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rob bobs 32 truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rob bob, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. rob bob
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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    rob bob
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    from Canyon TX

    A few months back I went to Owasso, Ok to pick up this chopped 32 truck cab, cab is in pretty bad shape but it was cheap an I like a challenge, so I bought it.
    Got it back to the shop an started working on it, anyways this is what I have done so far

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    I started to fix all the major rust on the passenger side
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    then I started on the upper post

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    this piece was off a 34 truck that I have for parts its off the drivers side but fits good when its flipped 180

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    Larry Roberts of Roberts restoration Came an sand blasted the cab, he did an awesome job

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    then started working on the cowl patch

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  2. Jalopy Joker
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  3. The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB! Two things I like to see in a build, a TIG welder and fresh sandblasted parts. Look forward to more updates. Bob
     
  4. fleetside66
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    Holy crap, man!! Does that look familiar. I never saw a roof rusted like that before & the kicker is that the cowl vent (where water normally congregates) looks really good. What a helluva labor of love you're doing...good for you! The big question is, do you have doors? If not, get set to panic. That looks like a Chevy truck door in the background, right? Keep up the good work & welcome aboard. Here's some inspiration.

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  5. 3wLarry
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    damn...I can't believe you bought that rusted POS off Walt and then actually made it look like something.

    Some buds and I stopped by his car lot and laughed when Walt said he'd take $400 for it...I passed...it looked like all it was good for was parts...good on you for savin' it.
     
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  6. Barn Find
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    Way to go.
     
  7. Jeff Norwell
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  8. Oh man,
    Big challenge,
    great skills,
    nice save!
     
  9. rob bob
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    got a little more done on the sub rails an seat pan

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  10. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    I guess that my original post some how made it on the HAMB so I wont have to post everything using my friends account, sorry for the mix up
     
  11. rob bob
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    Man I really like that truck you did an awesome job. An yes I am looking for doors but not having much luck, I think scratch built doors are in the near future for me.
     
  12. pila38
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    Man, if that's what you're saving, I'd hate to see the parts truck! Nice work.
     
  13. rob bob
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  14. Looking good man. & good luck either way on the doors
     
  15. rob bob
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    This is where I'm at now I took last weekend off for HAMB drags, my next post ill metal finish the back of the cab an start on the rain gutters.
     
  16. racemad55
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    Great sheetmetal fab work !
     
  17. rob bob
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    made some good progress on the back of the cab this weekend. I started with fixing a few dents on the belt line

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    Then lots of welding, good thing I had some help from my little nephew

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    after every thing was welded I started the long process of grinding shrinking an grinding some more it finally started to take shape

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    I still have some more metal finishing to do, but it turned out looking pretty good

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  18. rob bob
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  20. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
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    Nice job. Good to see genny stuff saved by folks with talent and drive. Keep up the great werk.
     
  21. I am constantly amazed when someone saves one of these old pickups,,your doing a great job. HRP
     
  22. Great job and thanks for saving. Keep us posted as ya go along...:)
     
  23. rob bob
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    Thanks for all the kind words guys. I have really enjoyed the build so far!
     
  24. MoarLow
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    Great work so far, I'll be watching this one...
     
  25. VoodooTwin
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    incredible workmanship. I'm in awe.
     
  26. Atwater Mike
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    Rob...
    Please elaborate on what you did with that top cap. There was so much rust it looks like you rolled a new one. (corners would be a tryst!)
     
  27. rob bob
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    rob bob
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  28. Damn, your doing a great job! I'll be watching the rest.......
     
  29. rob bob
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    last weekend I went to classic auto parts to get the cab wood


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    Then I started to finish up the chop


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    Metal finishing the chop was a huge bitch I must have used every body hammer I own.

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    After the chop was close the where I wanted it I was able the start on the cab wood

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    Every since I bought this truck I have had an idea in my head of what I want it to look like.
    I'm not an artist by any means but here's a sketch of the direction I'm wanting to take it
     
  30. rob bob
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