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Truck update and progress report. RAT ROD TRAD ROD CRAP ROD.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TINGLER, Feb 4, 2007.

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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  2. BinderRod
    Joined: Jul 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,736


    Build what you want and drive what you build
  3. Upchuck
    Joined: Mar 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,576

    from Canada BC

    I have a truck to but mines all chevy transplanted:D :)

  4. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,549


    You know...this one still purrs like a kitten.....

    Sorry holmes, I had to dig at you just a bit..

    I dig your little truck, always liked the 58s. What kind of wheels are you gonna run?

    See ya, -Abone.
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  5. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    Glad you got that off your chest . I like the new truck.
  6. falconmad
    Joined: Sep 21, 2005
    Posts: 114


    I love the attitude, I'm sick of all the bullshit about what class of vehicle you like too. Who cares if you built it and you like it then screw everyone else. I have to say I like where you are going with this truck, especially the FORD power, it's about time somebody powered a chevy the right way.
  7. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,265


    Looks like a HILLBILLYHOTRODPARTSHAULER to me!!!! haha........

    I agree with ya ALOT Tingler baby..........dig the truck.....nothing wrong with running discs on something that your ACTUALLY gonna USE.....(as long as it's got fenders)...I personally woulda put a 440 MoPar in it.......hahaha!!!

    Whataya using for a grill???? I see TEETH.....painted white.....with one missin'.....
  8. Upchuck
    Joined: Mar 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,576

    from Canada BC

    at least yours ain't getting another sbc.:eek: :D
  9. Slide
    Joined: May 11, 2004
    Posts: 3,026


    I'll CLASSIFY that as:

    a cool old truck.
  10. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    shoulda left the vontingler on the door. . .

    other than that, i dig this shit man. keep going. THIS is what its about.

  11. 47 Tudor Guy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
    Posts: 345

    47 Tudor Guy

    Nice truck -- Good job. To me it's all about what you want to do with it, and what you have to work with. That's what I see in your truck. I like it -- ALOT! But then again, the only box anyone will EVER fit me in will be the one they bury me in. :D
  12. ditz
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 140


    [6+9- )...I personally woulda put a 440 MoPar in it.......hahaha!!!

    Pleeeeeze don't laffff too hard. Mine has a 318/904/9"ford

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  13. 47 Tudor Guy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2006
    Posts: 345

    47 Tudor Guy

    I dang near used a 318/727/Nova rear in my Tudor -- cuz I have an excellent motor & trans kicking around. I also have an excellent running 260 Olds V8 with a TH 200 behind it here that I considered. But I also had a 350/350 SBC -- so I went that way. To me it is about using what you have... and keeping the cost WAY down.

    I'm thinking I am going to start a new class and fit my car to it.
    How about a Traditional Hot Street Rat!!!???

    Or NOT! :rolleyes:

    I guess I'll stick with what I have always called my car. FUN! Thats what I like about your truck Tingler. It is being built to be useable and FUN.
  14. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    im glad you are fixing the rot, junking the slug six (nothing cool about going slow) and covered up letting on the door. i have seen enough pretend "vintage shop trucks" to last a life time
  15. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    I'm thoroughly pissed about classifications too. My '64 Ford is hereby known as a FORD..not rat rod, shit rod, wanna be Kustom nor anything else!

    Tingler, the TRUCK is shaping up great, and the thought of Ford power in a Chevy makes me all mushy inside......:D :D

  16. Now if it were mine, I would've done

    NOTHING DIFFERENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,996


    Let's cut that first draft down to the important bits.

    This is all I needed to hear to know that I like it.

    If you haven't found a good 302 yet I've got a complete '70 Mustang unit here that needs a rebuild but would be the best 302 block you can get (so I'm told).
  18. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    GEEZ Tingleberry, are you taking too much of your medication or not enough? :p

    Looks good to me brother, no matter what anybody wants to call it.
  19. DeepSouthRick
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 325


    Do what you want. Everyone told me to go with an IFS on my F100, but nope, I like the look of that straight axle. Had to sleeve it on one side to accept new king pin bushings -- thing was worn slap OUT.

    But I did add a sway bar, gas nitro shocks, and power disk brakes. I still use it to actually HAUL stuff on the farm, and I like the idea of being able to STOP.

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  20. yep tingler i reckon that is one cool truck. dont worry about the looks of it. i think ive got dibs on the uglyest bloody truck its a bedford, the barstard child of a english ford. seeya mate
  21. Yo Baby
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 2,812

    Yo Baby

    Hey Tingler,why don't ya tell us how ya really feel? LOL
    I think I'll "CLASSIFY" your truck as Fuck 'em If They Can't Take A Joke.;)
  22. hey yo baby- nice to know that in the south that big brothers suck- are u on a farm by the way?
  23. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    My '40 Chevy Pick-up was Ford from the radiator to the 8" rearend, I had guys come up to me and say "Ford in a chevy!!! Man you ruined this truck"
    Oh Well!! Anyway you've got a nice old truck there, have fun.
  24. JDHolmes
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
    Posts: 918

    from Spring TX

    Great 58. I haven't found one worthy yet.

    Actually I'm confused though...I thought the whole point of this old car thing was to do what made you happy and got you away from the jellybean, everything looks the same, can't tell without a nameplate crap we see daily.

    Are you (were you) feeling too much PEER PRESSURE?

    Build what suits ya. Drive the wheels of it.
  25. sorry, but the red axle makes it a rat rod. :)
  26. looks more like a "POON BOY" truck
  27. CAS
    Joined: Oct 26, 2001
    Posts: 259


    "You asswipes are wearing me down with all the classification shit."

    Haha, I hear that. It's cool to see it it the way you want...screw the opinions.
    Thanks for sharing.
  28. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Tingler, your terminology has offended me deeply...please refrain from using those words ever again...
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  29. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    I like flatbeds!

    Oh wait, I mean trucks, er vehicles, er things...nevermind. :)

    Anyway, I like that you are putting the flatbed back on. It'll be different.
  30. AZAV8
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 997

    from Tucson, AZ

    The only "classification" this project needs is its a truck with which to haul stuff. Every hot rodder NEEDS a truck to haul home the parts for the next project and for every other thing you and the family need.

    I would have installed a diesel to have enough torque to haul stuff. The new ones are a little complicated to install with the computer control but nothing a smart guy with smart friends can't handle.

    Don't forget to install a good Class IV hitch and a B&W Turnover Ball Hitch in the bed. They make using a goose neck trailer real easy and still leave the flat bed flat when you need it. A Warn electric winch is good to have for hauling out the vintage tin from the mud and underbrush.

    The hitches and the diesel can wait to be later improvements once you get the hauler up and running. Just consider these suggestions and food for thought.

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