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Old 07-12-2012, 12:40 AM
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Yes, I do have a project. (I'm not just here to make wisecracks and post pics )

Anyhow, here it is with some explanation...

As it was when it first came indoors...





As you can see, somebody had spray bomb crap all over it and the passenger's side was sort of a pinkle color...



Notice my neighbor's IH pickup on the left...I want it!




One Saturday afternoon, my son asked if he could bomb it flat black. Why not? It can't look any worse. I masked off the rough side and let him have at it...



I liked it. I liked it a lot and the fire was lit. So, I started into the body, roughed out most of the damage and pieced the rear fender back together.





Some more rattle can and it's starting to look like a car again. I stuffed an old slick and wheel in the opening. Hmmm...





I love a fat tire, and the bigger the better. So, I figgered I should tub the car for maximum rubber.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:50 AM
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Car lift you lucky dog. nice project.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:15 AM
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you have a project

and here l thought you were just another pretty face



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Old 07-12-2012, 02:07 AM
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Thanks GJunktion. At this point in my life I can't function without the lift so I'm very happy to have one!

Skull, I'm as pretty as I can be.

Moving along, I cut the floor and split the wheel tubs down the middle...



Squared, leveled and braced the frame. Built a body support and whacked the rear frame section...




I narrowed the rear section, installed a transition crossmember, and welded the section back in.

Now I need a rear axle. How wide for those alum slots I have? I did some measuring and thought for a while. Hmmm...I have a narrowed rear. How narrow is it? Measure it. A little too narrow. Thinking again........still thinking.....it could work.....with BIGGER tires and wheels. Yeah, that's it, BIGGER! Problem...I don't have anything bigger...thinking again....aha! I do have something bigger....in the shed! So I go to the shed and drag out an old used up pair of 14x33 slicks. I knew I was keeping those for something. New problem. No wheels wide enough for the much wider tires. Think Flintstone, think...it's only mock up....

I have wheels...in the scrap pile. So I made a pair out of four steelies...




That's all for tonight.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:00 AM
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I'm liking where this is headed already!

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:50 AM
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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You've been holding out for almost a 1,000 posts?!?! Looks like that ones been beat badly. What's with the pass side windows - they look black? Was it used as a store sign or something?

Looks like it's gonna be a fun build, so we'll need constant updates.


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Old 07-12-2012, 12:00 PM
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This looks like it could be promising. What kind of heartbeat is in the works?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:49 PM
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I guess me calling you out worked??
As said earlier, I like where this is going!!
Keep it up!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:08 PM
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I guess me calling you out worked??
As said earlier, I like where this is going!!
Keep it up!!
Yes, it's your fault!


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You've been holding out for almost a 1,000 posts?!?!
The project ground to a halt before I got here, but since I stuck my foot in my mouth I decided to come out of the closet. (That doesn't sound right).

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Looks like that ones been beat badly. What's with the pass side windows - they look black? Was it used as a store sign or something?
Beaten? Yes, quite. I was told it sat next to a building and the exposed side got stroked repeatedly by farm equipment. The "good" side and the windows were spray bombed, some clown's vision of a streetrod, I suppose.

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This looks like it could be promising. What kind of heartbeat is in the works?
I have a 468'' BBC I hope to squeeze in there.
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