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Old 09-07-2015, 12:36 PM
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Default 1929 Essex/Truck

Hello to everyone, just got signed up and introduced my self in the intoductions thread. Here is my build, Picked up a 29 Essex 3 window coupe that the P/O cut the rumble seat off of, hence the pick-up version here it is when it arrived at home for $250.







My origonal plan was plan was to use a IHC straight front axle, but found there wasn't much for parts available to convert it to disc brakes.



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Old 09-07-2015, 12:42 PM
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August 22 I brought home 48 feet of 2x4" tubing to start on the frame.













I found a 1970 Ford Galaxie 9"diff complete in real good shape and a 1954 F100 straight axle as well as the hood from a 58 IHC ( to close in the roof) for $100.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:47 PM
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Getting things mocked up.











I plan on going with airbags on all four corners since Airbagit . com had buy 2 get 2 free.

Rear diff pretty much figured out.





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Old 09-07-2015, 12:53 PM
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Air bags arrived $200 Canadian for 4 landed.



Found a 1967 283 and Powerglide to help with the set up, motor uses lots of oil but the tranny is solid, I have since found a good 350 4 bolt main to use, Should I use the Powerglide or look for a turbo 350 or 400?





Currently working on the front suspension, building a variant of the Cen-Pen one I found on line, will post some pictures as soon as I can.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:33 PM
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That is just cool as heck! Into it cheap to start, which is always a good thing. Looks like yet another cool build to watch unfold ... Hooray!
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:46 PM
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Thanks AZ, pretty excited about it.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:49 PM
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Here's a couple pictures of the airbag cross member and arms.







And my $250. 1981 350.



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Kool project--looking good!
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Great progress so far! I'll be watching this one for sure.
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