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#1076329 - Wed Dec 31 2014 08:13 AM 1946 Hot Rod truck
Skips41 Offline
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Loc: Tennessee USA
I bought this a few months ago and have started motor work on the 327 that was in it and will start recording in this thread my DIY work on the Lil Red truck, I will start a new photo bucket folder for pics to link to, I enjoy reading all the stories here and felt maybe my Lil truck could be entertaining for others as well.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Skip


Pix in Photobucket


Edited by Peggy M (Sat Apr 11 2015 04:29 PM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1076709 - Thu Jan 01 2015 09:08 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15505
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Thanks for sharing Skip. Looks like your already having fun.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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#1076718 - Thu Jan 01 2015 09:51 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Hot Rod John Offline
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Loc: Central Colorado
Yep, that's cool! Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
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#1076770 - Fri Jan 02 2015 07:55 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Thanks Guys!
My rings, bearings and gaskets came in but no cam kit yet.

John I like how the rear tires stuff the wheel wells full on your tuck in the link to the gallery smile
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1076785 - Fri Jan 02 2015 10:13 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
VEW Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 30 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 453
Loc: VA
Welcome Skip.
I'll be following your build, so thanks for sharing.
I'm working on my 1 ton now, but my 41 3/4 ton is next in line.
What are your plans for yours?
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41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy)
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


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#1077016 - Sat Jan 03 2015 07:23 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Planning on a streetrod but still use it as a truck and a driver with very little frills but a nice engine and a low dollar paint job but one that can still look good as I buzz around town and if all goes right maybe add air conditioning for summer driving but for the most part low key budget watching build that may turn out a nice driver.

Some one already did the heidts front end kit, 327 V8 700r4 trans with lokar shifter, stripped it and primed it and put a 55 chev car rear end (so they say) in it and stopped there then sold it to a guy I know that decided he had to many sticks in the fire and sold it to me and I am jonesing to work on it as money allows smile


Edited by Skips41 (Sat Jan 03 2015 07:24 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
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#1078609 - Sun Jan 11 2015 09:48 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Loc: Tennessee USA
Parts came in so started the engine build, balanced 327 small block Lunati Voodoo 280 cam kit ported heads with matching valve springs.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=3
http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1
http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1078714 - Sun Jan 11 2015 04:58 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
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Loc: Tennessee USA
Long block is now ready for intake, rocker arms and valve covers, Took 2 days but sure feels good that it's done.
http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1078758 - Sun Jan 11 2015 07:43 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15505
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Looking good Skip. you'll be glad you took your time when you fire that puppy up. Do it once...do it right. I can see the smile on your face from S.C. smile
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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#1079019 - Tue Jan 13 2015 07:39 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
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Loc: Tennessee USA
put 3 days of work into the motor and should be ready to drop in soon, A few parts still have to come in that I ordered and need to wire the truck up but hope to hear it run soon :)Had a big smile last night Alvin, Feels good to be this far in a few days.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0


Edited by Skips41 (Tue Jan 13 2015 07:40 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1079097 - Tue Jan 13 2015 05:23 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Gmans 46 Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 02 2009 12:14 AM
Posts: 273
Loc: TN
Sweet project, have fun with it!
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#1079375 - Thu Jan 15 2015 08:15 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Gman NICE truck you have! May have some questions for you as I do mine like what drive shaft did you go with since we have similar drivetrains, The one that came with mine is about 5 inches to long.

Skip
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1081993 - Wed Jan 28 2015 07:40 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Long block done and oil system primed so just about ready to drop it back in after some firewall work, I had gotten a lot of parts to get into this and I'm glad I did before I got the news they shut down my wifes office 2 Fridays ago, cant buy anymore parts till we get back on track but what I already bought should keep the project rolling for awhile yet with just labor on my part of getting some things done.

roller rocker pic

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0

Wiring harness, 21 circuit 15 fuse

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1


Edited by Skips41 (Wed Jan 28 2015 07:49 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1082012 - Wed Jan 28 2015 09:56 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
41-327 Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 12 2012 08:53 AM
Posts: 42
Loc: Idaho
Lots of fun. Working on a 41 with a 327 at this time as well.
Rolling chassis is done and now it is body work.

