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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by terd ferguson, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Daniel Goldman
    Joined: Jan 9, 2016
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    Daniel Goldman

    Man there is so much cool in this thread!!!
    Here's my 67 travelette and 58 A120.
     

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  2. 46Steel
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  3. ramrod36
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  4. scan0017.jpg This is my 36 , I've had it since 1979 and built it twice now. Runs a 250 six with auto, 67 nova rear with ( please dont judge me!!) a independent front end. The only thing I want to change yet is the wheels, I love Cragars but not on this one. Just got it back on the road in August, felt great to be back behind the wheel again after a dormant 15 years. The picture of the red version is how it used to be. Mitch. 11896029_10206208993217894_231140128071570361_n.jpg 36 truck.jpg
     

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  5. exterminator
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  6. D.Lee
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    My 56.
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    My ole lady's 51.
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  8. tofords
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    new 40 came home with me last nite IMG_2888.JPG IMG_2879.JPG IMG_2888.JPG IMG_2879.JPG IMG_2846.JPG IMG_2895.JPG
     
  9. Sleeper-6
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  10. gilles d
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    My sons 62 c10 and my 57 merc
     

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  12. the oil soup
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    image.jpeg Another pic with the bed mounted
     
  13. cam the man
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    My 1940 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, in need of a restoration. I am 16 years old and my grandfather gave me the truck to rebuild, he bought the truck in 1970.
     
  14. Dave Mc
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  15. nunattax
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    NICE TRUCK BUDDY
     
  16. Barn Find
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    That looks darn close to the paint scheme on my latest find. I've never found a real truck with original paint this nice.

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  17. hot rod pro
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    Here's a new one out of our shop. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465871163.487721.jpg
     
  18. nunattax
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  19. MP&C
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    John's getting ready for engine start ceremonies, so I guess I need to get off my duff here. To help out in that regard, next we'll fabricate the battery tray which I don't believe came with the truck when John got it. Here's the best we have for a pattern:


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    The hold down bracket for the prescribed Group 4 battery was with the truck, so we did some test fitting with the inner fender in place. It is a bit cramped for space, and John expressed concern of the availability of the Group 4 battery. Most local sources only carry the Group 1 in stock, which would also be a better fit.. So out with the old...


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    I did miss getting in the flat pictures, but here is the freshly folded and welded hold down bracket for the new battery size.


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    All trimmed and prepped for paint..


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    Comparing the new to the old...


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    Next will be the new battery tray.
     
  20. MP&C
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    ...and now for the battery tray, shown here cut to size and sides folded up...


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    For the end folds, the cut was started using a .035 cutoff wheel..


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    ...and our trusty jig saw again...


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    Both ends complete, and frame holes have been piloted. Once checked to the hole spacing on the frame they can be drilled out for the 3/8 bolts.


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  21. Maybe you could start a build thread and leave this as a picture thread.
     
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  22. LAROKE
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    Ditto. Nice work by the way.
     
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  23. JLB3
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    Awesome idea for the battery box. I think I'll steal it for my build. :)
     
  24. 4woody
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    My newish project- bought as an unfinished project. The P.O. also took this photo, so it already looks a bit different.

    5.9L w/46rh tranny, updated suspension & steering, 4 wheel discs. Going to be my everyday driver if I ever get it done.
     
  25. cam the man
    Joined: Mar 20, 2016
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    cam the man

    Thanks, I would like to have the truck rebuilt primarily for sentimental reasons, it is more than just a truck, sort of a member of the family


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  26. HotRodGirl40
    Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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    We just finished our 3rd makeover on Batfink since 2012 when we bought it! Super stoked on how it turned out, it was a major! We had it completely dismantled and off the road for roughly a year and a half.
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  27. RoadkillCustoms
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    1949 Studebaker 2R5 w/ matching '49 Trailer...

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  28. Barn Find
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  29. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    jnaki

    Hello,

    Back in 1954-55, I lived in a Long Beach,CA neighborhood that had several custom cars and trucks. But the truck stuck out the most. It was an early Ford F100 that had a beautiful Tahitian Red paint job and chrome reverse wheels. The most obvious thing of this beautiful truck was the unusual chopped top. The windshield was large, but the back of the cab was lower than the front. The rear window was smaller than stock.

    The roof line looked like it was tilted back as the front was higher than the back. It had chrome Appleton spots, white tuck and roll upholstery and it looked beautiful driving down the street. The truck had this lowered stance and always cruised down the main drag of our neighborhood. But, the top always drew comments from most everyone.

    One day, I was in a neighborhood gas station/car repair/tune up place. I saw the truck sitting near the tune up part of the whole gas station complex. I knew the owners and the mechanics as they were neighborhood guys. We always stopped here on the way home from elementary school.

    We always hung around the mechanics as they worked on many different cars and trucks. One of the mechanics offered to give me a ride in the Tahitian Red truck to take it back to the owner. I was so flabbergasted that I did not know what to do. Once I climbed into the cab, it was the coolest truck ever… the ride was very nice, not bumpy like most lowered cars/trucks. The white tuck and roll was something I had never experienced.

    The neatest thing was that several of my friends were sitting on the next corner bus stop and it was so cool to wave to them as we “cruised” by on the way to the owner’s storefront. I was actually cruising !!! I wanted to turn the Appleton spotlights on them and light them up…! I wonder where that truck is located, today? Did it survive?

    Thanks,

    Jnaki
     
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