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  1. bchctybob
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    Good point. The top will remain intact, the only change may be the full 3 piece rear window if one shows up. If not, it'll be just as old Harold built it.
    Not much actual "progress" on the Victchero, I'm still chugging along on my '33 pu, but the parts gathering has continued.
    I went down and brought back my '56 322 Buick from L.A. I'm hoping to get my Chevy 3 spd/OD back from my buddy, bolt up the adapter and stuff and do a fit check as PistnBroke suggested a while back. Of course, I no sooner got the little Buick apart for inspection when a pal called me with a phone number of a guy with a nailhead TH400 that would fit the bigger 401 Buick I have. So they are neck-n-neck. If the little Buick needs a complete rebuild I may lean towards the bigger one (though the 3 spd stick fits the old hot rod/custom "feel" of the car better)
    While the outer panels of the parts car are pretty good, pulling up the carpet revealed - the ground. Yeah, the floors are pretty bad but I can fab up new floors easy enough. I still got lots of other good stuff from it.
     
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  3. jakesbackyard
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    I just ran across this thread and thought I’d show my current project. I think your Vickie roof has real class. Adding some sort of traditional looking back glass is the way to finish off the roof. I used a 53 F1 rear roof section. Good luck.

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    Nicely proportioned Jake, I like it. Are you planning on a functional tail gate?
     
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    Very nice Jake. What did you use for the tops of the bed?
    My pickup is on hold while I finish up some other projects to make room in the shop, I've gathered more parts though.
     
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    Thank you.

    Yes the tailgate will be functional. Since this pic I have mounted some stainless hinges that are in the bottom seam. Tried building some hidden hinges but they ended up in the scrap pile.
     
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    Thank you.

    The bed rails are from a Ford Ranger 7’ box. The ‘49 is chopped 4” to match up with the pu rear window and the rear cab was chopped 3” to match up the roofs. Kept the rear window original size.
     
  8. Phillips
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    That looks great - do you have a build thread on it?
     
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    its coming along nicely
     
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  10. bchctybob
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    While taking some friends on a wine tasting tour near Murphys, Ca we ran across this old beast. That wrap-around rear bumper really wraps around. Seems like these home brewed pickups were very popular in central California back in the day.
    Didn't drink enough wine to make me go back and buy it though ......
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  11. bchctybob
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    From the look of the "patina" it looks like you used a chunk of the old trunk lid for the tailgate. Several of the others I've seen did the same. Post some more pictures as you work out the tailgate. Did you consider using the original trunk hinges on the outside? I've seen a couple done like that and it looks like it came from the factory that way.
    That's gonna be a very cool truck.
     
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  12. jakesbackyard
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    Thanks.

    No. I’ve thought about it a couple times and have yet to do it. Maybe I’ll start one tonite while on the iPad.
     
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  13. jakesbackyard
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    Thank you.

    Yes, I started with the lower section of the deck lid, but didn’t like the “bulge “ it had in the upper middle. So I used the lower inner and the skin from the upper turned upside down to end up with what I have. I don’t have the 49 hinges, (missing) but have 50 hinges, but using them lowers the pivot so it’ll hit the bumper. I’m trying to build this cheap, but good.

    I better start a build thread since there’s interest. I don’t want to screw up your thread. I’ll post on here when I get it started.
     
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    any updates or are you still working on
    Any updates or are you still working the '33?
     
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