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    46 Ford truck build

    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...................................
    Last edited by smiffys_chop_shop; 30-08-2013 at 21:55.

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    Looking good there bud. Keep at it, as my build seems to be one step forward and two back. Just keep getting ****ed about by people who keep disappointing me with there service. We'll have to have a meet up when our trucks are on the road.
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    Cheers mate. Yeah we should do! The biggest problem for me is time really and the budget I suppose but feel like we getting somewhere now. Do you mean disappointing service as in parts ordering? I find many people just don't get back to you......must not need the business!?

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    Looks great, keep the updates coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffys_chop_shop View Post
    Cheers mate. Yeah we should do! The biggest problem for me is time really and the budget I suppose but feel like we getting somewhere now. Do you mean disappointing service as in parts ordering? I find many people just don't get back to you......must not need the business!?
    When i sorted out my axle they had it ages and when they said it was ready i collected it. went to fit the shafts to find they'd ordered the wrong shafts. They're an hr away so that's a morning wasted. Now I've just got my prop back and they've made it too long. Gave them the correct measurements as requested and they still messed up. All I got on the phone was "oh I'm sorry, if you get it back to us we'll sort it". How does **** right off and send a courier. I know I'm not spending a huge amount (axle £1000,prop £350) in there eyes but business is business and I won't be going back after this.
    oh yeah, my budget went out the window ages ago. Haha
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    that looks like a real nice truck, can I have it.lol

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    Yeah sure dude no worries haha.
    Rp460, was that hauser who did your axle? If it helps I know that Parkinson's (vicarage farm road is it? near boc and the coachworks place) are setup for doing props now!?

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    The very same. Won't use them again for anything. Only went to them as didn't know any better. Handy to know about Parkinson's. not that I plan on doing it again soon.
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    Got the steering done today was very happy, was gonna put some pictures up but photo buckets being gay and getting right on my tits so yes I now have a cob on.....where's the rants section haha. Cheers
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    Ok so photobuckets still [email protected]&ked up but think I've managed to get around it! So, got the steering joints and column mounted and all hooked up so it now steers when you turn the wheel......always a bonus!



    After me dad cut the original column from the steering box in a rage I told him I wanted to use the original column/wheel/column drop etc... he thought I was gonna use a tilt column.......wrong! So there was a bit of work, some cutting, some welding and fabrication required but got where I wanted to go in the end.



    So heres how she'll look from outside, love the patina on top of that door you can see where its had a lifetime being driven with somebodies arm resting on it.........will be mine in the not too distant future though!!!

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