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Old 06-04-2010, 10:54 AM
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I am starting a new build for my brother , it is a project that was started by someone else who did an excellent job but never finished the project . The truck was loosley assembled , just enough to push it onto the trailer for the trip home . My brother bought it the way it is in the photos , chopped with the magority of the body work finished . The main problem is with the chop and channel that it has he's very uncomfortable in the cab. The bed is a little short for his taste so we plan to lengthen the bed and extend the firewall just a bit to help on the lack of leg room . This will also involve stretching the frame , I think the end result will be worth the extra work .







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Old 06-04-2010, 11:00 AM
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The truck came with a ton of quality parts , some installed some not . here are some reference shots I took before taking it apart .









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Old 06-04-2010, 11:53 AM
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Very nice truck as is but should be perfect by the time you are done. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:17 PM
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looks like the fabrication was well done for sure... always a good thing therefore you wont have to rebuild everything...

Its a good looking truck.. but if it were mine i would have to lower the back of the cab.. i perfer them sitting flat... but hey who cares what i think!

look forward to watching this one.. since you didnt let us watch you build ur ride...
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:15 PM
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looks like the fabrication was well done for sure... always a good thing therefore you wont have to rebuild everything...

Its a good looking truck.. but if it were mine i would have to lower the back of the cab.. i perfer them sitting flat... but hey who cares what i think!

look forward to watching this one.. since you didnt let us watch you build ur ride...
That is for sure, the rear shocks are at the end of their adjustments ( soft side ) I will change the position of the upper shock mounts to lower the rear of the truck and put some adjustability into it . I like your way of thinking
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:20 PM
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That's a handsome looking truck, I really dig it! The chassis fab looks top-notch and it's really nice to see some rails with curves.

If you're going to build a longer bed anyway, how about making it a bit taller? I think it might look better with the top closer to even with the character line on the cab.

Keep us posted, looking forward to this one.

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:34 PM
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Real nice, should be even better when you're done.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:39 PM
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When we were at good-guys in nashville we ordered some new equiptment , a rotary shear , bead roller , slip roll and a 48" sheet metal brake , anyway they came in yesterday afternoon . I can't wait to start bending some metal ! It will be so nice to be able to make a really nice trans tunnel . The brake will be great for making the bed sides on the '36 . They claim it will bend a good edge on 16 guage steel . I hope it turns out to be good quality stuff , it's woodward fab equiptment that I have seen them use on Power Block , We'll see .
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:09 AM
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We stripped the truck down clean less the suspension to lengthen the shortened frame . We have decided to lengthen the bed from 38" to 48" and we are also going to extend the cowl of the cab 6" . Adding the 6" and half of the 10" bed extension I will lengthen the frame 11" to keep the same proportions. The total wheel base will be 122" , should give a good look and a great ride . After all the measuring and cross measuring and measuring again and again I finaly made the move and cut the frame into , whew! That first cut into a perfectly good frame is always tough . I made my frame pieces out of 8 guage for the splice doing inner and outer layers with an overlap on the inside for good stength . After getting the frame put together with rosett welds I found it a whole lot easier to stand the frame on it's side to finish weld everything .









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