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WOO Hoo finally got a '48 COE!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by godspeedbear, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. godspeedbear
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    OK Ima dumba$$... I didn't get it... lol
     
  2. phat rat
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    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"
     

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  3. Midwest Rodder
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    Looking good so far!
     
  4. godspeedbear
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    Not a real clear pic but this is how mine was inside. There was plenty of room for feet and brake pedal
     

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  6. tattedfordguy
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    Great pic's. What kind of flat bed you doing a ramp set up or rollback?
     
  7. godspeedbear
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    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
     
  8. godspeedbear
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    LIke this but wide enough for a car on the back.
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  9. fat57
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    very nice looking good
     
  10. godspeedbear
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    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:D
     
  11. godspeedbear
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    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.

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    And a little video of me loading the COE on the trailer so I could clean the engine and look for leaks.:eek:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwOhbCoTPes
     
  12. flynbrian48
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    Cool truck, great progress!
     
  13. sixgun
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    color me jealous
    I'v always wanted to put a COE body on my cummins ram
     
  14. godspeedbear
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    Thanks.. maybe I'll have a few pics at the end of the weekend. :)
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. godspeedbear
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    :DUpdate:
    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:cool:
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  17. godspeedbear
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    Last of the pics until next year when I'll have time to finish body work and do the paint..
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  19. i had a 56 ford c600 wish i never sold it
     
  20. I love it! Car looks kool as well!
     
  21. Real nice combo!!! Looks awesome!!
     
  22. That's one fine lookin ride Ron.
     
  23. tjmercury
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    I'm jealous......but nice truck anyway.
     
  24. kduke54
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    Very cool, thanks.
     
  25. kooscoe
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    Any progres on the build? :):):)
     
  26. Gonna make an awesome hauler! Keep up the good work!
     
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