Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
hotrodders.com: Project Journals: cboy's Journal
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

View cboy's profile Entries: 220
Views: 483447
view from the beginning || now viewing most recent entries


Pages (44): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 [42] 43 44

07-06-2004 09:06 PM bed liner
It didn't take long after getting the truck to realize I needed some sort of bed liner to protect the metal work and oak floor if I was going to be carrying loose gear in the bed. I wanted something easily removable, fairly presentable, yet able to take some abuse. I also wanted to incorporate a tonneau cover into the design of the bed liner. I decided on a basic wooden box which would be carpeted on the outside and stained on the inside.

Shot one shows the basic box built out of 3/4 inch oak veneer plywood sides and 1/2 inch veneer bottom. All joints were glued and nailed and the box was then stained and finished with three coats of marine varnish. The second shot shows the rubber bumper/edging I used. This is just common carpet edging sold at most Home Depot type outlets. I tacked this around the outside perimeter of the bottom and the sides (see shot three) and it not only makes a nice edge for the carpet but provides good protection from the box marring the inside of the bed.



(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #15]

07-06-2004 08:57 PM transport/unloading
Some of you might be interested in this part - especially if you are thinking about having a car shipped to you. I had the truck shipped from Vancouver via enclosed semi (about 1,900 miles and cost a little over $1,600). The only problem was the semi had no Tommy Lift so a local flat bed tow truck had to be brought in and backed up to the semi to unload the '32 and get it down to ground level. Shot one we start to ease the '32 out of the dark trailer, sort of like giving birth. Shot two as we slowly backed the car onto the flatbed. Shot three, safe and sound on the flatbed.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #14]

07-06-2004 01:39 PM pickup bed
Shot one shows the inside of the bed with the oak floor. Shot two is the bed from the view of the guy behind me.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #13]

07-06-2004 01:24 PM Interior
Shot one shows interior during early stages. Note plywood door and side panels. The dash is hand made as well as the billet aluminum dash insert which in this picture does not yet have gauges installed. The pedal operated emergency brake can be seen in front of the driver side door panel and the Escort seats still in their original upholstery. The overhead console is also under construction and you can just make out the holes for the upper speaker set. Steering wheel is oak wood rim Superior and steering column is Ford E-150. Just visible are the windshield wiper arms before being shortened to fit.

The second shot is a little further along. In the lower left hand corner you can just make out the hole in the floorboard below the passenger seat where the battery is installed. The cable end is just visible. The power brake unit is accessible via a small door under the driver side seat. Another detail to note here is the hand crafted oak woodwork around the front windshield and the small slits cut in for the defrosters (much needed here in Wisconsin). Heater is by Vintage. Gauges are by Classic with white faces.

The final shot shows the interior as it is now completed. Here you can see the custom oak woodwork around the doors and side windows, the recently installed B&M floor shift, and the Ultraleather upholstery which was done by Gordon's Upholstery, Vancouver.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #12]

07-06-2004 12:56 PM Steering linkage, hood, engine bay
This is a good shot of the steering linkage showing the three joints and the heim joint securing the linkage to the frame (the gold one in front of the front header pipe). The linkage turns a Ford power steering box. The second shot shows the side hinged hood and the side panels painted and installed. The third shot is of the engine bay with hood and panels in place.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #11]

Pages (44): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 [42] 43 44


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.