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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29ToyA, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
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    The boy picked out a car, well a truck to build. It is the 1939 tractor truck I got for parts to make a crew cab. It is a little rough. But it will be a fun project. Plan is to turn it into a pick up. We have 40 suspension and rear end for it. For the power plant it will use a flat head out of my 1938 dump truck. My Grandfather had rebuilt the engine a couple of times, I know it is a Mercury block possible other stuff inside, I know that because he always used Mercury blocks and cranks. For a transmission we have a 3 speed from my Dads old Hot Rod. GrandFather said it ran when it was parked in 62. Nice part, it was parked in a barn until about 9 or 10 years ago. For a bed we will just make one and use a set of 54 F100 rear fenders. For the body I have another grill and pretty good left fender. Need a hood. I would like to find something different for headlights, kinda thinking Chev or anlong that line. He wants to chop it some so that is in the plan too. I will start a build thread or use this one, not sure. Hope to start draging the parts home in the next month.
    Next step is to write out a plan and FOLLOW IT!
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  2. lawman
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    You have a handful !!!! Keep posting the progress.Tom (Tired Old Man)
     
  3. Cusco
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
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    from Europe

    Have a nice start with it...
     
  4. captainjunk#2
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    old trucks are cool ,post some build photos
     
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  5. Lowmerc50
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    Cool looking truck!!! Good luck with the build....
     
  6. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
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    Well this was a bust!
    The boy said he really does not want to build a car/truck.
     
  7. I can send my driver with a truck to take it off your hands, you know help you clean up the yard :rolleyes:
     
  8. F&J
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    There are too many other distractions for a young guy these days.


    We older guys built models, minibikes or gocarts...or at least tried. Modern kids get prefinished 1/18 scale models, and a quad.

    One small thing I thought of, is how could a kid build anything while texting and cell phoning every few minutes? :)
     
  9. 29ToyA
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    You must know my boy! :eek:
     
  10. dudley32
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    nice start..and good parts..from a reliable source...family is always good..
     
  11. threeston
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
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    might want to start him off with a more finished and running project. young kids cant see that long term for a project needing so much work. maybe not instant gratification, but something that will get him to running without frustration that will kill any further enthusiasm.
     
  12. F&J
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    No, I have my own copy :D He's 19.5 yr old. He sure changed from 6 to 18, as he no longer wants to creat, build, or work on mech stuff, but he can operate any thing with a motor, and catches on quick.

    It's a changed world and kids are not like us for the most part. I am glad my son is not a clone of me. I spent most my life in a shop, he has seen and done more than me so far... he is camping at the ocean last 2 nights...I am doing side work on an Amphicar...to pay bills
     

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