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Projects project 1946 ford truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by octobeak, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. benflathead
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
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    Yep fabricated bed and the original fenders have been widened 4 inches as the aussie bodies were the same width as the back of the cab. But I wanted more of a step side look.
     
  2. your truck just keeps getting cooler octo, dash looks awesome
     
  3. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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    It looks badass and you have the only one like it, I always enjoy seeing someone make a car there own.
     
  4. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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    Thanks for the positive words sicknucklehead, I'm trying to keep motivated through the hot az summer while another project(OT) is sapping my extra money. I cleaned up the GB from the latest pic adding a different knob, and started working on the cowl vent handle... I'll keep posting pics as I get to it
     
  5. everythings looking great man! very different. where are you getting those sheets of copper?
     
  6. I really like where this PU is going, it's a little different and I like that, very nice machine work here.
    Thanks for the pictures & posting.
     
  7. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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    Thanks for the interest! I work for a copper and brass foil and emboss die making facility. Fortunately I know how to run and program the CNC machines so when I have an idea my boss lets me pull brass from the scrap bin and make it. The copper is all hand cut sheets at 16ga thickness, I have the ability to etch images into each piece but haven't come up with an idea subtle enough to work. I was thinking if a light firearm style filigree etching... maybe just around the edges...
     
  8. octobeak
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    Thanks very much! I checked out the 40 ford album and it looks great, yours is much much cleaner but it seems like we have a very similar theme to both our trucks...badass
     
  9. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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    Haven't updated in quite awhile due to a lack of progress with the old ford. I decided to replace a few rides better off left unmentioned in these parts. The good news is that I decided I want to daily drive one of my classics as a result...

    anyway, heres some wheel options Im trying out
    I got a whole set of these at the GCC swapmeet for $45!
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    they are 1970's ET wire mags 14x7.5 with 2.5 inch backspacing
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    Here's some wheels off of my chevelle, they are American Racing salt flat specials 17x7 front with 17x9.5 rear.
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    I like them but still not sure about low pros on a 46 ford
     
  10. need louvers ?
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    I know I might be the only one not in a bunch on this board about 17" wheels, but I'd say that nails it! Always liked the Salt Flats, I have the 15" version on the Plymouth.
     
  11. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
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    They look proper on your ply, it kinda brings the front end together. I kind of figured most traditional cats on H.A.M.B. wouldn't dig the flats, but they do offer a traditional design.
     

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