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Hot Rods OH my, here’s how it ended

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flip, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. OH my, here’s how it ended

     
  2. edcodesign
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  3. Gearhead Graphics
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    But you missed blacking out the headlights.

    I love that black on black on black on black on black on black look
     
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  4. Black_Sheep
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  5. woodbutcher
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    :D Previous poster said it`s a 10.Nope,it`s at least a 15.Outstanding Sir.Thanks for posting.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  6. nunattax
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    WITH YOU THERE
     
  7. alfin32
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    Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
    Outstanding!
     
  8. loudbang
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    What a beaut :)
     
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  9. Mr48chev
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    Ya done it right on that one. It may become one of those "here this is how you do it right" rides that folks refer to for years to come.
     
  10. Buddy Palumbo
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    Awesome-looking truck ya got there, flip !
     
  11. Vics stuff
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    Real nice looking truck. Great job.
    Vic
     
  12. Rickybop
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  13. flip
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  14. x77matt
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    Wow- so perfect! I might have missed it- what tire sizes?
     
  15. flip
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    Thanks to all for the nice comments. I have tried to post some build pics but haven't yet figured it out. Tech is not my strong suit. Anyway a little about the build. I built this all in a 26x28 shop in my backyard in a residential area in my city. Shop has infloor heat so it is heated year round, necessary here in MI. Equipment I have, Miller Mig, 5 HP compressor, brake, slip roller, shrinker/stretcher and normal hand tools. I am not a professional build, not even an above average Hamb builder. I admire many of you guys and your skills. I did sandblasting in my yard with with plastic pipe and tarps. Did all the fab and body work inside. Painted it with single stage. Oddly enough tried painting it with a flatner but got too much dirt and couldn't sand out but it didn't look too bad shiny when paint was wet so sanded down and went shiny. Still got dirt but was able to color sand and buff. Put in several metal patches in rt fr fender. Build frame for box and attached box sides after I shortened them 5 in. Took lots of time. Rebuilt lower door hinges. Cab was had more dents than I anticipated so spend considerable time with hammer dollies and shrinking disk. Had to mount Chassis eng sus. inboard as brackets showed on frame rails. Rebuilt windshield frame. New United Pacific rear fenders. Entire truck is steel. Wanted just a plain, simple, truck that I hoped to drive daily here during the summer months. Not much into car shows. If I can find a way to get pictures from my iMac, I will post some build pictures. I hope I can be an inspiration, as my shop is nothing special and my skills certainly aren't. Just saying if you are willing to stick with something, many of you can achieve some nice results. My one advantage is I am retired and worked about 100 hours a lot of the months. Again I appreciate all the comments and glad most think it is a nice truck but it is not a Ridler contender!!! lol. Have a great day
     
  16. flip
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    Wheels are from Wheel Smith, 15x5 and 16x 7. Tires 185r65 and 235 r70. Thanks, glad you like it.
     
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  17. James Leigeb
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    Great to see all the great comments! Was a real pleasure to watch as the build was progressing. Now you have to decide to drive the 33 or the new truck!!
     
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  18. sliceddeuce
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  19. nor6304
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    Really nice truck !
     
  20. WOW!!
    That's a stunning truck.
    Well Done!
     
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  21. Luke stone
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    Beautiful truck but 2 pictures isn’t enough we need more. Unless you have a build thread?
    Luke
     
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  22. rdemilt
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    from so florida

    Ive been a member here since 2009, I rarely post, after seeing your truck and reading about it, here I am posting. Great truck, Great job, Great story.
     
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