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Old 05-16-2010, 01:02 AM
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Default Black Rat 55

Thought I'd post some latest pics of my pickup project plus a couple from the completed mock-up. Some of you may recognize it from my build thread on KB. For those who haven't seen it before, the cab is made from the doors, rear quarters and door frames from the gutted remains of my first vehicle, a 1955 Chevy pickup. The upper door frames, roof, extended firewall, lower rear bulkhead, floor, box, grille and virtually everything else is of my own creation.
I'm using a 46 Chev front axle and 8" Ford rearend, homemade bones on front and homemade triangulated 4 link in back, on airbags front and rear. I started on this build in November and I'm getting near the finish line and gettin' real itchy to krooze!! All paint is Rustoleum (Tremclad here in the Great White North) gloss on th frame and semi-gloss on the body with 20% flat added to dull it a bit. Interior is going to be upholstered in a brown to match the milkshake colour on the tin parts.
If you guys want, I could post some earlier build pix so you don't have to go on that other site to see it, heh, heh. Lemme know....
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:46 AM
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Very nice and an original idea love it when this kind of build comes up wish I had your talent. Also dig some of those other builds that used rear quarter panels from cars for the box.D
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:19 AM
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Sweet looking truck, the cab really suits that style.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:04 AM
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I wouldn't mind seeing a few more pics of that cab work! Very nice work.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:14 AM
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I followed this build on another site and it is well worth looking at all the work that went into this build. What's more cool is what this truck started life as..
ZZ Rodder you are one talented guy, I plan on seeing this truck in a magazine at some point!!

I just love the inovation in this build!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:52 AM
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Very Nice work! I like the flow of it! Please post some pics of the build process!
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