Farm Truck W (how about activity and pics)

Tooth

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#41
I have a feeling I’m going to have a problem with my 69 shop truck too. I have plenty of W motors to Mach it up! And a new set of stahl flanges. It has a small block in it now. Will probably graf the two together... I have built headers before, so here we go again... Here’s a set of headers I built for my 69 C - 10 with the big block In it. Over the frame 2.1/8 ID 4.5 collectors. 8A9A051A-8F9D-4F66-8F91-13858F60D833.jpeg B5241E37-4988-4A29-B78D-B3FE83AB39D5.jpeg 92771601-59ED-42DF-8C92-BBB3D471F90B.jpeg BD098C41-4525-4044-AD82-B272B2B1D556.jpeg 8070B169-278F-4F82-AEF7-8C666833925E.jpeg
 
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boxerdog

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#44
It is encouraging to see all of these new truck projects popping up. Looking at your headers, Tooth, I am wondering how the upper control arm didn't hit them? Hard to tell from the pic. And I don't have "skinnies" on the front so tire clearance when turned is another issue

I'd still prefer to be inside the frame, but that looks tougher yet.. So I am kinda on hold until after New Years. I have a couple of projects going so I am looking for an easy way to keep things rolling.

But I did revisit my rules:

1. It will get a W, maybe with 6 2 barrels (sticking with 2x4 for now)
2. It will have 3 pedals unless I trade off something (yes)
3. I don't want to move the engine forward (used POL mounts, it moved a little)
4. It might have p/s or not (jury still out)
5. It might never get painted, it's a relic or a farm truck (I don't have a farm). (Painted one door HOK yellow primer, may do whole truck)
6. I really need to use up some stuff I have around. (No $hit)
7. It's lowered enough for what I want, probably leave the suspension as-is. (yes)
8. I don't care if anyone else likes it. (Well maybe a little bit)
 

Tooth

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#45
Dave, yes it might be a little hard to tell in the pics but I did not have any interference with the A-Arms. I mocked it all up and check the travel up and down to make sure there would be no interference. You have to be patient and you have to be steadfast on a project like that. I like your last comment where you say you don't care if anybody else likes it, and think you will be surprised at how many people will like it. And I don't blame you if you don't want to paint it. Like mine it's just a farm truck or a shop truck! It's to enjoy and have fun, and sometimes it's harder to enjoy when you're worried about things getting dinged and scratched. Good luck and keep us updated with pics!
 

Clint

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#51
So here is the yellow epoxy primer for comment...

I would have left the "patina" look except there are a few "new" panels and bodywork, etc. So I tried this, knowing if I didn't like it, I can scuff it up and paint (ugh) over it. View attachment 89888
Spray some red oxide primer on it shoot some base color on it do some sanding to make your own patina and shoot it with satin clear.
 

boxerdog

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#52
Sounds like work!

I realize many of you guys are really good at body & paint work, and I admire the result. It's not something I enjoy any more.

I have a couple of shiny cars and I almost hate to drive them because of all of the unlicensed/uninsured/distracted/stoned POS out there.

The body/paint guy next door wants me to do a SBC for him and work out a barter of some kind. So it may get some attention.
 
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