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Projects [PROJECT] Laidout53 Part II

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laidout53, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Can't wait to see those speed holes in the shifter!
     
  2. thank man

    Thanks!, however i wish i had some customers rides to work on...

    Wow Thanks man, its rated for 3/16" single pass. All my stuff is 3/16" and thinner. I would say you would be fine if you did two passes. Beveling the edges where you can will help alot too.

    Thanks guys!
    Thanks Bud, ya if your ever on this side hit me up!

    Thanks me too! as soon as i get some steel, im going to get it cut out.
     
  3. Making the rear fenders the same as the fronts looks real good ehhh??:D I can't say anything because if you do it, you will put my hack job rears to shame...

    Here's a little inspiration, not that you need it!

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  4. Thanks, trucks looking good Mike.
     
  5. Thank you, and the same to you!
     
  6. nowhereman
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 111

    nowhereman
    Member
    from illinois

    man i love this build:D
     

  7. Thanks man, Me too...;)
     
  8. garagebuilt51
    Joined: May 4, 2010
    Posts: 69

    garagebuilt51
    Member

    wait... this is a bad ass build,... but you wouldnt brag to some minitruckers about it would you? love the sheet metal work!
     
  9. Thanks... um I dont brag about anything i can do, theres will always be someone who does it better. I hope i dont come off as if i bragging? All im doing is sharing my work for others to see and give me feed back on how i can improve and for ideas that i havent though of.

    Justin
     
  10. Don't hold back, I think we all glean a little from each post/thread, I know I have.
     
  11. nowhereman
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 111

    nowhereman
    Member
    from illinois

    you don't need to brag the work speaks for itself!
     
  12. garagebuilt51
    Joined: May 4, 2010
    Posts: 69

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    it was a joke about another forum.... not a diss. once again love the work.
     
  13. Yes of course, but not in a bragging way. Its always nice to hear good comments about your own work from your peers, especially with the amount of talent thats on the forum!

    Thanks again for the kind words man!

    Sorry it just hit me wrong, had i know it was a joke i would have said something witty back...LOL

    No harm done and again Thank you!
     
  14. ph8ed4life
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
    Posts: 93

    ph8ed4life
    Member
    from AZ

    Coming from someone who has attempted a full custom frame, I must say this is amazing work ans congrats!

    Makes me want to dust off the project and get back on it!!
     
  15. FOOFZ
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 12

    FOOFZ
    Member
    from houston

    nice work what wall thickness is your 2x6 on the frame.
     
  16. Thanks man!

    Thank you, the frame is all 1/8" wall.
     
  17. Ole_Red
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 596

    Ole_Red
    Member
    from 206, WA

    Will you be hitting Puyallup this year with the 53?
     
  18. I will be there but not in the dodge, Next year i should have it there.
     
  19. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
    Posts: 953

    cmarcus
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    Anything new?
     
  20. linkstar69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2008
    Posts: 88

    linkstar69
    Member

    Great fab work.
     
  21. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 142

    bigpokie
    Member

    Happy 4th ! Any updates. Something has to have changed in 2 months. Or just post pics of it sitting. I dont mind
     
  22. nowhereman
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 111

    nowhereman
    Member
    from illinois

    :)waiting patiently:D
     
  23. Wow I haven't updated this in Months!

    Well good news here is an update.

    So the next order of business was to tub the firewall...

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    and done with some clearance...

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    So after that I hade to move the gauge over about 2 3/4" to center up with were the steering column would be...

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    Then I pushed it out side to get a good look at everything...

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    I decide to use the button for the glove box, so I centered it to make it look right...

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  24. Now it was time to start on the front bumper, man this was a big job for just a bumper. Anyways I cut up the front and rear bumpers for a 51 ford car. the ends are from the rear bumper and the middle section is the front. I wanted the contour to run full length.

    Here are the pictures

    the parts needed...

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    tacked

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    once welded you can see the ends don't line up

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    after some cutting and grinding they do

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    Next it was time to make mounts

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    and mounted and smoothed

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    Continuing with the frontend I started to modify the 54' ford headlight bezels so the were removable. First I TIG welded a tab of stainless to the backside on the bottom to hold it in.

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    then I bent up a mounting tab for the top for the screw to go into

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    together, had to add a tack on either side of the tab to keep it from moving around (still need to counter sink the screw hole a little more)

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  25. Now I decide to mount the steering column. First up I made a steering column clamp mount

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    welded one half to the dash

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    bolted together

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    and seen from the engine bay

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    and lastly I fab a little panel to hold the key switch and headlight switch

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    Ok now this is up to date! Ill try to not go so long next time...

    Thanks for looking, let me know what you all think?

    Justin
     
  26. BIGREDTODD
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,841

    BIGREDTODD
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    It's amazing to me how the (heavily modified) '51 Ford bumpers seem so consistent with the grill bars. Both in profile, and proportion to each sequential bar. Great call.

    All the details are staggering. Did you ever imagine it would evolve into something like this?
     
  27. Apittslife
    Joined: Nov 16, 2012
    Posts: 70

    Apittslife
    Member

    Beautiful work as always!
     
  28. IronTrap
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 464

    IronTrap
    Member

    Love it, turning out great!
     
  29. JoeyP.
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 159

    JoeyP.
    Member

  30. Can't wait to see this done.

    We've said it before, but I'll say it again...you have some incredible skills and your eye for design is amazing too.
     

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