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Hot Rods The Cast Off Truck Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Mar 13, 2022.

  1. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,570


    ABBE9B62-3B55-4615-B9CB-4D3005647087.jpeg 3CA9A5F5-BFCC-4765-A8F0-950310FE33FF.jpeg EEE193FC-ECE8-410A-A4DC-8951A3948F20.jpeg DE185208-7FF0-4B45-B3D8-ED6F7B2AF4A2.jpeg 90D6A810-40BE-4C8D-A9D7-7ECD33FA712E.jpeg So, some of you remember my nephew building the 58 Apache in the Okie Apache thread. He has been bugging me to build a flatty powered pickup. We have the 35-36 Fords in our bloodline. He was destined to build one.

    I had asked around about flathead projects and my buddy @guthriesmith told me about a guy he met may have a project. A guy was building a street rod out of a 37 Ford coupe. He had ordered a Pete and Jakes chassis. I called him back about 6 months ago and told him when he pulled the body to give me a call. That call happened last week. Today we went and picked up the chassis.

    Colby has been working for a restoration shop after school and is learning a lot. He saved up his money and this was all him. No mom and dad money funding it. This will be built out of leftover parts we have laying around.

    It’s a decent frame. Has rust in the usual areas. We started it and it busted right off. Not a bunch of leaks either.

    He has been buying the hard to find parts like the grille etc. He bought a really nice grille at an antique mall in OKC.

    Here are a few pics. I’m sure it will be a while before we have any updates.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2022
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  2. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    That's great! Looking forward to updates when they happen.
  3. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 7,817

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Glad Colby was able to get that 37 chassis. Should make for an easier start than trying to throw lots of parts together.
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  4. Cool, a real hot rod build! Not some turd rod like we see so many of these days.
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  5. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 9,762

    Bandit Billy

    ^^^Heh, heh, he said turd rod! :cool:
  6. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 3,044


    Nice! Looking forward to seeing the progress! What are the exhaust looking tubes coming out from under the radiator?
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  7. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 3,599

    rusty valley

    Motor looks to clean to be original, must have been rebuilt at some time is my guess, good score !
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  8. You don't find deals like that up here anymore! That frame looks to be in great shape. Looking forward to seeing this come together.
  9. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,570


    Dual horns.

    The motor looks like it has been gone through. The guy handed us a set of wrenches for the Johnson adjustable lifters. He said...I don't know what these are for, but the guy I bought the car from said I would need them. It has new tires as well.
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  10. What a great starting point! Did he get the steering column and assorted parts? I can't imagine the po using them for a street rod...
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  11. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    He did. He had to pony up a little for the original banjo wheel. It was a nice piece.

    We didn’t know it until we started to deal On the banjo, but he was a retired firefighter and worked at the firehouse with Colby’s dad.

    The horn and headlight switch worked as well.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2022
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  12. I'll be following Root! HRP
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  13. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,352


    Oh man. That's awesome.
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  14. Love those old Fords...

    Thanks for sharing your journey....

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  15. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
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    Tag, I am in.
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  16., I couldn't help but notice, it seems the shifter may be pointing the wrong way. Is that an old speed shifting secret? 3 reverse gears and one forward? Allows for underhood test drives while adjusting the carb? Just trying to learn, or help ;)
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  17. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,570


    That is what engages the turbonator.
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  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,418


    I agree this is a great starting point.

    Are the wide 5 caps chrome plated? The only all-stainless ones Ive ever seen are the "spider" ones that also cover the artillery spokes. Are these some kind of option I just never noticed before?
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  19. Those are the twin turbo inlets.;)
    Or maybe twin 50-cals?:eek:

    Seriously- with all those old Ford parts, that'll be a cool build !:cool:
    ford pickup.jpg
  20. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 7,817

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I wondered the same about those caps. :D
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  21. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,299


    :D This looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe,
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  22. I'm in Root. Looks like a very cool build .
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  23. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    I dunno. I didn’t pay any attention to them, til
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  24. If they are chrome I have some of that worlds greatest chrome polish I can donate to the cause
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  25. That’s pretty cool. You got an extra cab and bed laying around?
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  26. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,490

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Good deal.... man you Legranges all look alike.

    Those are pretty sure those are aftermarket stainless caps.... I dig 'em.

    Juice brakes already.... he's got a great start.
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  27. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    lumpy 63

    Prolly needs a 390 Cad to make it get out of its own way.... :cool:
  28. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 3,207


    I bet the street rod guy was really happy he found someone that wanted that "old junk". I've been at the right place at the right time to get some "old junk" as well. Makes for two groups of happy people, the one's that want it gone, and the one's that want it.

    You guys might be the first people he calls when he is ready to do the next street rod too.
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