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Hot Rods Trucks - thinking outside the box

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. I have saved a few images of trucks from the past few years that have made a impression on me, not necessarily stock configuration but where the owner opted to use passenger car sheet metal on the front.

    Most of what I have seen has been well built, I would think what has been done with Fords has also been done with other makes like Chevrolet, Dodge, etc.

    Lets have a dedicated thread to the unique & unusual trucks. HRP

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    I believe this one is owned by a Hamber. HRP

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    Saw this truck a few times at local shows 2 summers ago but have not seen it last summer nor this year. I guess I really haven’t seen much this summer. Beautifully done.

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    Here's Kevin Shaw's "Odd Rod'. Running good this season with the SEGA. The Odd Rod.jpg
     

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  7. Here's one I always liked. DSC00054.JPG
     
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  12. Here are some of my favorites... 20190518_111317.jpg 20190915_180954.jpg 20190518_113620.jpg 20190504_110746.jpg
     
  13. 39-40 chev pickups don't need passenger car front sheetmetal.....they look like they already have it!
     
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    Sounds like you're mostly looking for pickups with passenger car front sheet metal.
    Hope this is okay to post, Danny.
    I've often considered the idea of building a 5 window extended cab pickup truck from an early, relatively inexpensive 4-door sedan.
    Here's a pretty fancy one. Converted from a 1940 Packard flower car!
    Model A is closer to what I had in mind though.

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    I would rather think inside the box, after I get it painted. IMG_5500.JPG
     
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  17. That was my initial thought but I like the way the thread is going. HRP
     
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    Factory built Buick pickup used around the factory.

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  23. That Ford pickup with the 47-48 passenger car front end looks cool. But then, just about anything would look better than that jail bar front sheet metal.
     
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    Here's my Studebaker from that i had back in the 90's,pic taken on Daytona beach during bike week, would love to find it,
     

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  25. Don, the jail bar trucks are not the best looking Ford pickup, in fact they are down right homely, but to be honest I wouldn't turn one down if it was priced right, I kinda like them.:D HRP
     
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    9f848b974279eab7568c8c60d3142ab6.jpg I was never a big fan of sectioning. In this case however...
     

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