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Old 10-11-2012, 08:06 PM
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the show season has slowed down, so i'll have more weekends at home until about february when the shows get crazy again. maybe I'll get to make some progress !
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:45 PM
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yesterday I finally got some more done on the headers .











I still need to trim the collector length and add flanges . I'll likely run them awhile and then have them coated.

Here's the driver's side. Originally I thought I might have to get creative with the steering column and shaft, but it looks like it will be easier than I anticipated.




Today I made a couple of bed mounts. The through bolt is sleeved so when it's tightened it will not crush the frame. I need to make 4 more similar to them and then the rear ones will be quite a bit different. I'll finish welding them with the bed removed from the frame.



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Old 08-28-2013, 06:43 PM
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cool truck any progress
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:53 PM
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No, been busy with work, but soon I'll have some time.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:37 PM
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rear bed mount. need to add the through bolt of course.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:15 PM
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finished the bed mounts and welding in the reinforcement tubes in the frame.





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Old 01-13-2014, 08:01 AM
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wow really good hard work wedged (Y)



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Old 02-08-2014, 08:00 AM
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had a piece of 14 gauge sheared to fit a portion of the floor. I need to add a hump to clear the trans.

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:19 AM
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Wow. I just loveeee it. Great Job. Looking good.

I hope to see more and more pics. Great Job Again :)

Greets from Chile.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:20 PM
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trimmed some more of the old floor away and made a small notch just to get the floor to lay flat. test fitted a seat too.



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Old 03-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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worked on the toe board a little today. the 2x4's were used to space it off the table so I could deepen the arc a little. The sharp bends were done using a brake and the initial arc was done by hand.









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Old 03-15-2014, 03:24 PM
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made the firewall notch today

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Old 03-15-2014, 11:13 PM
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Great to see progress! Are you going to roll some beads into that floor to stiffen it up? The tunnel is looking good. Make sure you leave plenty of room for future tranny swaps.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:10 AM
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There's box tube framing under the floor plate. If the trans tunnel ever needs more clearance , I've got torches, saws and a welder
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:26 AM
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Great project! I just picked up a 46 Dodge cab and front end and also planing to mount them on a Dakota frame. The body came from a flat bed and I think a standard cab long box Dakota frame (1987-1996) should work without to much modifications. Do you know where I can get a copy of frame dimensions?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:31 PM
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Firewall mostly welded. I filled 32 holes too.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:32 PM
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You can find frame dimensions in factory body repair manuals
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:15 PM
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coming along nicely
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:48 AM
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Pardon a really stupid question from a poor Aussie who's never worked on American iron. How do you address all that rust on that gorgeous body (the car... not you) ? Don't mind waiting for the updates. Most works of art made by blokes in their "spare"time with little $$$$ DO take serious time.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:52 PM
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I'm being careful to not remove any more rust than required to get clean welds. For example I used a step bit to clean the edge of each round hole in the fire wall, so that the weld would be ok. I haven't decided if I'm going to grind the welds on the firewall or not. If I do, I've got way to get the rust to re-form quickly. It took 73 years for it to get this appearance and I don't want to ruin it.
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