Always thought these old cabs would look cool as a rod. Love the rims and the stance of your chopped one. :tup:
i see the C 11 DPT taxi quite often coming of the a12 to leyton
Thanks for the nice comments. The Chopt cab runs a Rover V8, the truck I'm building will have a Chevy 400 with 6-71 blower. I just sold the old diesel engine last night - thanks for taking it Neil, and all the best with fitting it into your Model A. I now have a vacant space at the front like so.
Oh well cant add photos now, managed it earlier, dont know how to put them in from "reply to thread".
To get the b pillars to realign I cut the top of the pillar away from the roof and repositioned it http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/...64cd42e0dc.jpg
Sorry the photos are poor quality, but you get the idea.
Notice the naff welding here, this was when I was welding with the mig on "no gas", since I've got an Adams bottle and my welding has improved a lot. So its still not great, but I get by and by the time I've ground it down and filled it you wont notice. Hopefully.
To fill the dirty great hole behind the b pillars I had a bit of a plan, well to be honest, I wasnt quite sure, but this is what I did in the end. First, I used a taxi back door, mounted in the middle, with the window area chopped by 8" http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/...64e6bc97d6.jpg
The curved bit above the door is part of the original roof (the bit that used to be above the rear window) but reprofiled. That sounds posh, but actually i just drilled a small hole in the centre, threaded an old bit of throttle cable through it so the nipple
pulled on the roof and clamped the other end inside the cab to pull the metal down to the curve that i required.
Using the door at the back meant i could have opening back window. http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/...64fe156afa.jpg
Compared to many of the other build threads, you can see I'm a bit of a "make do, make it up as you go along" merchant. Like the bits of wood holding it all in position prior to welding!!
To bridge the gap between the door in the middle of the back and the b pillars, I cut up some more back doors, welding parts to the b pillar to line up with front doors, then I had some steel rolled up to connect with more bits of back door, which welded to the back door in the middle. Wow, can you follow that?