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Old 06-06-2013, 07:55 AM
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What year is that truck ,Brian? I've got a 54 project on the back burner..
Welllllll, which part are we talking about? LOL, The only two parts that go together on this truck are the front fenders, they came off the same truck, from a wrecking yard and said 1947 on them in wrecking yard paint when I bought the truck in 73. The running boards may be off the same truck too come to think of it. Not the SAME as any other part I have understand, but the a single truck may have gave up the running boards. I remember a VERY nice truck that shouldn't have been parted out that I got the running boards off of.

The pink says "48" so I call it a 48. But this cab is later than that (it's the third cab the "truck" has had, the third frame too! I will be on the third hood since I have owned it. And even the bed, every single piece of the bed came from a different truck!

But anyway, this cab is a 52-53.

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Old 06-06-2013, 07:58 AM
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That stepped windshield is going to be interesting, isn't it....

Just one of the custom features that make it stand out from the pack.

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:29 AM
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Didn't do much on the project. Spent some time wiping and cleaning the Austin for Wed. night cruise. Beaches cruise set a new record turnout last night! Over 1500 hotrods all pre '74!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM
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What I've been working on this morning and for the last 3 &#@%$#@ weeks is getting the new 2bbl and electric choke kit installed on the '62 Fairlane, plus fabricating a return spring bracket and, even tho I can crank it, the freaking idle is always too fast and I'm about ready to set fire to the S.O.B.

No matter what I have done, I still get the fast idle and when I back the cold idle screw off, it dies.

Maybe I should take up quilting or Whoreteeculture
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:53 AM
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Welllllll, which part are we talking about? LOL, The only two parts that go together on this truck are the front fenders, they came off the same truck, from a wrecking yard and said 1947 on them in wrecking yard paint when I bought the truck in 73. The running boards may be off the same truck too come to think of it. Not the SAME as any other part I have understand, but the a single truck may have gave up the running boards. I remember a VERY nice truck that shouldn't have been parted out that I got the running boards off of.

The pink says "48" so I call it a 48. But this cab is later than that (it's the third cab the "truck" has had, the third frame too! I will be on the third hood since I have owned it. And even the bed, every single piece of the bed came from a different truck!

But anyway, this cab is a 52-53.

Brian
something you might use sometime.
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Honest! Its Abe Lincoln's original ax! Unmolested, totally original, except for the 23 new handles and the 5 new heads!


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Welllllll, which part are we talking about? LOL, The only two parts that go together on this truck are the front fenders, they came off the same truck, from a wrecking yard and said 1947 on them in wrecking yard paint when I bought the truck in 73. The running boards may be off the same truck too come to think of it. Not the SAME as any other part I have understand, but the a single truck may have gave up the running boards. I remember a VERY nice truck that shouldn't have been parted out that I got the running boards off of.

The pink says "48" so I call it a 48. But this cab is later than that (it's the third cab the "truck" has had, the third frame too! I will be on the third hood since I have owned it. And even the bed, every single piece of the bed came from a different truck!

But anyway, this cab is a 52-53.



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Old 06-06-2013, 09:40 AM
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something you might use sometime.
A pile of that stuff is stuck in my head! Over the years I have had such a passion for these trucks the little things like when they went from one mount under the rad support to two, things that no one would ever know, I am NUTS about this stuff. I will print out those though, looks like more info to fill my brain with.

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:41 AM
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Honest! Its Abe Lincoln's original ax! Unmolested, totally original, except for the 23 new handles and the 5 new heads!
You got it, but it's still my truck, that truck I bought for $200 with paper route money, not one bit different.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:33 PM
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Didn't do much on the project. Spent some time wiping and cleaning the Austin for Wed. night cruise. Beaches cruise set a new record turnout last night! Over 1500 hotrods all pre '74!
I miss Beaches,

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something you might use sometime.
That is good stuff David

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When I was 17-18 I took a stock piece of glass and made a pattern out of plexiglass that someone gave me. I put the glass in my mom's oven (I miss you mom!) with the plexiglass laying in side it. I remember I put something laying on the bottom of the glass so the plexiglass wouldn't go all the way down as this would have created too deep of a curve. Anyway, it worked like a charm and those windows still looked good when I sold that cab in 1995. This picture was taken the day I installed them in 1977.



I am very excited to thinking about this truck. I have had the thought run thru my head about reproducing the exact truck I had in 1977 but I am afraid everyone would think I was a rat rodder. I was a rat rodder when rat rodding wasn't cool.

But anyway, I may have real glass made, I will be looking into the cost of that. OR, I may just try to perfect sand blasting tempered glass to cut it. I did an experiment a few years ago and it actually looked do-able. Cutting glass by sandblasting, Urban Myth?

Brian
There is a really interesting video on Utube showing cutting the curved safety plate glass with a roto-zip type tool with a 1/8 carbide tip. Very interesting method.

From what I hear, it is good to get the glass cut first so you can build the truck to fit the glass. Once the truck is finish welded it can be impossible to cut the glass to the correct shape. I have no personal experience to share but it does make sense.

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Old 06-06-2013, 02:35 PM
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I miss Beaches,



That is good stuff David



There is a really interesting video on Utube showing cutting the curved safety plate glass with a roto-zip type tool with a 1/8 carbide tip. Very interesting method.

From what I hear, it is good to get the glass cut first so you can build the truck to fit the glass. Once the truck is finish welded it can be impossible to cut the glass to the correct shape. I have no personal experience to share but it does make sense.

John

John, I do have personal experience, very painful personal experience on the windshield of a 55 Pickup.

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:30 PM
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finished headlight ,turn signal and electric fan wiring finished and put in looms,cany finish frony until I get grill and lights installed.
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New project came in shop yesterday for paint ,etc.
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New project came in shop yesterday for paint ,etc.
Let me guess ...Bowtie powered?
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Only had a couple of hours so I decided to get the 9" Ford center section ready. Pressed new side bearings on new Yukon unit and mounted ring gear. Set up pinion depth and new seal. The ring gear is a used 4.20 ratio from an old Mustang I had, so I set backlash just a bit tight. Pattern came out perfect the first try! Ran out of time..
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Let me guess ...Bowtie powered?
Yea it is a ZZ4 Fat man ,Pete & Jake ,Imported leather,, but that is what SHE wanted,pro built and paint don't match ,now the guys have to fix mistakes ,,sound familiar.
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