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

  1. Well I work on the cab corner for a couple hours today and pretty much got it all tacked in. Heres the pictures.

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    Justin
     
  2. POLYFRIED 35
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  3. vein
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    Damn! I just fell out of my computer chair. nice work!
     
  4. hasty
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    Looking good.
     
  5. oldman2
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    Very nice work....Jim
     
  6. bstie
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    Great looking truck your skills and vision are awersome looking forward to seeing more progress! Keep on it!
     
  7. Inmate85031
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    Justin -

    Outstanding fabrication skills!

    This will be a stupid question to some reading this, but how do you title/register this with the state as there are no serial numbers or VINs? Having delt with the Ohio DMV on a home built trailer was a total pain. Do you use the VIN from the cab?

    Keep up the great work.
     
  8. Ok update time sorry its taken so long...

    So i got the roof section cut out and replaced as well as the cab corner and cab seem all welded. Drip rails made from round bar on and got the door jams and inside of the front a pillers all welded and smoothed.

    Heres the pictures of that...

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    Also got the rear window all welded in.

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    Test fit the seat.

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    Then i shaved the cowl vent and started to continue the upper firewall lines.

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    Done

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    And now for a teaser of what im currently in the progress of doing.....


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    Whatcha all think?


    Justin
     
  10. cripes, just......cripes. Now you are doing a one piece/front opening hood???? I CAN'T wait for this........ as usual, great work.
     
  11. bradpac
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    Amazing job, the chop is looking good and I really like what you did with the rear window. I don't know about the one piece hood, the butterfly hood is what makes these trucks different, trying to turn it into a Ford or Chevy?
     
  12. Big Nick
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    Oustanding work!
     
  13. oldman2
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    Great update, and some very nice work, everything looks so good.....Jim
     
  14. Thanks guys, and no im not turning into a chevy or a ford. Im turning it into a mild custom and building so it will stand out from the other dodge pickups.

    Ill try to post more pictures of the hood mod later this weekend.

    Thanks

    Justin
     
  15. koolkemp
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    This truck aint gonna be mild ! The chop looks great, especially the new driprails nice work!
     
  16. resqd37Zep
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    I love your project. Your workmanship is second to none and the updates just keep getting better.
     
  17. Paul B
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    Looking good ,fantastic work, how about the one piece hood opening either side like the old Buicks
     
  18. Paul B - thats is a possiblity, as I havent worked out the hinge part yet.
     
  19. bstie
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    Great work. worth the wait. That cab work came out awesome.
     
  20. Thanks...

    Well have a customer frame that im ading a torque arm to so i havent worked on this this week but heres another teaser of the hood mod in progress!

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    Justin
     
  21. resqd37Zep
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    That looks great. Gives the hood a whole lot of charactor.
     
  22. churchboy
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    I just found this build.... Great work, it looks really good and I learned a bunch.....Thanks :D
     
  23. Havent updated this in a while, Ive made some progress. Got some 54' ford headlight rings and now thinking of using a 51' ford rear bumper as a front bumper. Does needs some cutting to fit right. Also thinking of doing a 54 dodge grill shape/ opening and a floating grill of some sort (need help figuring that out)

    Anyways heres a teaser of the frontend

    Let me know what you all think?

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    Justin
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  24. I'm liking it, I have a front bumper off a 51-52 dodge that fits really well in the front of my 53. Did you finish off the hood yet? I want to see how you did that.
     
  25. oldman2
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  26. Thanks hope to get cutting on the bumper this weekend!


    Thanks, havent finished welding it together yet.
     
  27. The hood is way cool, I have something like that planned for my truck. I love the grill on your truck and I would kill for one like it but I think your idea would look great. A 54 already has a floating grill in it anyway doesnt it? I can't wait to see more!
     
  28. Yea the 54 has a floating grill, Thanks
     
  29. Shortened a 51' ford dash by 5 1/2" its not done yet still have to sheet metal the area under the lip. Cut the old dsah out and pushed it outside to get a couple pictures.

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    Justin
     

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