The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by laidout53, Oct 11, 2010.
I've been hooked since the first cut. Looks great!
Moparman- do you happen to have drivers side door hinges upper and lower?
cab side or door side? I have the scrap doors, I will have to look to see. I will get back to you.
yup. just went out and looked at the scrap drivers door, hinges are there. You can have them.
Been waiting for any update, it was worth the wait, looks good.....Jim
I don't know how I missed this build. I have subscribed. I love it.
Thanks Oldman2 and Sobastrace
Chop is looking great!
Just subscribed, in the planning stages of my 53' pilothouse build.
This build is a huge motivation. Since I don't have fabrication skills worthy to be on the same planet as yours I think Im going to use a sid's dropped axle in the front and a sping under with c-notching the frame in the rear to get her low where she belongs.
Anyway keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.
Jon1953b4, Thanks man and good luck with your project.
laidout53, any new progress?
Awesome build. I loved the first incarnation of the truck a few years ago and even more now. Great inspiration for my 52 1.5 ton.
No progress, will be back on it soon...
OK, big update!
Im happy with the chop but i didnt like the front window. still looked to big and aslo wanted to take some of the crown out of the roof, so i lowered the frame work an 1/2". Then i removed the seems on the A pillers. Fixed the drivers side corner and door jam area. Recently bought a TIG welder so what better time to learn than now. then on to filling the gap between the roof sections, need to redo it cause i got to big of gaps but it will have good flow. Then i tried to fix more of the driver side roof but i decide to just make a new section.
Any ways heres the pictures!!
Before lowering the window opening
New corner and a pillers
Back cab wall welded and smoothed
Cab upper corner after my first atempt to fix it
New peice i made
What do you all think?
all I can say is AWESOME...
as always, you are a stud! sure wish I coulda come and seen the truck and you in person before I moved. Did the hinges do you any good???
Bud, Thanks for sending those hinges to me, but the pins were rusted in them so i just fixed mine. Worked pretty good when i took the door off and use BFH and hit them Lol. Where'd you move to? If your ever in the area hit me up and you can come check it out..
Justin. I moved to Othello, Washington. Let me know if you are ever in the area. I got lots of room for visitors. I will be putting a 30 x 40 x12 shop up by spring if everything works out. Bud
Nice, thanks bud I'll keep that in mind.
Wow! Great work
Heres two pictures showing the roof curve (like i said im going to redo the filler peice)
First, glad to see you back on it, second, nice job top look great....Jim
I dig the hell outta this truck!
Dude your work is soo clean! I love it man.
Thanks James! hows the caddy going?
Fantastic workmanship. Keep it up.
Slowly but coming around. Threads like this one keep the motivation up. Thanks for the updates.
I'll do my best to keep you motivated...
Man this makes me want an ol' dodge truck even more now, thanks.
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