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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

    After 3 long weekends of intensive labor I'm finally ready for another up date I'm very pleased with my progress, hope ya'll enjoy.

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    with it fully welded in I then started to remove some dents on the back part of the lid

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    I'm very pleased with how the roof turned out considering the fact the I put the crown in myself. I feel good to get the last of the major rust fixed now I just have a few little thing to do to the body then I can tackle the frame, more updates coming soon

    Thanks , Bob
     
  2. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    from Canyon TX

  3. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    from Canyon TX

  4. Jeff Norwell
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    Jeff Norwell
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    Incredible work.... very very nice.
     
  5. Jkustom
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    Jkustom
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    Wow very nice work!! Keep the pics coming :)
     
  6. 54reno
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    54reno
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    Great job. Can't wait to see the frame started. Reno
     
  7. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    from Canyon TX

    Made some good progress the past few weeks. I made the decision to buy a frame already built since I somewhat have a deadline to keep, me an a buddy of mine have been planning a trip to Bonneville for over a year now I hope to take the 32, we'll see how it goes.

    Started with a frame from JW, boxed with front a rear cross member.
    I'll be adding a model a rear cross, member an a x member.

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    I'll be using a Chevy 283 not quite sure what year I'm guessing early 60s

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    Moving on to the x member It was quite a challenge cause the frame was already boxed but I came up with a simple solution to get all the angles perfect.

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    Basically I just made a template that doubled the width of the frame an scribed a line on the x member

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    Made the cut a everything fit really good

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    Tacked everything in to place

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  8. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    from Canyon TX

    Just to give ya'll an idea how is going to look rolling

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    I hope to have the motor in it an have a roller soon!
     
  9. williebill
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    Somebody sell this man some doors.
    Dang, that's looking good... thanks for posting.. helluva job so far
     
  10. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    Ha ha actually I,v had lots of leads on doors from fellow HAMBers I don't know why but I just have it in my head that I'm going to build doors from scratch, maybe just to see if I can thanks for the kind words.
     
  11. Retro61
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    Awesome! I've got a '34 Cab that's stashed for a future project, I really like the direction your going!
     
  12. Merki
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    Merki
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    Incredible work. I am a welder and I am very impressed. Keep posting!!!
     
  13. My hat is off to you my friend,,you have proven that a turd can indeed be polished! HRP
     
  14. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    Thanks I'm still new to tig an I still have a lot to learn, but I cant wait till the day I can lay down a perfect bead!
     
  15. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    Thanks HRP. seems I have a knack for polishing turds!:)
     
  16. Kess
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    Kess
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    Nice work! Can't wait to see it done!
     
  17. nocoastsaint
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    Glad I found this thread. Look forward to following you work and the build.

    Pretty inspirational.

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  18. wingedexpress
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    From what i have seen so far making doors should not be a problem for you.
     
  19. rob bob
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    The 28-29 truck doors you made are awesome, if I can get my doors to look half as good as yours I'll be happy
     
  20. Malcolm
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    You've done some very nice work so far --- keep it up! I like the direction you are headed.


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  21. hoodprop
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    that is sweet awsome fab work
     
  22. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    I have just a little update with the colder weather progress has been slow going, the week before thanks giving we got 5 inches of snow.I haven't done to much work to the 32 just been buying parts I got a new walker radiator an a 3x2 intake, Johnny Beavers in Plainview TX is building the carbs right now I should have them by the end of the week.


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    I got the motor mounts welded in place

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    It was about time for a new mig welder and I have had my eye on this one for a while.

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    That's all for now more updates coming soon thanks.
     
  23. dylan60
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    wow great job so far
     
  24. 3wLarry
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    here's some inspiration for ya...
     

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  25. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    3w Larry that truck is perfect, that's the look I'm trying to achieve just clean an simple.
     
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  26. rob bob
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    rob bob
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    Thought I would give yall a little update on my truck, I have mostly been gathering parts to get the chassis rolling.
    I came across a set of new/used Excelsior tires that have never been driven on for a good deal, the rear a 7.50/16in and fronts 5.00/16.

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    Got the carbs back from Johnny Beavers an the look awesome. I also got my motor painted.

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    I plan to take lots road trips in this truck so I'll be using a t-5 transmission

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    Nothing fancy on the rear suspension. I got the ladder bars from RJays speed shop, they do a top notch job.

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    I then started to fit and tack weld everything in place

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    I just realized I never took pictures of the rearend but ill get some posted soon.

    Thanks for following along more updates coming soon!
     
  27. tobyflh
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    tobyflh
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    from Peru il

    Looking real good!!
     
  28. 3wLarry
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    note to self...do not ask to see pics of his rearend
     
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  29. Neat pickup & nice job on the metal! I love these pickups.
     

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