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Old 05-15-2007, 02:04 AM
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has any one here built a 20's truckrod... i have some questions about frames and tires..... thanks...... j

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Old 05-15-2007, 05:25 AM
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Several people have done that..check out some of the journals and do some searching..If you have a more specific question ask away..Frames are similar on most rods just the body style varies..

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The early bodies of trucks of the 20's were built around a wood framework with steel nailed on to it for a body. Most of these wooden frameworks have since rotted and the steel has fallen off. Toward the late 20's a steel structure was added. Many roadster pickups were built during the 20's and 30's. Many builders use shortened four door sedan bodies to build their trucks. As OneMoreTime says there are several members building trucks in the Project Journals.

Here are a couple of links to trucks being built. Grapo's journal has the build of his bucket first and then the build of the converted four door to truck build.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

http://www.the-antidote.com/index.htm

Here's another thread on building trucks out of four doors:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=95789
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looks like i came to the right place...

thanks all... i have a lot of browsing to do...

if i wanted to do a convertable truckrod which is the way to go for the top...? do i want to find the folding gear from a car and cut it down...? i know SOME old trucks in the late 20's came with them but i am guessing they are are hard to find and expensive... or do you just go to a shop and have them custom made...? if so it would be a one off which again would get expensive... i want to do most of this myself...[tight budget]

also, do most people start with the stock frame and cut everything to fit or do they fab something completely from scratch...?

thanks all..... j
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