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****My '46 Dodge Pickup Build Thread****

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by '54Caddy, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. 1947dodge
    Joined: Sep 13, 2012
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    1947dodge
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    from Glasgow kY

    Hello,
    was the frame made wider to line up with the mustang clip? or was the clip made to fit the frame with? Thanks David
     
  2. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 929

    '54Caddy
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    David, The front of the frame was cut at the firewall and built new with 2x4 tubing with the Mustang clip to that. I think its pretty close to stock frame width. PM me with any measurements you need or questions.

    Everyone else, thanks for the kind words. The project is slow going recently, life is getting in the way, but I hope to get banging away on it again soon.
     
  3. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    draider
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    from Texas

    Cool looking truck! Love the mopar in a mopar!
     
  4. Shaping up nicely,,looks like your making good progress. HRP
     
  5. bobbyhstl
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 56

    bobbyhstl
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    from St Louis

    After 12 years of construction my 41 Dodge pickup is pretty complete except for the interior. My website documents the complete process and may give you some help in finishing your truck. If interested go to: bobs41dodge.com
     
  6. it won't let me in :(
     
  7. bobbyhstl
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    bobbyhstl
    Member
    from St Louis

    My server was down for a few days, but is back up and running. Try again. I think you will find it interesting.
    Bob H

    [URL="http://www.bobs41dodge.com
     
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  8. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    Thats a beautiful truck Bob! Great work! Love the hemi, thats what I really wanted for mine but its not in my limited budget.
     
  9. This truck is rad! keep goin
     
  10. craigibc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 188

    craigibc
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    Great job on the truck! I'm building a '46 Dodge pickup custom right now too. Got some ideas from your build. Thanks!
     
  11. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    HEMI? What HEMI? LOL;)
     
  12. bobbyhstl
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    bobbyhstl
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    from St Louis

    My 41 pickup has a crate 426 Hemi direct from MOPAR Parts. For details go to my site: bobs41dodge.com
     
  13. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    Alright, time to get back on this build! The last year or so, Ive been busy with my Model A but now its time to get the Dodge rolling again. First thing to do now is take on the rest of the cab rust. I want to get the cab completely repaired and in primer before moving onto anything else.

    I started with the floors. I didnt like the way I had built them so I tipped the cab on its nose to have a look at what it looked like. It was a lot uglier than I remembered, haha.
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    I decided to cut it all out and start over :eek:
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    I built a new rear cab support but forgot to take pics. A simple piece that I bent up in the brake and shrunk slightly to get the contour.


    I then built a floor structure
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    and a quick mockup to be sure I was in the right spot with my body mounts...I lost the picture with the front sheetmetal hung
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  14. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Next was to make the tunnel and floor

    All sized up
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    Bead rolled and welded
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  15. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    After the floors were done, it was time to move on to more rusted cab metal. This is the roof where it meets the header panel.
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    As you can see it was in very tough shape. I had a few options on what to do with this...try and make a patch panel, shave the roof seam, or find a donor panel. shaving the seam would have been the easiest option, but I really like the look of the seam and feel it looks too "street rod" style to shave it. After searching for quite a while, I found a Hamber (ozzies 57) who was willing to cut me a roof panel. I also bought a mint grille from him! Thanks Brian!

    So I decided, since I'm cutting and welding the roof anyway, why not chop it! So I marked out 2 1/2"
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    and made the cut
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    Roof going back on
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  16. '54Caddy
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    Fitting the new header panel
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    All in place, held with panel clamps
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    The back of the cab looks lumpy in this last pic. It is not welded yet.


    Thats where I'm at currently. I will be tig welding it all together starting Sunday. Will keep you guys posted!
     
  17. Shaun1162
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Just found this thread and just had to say that's a great looking truck! Amazing job on the rust repair and the chop.. Any new progress?

    Is that an old Hudson Jet in the background of this picture?

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  18. ^^^looks like a 50 Ford to me....very nice build on this truck!!
     
  19. Feo
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 120

    Feo
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    1. Las Vegas HAMB'ers

    Did your truck have a ornament like this one ? What year is this ?

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     

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  20. Feo
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
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    Feo
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    1. Las Vegas HAMB'ers

    sorry man didn't look close enough I see it on your truck.. my bad
     
  21. OneRustedDodge
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 182

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    This thread rocks. I'm currently building a 1940 Plymouth pickup custom that has a similar ride height to yours and is mopar powered - love it.
     
  22. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    Rusty1 is right, it is a 50 Ford in the background. Not much progress recently with the holidays but getting back at it this week. I have quite a few hours of welding ahead of me.
     
  23. nunattax
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    tough looking hood ornament
     
  24. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    Not much to update, just been welding and hammering and filing.
     

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  25. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Very nice work!!!! Old truck looks cool and that chop is perfect!!!
     
  26. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    '54Caddy
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    Thanks Chaddilac! I only took 2 1/2" out, was looking for the subtle look. I dont care for the look of a heavy chop on a full fendered truck...less is more
     
  27. 46DodgePUinAZ
    Joined: Feb 10, 2014
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    46DodgePUinAZ
    Member
    from AZ

    Looking good!

    Do you happen to know what headers are on that 318?
    Dropping a stroked 318 (up to 402) in our '46 pickup and wondering what headers fit.

    Thanks!
     

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