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Last couple of update photos

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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
I think you need to change the name on this thread, this is definitely not a "Low skill, low buck build. Really coming together, very nice work.

Thanks man, I'm doing my best... but there are some truly beautiful trucks on this site that make my attempt seam pretty low rent

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This is looking so good! I'm currently fitting the radiator for my 1940 too and I'm having serious concerns about what the previous owner did. The upper grille doesn't seem to match up so either the upper grill is warped or the front panels are. Would you mind tossing me a measurement for the 2 bolt holes at the front of the grill?

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Originally Posted by Dkeehr
This is looking so good! I'm currently fitting the radiator for my 1940 too and I'm having serious concerns about what the previous owner did. The upper grille doesn't seem to match up so either the upper grill is warped or the front panels are. Would you mind tossing me a measurement for the 2 bolt holes at the front of the grill?

I think I got the spot you were looking for… came out at 17 1/4 inches from head to head

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Worked on the passenger side windlace …kind of a pain to deal with.

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Ordered some mix and match jewelry for the truck that I'm hoping to get mounted this week. The math says they should fit but it's going to be tight and/or might require some minor modification to the bed side.

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That's a lot of tire for your wheel well, it will look nasty if you can get them under the truck. thumbs_up


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Got my tires/rims mounted... Happy with the look and it will make a nice change to switch them out with the steelies every now and then.

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Also figured out that my shiny new alternator wouldn't clear the top frame rail due to it's body size...so out goes the power master and in goes the alternator from an 85 samurai...not that it matters since it's mounted low and out of sight...still sigh

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So… I got the alternator mounted and it looks like I may have to re-think the current configuration. Slight pulley alignment and possibly limited adjustment… but on the plus side.. it now clears the frame rail.

The trucks original trans crossmember was cut in the middle to make way for the TH400 so the plan is to have a removable support brace to take the load behind the leaf springs. Using what's left of the original drop brackets as the base.

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