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New 34 ford pickup build.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ctc34, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ctc34
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 26


    10 hrs one way to pick up my new project. It's gonna be a long road ahead.[​IMG]
  2. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,776


    Good goin' young man. The cab looks pretty decent & complete. What sort of ideas do you have for it?
  3. Glad I got here early to get a good seat
    to watch this build.
    What is the plan for it?
  4. ctc34
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 26


    3" chop. No fenders or running boards. No hood. Custom built bed.(this one is gonna take awhile, want to it look right but not original.) Love the look of these trucks with everything included, (hood, fenders....) but I'd like to keep it all steel and I'm pretty sure I can't afford that kind of project. Lot of details I still haven't decided on. Lot's to learn, and many hours of labor are gonna go into this build. Slow and steady. I wiil post pics as it progresses.

  5. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,952


    Wow that looks super solid. Congrats.
  6. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,211


    Looks like a good start!
  7. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Welcome to the club! I'll be watching for sure.
  8. dodored
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 640

    from Concord NC

    How about 3 inch chop and 7 inch channel?

    Attached Files:

  9. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Very solid looking, nice score.
  10. Congratulations,,looks like a great cab to work with.. HRP
  11. ctc34
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 26


    Thanks for the replys. As far as the 7 inch channel goes, that may be a tad much but we'll see. Anything's possible at this point
  12. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Thats a great looking cab.....congrats
  13. draggler
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 238


  14. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,358

    from Mayberry

    added to my list of subscriptions.
  15. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,952


    Dont get caught up in the rat rod nonsense of big channel and severe chop. Take your time, plan it out, then start collecting parts BEFORE cutting anything up. Fully form the plan and sketch it out that way you only buy parts once.

    If budget is a driver start up hunting up a cheap SBC and a Turbo 350/400 out of a running car that you can drive before buying. Spend $ on getting the brakes and steering done correctly as if either of those fail you put others at risk.

    If you cant weld go do a course then go buy as big a MIG (up to 225amp) as you can afford as that will be your best friend.
  16. Nice cab. These make bad ass hot rods. Keep us posted.
  17. ctc34
    Joined: Nov 1, 2012
    Posts: 26


    Thanks for the advice panhead pete. I have a lot of welding experience and have been saving for my new welder. Buying a millermatic 252 come springtime. 300 amp max welder that can weld 1/2" steel in a single pass. However,it also has the versatility to be dialed in for very thin steel as well. Planning on doing all my own work with the exception of the frame. That will be purchased new with crossmembers already in place. The engine will be the fun part. After the machine work I'm building it from the block up. You are absolutely right about the planning part though, it needs perfected before a single part is bought.
  18. 35fordcoupe
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 45

    from Virginia

    I look forward to any progress! You are right where I am. I'm looking around for a decent priced frame (unless I decide to go ahead with the cut down truck frame) with a later style X member. the tubular ones bother me and I'm not even the most traditional person..
  19. Looks like the same color as my 33 pickup!!
  20. RDP
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 242

    from Kansas

    Looks like a great cab! I am in the process of building a '34. Love the square cabs!
  21. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    WAY COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep us posted...... Lots of us truck nuts here.....

  22. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 645

    dirt slinger

    OH yeah, rock on! Love those 32-34 pickups.

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