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Old 11-16-2007, 07:56 PM
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THese are some pics of an old friend's truck. We call him Iron Man Joe. He started on this one week ago. It is built on a stock S-10 chassis with 3 inch lowering blocks in back. Thought you might like to see it.
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:12 PM
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Interesting....and I am sure its a lot of work.........But, sorry...............I feel that the independent front suspension on those s10 frames just doesn't suit that type of build. The front wheels sit too far back as opposed to the body and grill.
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Looks like quite a project. Not my cuppa, but go for it anyway. This is all about learning and doing. What is the shroud off of?
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:27 AM
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He is doing a good job,but the s-10 frame is way too wide on the front...it is visible on each side of the grill shell. What is he going to do there to try and make that look better? By the way did he fab that grill shell? If not, what did it come off of?
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:30 AM
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Looks really different . I like it. please keep posting pics of the progress.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:40 AM
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I agree that it would look better with front axle forward but pretty good for what he is working with.The grill shell is completely fabbed by ironman, he quarters and pie slices 3/16" pipe.I know it is not the best looking homemade truck out there,but for an old man on a tight budget Ithink it looka pretty good. I will post more pics after he adds the fenders and running boards.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:13 AM
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Sorry henry I forgot to address the front frame ? He said he is going to cut them back and put rectangle headlights there.Will post pics when he does.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:35 AM
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No new pics yet but will install engine and trans wednesday,will post pics then.
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Good gawd .

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:16 PM
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302 Z28 I really appreciate your reply, but can't tell if it looks so bad it hurts you or if it is so much work it hurts you, please explain.
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Its cool now,butI think that after the front frame overhang is addressed it and it is completed itll be one slick lil pickup
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Wow, not my cup of tea either, but I give him credit for the fact he is out actually working on building something, unlike some guys like me. I'll have to see how it looks finished. Hard to beat the lines/look of the manufactured stuff. Least it looks way better then that thing vince built, but then again his only took him a few weeks too. Just kidden vince.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:28 AM
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New pics,He added headlight surrounds,windsheild frame and roll pan.I delivered his engine and tranny yesterday.
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To each his own, but the "cow catcher" on the front to me is set low. As a suggestion, the grille would look better higher on the frame, then slam the whole front end to achieve the low look. Just an observation.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:56 AM
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You make a good point but its hard to tell because the ground is so unlevel there is a bump in the grass right under the cow catcher. Will have to wait and se when he puts it on concrete. I told him the same thing.The engine is a 1978 305 with a 350 turbo.I will post more pics as he progreses.

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