Been meaning to start a build thread for my 46 Ford truck project since I got it..............last year, It came from Ray in Cali and he's a spot on guy. I have since got it UK registered and been bashing away at it as and when and with the help of me dad............it is in his garage after all!
Nearly done with the bulk of the fabrication and welding and nearly ready to dis-assemble it to paint the chassis and running gear but leaving the exterior as it came apart from some areas that needed work............commonly known as 'faux patina' some may frown but wanted to keep the 'good' original patina'd areas.
So, Basically it's going to be a 46 ford truck, ratty/patina'd or whatever you want to call it with jag front and rear and a 318 v8 mopar motor with 727 auto box, chrome smoothie wheels.......I want to put it on whitewalls but they're bloody expensive and I'm on a tight budget so see what happens.
Will try and keep the thread updated from now on for anybody who is interested, Cheers!!
When I got it last year August 8th
Yanks seem to love 'Bondo'....think stevie wonder did this one, cab came up nice after rubbing it with scotchbrite and wd40
The 318 motor and box I acquired, wanted a sbc but at the time couldn't find one
Straightening out the sheet metal, got lucky finding hood trim and spears etc on ebay.com! Got a whole front grill with bars on there too and got it cheaper than buying just bars.......result!
Also got lucky with finding an original pair of steel wings from a fellow rods n sods member
First time it saw daylight outside of the garage
Jag clip in and motor mounted
Rolled it outside to sweep out the garage and tidy up, wasn't happy with how the back end sat
So 'c' notched the frame, generally a method used when airbagging I know (wanted to bag it originally but couldn't afford to). But sits more how I want it now, have since added extra bracing and fabricated and fitted both anti climb bars and tie rods
Wanted to fit the master cylinder/booster under the floor out of the way and so I could adapt the original pedal assembly so had to fabricate necessary bracketry
More to come...................................