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Projects [PROJECT] Laidout53 Part II

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

  1. Thanks Ken

    Thanks man! I cant wait tell its done...

    Thank you!
     
  2. Well I've been working on the bed for a little bit now, Got the damaged fixed in the rolled part at the rear. Started on the rear bed mounts this last weekend. Next up is the front bed mount and custom front panel support, And lastly I'll be making a new tailgate. Then I'll get into the major reworking of the rear fenders.

    Here are the bed tops before.

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    During

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    And done with stake pocket holes filled

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    Here's what I came up with for rear bed mounts

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    ready to be welded to the bed

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    More to come hopefully this weekend ill start on the front mount.

    Justin
     
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Really dig this whole build!! Great work!


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  4. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from NE Vic

    Nice work, good to see you progressing!

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  5. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Justin, glad to see you back at it, and looking great, nice job...Jim
     
  6. Those stake pockets, or lack of really shine, love the tear-drop roll cover/filler!!
     

  7. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. Any chance of a "from-under" shot of those pockets? Were the original rear bed mounts vertical uprights, or ninety degrees w/ the bed floor?
     
  9. I'll try to get a under shot this weekend. As for the original mounts I cant remember exactly but I believe the cross members for the wood floor bolted directly thru the frame.
     
  10. windsurf88
    Joined: Jan 24, 2012
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    Nice, build thanks for all the pics
     
  11. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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    HE'S BACK ON IT !!! This build is great. The details no one will see makes it amazing.
     
  12. Thanks


    Haha, Thanks man
     
  13. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
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    wow man this thing is really coming along!!! nice work!
     
  14. Hemiken
    Joined: Sep 21, 2012
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    Hemiken
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    from Australia

    Nice execution on the bed mounts Justin, they look like they were wittled from a block of steel, nice job. I will shoot you a PM, i have some pictures i want to share with you. Kenny.
     
  15. thanks Nate, your build is coming along nicely too!

    Thanks ken!
     
  16. Hemiken
    Joined: Sep 21, 2012
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    Hemiken
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    from Australia

    Hi Justin,

    Any progress been made lately my friend . . . . . . . . . . . . :)
     
  17. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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    still working on it ?
     
  18. I know it's gonna be way nicer than when new! Excellent fabb'ing my skills are sorely lacking.
     
  19. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
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    Bitchin!

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  20. Voodoowagon
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    from Fort worth

    Really loved this truck when i first saw it, luckily I came across a 52 a few days ago and I couldnt pass it up. It is missing the frame however I am getting a 95 Dakota running and driving chassis with the purchase. Just curious what your opinion was on that frame, my dream right now is to bag the truck with a 360 for the engine.
     
  21. Honestly I dint know anything about the Dakota chassis but I have heard of a couple people doing the swap. so it should work. Good luck on your project.
     
  22. porky55
    Joined: Aug 23, 2013
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    If you get a short bed regular cab it fits very well. My buddy just finished his and it fit nice. Mine has the Dakota front clip and factory back half, it fits great.

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  23. BIGREDTODD
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
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  24. Voodoowagon
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    from Fort worth

    Thanks guys for the info, let the parts collecting begin.
     
  25. oldnuts
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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    from nebraska

    We need more updates ASAP.


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  26. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    Justin, found this thread via your model A thread (which I'm following also). Your work is amazing! Thanks for the detailed photos and easy to understand descriptions. Subscribed!
     
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  27. Thanks man! Soon as the A's done ill be back on this full time...
     
  28. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    Great, I'm following that thread, too. Really like the stretch hood.
     
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