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clamor 08-16-2010 07:49 PM

I figure anything posted on a publicly accessable forum is availble for the public to use & abuse.


skull 08-27-2010 12:23 PM

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my sons name is James Robert and this really cool dude in Lebanon, MO. who goes by SugarRay8 made this visior for the truck. he has put time and energy in this and asked for nothing in return, the world needs more people like him. he donated it as his way of helping me finish her. in your'e thoughts, please pass along thanks to him. l believe what go's around come's around (KARMA) and this man has good karma :D

just shows the good kind of people who hang around on this board[cl

Later :cool:

skull 08-30-2010 11:06 PM

l've been working trying to get the brakes up to good working order, put on new rear shoes and ran all new lines from the paportioning valve.
have new master cylinder to put on and then start bleeding the brakes.

l went to the parts store, told them what l needed, thru the box of brake shoes in the truck. got home put on one side, reached in the box for the other side and only one shoe[S:confused: shows me with even new stuff, ya need to look and make sure it's all there:o

other than that just been fooling around with the odds and ends that always seem to pop-up.

my visior is on it's way here and l will up date on that soon,

Later :cool:

skull 09-01-2010 09:55 PM

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the visior arrived today[cl

it is soooooooo coooooooooollll looking:D

start getting it mocked up an on the truck.

again, thank you SR8,,


SugarRay8 09-02-2010 11:59 AM


Iím looking forward to seeing it on the truck. [P

skull 09-05-2010 03:05 PM

garden parts on a rod?
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we used a old wheelbarrow for the fire wall recess. had the right curves and saved a lot of fabbing on making all the bends to fit proper. about half way thru, still have to do the floor pans.


old garden hose works great to wrap lines that are not near a heat source. keeps from rubbing holes thru the lines and proctects them from debris hitting and damaging stuff.


SugarRay8 09-15-2010 07:48 AM

Finally a good use for a wheelbarrow! [cl

Hope all is going good, keep us posted. :)

CowboyUP 09-15-2010 04:34 PM

Awesome build man, subscribed and watching. I hope you don't mind, I'll probably steal some ideas for my 52.
I'm very sorry for your loss. As a reverse, I lost my dad just over 3 years ago. We were wrenching buddies, him and I built the 454 I used to race. Miss him dearly, now that I'm older and have close friends with younguns, I couldnt even imagine. Keep up the good work, and if it was myself I'd go red. I love the patina, but as it wa your sons favourite colour, I would do it.

skull 03-08-2011 09:32 PM

the wheather was decent today:D l got my butt outta the house and did some more work on Jimmy's truck.

drive shaft was moved upward 3'' when we C-notced the rear frame and moved the rear-end to the top of the springs to fix the driveshaft angle, this caused the driveshaft to contact the middle cross member when we bounced on the rear bumper. so to fix the driveshaft travel when the rear-end moves up we C-notched the middle crossmember. the shocks are fine and allow 3-4" travel, which l think is perfect.

we finished the middle cross-member's C-notch to clear the drive shaft travel today. then l spent two hours figuring out that the exhaust still needs some minor tweeking to fit. this weekend my buddy who welds said he hopes to get the driver side cab floor/firewall finished or at least close.


earthman 03-08-2011 10:19 PM

Good to see progress. Thanks for the update.

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