The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by godspeedbear, Jun 19, 2011.
OK Ima dumba$$... I didn't get it... lol
No need to use several u-joints. Cut the steering shaft shorter and two will do you fine. Here's one I did back in the late 90's with a 48 Chevy COE on a 78 3/4T frame. Upper joint was in the cab. The steering column was out of a 70's Chevy van shorten 14"
Looking good so far!
Actually one of these would be the cats ass....
Not a real clear pic but this is how mine was inside. There was plenty of room for feet and brake pedal
Great pic's. What kind of flat bed you doing a ramp set up or rollback?
Just a flat bed, maybe with a little beaver tail.. It'll be set up to pull a trailer for project cars..
The bed will kinda look like a tow truck bed outta the forties or fifties
LIke this but wide enough for a car on the back.
very nice looking good
Hit a milestone yesterday... I got to drive my COE about forty feet.. I got all the steering issues figured out and taken care of.. So full steam ahead to mount the rest of the sheetmetal and prime one color
Pics a little later today
here's how I solved the steering problem. I used two sbc double roller timing chains and four bearings and made a bridge. The other pic is of the master cylinder, still mounted under the cab using the original pedals.
And a little video of me loading the COE on the trailer so I could clean the engine and look for leaks.
Cool truck, great progress!
color me jealous
I'v always wanted to put a COE body on my cummins ram
Thanks.. maybe I'll have a few pics at the end of the weekend.
I saw a wonderful 55 or so GMC cab over on vacation last week in central NY. It was on highway 20 and in a field. The amazing thing was that massive grille was still shiny chrome and the truck was red. That beast would make someone a wonderful rid.
I got my head down and got to work this weekend. I built a bed for the COE and got it flat black.. Now it's starting to look sinister
One last pic
Last of the pics until next year when I'll have time to finish body work and do the paint..
i had a 56 ford c600 wish i never sold it
I love it! Car looks kool as well!
Real nice combo!!! Looks awesome!!
That's one fine lookin ride Ron.
Look's great Ron!
I'm jealous......but nice truck anyway.
Very cool, thanks.
Any progres on the build?
Gonna make an awesome hauler! Keep up the good work!
looking good so far. check out my '48 COE transporter build. now if only I had a bellytank to put on the back
Check out my build pics here
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