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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:39 am    Post subject: 1961 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Build Reply with quote

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This truck had literally rusted in half! The frame rails were so rusted that there was almost nothing holding the front suspension to the truck. The top 3/4 of the cab and bed gates are very usable.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool man, Keep the pics coming. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to put the front axle under the cab? This would really retain the pick up feel. Amazing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heywebonya wrote:
Are you going to put the front axle under the cab? This would really retain the pick up feel. Amazing.


Thanks. No, the axle is out front, street rod style. Its hard to tell from the photos, but its looks good. The cab will sit low in the frame.

I started on the frame today. Got one Z'ed rail done

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome, can't wait to see it rolling! Post a picture from the front
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:36 pm    Post subject: Frame back half is done Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Frame progress Reply with quote

Decided to add gussets to the frame joints for extra strength.

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Also, welded the front spring perch to the front crossmember while I can still flip it all around for a good hot weld as is supports the entire front of the vehicle.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:25 am    Post subject: Frame is Done! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:24 am    Post subject: Suspension is going on Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to watching this build. It seems you know what you are doing & have done this before.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should start a build thread over at www.killbillet.com those guys would dig it too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Front Suspension Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixfootdan wrote:
You should start a build thread over at www.killbillet.com those guys would dig it too.


Thanks, I will check it out
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Suspension is done Reply with quote

Everything is connected
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: fenders and engine cradle Reply with quote

Started building the engine/trans/rearend cradle today. Also picked up 4 trailer fenders to make 2 big fat tire fenders!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Engine cradle is done Reply with quote

Crossmembers are next


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Hitch Reply with quote

Built a hitch into the frame and modified the rear crossmember to accept tail lights.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the plans for a bed?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixfootdan wrote:
What are the plans for a bed?


I have the original bed sides (top 3/4 portion is decent) and tail gate with some cool old "keep on truckin" lettering. I am going to use these pieces as decoration around a 1 5/8" tubing structure and aluminum diamond plate floor. The bed sides will be trimmed down to match the new bed length.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: 400 Hp Single Cab Street Rod Reply with quote

Motor and trans going in

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