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Old 08-25-2007, 04:44 PM
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What do you guys think of this home made truck.

This is a completely home made truck. though yall would like to see this.
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Did you do it, or one of your friends? Same as the 55 guy?
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:54 PM
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No this is a older friend,He built this one.He has built about 30 hot rod from scratch, I built this one from scratch.
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I like them.....What are they called on the title?
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:37 PM
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Thats a sweet truck.

The hood emblem circles the only problem...
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The truck is title as a 29 model A ,In it's for sale.The roadster is titled as a 32 chevy roadster.It's gone.
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These vehicles belong to a class of hotrod/custom cars called "Specials". The heyday of the Specials was from the early 50s to the early 60s.

Specials were often built on modified stock car chassis with custom bodywork in steel, aluminum or fiberglass sometimes using various stock car components such as fenders, windshields, bumpers, grilles but not being any particular make or model by appearance.
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very nice......cboy builds his own too.......I wish I was that talented.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:09 AM
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They look good...I just hope they have sbc's in them. Oops! I cannot believe I said that, Lmao
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They're both nice altho I'm partial to trucks.
I'm considering building my own from scratch.I have the time to kill and a welder fabricator by trade,I would like it to look like a woody wagon but body frame made out of tubing,painted to look like wood.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:34 PM
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very nice......cboy builds his own too.......I wish I was that talented.
I can respect Cboy's work,I know what it takes to do one from nothing,The roadster i did,Was a learning thing for me.A very good Friend of mine showed me a little about glass work,So i had to try it out,That was a challenge,I built so many things on that car!!Door hinges,grill,frame,body,And on and on,I want to do one out of steel,That is my trade,If i didn't have a coupe to build I would have already started on one.My older friend that has the Orange truck has started on another one, on a s-10 frame.Another one of my friend is doing a woody from nothing. There is a different feeling you get when you are done with one of these!!!Cboy you know what i mean by that!!!Keep up the good work man!!!
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:37 PM
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They look good...I just hope they have sbc's in them. Oops! I cannot believe I said that, Lmao
Henry I'm with you on that!!! That's the way it's done here!!!

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My son and I are starting a homemade truck also.It will be a fenderless 32.So far we have the steering column and a 350 SBC,still quite a ways to go but we will get there.
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There is a different feeling you get when you are done with one of these!
Yeah, TIRED!!!!

But I really can't accept any accolades as a scratch builder. The truth is I started doing it totally because of affordability, not for any special feeling, or sense of accomplishment, or the challenge, or nice comments at the car shows. It was just a dollars and cents issue...plain and simple.

By the late 80's and early 90's the cost of decent street rod material was through the roof. So I started tinkering with building my own bodies from scratch. Just to save money.

The first bodies I did in the mid 90's were in fiberglass. And there is no description for them except - total disasters. Eventually I realized that glass was just not my medium and switched over to sheet metal, where I've been much happier, both doing the work and seeing the results.

I think they say, "necessity is the mother of invention". And for me scratch building started out as a necessary evil rather than showcase for craftsmanship. If I wanted the early 30's hot rod look I needed to create it...because I couldn't afford it any other way.

Just wanted to keep that all in perspective. I have great respect for those who scratch build (like the vehicles shown in this thread). but I also have as much respect for those who might build from parts, those who might build in glass, those who might do restoration, or those who do just about any type of hot rod build that there is. I think we all share a sense of pride in what we do and what we create. That's been the hot rod spirit since day one. To make something that is uniquely our own.
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I am doing My own car,,,Just not as speedy on the build as Dewey is,,Mine will be a roadster..keeping it simple and using what i have available to work with,,,I am using the suspension From a Ford van and I have a Cad 472 and trans for power...I have not spent a great deal of money and am comong along slowly as I have time or money to work with..Main expense has been tools that I needed..

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