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hotwheels1 09-29-2010 03:35 PM

1947 Ford Truck Homemade Box
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Here is some of the progress i made so far on my homemade box for my 47 ford. I am using 2x2x1/4" tube across the frame, 1 1/2 x 1/8" angle iron, and 18 gauge sheet metal.

cboy 09-29-2010 04:56 PM

Looking good so far.

hotwheels1 09-29-2010 05:21 PM

thanks cboy......... :thumbup:

hotwheels1 09-30-2010 03:06 PM

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Here are some pictures from today's work. Ran out of welding wire, and debating on running into town. Anyways, i used some 1 1/2" 12gauge tubing for my bed rails.....

eloc431962 09-30-2010 03:24 PM

That is really looking good. :thumbup:


hotwheels1 09-30-2010 03:30 PM

Thanks cole. I really appreciate the kudos. First time i have ever done this type of build.

Chris Kemp 09-30-2010 06:36 PM

Awesome! Post a pic of the front suspension, really like the stance and I would like to see how you're doing it.

hotwheels1 10-01-2010 05:54 PM

thanks for the comments chris, i really appreciate it....The front end of the truck is done basically like a Model T with a speedway suicide front end. It has a tube axle instead of the beam. Here is a picture of the front end:

hotwheels1 10-09-2010 02:06 PM

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Today i was able to build my tailgate and put a piece of metal across the outside bottom of the bed. For my tailgate, i used 1X2x11gauge tubing, a sheet of 14gauge diamond plate and some 1/2" inside O.D. pipe and 1/2" rod for hinges. Here is what it looks like as of today:

Chris Kemp 10-09-2010 05:12 PM

I LIKE IT! :thumbup:

hotwheels1 10-09-2010 06:02 PM

thanks chris........

hotwheels1 10-11-2010 03:02 PM

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Well i decided i wanted a pop rivet look on the box, kind of make it stand out on it's own. I went and bought 1/4" x 1" carriage bolts and nuts. Using a 17/64th drill bit, drilled holes and squared them off a bit for the bolt and then attached them. I plan on tack welding the nuts to the inside of the box frame so they wont come loose.......Here are some pics of what i have done so far today, and I am not even near complete yet, just sharing the look:

hotwheels1 10-12-2010 04:45 PM

pop rivet look
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here is today's progress on the pop rivet look:

Onefunponcho 10-13-2010 04:41 AM

well done
The whole project looks great.

good choice on the front axle, spring, and perch :thumbup:

really gives it a good stance :cool:

hotwheels1 10-13-2010 07:51 AM


Originally Posted by Onefunponcho
The whole project looks great.

good choice on the front axle, spring, and perch :thumbup:

really gives it a good stance :cool:

Thanks onefunponcho........i really appreciate the kudos.

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