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Old 05-03-2004, 11:10 PM
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Pics of my Baby

http://www.eccentrix.com/members/jhnbrackett/Bub.html

Please tell me what you think and pass on some good ideas to do to her. Don't let my import racer/ tuner vision destroy such an old beaut

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Old 05-03-2004, 11:15 PM
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Very kool wish i had one.
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:32 PM
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Well I would drive it as is, but that's just me.
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:38 PM
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I would like to have one also. Maybe Sway and I can share one. I would paint the body yellow and the fenders black. I think that would be awesome. I am in a trading mood. I'll trade you my '48 Chevy Fleetline Aerosedan for it

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Old 05-03-2004, 11:41 PM
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:18 AM
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Don't make a removable roof on it. It will lessen the strength of the body. If I were you I would just concentrate on getting it straight as can be. When the time comes have it chopped properly. Just my $.02.

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Old 05-04-2004, 07:17 AM
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i agree with kevin
i would just think of the latches, weather stipping, things that are needed for a removable top, and how they might be "distracting" from the curves of the ride

but still an good looking project
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Old 05-04-2004, 07:44 AM
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I think you left your 'import / tuner / racer' mentality at the door when you decided to pick that thing up as a project. Sorry to break it to ya partner, but you're a hotrodder now.

I'd keep it just the way it is. Body looks symmetric enough, I wouldn't chop it. I wouldn't even drop it much if you do. Just slip some chrome wheels underneath and wrap em with some thick black rubber. Straighten the body panels out, chrome the bumpers and grille, paint it BLACK.

Nice ride.



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Once I get an exhaust on it and windows installed I def. plan on driving it as is. Neighbors just dont' appreciate the loud grumble and belching it has right now.

The roof is already chopped 4", body channeled 4-5" and it's shortened 15" so you guys are a lil late for those recommendations . I've always wanted a convt. and because the rear is already not attached (he slid the old roof down past the beltline, and never attached it). I've designed 3 different ways where I could make it a removable top, and the only seam you would see is the very very top near the windshield. The wiper cover will actually hide that area from the inside, and from the outside I'm going to use a very thin blade to cut it. No weatherstripping on the 2 edges... I've got a different method planned

As for dropping it, it's already rubbing the grass in the front and the rear fenders have maybe 5", I'll probably raise up the nose a bit, but that's all.

Chroming doesn't look like it will be in my price range unfort. Just don't have the money to get it straightened and chromed.

The "invisible roof" as I like to call it, woudlnt' be started until almost last, I just started installing the suicide door hinges yesterday, hopefully will have that done by the end of the weak.
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!! that

thats friggin awesome

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Old 05-04-2004, 01:17 PM
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convertible and truck should NOT be used in the same sentence together....other than that idea....looks good.
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:22 PM
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convertible and truck should NOT be used in the same sentence together....other than that idea....looks good.
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bite your tongue young fella. damn i wish i had taken pics of the 71 F150 i chopped the top off of last week. it was *****in. you'll have to take my word for it, or you can ask spooki. think about the tail you'd have chasin you in that slammin topless s10......
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Old 05-05-2004, 02:29 PM
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I'm with the rest of the guys with the top, keep it on.
The only thing I would do is make it lay frame. That truck is a truck that I've always wanted to own. Put the biggest rims you can afford and get it as low as possible if you ask me...
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Hey Wimer, one of the neatest rides out there is a 32 Ford Roadster pickup. There were some A models as well but none as neat as the 32. Convertible pickups are Boss in my book.

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bite your tongue young fella. damn i wish i had taken pics of the 71 F150 i chopped the top off of last week. it was *****in. you'll have to take my word for it, or you can ask spooki. think about the tail you'd have chasin you in that slammin topless s10......

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what he said

lay frame

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I'm with the rest of the guys with the top, keep it on.
The only thing I would do is make it lay frame. That truck is a truck that I've always wanted to own. Put the biggest rims you can afford and get it as low as possible if you ask me...

heh
wrong quote , this is the right one
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