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

  1. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    Super duper bitchin' build. Thanks man.
     
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  2. Petejoe
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    I too totally missed your build from start. Pickups are my love. Great looking build there Root. Will be following till the first fire. Thanks for taking the time. I too am guilty of not documenting my builds.
     
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  3. Roothawg
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    Thanks guys.
    Clay, I think so. I was worried about the shifter, but I think I shall should be ok.
     
  4. cvstl
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    Go with a '40 column and the shifter will fo sho be no issue.
     
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  5. Roothawg
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    I've been looking for one.
     
  6. Oh man, I'm lovin your build. Thanks for all the pics and details!
    Hope to see you this summer driving your truck here in central Okie land??
     
  7. Roothawg
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    If the money holds out....
     
  8. luckystiff
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    if you ever find yourself needing a slightly shorter shock cross reference Monroe part # 5752. roughly 8.5 compressed and 12.75 extended. they cross for 50s barndoor vw bus, 50s willys, and a bunch of other stuff. i run the monroe version on my vw's. good shocks, cheap, and either in stock or next day at most any flaps.......
     
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  9. Roothawg
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    Thanks! That's great info to have.
     
  10. gonmad
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    Chris,
    This build is awesome and I appreciate the detail put forth into taking pics of everything. I'm sure many other people will too. Thumbs up bro!!
     
  11. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Thanks Jimmy. Hopefully when it warms up I can get back on it.
     
  12. Great build Chris! Just read it all from the beginning while watching the Rose Parade. :) Nice, practical and clean build and very inspirational to all us home garage guys. This thread and 40studedude's '60 Chevy wagon thread really drive it home that a nice car doesn't take big bucks or mad skills, but rather good planning and sticking with it through the boring stuff.

    I do have a question back from the beginning, though. What do you use for blast sand? I've been using garnet from tractor supply, but it's expensive and goes fast. Surely there is a better and less expensive option?


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  13. desotot
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    Boy, that seat looks like a good fit.

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  14. Roothawg
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    Jack, It's like it was made for it.
    Thanks Dave. It's hard to put together a tech post when there are so many skilled craftsmen on here.
     
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  15. mr shiftys used cars
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    Awesome build looking really killer I can't wait to see it finished

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  16. Chris, I left that "WalMart Bag" hanger on the back of the seat I put in the '40 truck. Comes in handy for hanging my tie down straps, a chamois and various other things.
     
  17. Roothawg
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    Interesting. I hadn't thought of that.
     
  18. daleeric
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    Root, your build is great! Most of us would like to do it as well, but don't have the skills. Can't wait for more.
     
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  19. Roothawg
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    I used fine playground sand. It comes in 80# bags. Sorry, I missed this question. I have ADD I think.
     
  20. I'm watching, what a build, love the story behind it.
     
  21. Good deal, thanks! That has to be quite a bit cheaper than a bucket of garnet. ;) I'm nearing a point in one of my projects that I'd like to do a fair amount of blasting and was dreading the idea of how much the garnet was going to cost to get it done.


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  22. Roothawg
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    I pay about $5 bag. It fills that big blaster I have for a while.
     
  23. Do you have any problems with the play sand clogging up? I have a blaster similar to yours and have filtered/dried air.


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  24. Roothawg
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    Dang, Dave I don't even have filtered air....no problems. I just have a couple of water traps between the compressor and the outlets.

    I bet I have blasted 10 cars with this blaster. I just leave the sand on a pallet, off the ground until I need it. I don't open it until I pour it in. Also, I don't blast when the humidity is up real high.
     
  25. Excellent, thanks Chris! I don't have some fancy system, just the water traps like you and then on my line that I use for painting, the blast cabinet and the plasma cutter I have one of those filter cans that uses the paper filter inside that's like a toilet paper roll as an extra try-and-make-sure-my-air-is-dry-here-in-800%-humidity-Arkansas. ;)
     
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  26. NoSurf
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    Nice job so far brother.
     
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  27. Luckey7
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    Great build thread!! Ready to see the final result!!
     
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  28. Tman
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    I love the fuse box detail. I think my seat bottom will flip up so I may not need to do something like that but will keep it in mind anyway.
     
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  29. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    from Missouri

    Great build. One of the best things IMHO is the "history" of the old cars and trucks we all love.
    Hope to see the truck up and running at the St Louis Hot Rod Hundred this fall!!!
     
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  30. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    I almost didn't read this thread because of the title. Sometimes we can be so narrow minded and miss the coolest stuff. This is an awesome build and thread ! Thanks and keep it up. I am glued to this !
     
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