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Old 10-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #201
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backhalf looks nice. transisition looks smooth!!!
Old 10-05-2013, 12:17 PM   #202
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yeah, skills, wayner has got.
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back half is gonna look real good
Old 10-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #204
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redoing the cab mounts too I guess.




truck went ahead and named itself. this cab has been on the last 4 years and I have never noticed this ever.

flipped it so dont drag your screen to a mirror

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Old 10-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #205
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wayne does awesome work.. glad his is redoing the whole mess
Old 10-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #206
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glad to see youre still working on it
Old 10-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #207
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he didnt like the way the cab was mounted either so he cut off the old ones and made new body mounts.
cab all leveled

rears


fronts


burned in


started on the front mounts





started on the cluster too. the nice thing is that the stepper motors for all the individual gauges separate from the main board super easy, so its just a matter of mounting them in the stock locations and wiring to the circuit board. lighting will be super easy too, it will look totally stock. for the tach I will probably make a new decal for the factory location, and install the tank pressure gauge in the other location.



patterns

plates

obligatory high angle shot for the artistic guys









the last picture shows how he made the inside of the new framehorns flat so the new bumper mounts can be removable and adjustable instead of just part of the framerail end like on the 60-66.
moving along on the horns


core mounts added



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cab mounts and frame horns look fantastic
Old 11-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #209
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started the tilt bed
Old 11-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #210
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Side tilt or rear tilt?
Old 11-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #211
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rear. the big kahuna

the main reason for a tilt is the wheel arches are small and the rear tires are 31" tall. its a little tough to change a flat.
Old 11-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #212
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Glad to see you didn't give up on it. Its going to be a bad a$$ ride when done.
Old 11-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #213
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no legitimate buyers so going to try the 22s again.

Old 11-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #214
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You should keep those on this project. Super sick!!!
Old 11-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #215
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yeah looks like thats whats happening now.





yes I am aware the tire tread is facing the wrong direction.
Old 11-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #216
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^^^^ its just another way your being different. Lol
Old 11-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #217
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bedsides mounted to tilt frame



mocking up the column

needed to make room on the firewall, so installed hydroboost. he custom made the mounting plate but it bolts up to the stock pedal

clearancing the factory pedal mount, which had the original steering column mount on it. plasma cutter on aluminum = fire shower

cab mounts installed, the frame is 1/8th inch lower than the pinch welds on the rockers (looks like more here, but isnt), which is perfect, I didnt want to drag the rockers when aired out.


ordered new bushings and sleeves for the airbar, and a 24' stick of DOM tubing to replace the lower bars and make a new wishbone.
Old 11-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #218
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cutting the dash for the tilt column




going to me nice not to have the steering wheel rubbing my crotch while driving. (ok, maybe my spare tire was getting all the action)

got some stuff in the mail. the bendy straw looking factory downpipe had a leak in the flex pipe


it was 100 shipped for a new one, economics said there had to be a better option, and there was. stainless header 130 bucks shipped with a new downpipe/crossover pipe.


also got a new shifter lever from ye old classifieds. love it, and will probably be able to reach it now too, the old stubby one is there for comparison.


I hope I dont have to cut this up to use that shift lever, I can deal with longer throws


got the rod ends and bushings in today, chicken likes the box


pick up the dom tube over lunch tomorrow, my sister in law works at a steel place and hooked me up solid.
Old 11-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #219
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had to do some maintenance on the super pyooter, temps in the 30s and 40s and windchill in the single digits means I cant wait till I put a 48 ford body on this truck. Have to bite the bullet and do the heater core.



since she was a kitten, Tabby likes to help work on trucks

all done. heat works nice but the controls dont direct the air, I'll fix that next.



dropped off some Borgeson steering components for the frankten, wayne got them all mocked up and is almost ready to finalize the steering column mounts now. Clears the control arms woot

column mount tacked in with temp mounts
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nice shifter i need to get one of them. 22s look awsome you gotta keep them
Old 11-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #221
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Is this one going to be called the Frankenoma then?
Old 12-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #222
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time to mess with shifters

original v new

adapter made


best looking, but shifter hits the dash ever so slightly

trying other methods of mounting, he calls this one "grain truck", I call it old mack

he calls this one 60s hot rod, I call it ready set terrible


I think we bend the shaft slightly, chrome be damned, and go with the first one.
had to have u bolts made to fix the unsafeness of the last guys work. 45 dollars, he put my truck and life at risk for 45 bucks. sobering


time to build bars. bought a stick of 1 1/8" 0.219 and a whompload of new bushings.

axle mocked

notching for the fixed end

fit good


all faced and tapped.


ready for welding


remember the bent up fender from the parts truck?


well a friend knocked the dent out pretty handily!


now I can take it for airbrushing, going to get a nose art style pinup, nothing offensive (I have 3 daughters)

wayne closed up the firewall, might have been a little drafty. I got a couple sheets of 4x10 20ga cr, I think 80 sq ft of steel should take care of all the metal needs on this truck, maybe.




wayne started on tabs for the rearend too
Old 12-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #223
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looking really good. this guy does some killer metal work
Old 12-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #224
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looks great so far!!
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