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Old 05-31-2013, 05:44 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear that you plan to turn this sweet old truck into just another piece of crap.
Me too don`t break that truck

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I'm in Techs corner with this truck. Find some stock rear fenders, maybe switch the rear end to single tire, lots of room that way for some wide meats. Slap a GMC six cylinder in there with a 5 speed, proper gearing in the rear and drive the hell out of it. Te patina is great, I wouldn't touch that body, maybe, just naybe straighten the grille a bit. If there is no rust through, you have a super neat, one of a kind truck hat will be dependable and gather a lot of attentio. Value will be higher this way, you won't have a ton of money in bodywork. pay attention to safety, brakes, brake lines, exhaust (split exhaust of course) and have fun.
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Theres a guy on here I believe with the name Flyin Brian. Hes a superb builder and has been featured in Hot Rod magazine. Recently hes been working on a Diamond T pick up truck as a street rod. I highly suggest you look at what he did, because Diamond T pickups are huge by comparison.

I wish I had a picture, but theres a guy that goes to the Syracuse Nationals with a dually work truck on modern frame rails, with a Ford Super Duty dualie bed and fenders and tailgate grafted on the back.

I believe FlynBrian48 used fiberglass Auburn boat tail speedster fenders on his Diamond T truck. Below is his project journal; The Diamond T build starts on page 39 - entry #58.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...25&action=view

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Hey wait a second , you should not do anything to the truck!! I am on my way to buy this puppy.LOL
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Install the cab on a 90s dodge 3500 frame with a Mecanacal cummins diesel no computer not the electronic over 20 MPG and all the power you will ever need and last forever ,IMO just a thought
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This truck don't even fall in a rat rod class.... You have to build what YOU want,, Not what everyone else want's.... Building it into a rat rod... No way I would do it... Building it like this truck,, I say go for it... If you try to build it to please everyone else,, YOU WON'T BE HAPPY....Build what you like..OH !!! And the raw metal look.. Don't do it... Put some paint on it..

This is not rat rod...Sorry..

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Let me see if I undersyand ,he ask for opinions ,,you say build it your way Not the way everyone says ,Then you turn around and tell him how to build it different from what he wanted ,,Even how to paint it ,also different than what he wanted..i guess im just confused .Have fun with your build whatever You decide.
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