It is in the gallery and photobucket as well.
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#1082236 - Thu Jan 29 2015 07:23 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Looking good man! Should have pics of mine back in the truck soon smile

Do you have a fan on that tranny cooler? What drive shaft did you use?

Skip
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1084368 - Sun Feb 08 2015 08:10 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Loc: Tennessee USA
Took all day but managed to get the motor and trans back in after a little fire wall work, Now to get everything bolted to it today and run some exhaust and so on.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1084616 - Mon Feb 09 2015 09:18 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
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Loc: Tennessee USA
Spent the second day of engine install putting everything back on the motor and starting my gauge cluster project, hoping today to finish and install gauges and build the exhaust system.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1084696 - Mon Feb 09 2015 04:10 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
I had to fab up patches and weld them in to fill holes in the fire wall and figured what the heck I have to paint it and wanted a flat black and semi gloss black checker on it so I did it today, This picture is before I finished off the top.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1084818 - Tue Feb 10 2015 07:25 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Gauges put back in the dash smile that's about it for this week, back to the work force till Sunday.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1085948 - Mon Feb 16 2015 08:10 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
The exhaust is all welded in and looks like it will clear the steering rod that will go through there...

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1086075 - Mon Feb 16 2015 05:09 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15505
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
.....close works for me lots of times! Skip, you keep pecking away at it then one day Wow, you'll be riding and smiling smile
Thanks for the update.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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#1086424 - Wed Feb 18 2015 06:54 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
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Loc: Tennessee USA
I fired it up for a few seconds at 1500 rpm yesterday so now i know it will fire up for the brake in of the cam and everything is ok to do it, Just have to get the radiator and fan hooked up and i can get the break in over with and be good to go smile
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1087216 - Sun Feb 22 2015 07:25 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Break in done on the cam and she runs GOOD! smile
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1087231 - Sun Feb 22 2015 09:32 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Neverdone
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Skips , although I am sure there will be disagreement here , I believe that outside of the V-8 Flatty in the older trucks the 327 is the only legit period motor to put in these old trucks ..I kills me to see 350's etc. in these things . Did you do a powerglide also ?
Dan
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#1087293 - Sun Feb 22 2015 03:10 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Hollow65 Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 05 2013 10:47 AM
Posts: 581
Loc: San Diego, CA
Wow, how did I miss this? Lookin good, keep it up man.
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#1087339 - Sun Feb 22 2015 08:13 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15505
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Skip, we can all see you smiling. Your a happy man no doubt and congrats on your hard work. Relish the moment, drive on down and take me for a ride.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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#1087607 - Tue Feb 24 2015 06:54 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
THANKS!

When I bought this project it had a 700r4 in it and I didn't have the money to change it so I put it back in, Still a long road with steering, wiring harness, driveshaft, fuel cell and full brakes to do but I will keep posting as I go along, need funds again but can still work with what I already have to get more done smile


Edited by Skips41 (Tue Feb 24 2015 06:55 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1087691 - Tue Feb 24 2015 01:55 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
VEW Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 30 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 453
Loc: VA
Skips, I was reading that a first gen Camaro fuel tank fits nicely between the frame rails. The filler tube extends out the rear of truck and a fold up license plate bracket can be attached to high the filler neck.

My wife has a 68 Camaro, so I'm going to take some measurements once it gets above 32!
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41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy)
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


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#1087835 - Wed Feb 25 2015 06:46 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Vic that would be great! I appreciate the info and whenever you get the measurements I will check them in my frame, Sounds like a good way to go with it! smile
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1087848 - Wed Feb 25 2015 08:50 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
VEW Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Thu Jun 30 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 453
Loc: VA
I've been on "information overload" so trying to step back, but I found where I read about it. rusty1 on the HAMB site

fuel tank
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41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy)
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


