I started on this project in Dec 2011 and test drove it end of April first of May. Had some tweaking to do on the clutch,drive-shaft,brakes, added brake lights,replaced a bad alternator,etc..... Ordered license plates June 1. Removed the old windshield in April,ordered new molding and had new glass cut. Now, I can't find anyone in the area that knows how to install a 2 piece windshield.
The side mirror brackets are a set of draft horse hames. The gas tank is an air tank,shifter 2 wrenches and a pressure gauge for the air cleaner. The fire extinguisher bracket is made from 2 horse bits.
Made leaf spring brackets,Rearend mockup,made engine mounts, mockup engine/transmission. Locate rearend in center of the frame , determine and position pinion angle and engine angle. It looks like the pinion angle will be between 3-5 degrees, which matches the engine angle.
Installed the radiator from a 1995 Chevy pickup in the bed.
Installing a Chevy 292,3 speed manual and a 1995 Blazer GT4 rearend.
I've always liked rat rods and hot rods. At 60, I've finally started my first hot rod project.
Found this truck on my old ride website, it was located near Milwaukee. It's been sitting in the owners yard for 15-20 yrs. The original title was still in the original owners name from N Dakota. I found the owner on the internet and called him. He remembered the truck and stated that he blew the engine one night on a drunken bender,then sold the truck for $75!
He was right, the block had a huge hole in it and a rod went threw the oil pan.