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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakdupkustoms, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. brainfrz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    What a project. I agree with the others, I wish I had your extra parts!!!

    Looks to be very fun truck, but maybe you help me with a question on your backend....with the semicircle loop attached to the rear end, is there gonna be any flex in the suspension? Seems like the that would counter the rotation needed for tire movement. Probably a simple question to answer for an experienced group as this.

    Love the stance though and the location of the tranny is wild.

    B-Frz
     
  2. Jimmy Changa
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
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    +1 on the craftsmanship
    +2 on the design
    +3 on doing it with friggin' SPARE PARTS!!

    Butt I do have a serious question: if you raise the back end to get a 3" ride height at the cab,
    won't that screw up your pinion angle, which looks to be just about level now?
    (I'm a FNG, so what do I know....)
     
  3. jakdupkustoms
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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    Its a triangulated four link or a three link depends on who says what but I can get up to 6 inches of usable travel with no pinion angle problems.
     
  4. jakdupkustoms
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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    LOOK AT MY HEADERS NO MY HEADERS[​IMG]
     
  5. jakdupkustoms
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    oh yeah i built a scoop and mounted my grille shell also[​IMG]
     
  6. jakdupkustoms
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    Oh yeah I also broke down and bought a cam lifters and springs just so it would sound cool But its ok cuz I traded work for it. Thats not cheating.is it.Also scored a 3500 stall converter for 150.00
     
  7. Stone
    Joined: Nov 24, 2003
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    Cool. were can I find more pics of it? Were those pics from a show?
     
  8. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    from PNW

    Thanks I didn't know that. :rolleyes:

    Did you know that "car" is a synonym for "automobile" in general? A truck is an automobile, but an automobile/car is not always a truck.

    BTW: Bad azz rat rod!
     
  9. Kinky6
    Joined: May 11, 2003
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    Car, truck, rod, whatever, that thing is sick! I'm sure it'll stick to the road like a go-cart. As far as being too low, he can always mount a few Harbor Freight casters under the body, that should help w/ the speed bumps. :D

    Seriously, the level of work in this puppy is up there with '60's style or Littleman; impressive. My only beef with something like this, I have enough trouble getting off the floor as it is, I can't imagine climbing in and out of something that low very often. Heck, even my '66 Mustang is too low for me, I like a car you can step out of. Must be old-fartism setting in. :rolleyes:


    Kinky6 :cool:
     
  10. jakdupkustoms
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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    [​IMG]heres some more pics. and one from the drivers seat[​IMG]
     
  11. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
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    from Yuma, AZ

    Saw this thing in person over the weekend. The craftsmanship is really awesome.
     
  12. caddylakman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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    absolutely sic. Can't imagine driving something like that for more than a lap around the gokart track, but more power to ya. Sssweeeet.
     
  13. el shad
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    James you ever gonna post pics of the finished product?
     
  14. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    Great craftsmanship for sure. Really a superb looking job of metal fabrication all around.

    That said, I think my '98 Mustang is more traditional than this build, at least that was around before shock rods became popular. To even call this neo-traditional is a stretch.

    Different strokes, I guess...
     
  15. fastrnu
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    The age old fight for footroom has been won! just put the pedals under the tranny awsome. well done!
     
  16. el shad
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    These are the only two I have right now of your truck. They are from Little Richies Leukemia benefit show you did.
     

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  17. losthubcap
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    from Upstate NY

    I like it ! - Its the first car I've seen where you can reach over & change the trans fluid & filter while sitting in the drivers seat !
     
  18. vendetta
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    how bout a few pics with the paint??
     
  19. aaron32
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    from ohio

    That things sweet man
     
  20. jakdupkustoms
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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    Ill see if I can post some up later today. Thanks for the interest.
     
  21. jakdupkustoms
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  22. jakdupkustoms
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    sorry for the large pics. Has been awhile since I posted pics. forgot how.
     
  23. Outstanding work!

    Forgive me but when I hear Cheap Thrills this is what come to mind! HRP

    [​IMG]
     
  24. jakdupkustoms
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    That is one cool a$$ poster.
     
  25. Careful man,you are showing your age,,that's a album cover.:D HRP
     

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