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#1087855 - Wed Feb 25 2015 09:22 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
VEW Offline
Shop Shark
Registered: Thu Jun 30 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 453
Loc: VA
I will not be able to use it because my truck is a 3/4 ton...width at the rear cross member is 10" less than the 1/2 ton.
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41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy)
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


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#1088381 - Fri Feb 27 2015 08:01 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Achipmunk Offline
Registered: Tue Dec 11 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 15505
Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Skip, whats wrong with the 700R4?? Man I love mine in the 37 so much I put one in my panel.
Thanks for keeping us posted. You ARE making some good speed.
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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#1088467 - Sat Feb 28 2015 08:02 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
I hope nothings wrong with it smile haven't got it all hooked up yet but a non overdrive trans may have fit this setup better, We will see once I get everything hooked up smile

see if this video works,

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0


Edited by Skips41 (Sat Feb 28 2015 08:15 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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#1088645 - Sat Feb 28 2015 09:04 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Posts: 2633
Loc: South Omaha, Nebraska
Sounds good thumbs_up

John
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#1088732 - Sun Mar 01 2015 10:59 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Thanks guys!

VEW I am looking into that first gen Camaro tank setup, Ebay has some on there and I like the rear fill idea where I can pull in on any side of the gas station and reach the fill neck smile


Edited by Skips41 (Sun Mar 01 2015 10:59 AM)
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1088865 - Sun Mar 01 2015 06:46 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
I got the steering column custom fitted and routed the rod past the headers, Then went on to the brake setup, The truck came with the parts for this but it was an under cab frame setup and I didn't want that so I spent a few hours cutting fabricating and welding and made it a firewall power brake set up and then to top it off with a picture I put in my truck warming gift from a friend at work... My kick **** shrunken head smile

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=2

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0


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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1089078 - Mon Mar 02 2015 05:37 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Today I finished up getting things assembled and in place, no paint work or cleaning yet that will come later but the steering is in and complete, the shifter is in and complete, the seats from my old van are in and mounted (tight fit but comfy) I have the floor panels in but not permanently, driveshaft shortening is complete and the placement of the master cylinder assembly and brake pedal are complete, So at this point to drive it with no unforeseen crap popping up.... plumb the brake system with all new lines and bleed it, plumb the transmission cooling lines, Install wiring harness, Install whatever fuel cell I may use, So at this point I have a little to go but not what I faced Sunday morning, I told Wendy to come down and sit in it and she loved the seats then I said ok stay there hold on, I went out to the motor and hooked it up then fired it up and she smiled, I revved it 4 times and her eyes got big then I jumped in it to and we sat in it running and man this thing is loud and mean, She said again "wow This things a beast and it is going to be fun to run the rod shows with"

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=1

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=2
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1091351 - Sat Mar 14 2015 06:57 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Got the gas tank set up done (still going to look into first gen Camaro tank set up) now for the tranny cooling lines, Electric fans, brakes and wiring smile

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1091910 - Tue Mar 17 2015 08:16 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
After pushing hard on my past 5 days off I finally drove it in the cul-de-sac Monday, no wiring in it yet so no brake lights or key switch to kill it if there was a problem, so I didn't take it any further than that, It has a small brake line leak from the master to the proportioning valve so I need a new line there but it feels pretty spunky when you tap the gas pedal smile So now for the wiring job and then a scotch brite pad washing and no frills black paint job over the red primer then tag it and do a shake down run.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0




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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1092913 - Sun Mar 22 2015 06:43 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
I started my black paint job and while paint was drying started doing the wiring harness

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
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#1094052 - Fri Mar 27 2015 08:05 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 02 2014 10:22 AM
Posts: 138
Loc: Tennessee USA
Got all the wiring done, had to change a few things to get it to charge the battery better, started painting the rest of the truck then Mark from work stopped by and we took it for a shakedown run, which turned out very interesting since we found out that whoever put in the front end suspension setup left it all loose gasp emoticon as well as the lug nuts on the wheels! but by the 3rd test drive it was doing good with a quick garage front end alignment, the transmission that came with the truck seems ok but has questionable shifting at times and on takeoff a few times felt like it was slipping a bit but one time it did that I looked in the rear view mirror and saw 2 faint black marks about 8 foot long so maybe it isn't slipping??? Title work is done, tagged and registered, still have a ways to go but I actually drove it yesterday and it is one fun truck and the mufflers are loud and obnoxious at times inside the cab, Going black with it makes me wonder what to call it now because Lil Red isn't gonna work anymore.

