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  1. redmanx118
    Joined: Nov 13, 2008
    Posts: 17


    I am Donald from northeast Ohio. I am 38, and have been an avid vintage car enthusiast for most of my life. I have had multiple projects, but nothing that really stuck with me. Time, money, and family has always been a factor with these projects being thrown in the corner , and that’s pretty common among hobbyists. The interest always lurks, keeping my mind busy of how or what I could build with this or that.

    My first project was a 1926 Chrysler model 70 sedan. Real cool car. I remember being like 12/13 years old, and insisting that I buy it... saw it In a local paper ad. I was 13, who at 13 wanted a car? I bought the car. I had to work almost a whole year to pay my dad back.

    It seemed like my rat rod, of sorts was uncommon at that time. Most seemed to go traditional, and my method of my build seemed less traditional.
    I hacked a 1984 Chevy s10 and made decent progress on the project. I was trying to go conservative because $$ was tight. I lost interest, and didn’t really like the front susp. Setup. I walked away from that project..... life happened, and potential projects just stayed on the back burner.

    In late 2017, I pulled a 1947 Ford 1.5 ton dump truck 5 acres out of the woods. Had to cut like 30 trees down to get it out . IMG_9984.JPG

    I have been wrenching on it little by little . I like the progress I have been making. I still have the fire and desire to make something of it. Adjustments.JPG

    I am still searching far and wide for parts. I’ll keep everyone posted with updates of the project, and also my much needed wanted parts list. Thanks for keeping the flame lit, hope it continues ....

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    Unique Rustorations likes this.
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    Welcome, Don!
  3. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,790


    Welcome from Wisconsin!:)
  4. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,403

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Welcome from Detroit

    You’ve made some great progress with the truck.

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  5. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,510


    Hi. You did a good job on the hood & got all that old green tree mold off & it should not take too much to finish fixing the grille area. If you paint everything in the cavity behind the grille black you could consider something like aluminum or stainless expanded metal attached behind those 5 vertical grill uprights after getting them straight. Is that a pickup bed I see now instead of the dump? Keep us posted with your progress and ask when you need something. Jimmie
    Unique Rustorations likes this.
  6. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,121


    Hi Donald. Welcome from NY.

    Built a '46 back in my younger days. It too started out as an old farm truck...very much like yours. 46sd.jpg
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