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Projects Speed Junky's '34 Ford pickup truck thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SPDJNKY, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. I've been lurking for a while and thought I'd post some info on my 1934 Ford pickup. Plan is for a fenderless, early sixties traditional Hot Rod. Well my take on it at least. I bought a cab a year ago out in Detroit, and been collecting parts ever since. I got some help chopping the top since it was my first. It's got about 4.75" taken out of it. I'm still finishing welding that up. It's getting a 390FE motor and a TKO trans. I picked up a POSI 9 inch last week. Grill shell is from a 34 truck (thanks HEMISTEVE). F1 steering box with three bar chrome steering wheel (thanks MEATBALL). I still need to buy my wheels and tires. I know I want OE style chrome steelies all around, with cheaters in the rear and bias up front. Still need my front suspension too. That will be a drop I-Beam spring behind non-suicide set up. Bed was scratch built by me with some help from HRCC. Kevin at HRCC will be doing the frame work and setting up the suspension once I save my pennies. I still dont know what color the body will be but it will be painted for sure.
    I'm sure I will have plenty of questions along the way. Here's some pics so far.
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  2. Heres the new grill and wheel.
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  3. The motor will get freshened up and tri-power. Needs a bath and paint too:D Cab is gonna be tight but it will have a third pedal. haha
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  4. Heres the bed. I made it with 18ga sheet. Rails are 1" square tubing. HRCC stepped the sides for me. It's 60" long and about 18" deep. Stake pockets are from MACS but modefied a bit. Floor will go into the bed after the frame is done. Still need to fab the tailgate. I'm gonna morph the FORD logo off a beat up 53 gate I have.
    Here is the cab after the chop started.
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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
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  5. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    Looks like you have a great start on your hotrod...... but I guess you could say I am partial to 32-34 trucks.............
     
  6. Thanks. Is there a 33/34 Ford truck club or anything on the HAMB? Seems like there are all sorts of member stuff like that.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  7. It looks great. Keep it up!
     
  8. How much out of the top?
    Is that a 312 engine?
     
  9. earlymopar
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    Sure looks nice. I would have suggested (ahead of time) using at least 16 gage for the bed. 18 gage is incredibly thin (many beds were 14 gage).

    - EM
     
  10. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    Sorry, I should have told you about the social group "the box truck bastards" it is for owners of 1928 to 1934 ford trucks... So join up and put a picture of your truck there too.......
     
  11. 4.75" chop. (I couldn't decide on 4 1/2 or 5":D)
    Motor is a 390FE out of a T-Bird.
     
  12. I figured 18ga would be fine since it's bead rolled and each panel has multiple bends. Nothing is going in it except maybe a duffle bag or cooler. I surely don't wanna do it over again:D. Thanks for the advise.
     
  13. Im grinding down the welds on the outside of the cab today from the chop. Am I suppose to grind the little bit of weld that came true on the inside of the cab?
     
  14. solid
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    yeah you can get in there and clean it up...grind too much, and you will be miggin holes.:D
     
  15. Hellfish
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    Man, you do great work, Brian!
     
  16. flatheadpete
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    Man, you chopped the hell outa that!! Looks really good. Keep us updated.
     
  17. Jeff Norwell
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    Looks like a killer Build Speed Junky...I am subscribed!
     
  18. dodgerodder
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    Man Brian, that looks KILLER! The bed really came out great too. I will be following, I really have a soft spot for 32-34 trucks. Keep up the great work

    Dan
     
  19. oldtin
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    I can't resist a 32-34 truck build. You may actually motivate some progress on my 33.

    Do you have your tri-power yet?
     
  20. Mat Thrasher
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    Look's good but I'm partial to 34's myself. Your avatar looks familiar and my cab is from Detroit.

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  21. I had one and sold it. I'm keeping an eye out for another though.
     
  22. Cool! I really dig the '32 through '34 pick-em ups. Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep up the good work.
     
  23. chopz56
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    It's looking good Brian!
     
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    Nothing too exciting, but here are some pics of the back panel and pillar after some grinding and finishing Wed.
    I think this cab was a utility company cab or something. There are dents within about every square foot of this thing. It's crazy:confused:.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  25. onedge
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    that rear shot of the chop puts the big wide reveal on the 34 cabs in perspective more. i like that rear look. i rode in a first gen mustardstang w/ 390 when I was a kid and had to ride backseat ~get in da back~ i would say it took 3 mile for the smoke to clear out of car after the short stop in the middle of road leaving town. your doing well. i like em 32-34's.
     
  26. It's looking great...........................I'm a big fan of the 32,33,34 trucks also.
    Good luck.
     
  27. My dad had a built 390 in a 69 Mach 1 that was a screamer/missile. I think that's what draw me to the 390. I figured the FE would keep me traditional too:D. That and I can't pull together the scratch for a 406:rolleyes:
     
  28. oldtin
    Joined: Dec 22, 2001
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    I will be selling an intake and air cleaner housing (no carbs) for my dad in a few weeks, not sure what he is looking to get out of it yet.

    I've got a 390 tri-power, but its not going in my 33, I originally planned to put it in a 27 tudor but not sure what I'm going to put it in now.
     
  29. keep me in mind. I might be interested.
     
  30. Not a whole lot happening on the truck because of the holiday schedule.
    I did however order up my chrome steel wheels today from Wheelkid.
    Can't wait to get 'em.
     

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