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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#1094243 - Sat Mar 28 2015 06:50 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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So on my second day off I was in bed with a cold, Around 1 in the afternoon I couldn't stay in bed anymore and went down and wired up my horn, windshield wiper and electric fan switch then drive it in to get a new regulator for the charging system and on the way back I noticed the brakes dragging and the pedal was harder and it seems to be in the rear brakes so I will have to look into that on my next day off, stopped at the store and came on home, once in the garage I could smell the brakes and the rear drums were hot, lots to do still before it can be daily driven.
http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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#1094622 - Mon Mar 30 2015 06:25 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Ok here it is in it's glory as of Sunday, paint still drying and needs to be wiped down and washed with a mild scotchbrite pad for the old school patina effects, running good, stopping good and pretty much ready to start hauling trash as we pack to move to Georgia soon which my goal was to have it useable for the tasks coming I will need it for, so the shake down runs were good, It still has small issues but can be used as a truck which I need right now later it will be on a trailer headed to it's new home with us down there where I can work on it more and bring it along.
http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
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#1096596 - Fri Apr 10 2015 08:57 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Been on the road a few weeks now and nice to have a truck again to haul stuff and a classic to boot smile

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=0
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#1096700 - Fri Apr 10 2015 08:38 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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nice skip, nice. Roll on man, roll on.
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#1096805 - Sat Apr 11 2015 08:37 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
Skips41 Offline
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Alvin keep me informed when that classic truck gathering happens at the Atlanta Dragway smile
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#1096816 - Sat Apr 11 2015 09:22 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Skip,
Always room for 1 more trucker in Ga!
Where are you moving too?
I live in Habersham, County; Clarkesville about 35 miles north of Gainsville.
You can contact Brad56@windstream.net, (706) 424-5035) and have your name added to his distribution list. Brad handles the car shows and swap meets in Commerce, Ga. His emails have a lot of information in them.
Good luck on your move.
Harold


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#1101855 - Sun May 10 2015 07:41 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Thanks Harold!!!!!
Possibly the Buford area but not totally sure where we will land yet.


Edited by Skips41 (Sun May 10 2015 07:44 AM)
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#1103049 - Sat May 16 2015 08:23 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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#1103101 - Sat May 16 2015 02:06 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Great looking truck! Was one here for sale last year but that cab was way too small for a tall guy. Great lines.
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#1149108 - Mon Feb 08 2016 02:49 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Hey guys wanted to stop in and say hello, I moved out of Tennessee but still hanging in there, still have the truck as seen in the last pictures, made it to the 2015 turkey rod run with it, will stop by again later.
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1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
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#1149211 - Mon Feb 08 2016 09:55 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Thanks for checking in. Been wondering what edge of the planet you fell off of smile Did you land in Ga. or down around Buford? You should be closer to Spartanburg now so when we gonna meet up so you can collect on the hot dogs and BBQ....and cold Pepsi???

Good to see your still kicking.
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1950 Chevy Coupe

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#1160537 - Fri Apr 15 2016 09:30 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Skip,
Welcome to Ga. Where did you land?
Harold (Clarkesville, Ga)
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#1211721 - Wed Apr 05 2017 07:26 AM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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Well guys I landed back in Tennessee, wanted to come in and say hi again and go look around the forums
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1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
"Ole Rusty"
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#1211816 - Wed Apr 05 2017 07:51 PM Re: 1946 Hot Rod truck [Re: Skips41]
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OOOOK, as my dad says, stay in or out!!

Just kidding you Skip. Life events happen whether we like it or not and sometime we just need to take a break.
Glad to see your still "kicking".
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1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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