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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slimegreeeeeen, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    I just got the gas tank back from Matt doing the pinstriping and 'nose art' and wanted to share it with you. DSC00474.JPG
     
  2. Pulled mine apart for finish work after a 1000 miles of test drives, nothing broke or fell off.JW
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  3. oj
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    A little more eyecandy, I just mocked up the rear. DSC00475.JPG
     
  4. oj
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    Here's the body, almost ready for paint and I found a pic of what I started with. DSC00476.JPG DSC00477.JPG Modified.jpg
     
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  5. daddio211
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    Making progress in Utah...
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  6. oj
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    Getting further along, body almost ready for paint and I set it back on the frame to finish up some thing on it. I machined the windshield posts for the mirrors an DSC00526 (2).JPG DSC00527.JPG DSC00528.JPG d adding the conduits to the headlights when I took these shots.
     
  7. I used the same mirrors:cool:.
    Mine is now down to bare chassis for welding and a tidy up from previous owners less than satisfactory work. hope to paint it in a week or so then start piecing it back together. JW
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  8. Kume
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    Its looking like a major rebuild JW
     
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  9. I guess it is but its the first time I have had the body off since I got it. This shot is taken 12 months ago just before I started it up and drove it. Its in much the same spot as the above pic. JW
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  10. AndersF
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    Looks like you progressing well.
     
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  11. Thanks Anders.:) JW
     
  12. Blue One
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    From this:
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    To this. All apart for finishing. :cool:
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  13. AndersF
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    I am a bit behind you guys but i will be there.
    Its now 3 years ago i started to build mine plus/minus some days.
    This is where i started.

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  14. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    I bought this 50's survivor RPU body from 3W Larry about a year ago. I haven't really done anything with it yet. I did recently pick up set of '32 Ford rails. [​IMG]


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  15. a boner
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    image.png Good old 3WLarry.....sure do miss him, and his wise ass comments!
     
  16. falcongeorge
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    Ditto. Some pics of the RP.
    nat025.jpg P1080343.JPG P1080344.JPG P1080365.JPG P1080366.JPG
     
  17. Dick Stevens
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    He was one of a kind, he added so much to this site!
     
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  18. PoRodder
    Joined: Sep 28, 2014
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    I love that hand-made steel body. Wish I could do that.
     
  19. Not building just upgrading.

    I have changed the front beam on my Center Door "T". (Picture)
    When I rebuilt the "T" for the third time way back in the mid 1990's I used a beam axle that I could then afford.
    Well I never liked it , it was too wide and the spring perches had to be welded into position etc, etc.
    I have had the new stuff to change it for about seven or eight years, but never got around to it, always building other vehicles. But after I got my COE truck on the road I promised myself that I would now give my beloved Center Door the attention which it deserved.

    I have now stripped out the rear suspension which required some re chroming and new oil seals. Hopefully I'll be back on the road in the new year. Can't wait to be driving it around again as its so much fun.

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  20. justabeater37
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    It's only metal and there is only one way to learn. Dougs Phone 2016 195.JPG
     
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  21. Hey! That is very cool!

    Any more pics to share?
     
  22. justabeater37
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    Dougs Phone 2016 198.JPG Dougs Phone 2016 210.JPG Dougs Phone 2016 199.JPG More of a reskinning of the Tub with building the doors and box all new. Dougs Phone 2016 017.JPG Dougs Phone 2016 200.JPG Dougs Phone 2016 017.JPG
     
  23. justabeater37
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    Working on the grille inserts. Need a little more work, but how perfect is period correct for late 40s, early 50s look? 12-7 018.JPG 12-7 022.JPG 12-7 021.JPG
     
  24. justabeater37
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    from Iowa

    Slowly gaining, ADD and dwindling motivation are impeding progress. I really need to keep pushing on if it's going to be done by May. IMG_2402.PNG
     
  25. DesmoDog
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  26. Late to the Party
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    The radiator shell and Duvall-type windshield totally transform the car's appearance. It's a good look.

    But the pickup bed doesn't fit with that style at all, in my opinion. A homemade boat tail rear or even a stock turtle would look much better with those other parts than the pickup bed.

    Just trying to help, really. :)
     
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  27. justabeater37
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    This was just a pile of crap that I should have walked away from, made up from spare parts and junk, and wasn't supposed to go this far. Too late to change now, so the box is staying. I was going to build it as a modified but I would have ended up with a 90" wheelbase and wanted a little more for stability on the interstate. Plus, to use it at all to travel, at least I can take a couple of overnight bags with me.
     
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  28. Yip, Pick em Ups are handy for sure. JW
     
  29. That little pickup looks great! I think the bed fits very well


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  30. a boner
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    image.png I like cool pick ups!
     

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