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Projects The Okie Apache thread, a boy and his truck

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Roothawg, May 28, 2018.

  1. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    Shrink tube works good too!
    6sally6
     
  2. Roothawg
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    Put him to work installing Kil Mat. E97B7A95-6CB2-4A0D-9955-F9D5C5AF95FE.jpeg A4C20116-16AF-4DA9-AD41-FE78CFD6750C.jpeg
     
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  3. RootsRoots
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    Whoa Larry....simmer down. I could offer up a couple spam sandwiches but not sure Chris is worth a steak....I mean...you saw that paint job right?
     
  4. Roothawg
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    That's only because Spam is all you can cook.
     
  5. Sure looks good outside and don't forget the drain holes in the tailgate chain covers.
     
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  6. Nothing wrong with that paint job or spam for that matter.
     
  7. catdad49
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    Man, Now he Needs a beater to drive to school!
     
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  8. sodas38
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    Good Lordy, thats turning out awesome!!
     
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  9. rukwikenuf
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    I just found this thread, loving it! How's the progress?

    I'm going to be starting a 58 apache too, hoping to drag my 14 year old daughter out into the shop to help. Momma wants to join too, so that's cool.

    Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk
     
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  10. Yea, we need more progress updates. I thought I understood it was done and he was driving it now?
     
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  11. Roothawg
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    Man, it has been one thing after the other. I won’t go into all the boring details. I’ll just say that anything that could go wrong as. I feel for Colby and his mama. She has been hemorrhaging money. It’s at the transmission shop today. It’s acting squirrelly, so they are tearing into it.

    I’ll post some pics later. Thanks for checking in. Sorry I haven’t posted any progress pics.
     
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  12. WB69
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    Nice build. Turning out great!
     
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  13. Roothawg
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    Here are a few final pics.

    Today was the first day he started driving it. We had a few issues to work out, a fuel sender leak, no wipers etc. the horn wouldn’t jive with the aftermarket wheel.

    He has learned a lot and has signed up for Auto Body at VoTech. He is already thinking about another project. He has the knack and I am afraid he has the disease. 0BF75589-8149-4708-B6DD-9CA3FBA459A7.jpeg F91A0321-CE1C-4E6B-B575-254F22356CC9.jpeg D629339F-0294-4181-9A00-F42843B0BBFE.jpeg F849BE94-7315-4939-8AEF-BA35C2AC0E2D.jpeg F97166D1-A46A-4662-A68A-FFFFCA6840C1.jpeg DC5A2823-89EF-49C9-A839-F978C72453C1.jpeg
     
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  14. Roothawg
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    Hope this can help someone out. Hope you enjoyed the build.
     
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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    Excellent finish, and updates along the way
     
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  16. Very cool! Thanks for sharing the build Chris!
     
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  17. Roothawg
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    Now it’s your turn Padre.
     
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  18. Working on it...:D
     
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  19. Roothawg
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    I know. Enjoying the build.
     
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  20. Dbhsvr
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    Very nice, you both gotta be proud of that job
     
  21. razoo lew
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    You guys did great! Glad that he stuck with it, he has a ride to be damned proud of.
     
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  22. lumpy 63
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    Hey Chris , You guys did an awesome job! I know this one had it's challenges but you guys absolutely pulled a rabbit outa the hat:D
     
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  23. 6sally6
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    Suuuh-weeet set of wheels!! He/y'all did a great job!!

    Tell him 6sally6 sez to learn everything he can about automatic transmissions and how to rebuild them..He will make great money....no crawling around under cars (all standing/sitting at a bench)....operating room clean work(if done right)...prolly air conditioned work area (important in Okla. heat)...did I mention it was great money?! Monday-Friday 9 to 5..... Get good at it and go into business for yourself and make more money
    6sally6
     
  24. Gotgas
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    You all did a terrific job. That Chevy really turned out awesome. Great story too!
     
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  25. Roothawg
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    Thanks guys. He is pretty excited. He has a job after the virus lifts and he has to work the summer to help pay for the parts he bought. It will make him appreciate it even more. I have watched him grow from a kid that wanted to sleep all day and wanted to leave the shop after 2 hours to a hard working 16 year old that didn't mind putting in 10 hour days. Some days, I would hear the alarm chirp in the house and look out there and he was working by himself after school. He has told me that when I get ready to paint my car hauler, he would come over and sandblast it to help pay me back for all my time....that proves that he will be a productive citizen. Makes me proud.
     
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  26. jroberts
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    .......and indeed you should be proud of that young man. The truck is absolutely gorgeous you both should be mighty proud of the finished product.
     
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  27. Roothawg
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    There was a point where I was beginning to wonder. Thanks for your help kind sir.
     
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  28. loudbang
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    Early Ford wheel covers?
     
  29. rod1
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    Wow. That came out Nice!
     
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  30. catdad49
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    Wow, what an outstanding finish! On the plus side, the experiences the three of you had while building this can Never be replaced. Thanks for sharing, you All should be very Proud!
     
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