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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on this?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixfootdan wrote:
Any updates on this?


Nothing big…shaping hard brake lines, installing gas tank etc. I have been putting some effort into one of my other Death Traps. Just got my V8 powered Daihatsu HiJet to a drivable state.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, That's awesome!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Engine and Trans Mounts Reply with quote

The mounts are at least tacked in place. Still need plating and finish welding

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossmembers are done

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Drivetrain is in and connected to rear axle Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Single Cab Hot Rod Progress Reply with quote

Fuel tank is in and plumbed.
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Steering Box is being fitted along with the Cab
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Gutted the swiss cheese floor to make way for the new raised floor.
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Hope to reuse the stock parking brake handle
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Cab still needs to drop another 8 - 10"

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be insanely cool to move the cab forward over the front axle and build a flat bed for the truck.

Regardless, this is an amazing build.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:37 pm    Post subject: Single Cab Hot Rod Progress Reply with quote

Relocating the headlight buckets

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Cab has one inch of drop to go
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Gutted a lot more floor to get the cab low
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The doors and cab will lose everything below the blue tape.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks awesome, can't wait to see it rolling! Post a picture from the front


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Cab is in its final location, just need to trim off the bottom of the doors.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Single Cab Street Rod Reply with quote

Steel and strength going back into the Cab

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Single Cab Street Rod Reply with quote

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Steel and strength going back into the Cab

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I'm getting into the same scenario soon of welding new thick structure to thin old german metal, What is your welding setup?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Single Cab Street Rod Reply with quote

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Steel and strength going back into the Cab

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I'm getting into the same scenario soon of welding new thick structure to thin old german metal, What is your welding setup?


I am using a Lincoln Power Mig 256. I love it. I have had a couple of lesser migs from the big box stores in the past and had nothing but trouble with them. You get what you pay for and it was worth every penny. The 2" square steel in the photo is 14 gauge.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: More work on the Cab Reply with quote

Started on the integrated roll cage/body mount system for the Cab today. (Lower part of the picture, the part in the middle is temporary bracing)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: Cab Mounted Reply with quote

4 of the Cab Mounts are done. Have a few more mounts and cage tubing to go.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: More Tubing Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Under seat compartment Reply with quote

Started building a compartment to house an A/C unit under the seat utilizing a void in the frame.

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Started with a sheet of 18 gauge

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With any luck, this will be finished in a day or two

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:44 pm    Post subject: More metal work Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Steering Box and Brake Pedal Assembly are both finished and installed. Also drilled and tapped all of the cab mounting points into the frame

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