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  • glockster
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    Need to start thinking about window glass. Because of the chop I will need to have it custom made and have no idea how to go about it. At least it's all flat, 2 piece windshield



    Assume I can make a cardboard template of the opening and send to a glass shop. Need to find one that does this kind of work, none of my local auto glass people were interested

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    nice

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  • glockster
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    Trans is a swap meet AOD. Another pic from years ago of my other daughter "helping" me install the valve body


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    Starting to fill in the ugliness on the roof

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  • glockster
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    Another view showing the bed. Started off as a 50's or 60's bed. I narrowed and shortened it to fit

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  • Russell
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    Life happens fast! Just reread the tread. Thought I missed it then saw I didn't. Glad to see you are back at it.

    Now that I have kids one of my favorite saying is the days are long and the years are short!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by glockster View Post
    Holy Cow it's been 8 years since I started this thread. Life got in the way for a while but I'm back at it with this project.

    To give you an idea how long I've been working on it: This is my daughter with the truck the day I bought it.

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    And this is her now, on a motorcycle ride with me to celebrate her high-school graduation:

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    I can clearly see you had your hands full beating the boys off

    now that she can take care of herself,

    welcome back!

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  • glockster
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    Fixed the holes in the dash and got the gauges installed. Rattle canned the dash with some metalflake black paint

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    Made the seat bottom out of plywood and covered it with 6" high density foam and black vinyl ordered from Amazon. Luckily I've got my mom around to sew it all up for me

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  • glockster
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    I've been slowly working on it here and there. I built a house on the family farm a few years ago and built my shop in the old barn built by my grandpa in the 30's. finally room for a car lift

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    Got the engine done and running. Learned you can put the head gaskets on upside down on a SBF. Had a lot of trouble overheating during the first couple of test drives but I think it just needed burped after I fixed the head gaskets. Seems to be better now but haven'e taken it on the road yet.

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    Wired it using a "Universal" wiring kit off of Amazon. Actually pretty good quality and had all the wire I needed. Instructions were not great though so had to make up a lot of it as I went

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  • glockster
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    Holy Cow it's been 8 years since I started this thread. Life got in the way for a while but I'm back at it with this project.

    To give you an idea how long I've been working on it: This is my daughter with the truck the day I bought it.

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  • HillbillySailor
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    Originally posted by glockster
    This is badass glockster. I have to ask, being a Sailor myself, are you a Snipe?
    Of course. Once upon a time I was and Engineman 2nd class
    With your fab skills, I was thinking either EN or MR. I'm just an old 'tron chaser (FCC) myself, although I'm still pretty handy around a car. ;)

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  • glockster
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    This is badass glockster. I have to ask, being a Sailor myself, are you a Snipe?
    Of course. Once upon a time I was and Engineman 2nd class

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  • Huskinhano
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    Love your fabrication and welding skills!

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  • HillbillySailor
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    This is badass glockster. I have to ask, being a Sailor myself, are you a Snipe?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    progress... coolness.

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  • glockster
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    Re: My first project thread- el cheapo 46 ford

    Finally warmed up a little tonight so I got out to the shop for a while. Got the steering installed and hooked up, actually went together a little easier than things usually do seems nice and tight. I'm sure it's not up to modern rack and pinion feel and precision but it seems worlds better than the steering in my 92 dodge truck.

    68 dodge dart manual steering box, homemade pitman arm, homemade column. I do plan on trimming the excess shaft off the steering wheel hub. Safety first!



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