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  18. Retribution
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    Now on to the my 34 pickup progress report. I've removed the wheels to show you the polished finned drums.

    The front drums (fake) are SoCal speed shops covering a set of disk brakes. Running 16 inch Excelsior Comp V 600-16 tires from Coker.

    The rear drums are Johns Industries (Johns stopped selling the polished version). I was lucky enough to get the last set. The rears are real drum brakes. Running 18 inch Excelsior Comp V 700-18 tires from Coker.

    The wheels and wheel spacers are from Rally America, talk to "Wheelkid" here on the HAMB. The wheels are original 35 centers with new outer rims and spokes. The rear rims were widened 1 inch to accommodate the Excelsior Comp V tires.
     

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  19. Retribution
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    Here you can see the polished starter is installed. Just for fitment reasons, wanted to see how it fit.
     

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  20. Retribution
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    From previous posts you know the fuel tank is mounted under the bed with the filler neck poking through the bed floor.

    Kerry came up with a really cool solution. Install a racing filler cap that hides the actual filler neck additionally, it will protect the filler neck from stuff banging up against it when things go sliding around.

    The racing filler cap neck is going to be shortened so when its closed the actual filler cap is just below the racing cap.

    I have to say it really looks cool!
     

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  22. Retribution
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    Here is a color print out of the instruments scaled to actual size. As I mentioned before the dash is from a 1958 Impala severely modified to fit in the 34 space.

    The print out is in position to illustrate what it will look like.
     

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  23. Why did you use the adapters on the front? Makes the brake drums show way too much in my opinion. Could you not just redrill your hubs so you could suck it in a little more. Just saying.
     
  24. Went back and looked at your photo of the brake drum again and it looks like you have no choice because your going with 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern. Not enough diameter on it to redrill. Are you really happy with the way that looks?
     
  25. Retribution
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    It's hard to see but the reason is because the 35 centers are hollow from a rear view (should have taken photo from behind) and the spacer fills the gap.
     
  26. Great progress.

    I had a car that has one of those LeMans style gas caps. See if you can find a gas cap that has a push in center to put on the filler neck. It really makes gas fillups easy.

    Something like this:
    http://www.haganauto.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=CAP

    Don't know anything about that vendor...just showing an example.
     
  27. Retribution
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    Good idea, I'll have to look into that.
     
  28. Retribution
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    Well the gas cap with the push in center was a good idea. Now all I'll have to do is pop the racing cap. It came with a length of threaded filler neck that will be welded on replacing the previous cap and allow it to set lower.
     

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