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Projects [PROJECT] Laidout53 Part II

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

  1. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    resqd37Zep
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    I've been hooked since the first cut. Looks great!
     
  2. thanks guys

    Moparman- do you happen to have drivers side door hinges upper and lower?
     

  3. cab side or door side? I have the scrap doors, I will have to look to see. I will get back to you.
     

  4. yup. just went out and looked at the scrap drivers door, hinges are there. You can have them.
     
  5. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373

    oldman2
    Member

    Been waiting for any update, it was worth the wait, looks good.....Jim
     
  6. I don't know how I missed this build. I have subscribed. I love it.
     
  7. Thanks Oldman2 and Sobastrace
     
  8. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497

    robleticia
    Member

    Chop is looking great!
     
  9. Jon1953B4
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
    Posts: 85

    Jon1953B4
    Member
    from MD

    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.
     

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  10. Jon1953b4, Thanks man and good luck with your project.
     
  11. hartman601
    Joined: Mar 14, 2011
    Posts: 63

    hartman601
    Member
    from Tulsa, OK

    laidout53, any new progress?
     
  12. bradpac
    Joined: Aug 9, 2009
    Posts: 12

    bradpac
    Member
    from Taylor, TX

    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.
     
  13. Thanks Lunacy..

    No progress, will be back on it soon...
     
  14. 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

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    During

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    After

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    New corner and a pillers

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    Back cab wall welded and smoothed

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    Cab upper corner after my first atempt to fix it
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    New peice i made

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    And fitted

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    What do you all think?

    Justin
     
  15. hammeredrods
    Joined: Mar 26, 2011
    Posts: 177

    hammeredrods
    Member

    all I can say is AWESOME...
     
  16. 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???
     
  17. Thanks hammeredrods

    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
     

  18. 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
     
  19. Nice, thanks bud I'll keep that in mind.
     
  20. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 814

    510madmav

    Wow! Great work
     
  21. Thanks 510madmav!

    Heres two pictures showing the roof curve (like i said im going to redo the filler peice)

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    Justin
     
  22. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373

    oldman2
    Member

    First, glad to see you back on it, second, nice job top look great....Jim
     
  23. I dig the hell outta this truck!
     
  24. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    resqd37Zep
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Dude your work is soo clean! I love it man.

    James
     
  25. Thanks James! hows the caddy going?
     
  26. Fantastic workmanship. Keep it up.
     
  27. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    resqd37Zep
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Slowly but coming around. Threads like this one keep the motivation up. Thanks for the updates.
     
  28. Thanks!


    I'll do my best to keep you motivated...:D

    Justin
     
  29. Man this makes me want an ol' dodge truck even more now, thanks.
     

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