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Projects The LeGrange Produce Tribute Truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    1. Upholstery

    Interior looks great! Which vinyl did you end up using?
     
  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Pan gasket changed. Now I am back to where I was yesterday.....
     
  3. 54 Chevy
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    Completely frustrated and ready to screaming from the shop. Yep you are right on schedule. Just remember if it was easy you would probably just make it harder!
     
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  4. Roothawg
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    Hoping to get it timed and started tomorrow, so I can take it to the muffler shop on Friday.
     
  5. Roothawg
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    It was the 36 oz that looks like waxed leather......the name is The Symphony Collection, "Old Bronze", by Nassimi. I like the way it turned out. I hope it wears as well as I expect it to. I think you may have even been the one that suggested it. It's been a few moons......
     
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  6. studebaker46
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    Root where did you go with the thoughts of the cad engine? just .02 while caddie looks neat it is hard to beat the sound of a good revving 327 love this truck Tom
     
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  7. manyolcars
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    This cant be the end! More please
     
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  8. Roothawg
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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2016
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  9. Doctorterry
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    Please say there's more!!! I've followed this thread for so long!


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  10. Roothawg
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    I have bought the materials to build the test stand, but I have been buried lately. Hoping after the holidays to get back on it.
     
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  11. belair
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    Missed all the fun you had. I have the same amount of room under the dash of my 59 Apache after the A/C install as you do. Lines weren't quite so bad, but talk about 10 pounds of A/C in a 5 pound sack! Interior looks great. Have you started on the gonna be chopped truck, or finish this one first?
     
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  12. Don't encourage distractions! LOL
     
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  13. belair
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    ^^^ok-biblical advice for Roothawg- "This one thing I do... ."
     
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  14. Finish it!
     
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  15. gonmad
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    SQUIRREL!!!! :p
     
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  16. guthriesmith
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I witnessed the produce truck just last week waiting for its heart to be re-installed. :D
     
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  17. daleeric
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    I'm confused now, Your putting a flathead Cadillac in your chopped top pickup:p
     
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  18. I think he plans on a Cadillac overhead
     
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  19. Roothawg
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    I have many visions Grasshopper.......
     
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  20. Uh...hey Root, I believe you owe the HAMB an update. ;-)
     
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  21. Roothawg
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    I do. I will give you the cliff notes version. After fighting with the 327, straight from the bowels of hell, I gave up. Actually, it's like that line from The outlaw Josey Wales.... I didn't surrender, they took my horse and made him surrender.

    My wife made me surrender, so I bought a crate motor. I knuckled under and bought a 255 hp roller motor, 1996-2000 version. I wanted the roller to avoid the whole zinc required for cam break in etc. and it should be more reliable I hope.

    This will be towing the Avalair travel and the Fly eventually. I drove it around the block, but I need some adjustment to the TV cable.


    I'll post some updated pics, but I think the Nigerians have control of my laptop. Gonna hafta do some virus roundup.
     
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  22. Tman
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    Root, can I ask what the motor cost? My Gmc is getting one
     
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  23. Roothawg
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    I shopped around and Jegs had the best price, no core charge, free freight. It was right at 2 grand. I had to buy a dipstick and tube, the oil filter adapter and a new style externally balanced flex plate and the obvious stuff, like intake, carb, exhaust manifolds. It has the good Vortec heads, but ugly center bolt valve covers. I don't really care, so I just spray bombed the whole motor. I like the idea of having an easy oil filler cap, so I kept them.

    Oh, one important thing. The timing cover is one of those new fangled plastic, one use covers. It has a 3/4" hole in it for a crank position sensor. I went to the local LQK salvage and pulled one for $5. You don't need it, except to fill the hole.

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Chevrolet-Performance/809/12530282/10002/-1
     
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  24. sololobo
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    cool project, love the familia image with Grampa in it. Nothing like a project with the whole crew working towards a finish product. Love where it is headed. best wishes
     
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  25. Roothawg
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    [​IMG] I took it to the muffler shop Thursday. These guys always start out shaking their head, saying " Man I dunno, there's not much space up there. They always end up making it look like it was factory. I love hiring guys that appreciate doing things right.


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  27. gonmad
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    Go Kat gO!!
     
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  28. NoSurf
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    Like.

    When is the photo-shoot scheduled?
     
  29. Roothawg
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    I am waiting on Mik to letter and stripe it. Then we will be taking pics.
     
  30. okiedokie
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    Chris, huw much space between the tailpipes and gas tank. Is it just the angle that makes them look close?
     

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