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Projects Tucks AV8 Pickup build thread-----> BABE THE BLUE OX

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. This is great Tuck & very inspiring as I am looking at putting together a similar Y-block powered Model A pickup. Keep it up!!!


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  2. Most excellent. Another Hot Rod truck hitting the street soon. :)
     
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  3. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    from Omaha, NE

    A great build so far. I can't wait to see this one on the road

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  4. 3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    Curious as to what brand the 6.00x16 front tires are...and can you still get them new?
     
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  5. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D Hi Tuck.Looking good.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  6. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
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    Looking good! You been busy
     
  7. Mr48chev
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    Ok, I'm hooked, I already see some Ideas I need to add to my ponder this list for my Model A. I like the simple no nonsense concept of the build too.
     
  8. Baggs
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
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    Dude!! That is awesome you are using that motor!! I was happy to hear it was not in the fire. I hope it runs well for you in the project! I am definitly subscribed to this one!

    Jason
     
  9. havi
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    Rock on!!!
     
  10. Grudge
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
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    Looks like we've got the entire family of truck builders on here. Looking good, I like the powertrain.

    Aaron


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  11. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
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    Lookin' good Tuck!
     
  12. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
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    heard about this project from our pal in NORTHDAKOTA...

    I love the fact that its happening so quickly..

    later

    jeff
     
  13. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    Just now seeing this..

    I wanna be like you when I grow up.


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  14. COOL TRUCK! Definitely following this one.

    Post a pic of the A/40 spring perch conversion when you get to it.
     
  15. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    Kickass little hauler!
     
  16. Tuck...........cut the top! 6 inches looks just a little better than my 33 with a 5.5" chop.
    Nice goin...love the X-member trick and Y-block.
     

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  17. F-6Garagerat
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    Well, not the whole family. :)
     
  18. 3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    where'd he go?
     
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  19. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    I'm right here!

    I started teaching again and I'm busy writing curriculum and building a wind tunnel at the school- that and prepping for our wedding which is next month- ;-)

    I had a little time to work on the truck-

    I shortened a torq tube- it's fifty some inches now- I did this once already but it was off- I perfected my jig- and fixed it- ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379300699.097873.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379300711.577135.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379300725.743661.jpg

    I attached pics of the model a spring perches for the 40 rear- need to sand blast the rear end and its been raining all weekend-

    Did some welding on the chassis- bones are ready to get blasted and finish welded-




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  20. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    I'm gonna chop the top for sure- I have another frame here I was going to use as a jig to support the cab-

    I'm not sure how much I'm gonna cut it yet- mild- maybe 3" (-:


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  21. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Larry those are Allstate tires- I'm not sure if they still make them- they are a good looking tire- (-;


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  22. F-6Garagerat
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    Sounds like you have a full plate man. Frame is looking cool. Been raining here too. Tryin to straighten out my tripower for 2 weeks now.
     
  23. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    Speed gems used to be made here in Minnesota - no longer in business- you can still find the adapters!

    I have to machine a pilot bushing-
    That along with the shortening of the torq tube/ axle are the major obstacles I'm my way- not really major but everything else seems like cake after that stuffs out of the way-





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  24. flatheadz-forever
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    flatheadz-forever
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    from new jersey

    so cool cant wait for more updates gives me motivation to do mine
     
  25. yellow wagon
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  26. F-6Garagerat
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    I scored a Speed Gems for my build at the local flea market. $30 !! I like mine, it's a nice piece.
     
  27. Baggs
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
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    Tuck, and all. I believe you can still get adapters from Bob Bendtsen. This is the web page. I know they are still in Ham Lake Mn. From what I know they are still available. The name is now Bendtsens Speed Gems. I was just over by this shop about a week ago and still seemed like they are doing work.

    Here is their web page.

    http://www.transmissionadapters.com/
     
  28. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    flatheadz-forever
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    from new jersey

    Wait did you sell the truck ?????!
     
  29. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    No way did I sell it :p

    I'll post updates after our wedding is over! :)

    I got some more 40 wheels from Tokyo last weekend- one of my wheels was BAD- he had a really nice one with paint and pinstripes its just green. I need to get a new tube and I'll get it mounted.
     
  30. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    flatheadz-forever
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    from new jersey

    Oh ok haha good ! I just got confused because in your other thread it said you sold what was left of your truck an on your profile it says you only have a 29 roadster .... That must have been about something else anyhow im glad you still got it an congrats on getting married wish you the best
     

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