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Projects Rob Bobs 1932 truck part 2

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by rob bob, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. onedge
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    Texas Playboy great reference...nice progress truck is coming along really nice.
     
  2. rob bob
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    I have been getting a lot done lately on my hot rod I finished welding the exhaust and making all the gaskets for the flanges. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1429131596.714027.jpg
     
  3. rob bob
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    Once the exhaust was finished I was able to set the body back on and start building the floors and trans hump I used oak ply wood and then added metal accents to tie everything together. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1429132624.570441.jpg
     
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    I bought a dash that was in ok shape but needed a little work. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1429133230.562073.jpg
     
  8. rob bob
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    Now with the dash repaired and metal finished. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1429133393.494717.jpg
     
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  9. rob bob
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    I bought a full hood from a guy here in Amarillo a few months back right before I made a trip to Salt Lake City to pick up a cab I bought at Salt Flats Speed Shop, so while I was there dropped the hood off and had him punch some louvers. I decided to go with five rows, Chris did an awesome job! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1429134055.957725.jpg
     
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    That's all for now more updates coming soon.
     
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  13. rat seeker
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    Very nice work
     
  14. liv4ths
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    Wow what a beautiful looking truck!! That exhaust is looking great! Definitely subscribing to the thread.
     
  15. wingedexpress
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    I love it, that's going to be a nice truck.
     
  16. Some people are just waaaaay too talented! Amazing work my friend!
     
  17. rob bob
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    Thanks guys that really means a lot!
     
  18. brady1929
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    Yup, very nice truck.
     
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    Great detail work! Beautiful truck.
     
  21. rob bob
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    I have made lots of progress on my truck but I've been so busy with my day job and working on my hot rod in the evening and on the weekends I haven't had much time to post updates, but at the moment I have a little downtime so here goes. I was able to start the motor for the first time everything sounded good, motor starts easy, revs quick I'm pretty happy with it considering I bought it off Craigslist for 200$
     
  22. rob bob
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    Every since I bought the truck I've been looking for a useable 1932 bed and haven't had any luck finding one so at last years round-up Sid Drapal had a pretty nice 35-36 bed that I thought I could cut down and make it work. I didn't take very detailed pictures of how I chopped down the bed it was all pretty straight forward I started by cutting down the sub structure so the bed would sit lower on the back of the cab. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434751741.807574.jpg
     
  23. rob bob
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    Then I taped reference lines and carefully made some cuts to get the bed length exactly where I wanted it. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752059.111505.jpg this is how much I took out I didn't measure how much exactly but you get the idea. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752160.330691.jpg .
     
  24. rob bob
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    I then tacked everything into place good enough to send it off to the sand blasters. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752382.900553.jpg once I got it back I fully tig welded the sides and metal finished it best I could, welding 16 gauge was a nice change of pace the metal didn't move nearly as bad as 18 or 20 gauge would. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752578.467620.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752602.702648.jpg Here's a shot of all the sub structure shortened. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752735.533807.jpg
     
  25. rob bob
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    I then set the bed on to see how it looked. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752838.296907.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434752868.722754.jpg To finish off the rear of the bed I'll be building a kustom roll pan and nerf bar, but more on that later.
     
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  26. rob bob
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    You might notice I swapped out the 32 headlight for older pair of guide 682-C that Sid had for sale at the round-up this year. In my opinion it completely changes the look of the car! I also change the front spring to drop the car an extra inch. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434753929.240137.jpg
     
  27. rob bob
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    Sorry to skip around but I'm posting pics kinda as I go. I've had this idea in my head from pretty early on on how I wanted to build my column drop. It's made from two different pieces a upper and a lower, everything bolts together. I started by making a L bracket that bolts the cab to the bulkhead on the firewall I built earlier.
     

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    I then started building the I beam column drop. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434754791.577990.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434754879.626844.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434754973.976704.jpg and here's all you'll see with the dash in. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1434755043.474729.jpg
     

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