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Old 07-17-2011, 09:31 PM
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Couple of builds I have been up to.

Haven't updated the project journal, haven't even been on here in a while. but thought I would share what I have been up to. Besides working on everybody elses stuff I got a coulpe builds of my own. One is a 1946 Dodge truck that I turned into a RPU. Some of you looked at some photo shop stuff I did of the truck doing a chop and what not and while I appreciate everyone's thoughts. I didn't like it.

I DID CHOP IT, then cut it back off. It just looked like a lot of trucks I have seen/been involved in and was not what I wanted. So back off it came and I decided to make it a roadster. The truck has been named the spade because of the shape of the truck from a bird's eye view. Also because I used the tops of the doors to make part of the rear support structure for the cab and it kind of looks like the bottom curves of a spade. Then I cut the cowl off and lowered it 3" so that from the side view it flowed better. This ofcourse created problems with the doors and a bunch of other things that I am still working on, but it is coming together. The picson these were taken at my home garage before we moved it to the shop so sorry for the horrible lighting, but hopefully you get the idea. Rather than load up pics here is the link to that photobucket album. http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/...20Dodge%20RPU/

Also building a truck for a friend that is a sort-of scratch build. I bought a 1928 model A cowl and hand built the cab from there back as well as doors and floor. It is now a roller with quarter elliptical front springs and transverse out back transverse rear. The springs and front axle/hubs are from a donor 54 chevy truck that we did an s10 swap for a guy and we kept orignal frame for parts. This truck is being given to a firend of mine who has no idea. And the best part is he has actually seen it in person and loves it. The guy has always been there for me and done more for me than I am going to mention in this post. This is my way of saying thanks. Here is the link to pics on this one.http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/...20built%20Cab/

Now to be fair I have to say thanks to my business partner Will for helping me and putting up with me on these builds as he has been there with me working on these without pay and doing it with a smile on his face, half the time. Progress is slow when you have other people's stuff to work on, but he has been putting in the hours to on these and I can't thank him enough.

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:15 AM
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Nice Work

You did all the metal work yourself?

Very nice. Jimbo
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:50 AM
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The Dodge is cool as hell. Those trucks aren't known for being too purty and you are making a damn interesting truck out it. Reminds me of the old analogy "Making a silk purse from a sows ear".

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:06 AM
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The Dodge is cool as hell. Those trucks aren't known for being too purty and you are making a damn interesting truck out it. Reminds me of the old analogy "Making a silk purse from a sows ear".

Brian
Great analogy. If you were to ask someone "What year and make is this truck?" you would never get the right answer. I thought it looked a bit like an old International. Nice work, great imagination, something I terribly lack, I don't have an artistic bone in my body. Keep us posted please, I love these kind of builds. Dan
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:24 PM
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Sorry it has taken me so long to write back but I very much appreciate the kind words.

Yes my buddy Will and I are the ones who did the metal work on both these trucks.

I really appreciate the comments on the dodge as this was the one that was most questionable in my mind. I was cutting up a really good canidate for your typical ratrod truck (which in all honesty was the original idea) and going for something I had never seen before but really wanted. I wanted to turn it into something smaller. Somthing that more closely resembled model A RPU's than most of these trucks I have seen with the roofs off. Most of them the ride height and porportions just didn't look right to me. Enough rambling, again I really appreciate the kind words, seriously.

The model A now has a pontiac 301 with a buick AOD behind it (both needing rebuilt, but both free except gas) and is a roller. Very cool to get in that little truck and make vroom noises. The Dodge I have stalled making a template for the lower part of the grill shell, but am confident I will make something that I will like and not settle. I also got a new rearend for my camaro which by proxy means I got a new one for the dodge(double score) just a 10 bolt but it has 3:42 gears and the truck doesn't way much so it will be fine. I'll try to get some pics up photobucket to update.

Again thanks for the comments. And Dinger the paint looks good in your journal and that is art my friend. So you may have some in your bones after all.

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