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My Aussie 53 pickup. Been meening to this post for a while

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53chevpickup, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. 53chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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    53chevpickup
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    from Australia

    So for anyone that does not know me I have been building this thing for about 9 years. I know its a long time but I have a tendency to wonder in and out of projects in the shed at a stagering pace.

    Heres the details. Its not going to be any show winner but just a fun truck to scoot around in and chase parts. When I purchased it, it had a 350/350 combo that I later sold to a local guy for his Stude, which is lucky for me as it shit a rod about 3 months later. I replaced the engine with a 394 olds, which I am still sorting out.

    I stepped and shortened the chassis as it was a 2 ton and then bagged it. It already had the fromt graft from previous owner.

    I recently got her running at the Newsted chopped weekend after terential rain and chasing parts all over the place. I can wait to get my new shed finished to get stuck back into it and finaly get her to shape that she whole hartedly deserves after the abuse I have inflicted and threats of on selling.

    Any way here are some pics, enjoy and I will endever to post updates when I remember.

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  2. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
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    Man its looking pretty sweet! hope to see the progress soon
     
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    cool ride. drifting is so popular now guess that is why it has been 9 years. final result will be worth it, I am at 2 1/2 years on my project '51 Ford.
     
  4. 53chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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    from Australia

    Thanks guys progress will slow for the next week or so due to work on the new shed. And then I'll get back to it. I started on the custom grill a while back. When I finish it I will get some more pics.
     
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  5. Glad that you posted. Nice!
     
  6. POLYFRIED 35
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
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    Looking good ... it's gonna be nice!









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  7. get that shed finished!! Hope you can get it all done now.
     
  8. 53chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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    53chevpickup
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    from Australia

    I was wondering when you were going to turn up on this Fitz. Speaking of posting on the HAMB hows work goin. Ha Ha HA
     
  9. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    One thing to mention, parts from a 'Holden' bodied Chev don't interchange with 'Fisher' bodies. Chassis and fenders should be OK. A friend of a friend found out only after he ordered quite a few parts from the US and then found out that they won't fit. :mad:
     
  10. a bloke
    Joined: Jul 6, 2007
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    IS that a 38-39 pick up in the shed as well?
    any pics/plans for that?
    They are my favourite truck.
     
  11. you suck! Starting to get the shed clear and the 38 back on wheels so I can start to get it done. Got new whites for the ponti and 51 fenders spears to be installed. Making progress slowly. Got a new job now so hopefully wont be workin saturdays any more so I can get my other business up and running........

    Gaylords Kustom art and Tikis!
     
  12. 53chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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    53chevpickup
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    from Australia

    Thats some funny shit right there Fitz.

    Sorry ABloke that truck has been gone a while now. It was pretty bad down low but had a good roof. It went to a guy who had a tree fall right down the middle of his good cab and squish the roof, so I though it a good deal.

    MGTstumpy your right the aussie stuff is different but can be made to fit in most cases depending what it is. I fell for the same thing with the door handles. Its a bitch.
     
  13. only half jokin, should get my resin gear soon this weekend to do some gear knobs before kkw
     

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