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Old 12-03-2015, 05:22 PM
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How did you make the cones??
I just cut a wedge shaped section out of the length of the 4" pipe and beat it together with a rubber mallet, hose clamps helped to pull it together to weld it
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:04 PM
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I just cut a wedge shaped section out of the length of the 4" pipe and beat it together with a rubber mallet, hose clamps helped to pull it together to weld it
That's awesome....probably a lot cheaper than those weld up kits
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:13 PM
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Here's some pics of the frame. I prefer the contoured look to the frame rails instead of the typical chop and weld at an angle Z type treatment so the front horns and the rear kickup are cut from 1/8" plate capped with 1/4 x 2" flat bar. These are dovetailed into the 2x6" main rails and 2X3" rear rails. Lotsa sturdy crossmembers and a double K member in the middle, this frame is stiff ! You can jack one corner way up and no twisting. Wheelbase is 120", so I wanted it strong.
Found a nice narrow 8" ford rear in the boneyard, and a buddy gave me a 41 Chev pu axle which I trimmed and finessed to use split bones of my own design. Air bags front and rear, 890 and 560/15 Wide whites and chromies. I later changed to shorter front shocks and lowered the 32 headlites 3", they just looked too high.
Did you modify that axle to add the link bar attachment points or were they already there? I am considering using air bags and link bars on the ford 51 axle.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:48 AM
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I spotted this photo on Facebook from the Rock'n August car show in St. Albert, Alberta yesterday. The show is the conclusion of a week-long series of car events.

The truck still looks the same!

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Old 08-07-2022, 02:36 PM
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Right on, nice to see its still mobile after 12 years, oh boy, time flies!
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:50 PM
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Right on, nice to see its still mobile after 12 years, oh boy, time flies!
A tribute to your building talent.
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Old 08-12-2022, 07:52 AM
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A tribute to your building talent.
It sure is! There aren't many rods that change hands and look identical 12 years later. Proof that ZZ did it right the first time.
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Old 08-20-2022, 05:33 PM
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Sorry to say, it's already sold and off to it's new home in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. My buddy's website is therodgod.com - now it's time to start thinkin' of what to build next......
Can you come to my house and help me finish mine???? LOL
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Old 08-20-2022, 07:25 PM
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Can you come to my house and help me finish mine???? LOL
If only I had the time - and you weren't so far away.....
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