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Tell me what you think...my first ride

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HellCat, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. HellCat
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    Hello All,

    Well here it is my first ride.
    My father in law and I's first attempt at a rod.
    Frame and headers were made by my father n law.
    Floor pan and engine install by myself.
    The grille shell is from an old hobart welder.
    The front wheels are from a tractor combine.
    The back wheels will be changed upon delivery from Coker.
    Can anyone guess what the body is from?
    I got a bed on it now I will updates pics next week

    We will paint it in about two weeks.
    Any opinions are welcome good or bad.

    Thanks guys,
    HC
     

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  2. Pontiac Slim
    Joined: Jan 16, 2003
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    From what I see gonna be a killer ride !
    Pontiac Slim
     
  3. Keep posting, you'll be able to get more ideas as it begins to come together.
     
  4. HellCat
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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  5. so whats the body? dodge?
     
  6. HellCat
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    no but keep guessing
    Maybe I need to give a special prize to the winning guess.
     
  7. choppintops
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    What color are you going to paint it?
     
  8. Looks like a truck body to me, old International?
     
  9. lowburban
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  10. HellCat
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    you guys are getting warmer.
    We are going to paint olive drab and black
    military inspired,
    we welded some old ammo boxes behind the gas tank in the bed
    for a battery and some tools.
     
  11. HellCat
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    winner gets a double 0 Mack pin striping brush
     
  12. DIRTYBIRD
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    Dunno what that dody is. Would look better if the top of the grille shell was brought down so it was in line with the cowl. Might be too late in the build though. Bed or no bed?
     
  13. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
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    Very interesting. From what I can make of it the body started off as a big truck of some sort that you cut down.I see a bit of school bus yellow in there!!Or maybe the same tractor combine you got the wheels from??
     
  14. essix? plymouth? looks like a great project.
     
  15. HellCat
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    Bed,
    it will sit a little higher
     
  16. HellCat
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    kiwi um no and no
     
  17. model-a-fan
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    Don't mention ammo boxes. It's a touchy subject here. ;)
     
  18. HellCat
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    fitzee not a combine
     
  19. HellCat
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  20. gunk
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    Some kind of military truck. Looks cool
     
  21. RichG
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    uh, well, I'm probably gonna offend ya, but I'm guessing a Rolls...
     
  22. Flatheadguy
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    Excellent!! Keep going. Definitely not a cookie cutter rod. Gotta love independent thought.
    Looks sorta like a an M-38....3/4 ton military truck.
     
  23. Shoprag
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    I'm gonna go with a mack body, the grille looks like an old truck grille. I just sold a brockway which is macks canadian model. Plus i figured the mack brush might be a hint.
     
  24. Squablow
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    If I have to guess I'd say its a cut down Autocar truck cab.

    The build looks decent so far, I'd be worried that the combine/tractor rims might shimmy at high speeds, make sure they're true and balanced properly. I also have a feeling that you will sit very high up in the car due to the shallow cab depth and the position of the frame rails, but if it's long enough and you can sit in a more reclined position I guess that'd be OK.

    I'm quite interested to see what the grille looks like head on, if you wanted to post pics.
     
  25. fitzee
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    Don`t think its a Mack they had curved windshields with wipers on top!! How do I know this?? Tring to find out what the hell this is and been looking at ever kind of big truck for the last half hour!!

    Time for me to get a life!!
     
  26. gunk
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    from phoenix

    Dodge Humpback Panel?
     
  27. Del Clark
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    Maybe like a farm combine or something of that nature?
     
  28. BISHOP
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  29. Flat Roy
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    What ever it is keep it Kool and keep it SAFE.
     
  30. 43gman
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    from NC

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