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Old 01-12-2018, 04:56 PM
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Default 1934 Ford PU Cab

This is my first build, I picked up this cab cheap so that I would have a metal body, not fiberglass. I built my chassis already which was originally going to be a 23 tbucket but couldnít find a metal body that fit my budget. I have a 283 from a 66 Chevy pu, and a turbo 350 tranny with a shift kit. I found a 2000 s10 blazer rear end with 373 gears with a limited slip Posi. I figure itís a good start for a first build, I just hope the cab is large enough to fit me and my wife when we go cruising!!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:48 PM
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Yup, looks like you are off to a really good start. As was mentioned in your intro, it's advisable to mock up the cab with some seats and make sure you and your wife have room in there. I even hung cardboard pieces to mock up my chop while sitting in the car - just to see how bad my sightlines were going to be.

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:20 PM
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You can usually get by with a few inches of chop better than channeling.
These cabs get really small really fast.
If you choose a chop, you can build the truck first to see how ya like it then do the chop at a later date.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:25 PM
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I agree with BillM and OI... cardboard and lumber are your friends... every inch and 1/4" counts, especially in tight quarters.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:06 PM
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I have seen this style cab extended by adding a window behind the door, making it a five window. The other way is by extending the door.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:37 PM
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Killer cab! Take the hints on the cab seriously. They get cramped fast. My 31 would probably be more comfy if I had not chopped and channeled so much but I'm not tall. I'm only 5'8" and I chopped mine 3 1/2" and channeled it 4" more. It looks like it takes a can opener to get me out sometimes...
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:20 AM
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Great looking cab and start on your project. nothing but good advice above^^
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:49 AM
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Thanks, my friend Rick told me the same thing. Rick does custom builds, he’s my go to guy when I run into problems, I’ve been doing custom pieces for him for years.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:10 AM
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With all your resources, old and new, this is going to be a killer project. Nice looking frame, etc., too.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:27 AM
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You can get some leg room by extending the firewall too
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