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Projects Not Another 41 Pickup Project!! (Update: 05/19)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodA, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Thanks, guys! Credit to Jim & Mike.
    It's a pleasure to work with these guys. They're in to the project, and we seem to have a mind meld on what I want and their ability to carry it out.

    The only difference between mild steel and stainless exhaust was the material costs. If you had the system coated it was a wash.
    Mike does a lot of high end Alloway cars' custom exhaust, including headers, so it made sense to me.

    May take some wheel centers I have and some hoops and fab up the wheels. Otherwise, it's Wheel Smith time.
    Or Torque Thrusts.:cool:
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
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  2. Thanks, again!
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  3. Well, with Jim on vacation going to the ROC, in Mike's coupe,
    Mike has had it by himself, with a couple of projects going.

    He knocked out the shift detent on the stock column, thanks to some inspirational pics and instructions from OlScrounger on here.
    Thanks, Tim!!

    The inner fender support yoke was going to be in the way of the Desoto's balancer, so Mike made up these inner fender support/radiator brackets.

    Took the hood over to BSE Friday.
    The radiator is mocked in place, just need to get some lower hose clearance past the front sway bar, which Jim got installed before he left for Willaroc.

    Stay tooned, we're getting closer to blowing it all apart for powder and paint.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2020
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  4. Looking good!
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  5. Radiator in place.
    Raised it up to center the fan.
    Lowered the condenser to clear the hood latch.
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  6. Went over to BSE today with some new Drake inner fender panels.

    Jim was back, all rested from the ROC, and hard at work on the heap.
    He had started stripping down the chassis to do the finish welding and go to powder coat Monday, along with the Bronco rear, front axle and bones.
    Gloss Black!

    Decided to go with their (and Alloway’s) transmission guy. Saved some MAJOR bucks and he picked it up. Plus a year’s warranty!

    Mike has a few holes to fill on the firewall, and a rot spot on the floor to patch.
    Jim had made this nifty floor access cover for the master cylinder.
    Rather than a flat plate, he broke a piece to match the floor ribs.
    Details, even if they don’t show. That’s Barillaro.

    Plus, I was pleasantly surprised to be UNDER BUDGET for what I had planned!
    I'll take that!

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2020
  7. slickscustoms
    Joined: Nov 16, 2008
    Posts: 59


    that's a great truck build! you have the best guys working on it for you too!!
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  8. Thanks!
    You’re right, they’re good guys, and do excellent work.
    It costs, but it gets done in record time.
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  9. Been a while, but they got the frame back today. Subtle in satin black.
    Axles and bones will be gloss.

  10. Ready for another assembly......
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  11. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,113


    That the original Super Cyclone?
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  12. As far as I know. They have pics of them as kids with their Dad running the car. Lots of cammer goodies from their Dad's, also.

    A couple of pics when they had an open house tribute to their Dad. Had a mini cackle fest with both cars running on nitro.

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020
  13. Magfiend
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    Posts: 257


    I just put a set of old Americans up for sale - mag 15x10s and aluminum 15x6s, all 5 on 5 1/2".
  14. Thanks, Magfiend, but the rears won’t fit.
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  15. Magfiend
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    Posts: 257


    No worries, just thought I'd offer.
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  16. Some shiney stuff showed up today.

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  17. Going back together.



  18. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,113


    Probably pretty uncommon to have a 41 with a rear swaybar. :rolleyes:
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  19. ^^^^ Maybe so. Definitely light in the rear. Had it for my coupe project. If it handles weird, easy enough to pull it off.
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  20. joel
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 2,122


    I think the rear sway bar on your truck will work great. I had 2 '40 coupes with that setup and loved it . When I bought my '41 p/u it had no rear shocks; I installed a rear sway bar and shock kit with the buggy spring and it works great.
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  21. Since I’m duplicating Bandit Billy’s truck to some degree I thought I would match his tag.
    Rare 41 Tennessee “farm” use 1/2 ton truck tag.
  22. Slow progress with Thanksgiving week and waiting for trans rebuild. He showed up today so Jim set the engine and trans in place and hung the doors on the repaired door posts.
    Looks like I'll be picking it up next week! Tons still to do here so stick around.


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  23. One final pic at Barillaro’s. Picking it up next week!
    My sincere thanks to Jim and Mike for doing a great job and getting this project out of the pile of parts category and into the possibility of driving it while I’m still living!
    Spending the kids' inheritance!

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
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  24. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,173

    from West Oz

    Wow, it looks amazing.
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  25. Thanks!
    Still a lot to do. Hope that I can keep up the pace set by the Barillaros.
    Have to eat the elephant one bite at a time.
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  26. nor6304
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 305

    from Indiana

    It really looks good The motor looks great in there
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  27. Thanks!
    @themoose did a Photoshop color change for me.
  28. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,113


    Never thought I would say this but BETTER RED. :rolleyes:
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  29. Another box checked. Jim picked up this black 350 dipstick from Lokar and mixed some brackets and voila',
    it bolts to the intake.
    Thanks Bandit Billy for the tip!
  30. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,878

    from omaha ne.

    It's tuesday are you done yet?, truck looks so good I'm sure you enjoy gnawing away at it.
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