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Projects Rolled the Essex outside for the first time

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boyd Who, May 23, 2012.

  1. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
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    Last weekend I was able to roll the truck outside for the first time in almost a year and a half. Still have a long ways to go but I thought I'd share a few pics...

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    Work on the beast will be slowing down while we deal with some serious health issues my wife has recently been diagnosed with.
     
  2. gtkane
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    That's lookin' pretty sweet, Al!

    We wish your wife all the best, from all of us.
     
  3. Mopar Jack
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  4. looks good!! thanks for the update
     

  5. jimmitchell70
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    It looks pretty good from my desk!
    For what it's worth, I'll include your family in my prayers.
     
  6. Mr48chev
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    Hey, that's stating to look like a hot rod pickup now.
     
  7. looks like your getting my truck going lol trucks looking good. hope your wife gets better...
     
  8. Ol Dawg
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    Your gona have a cool ride when it's finished. Hang in there!
     
  9. tinmann
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    An amazing transformation, Al. Keep picking away. I hope everything turns around quickly in the health department for your wife.
     
  10. That's looking great Al! Keep picking away as you can. Hope your wife gets well soon.
     
  11. KustomCars
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  13. koolkemp
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    Thats looking great Al! Funny I never noticed how big the back window is till seeing it outside with no doors lol! I hope things work out ok for your wife.
     
  14. looking mucho better, good luck.
     
  15. TexasSpeed
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    Looks great! I like the new stance up front.. What are you going to run for tires/wheels?

    Keeping your wife in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  16. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
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    Thanks guys! Now that I can roll it around I can set it outside to strip the rest of the paint off without messing up the shop so much. The truck is most likely going to be painted light grey.

    Wheels/tires will be painted steelies with trim rings and blackwall tires. Rear tires will be 235/75-15's to fill up the fenders. The back end will drop about 3-4 inches once I get a box and the gas tank mounted up. It's sitting really high in these pics.

    My wife is battling a late-stage cancer so for the time being work on the truck will be limited to things that don't cost anything. She's off work and I'm cutting back the amount of jobs I take on with my business until we have things under control. We appreciate your thoughts. and concerns.
     
  17. 34toddster
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    Looks good, is that a 31 Chevy frame under it looks just like one?
     
  18. Very cool looking truck you have. Pardon my ignorance, but Essex ever make a truck or is this a cut down sedan?
    My thoughts and prayers are with your you and your wife
     
  19. Boyd Who
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    This is a cut down 2-door sedan. Essex never made a truck, although I've seen a number of these modified sedans over the years. Thank you for your concern with my wife, I'll pass it along to her.

    Good eye, 34toddster. The frame is actually a '30 Chevy, as are the rad shell, fenders, and running boards. The only Essex pieces are the cab and hood.
     
  20. Man it fills good to be able to roll them around I moved mine on it own axles for the first time last weekend
     
  21. cederholm
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  22. 52Poncho
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    Look'n good Al!
     

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