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Shop truck w.o.p

Postby btaylor » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:18 am

Thought I would share my "little" shop truck project. I have had this truck off and on for over 25 years. sold it once, then got it back. I had swapped in a 1958 230 flathead back in the day, but it was time to upgrade the old gal. I bought a 1998 ford ranger to get the front frame section, I also picked up a low mileage 79 dodge 360 ci. 4 barrel engine and 727 trans. I decided it was time to get er done as they say, so here are some progress pics. A little bit harder than building a brass slot car chassis, but not to much. :lol:
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The finished product will have power brakes, rack and pinion power steering, tilt wheel, auto trans, and more power than I can put to the rear wheels! should be a fun shop truck.

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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby Lou E » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:51 am

That is awesome, you have to keep us updated with plenty of progress pictures!!
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby docdoom » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:38 pm

looking good you going to powder coat the frame or you going for the rat ride look?
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:22 pm

Holding my breath, Bob. And you know my lungs are crap, so post more pictures!
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby Gameover » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:55 pm

Bob she’s shaped up nice!
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby btaylor » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:15 am

Not really going for a ratrod look, just a daily driver that will see plenty of truck use. Engine will receive the normal upgrades such as custom valve covers, dress up items and so on. Maybe a mild cam if it goes well. Stainless headers on are the way, along with a new Edelbrock carb, and MSD Ignition. Finishing up the engine mounts today.
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:50 am

What a project . I just can’t wait to see the progress on this. Thanks Bob.
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby Dodgefarmer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:09 am

What a cool project. Did that Ford clip actually slide into those rails like that or did you have to massage it. I know that pics never give a true perspective but If that starter is a tight as it looks, a mini starter would gain you some clearance. Also if your rear tires need to be "trued" :lol: most rebuilders offer an E58 (lil red) converter for reasonable.

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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby DaveKennedy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 am

I love this...
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Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am

Ol' Georgia cracker gettin' HOT!
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby RazorJon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:18 pm

I hope you stay with that GM alternator at least 1 thing needs to be Chebby :text-bravo:
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby btaylor » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:51 pm

Dodgefarmer wrote:What a cool project. Did that Ford clip actually slide into those rails like that or did you have to massage it. I know that pics never give a true perspective but If that starter is a tight as it looks, a mini starter would gain you some clearance. Also if your rear tires need to be "trued" :lol: most rebuilders offer an E58 (lil red) converter for reasonable.

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Randy, I have done quite a few clips over the years, and most, with correct measurement, do pretty well. This one was unbelievable! I had to make sure there was not even paint on the insides of the old frame. It fit so well, if one side went in more than a 1/4" than the other side, it would bind. As far as starter clearance, I have about 3/4". but that's on the torque side, so it's good. Jury's still out on cam size, so the converter choice is not been made yet. I will be running a 1970 8 3/4 rear, with 3:23 gear set, and 31" tall rear tires.
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Re: Shop truck w.o.p

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:32 pm

That is a very cool project and should make for a FUN shop truck!
Look forward to future updates!
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