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chad77 11-29-2015 06:54 PM

56' racecar themed F-100
 
Figured I would start a thread I could post progress pictures to. Then people could follow along etc.

I probably have a whole 20-30 hours into it so far. Hard to find time with a busy family.

My family as been around racing as long as I remember and I decided to take time off racing. I can't completely walk away from racing, so why not build a race themed truck??

I've never been one to do something original. Like to throw my own twist on things. Whether it be racecar bodies or street cars.


Here are a few pictures with what I have done so far.

Any suggestions always appreciated.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...faad608e03.jpg


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...9423167a38.jpg


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...af82def4b2.jpg


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...43f63fac0b.jpg


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...d91160dd0b.jpg


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...0e467f2274.jpg


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...451151e1b2.jpg

toby tough 11-29-2015 07:18 PM

Looks like this will be an interesting build to follow. Seems the cowl there had seen better days. Looks like your set up for a rotisserie, I just put mine on some 2x4's and casters. That way I can roll it on it's back if I need to. Kinda cramped in my shop. Keep up the good work and the pic's coming.:-jammin

bigwin56f100 11-29-2015 07:55 PM

something looks familiar about the ash tray? LOL

CharlieLed 11-29-2015 08:19 PM

2 Attachment(s)
When you said race car I thought about a buddy's truck...Bill Elliott built it on one of his NASCAR chassis'...

abe 11-29-2015 08:54 PM

By a race car themed truck, do you mean a 50 era push truck or a truck with decals.... please explain.

Silver54 11-29-2015 09:04 PM

Looks interesting, subscribing. Keep those pictures coming.

chad77 11-29-2015 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by bigwin56f100 (Post 15828801)
something looks familiar about the ash tray? LOL

Lol. I need to get glove box hinges then that might look familiar too.

chad77 11-29-2015 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by abe (Post 15828992)
By a race car themed truck, do you mean a 50 era push truck or a truck with decals.... please explain.

Roll bars. Custom gauges (racecar style gauges). Racing seats. Shifter for standard tranny will be like most standard racecars. I'll have more pictures one day.

The outside of the truck is going to be a 56 with some minor customness. The interior is race car themed.

Nicholas+ 11-30-2015 05:28 PM

Looks like you have a good start on it. I like your floor pan. Did you see the NoLimit F100 silver bullet? It might give you some ideas...Silver Bullet - Big 10


In action.

chad77 11-30-2015 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Nicholas+ (Post 15831257)
Looks like you have a good start on it. I like your floor pan. Did you see the NoLimit F100 silver bullet? It might give you some ideas...Silver Bullet - Big 10


In action.
https://youtu.be/r9ifxhDeDW0


Nice truck for sure.

chad77 11-30-2015 06:40 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...fe124bdc6d.jpg


2 hours in and not quite done..

CharlieLed 11-30-2015 07:08 PM

See that wasn't so bad...and it looks as good as any "store bought" patch panel.

chad77 11-30-2015 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by CharlieLed (Post 15831461)
See that wasn't so bad...and it looks as good as any "store bought" patch panel.

Thanks. Just time consuming. I don't have hours on end to work on it so hard to get anything done. Plus I'm picky so its gotta look decent.

If the wait time wasn't 30-90 days, I'd still buy them. Lol.

3golfjack 11-30-2015 07:21 PM

Great fab skills. The lower corners sections seem to be a pain. I remounted the doors when I did my to check the lines with the door edge. Keep the pictures coming, I look forward to seeing how the race car theme will look.

chad77 11-30-2015 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by 3golfjack (Post 15831488)
Great fab skills. The lower corners sections seem to be a pain. I remounted the doors when I did my to check the lines with the door edge. Keep the pictures coming, I look forward to seeing how the race car theme will look.

Thanks. Keep in mind, I have never done anything like this before. So if anyone has any pointers, throw them at me. Or tips to make things last after paint.

I tacked the insides and wasnt going to fully fill the outside seems. Maybe just tack a few spots and grind back down. Is that wrong or okay to do?


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