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***TECH: 32 RPU Project - Making a RPU into an SUV***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NealinCA, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. RAY With
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    What a project! You really think we care about what your welds look like? The end results over ride any little minor flaws you may think you have and your project is over the top period. You have not only put a new concept into hot roding you have made it for family. What better way is there? Thanks for your ideas and sharing it with us hambers that only wish we had the ideas and talent like yours to proceed with our own dreams.
     
  2. FOURTYDLX
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    Just bitchin,les
     
  3. hotrodwelder
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    Damn neat idea! Also damn good work, fab is awesome!
     
  4. MODELA30
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    NOW THAT THERE IS A GOOD IDEAR RIGHT THERE!!!!!! Knuck From Indiana.
     
  5. dwaynerz
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    just when you think you have seen all modifications that could possibly be done, something new comes along. nice work.
     
  6. tjm73
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    That's brilliant! And superb workmanship too.
     
  7. Wow, what an awesome Tech thread! Thanks for sharing your idea.
     
  8. fordsteel
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    from Elkland PA

    +++ great fab nice work
     
  9. rgrhoward
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    from Tacoma, WA

    You got my Vote! That's awesome!
     
  10. Keep
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    This place never ceases to amaze me, outstanding mod.
     
  11. 45_70Sharps
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    Amazing work and a couple lucky kids!

    Way to think outside the box.
     
  12. woodienut
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    Makes me want to build a RPU just to steal your idea, now only if I had your ability!! Awesome thanks for sharing.
     
  13. nocoastsaint
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    That is just fantastic.
     
  14. i voted now a ????
    how is the back held up while in use ?

    my new suburban has a cable that when tippin the rear seat bottom it un locks the back rest to fold .... ?????
     
  15. BaznJosh
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    Outstanding work there mate!!!
     
  16. NealinCA
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    Thanks for all of the positive feedback. I do these kinda projects for my own satisfaction...but it's good to know someone else gets it. :cool:

    I was wondering if anyone was going to catch that. I had forgotten to take pictures of that part before I tore the truck apart. I wanted to use folding arms similar to a step ladder or card table, but I couldn't work out the geometry so that they would lay flat when the seat was folded down. I finally gave up and just made some stainless bars that atach with early Ford closed car windshield nuts. Kinda trying to keep with the factory feel.

    Thanks for the votes.

    Neal
     

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  17. model B 32
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    The design is neat and brilliant, and the shaping is more than outstanding !
     
  18. Grommet
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    from South GA

  19. Woody's Hot Rods
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    Great idea, from one family guy to another!
     
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  21. outlaw256
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    i am in total awe!!!!!!!!! such a simple idea and such brillant execution. sir your work is top notch.i envy you! and im jealous as hell lololol!!!
     
  22. NealinCA
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    I actually have to undo both upper and lower nuts...as there is very little room "in the gap" when it folds down...

    [​IMG]

    I had hoped for something more "automatic"...but it really doesn't take long to undo 4 thumb screws.

    Neal
     
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  23. your golden any way best of luck


    the kids will be your automatic set up ...
     
  24. Me and I bet your kids think this is real KOOL!
     
  25. peteynj
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    from Jersey

    awesome and well done
     
  26. hugh m
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    from ct.

    Now that is really a nice ,creative piece of work. Enjoy your new tools.
     
  27. bob-o
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    Wow. Top notch work and a killer end result. Very cool. And a well deserved win!
     
  28. 41 Dave
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    Neal, Congrats on winning Tech Week ! Your '32 Ford SUV is one neat Hot Rod !

    Dave
     
  29. JimSibley
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    Wow, That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time
     
  30. SinisterCustom
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