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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bear Metal Kustoms, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    I just got a new project for myself(like I needed it)...28-29 RPU Runs and drives still has mechanical brakes and uses the cowl tank...couldn't pass it up... some fancy horse trading and it's mine....Plans are to run a v8 flatty/t-5 combo, quick change rear, I am gonna drop an axle for the front, buick drums then run it for a while.... big plans involve doing all the sheet metal work and putting the fenders etc.. back on....You just gotta love a truck with no roof.... Jason.
     

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  2. elcornus
    Joined: Apr 8, 2005
    Posts: 652

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    I gotta come see this!!!!!!!!

    see ya in a few..........
     
  3. dart165
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 704

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    nice score! nobody NEEDS more projects...but we are all addicted, so might as well enjoy the ride.
     
  4. 1BADSLED
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    [​IMG]Nothing better than a truck with no roof. Here's a little inspiration. Good Luck with it
     

  5. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,974

    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    I've really started to like the '28-29 RPUs, might be my favorite early Ford bodystyle. Congrats on the score!
     
  6. BOBBY FORD
    Joined: Oct 6, 2007
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    RUPs have always been bad a$$ to me for some reason. Might be because one was the first car I ever bought that didn't run. Sold it fairly quick after I bought it. I was only 16. Wish I still were.LOL
     
  7. Nix66
    Joined: Aug 27, 2007
    Posts: 92

    Nix66
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    from Detroit

    Awesome. i think thats what i want to build next. cool roadster and still out some $hit in the back. sweet score. i have to start harrasing old people from back home i know they are hoarding stuff.
     
  8. cool project,i love rpu's
     
  9. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Gonna just drive it for a while mechanical brakes and all..I want to build the RPU to a specific vision I have..Gonna collect parts and do it all at one time... I have to finish the Warthog first.... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239703 The Warthog frame is pretty much done now.. gotta build brackets for steering and brakes then mount the body....Jason.
     
  10. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    I clicked onto this post, because I thought it read - still some GERMS around. Well, I am going to get my reading glasses now, and read some more on the Hamb. Hey, it does look to be a great pickup truck project. Congrats on the horse trading.
     
  11. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    I am sure there are some germs around too...There was some stinky old carpet padding and rotten wood in the bed... Jason.
     
  12. Mercmad
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
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    there's a guy on TV here who has an antique show,his favorite saying .( in a cockney accent);
    " you see something you want to buy? ..Get it bought!!"
    Nice buying ( trading):):)
     
  13. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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    Thought something looked funny then noticed the improved shell holding the bonnet high, looks likes a good starter
     
  14. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
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    nice score , warthog update ?
     
  15. Looks like a great start,to what will be another cool ride.:D
     
  16. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    I will be updating the Warthog thread later this evening..... lost a little steam on it when I picked up the RPU.. getting back on it tonight... Jason.
     
  17. nice score , congratz ..
     
  18. Durod
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 809

    Durod
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    from DFW, Tx

    yeah that rules.
     
  19. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
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    srosa707
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    from Sacramento

  20. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Got it running today and drove it down the block... Clutch was stuck but we got it with a little persuasion.....

    need a new water pump, upper water neck and hose... should be good to go..

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