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Old 01-01-2012, 10:15 PM
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Yeah, the drip rails are growing on me......we'll see what happens. I was blown away by the pic.....
 
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Very cool so far tinman. The proportions on that 1/4 window look great... but... have you considered a slightly more utilitarian shape? Something more like a sleeper cab window maybe?

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which was posted by 48fordcoe... and:

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posted by Bob Jones here:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/7...e-sleeper.html

And my vote is also for extending the drip rail - I think it looks more fitting.
 
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Nothing real exciting going on......just a lot of welding. The cab corners I ordered were useless, so I sent them back. I ended up just making my own like always, it was actually easier. COE's have a slight rocker panel under the door which extends around the cab corner. I used some bent 1" tubing I had laying around....still a lot of fiddling around. They won't look factory, but I honestly don't care.....as long as the rust holes are gone!

When I get the cab corners done, I will make the subframe/mounts, then onto the sides.



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Nothing real exciting going on......just a lot of welding. The cab corners I ordered were useless, so I sent them back. I ended up just making my own like always, it was actually easier. COE's have a slight rocker panel under the door which extends around the cab corner. I used some bent 1" tubing I had laying around....still a lot of fiddling around. They won't look factory, but I honestly don't care.....as long as the rust holes are gone!

When I get the cab corners done, I will make the subframe/mounts, then onto the sides.



Looks good to me Scott! You must have heat!
 
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Looking good! I am waiting on my hay man to come weld for me.
 
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The front tires fit in the fenders a lot better than most chassis swaps. I'll be watching this one
 
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Well, I've been doing a lot of welding......got the cab corners, rockers and cab mounts all done. I even cleaned up the bottom of the cab and sprayed some primer on. Then I slathered some bed liner on the flat panels to cut down resonance (If I ever get it on the road, LOL). I haven't made the front cab mounts yet, need to have the cab on the frame for those.
Next I am going to start on the sides.....

I got a line on an engine/trans......455 Olds? Gonna check on it tomorrow.....

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nice work!..

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:55 AM
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Some more progress......been doing a lot of welding and grinding. Got the lower sides both done. Also had to repair a rotted lower door post.
Starting to look like something......
On to the windows!

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Did you form the new section out of sheetmetal or did you use spare doors and just cut to fit?

Would this help you in any way?

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Yes I used a couple extra doors......much easier. That roof looks pretty good, wish it was closer. I have a couple extra cabs for parts, but they are kinda rough. I plan to use an entire roof skin from another vehicle.....
 
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Great build thread! You do fantastic work.

The 455 Olds should make a great powerplant for this truck. They are great engines and make a lot of torque.

Thanks for all the pics
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Looks great so far! It would be "cool" (pun intended) if you made the quarter windows so they popped out at the rear, hinged at the front, for ventilation. With flat glass you have a lot of options.
 
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Scott, if you still need cut-upable sheet metal, roof, doors, etc., keep me in mind. I've got a cab with a good top and a rotted away bottom ready to cut up, and a heck of a lot closer than Ilya.
 

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