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Charley Davidson

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Some of you asked for pics of my old truck I'm building so I thought I'd start a thread on it. I just bought some cool old NOS tires at a yard sale today 3 Dunlop and one is a Blue Peter (maybe a recap) all the same size 6.00/6.50/19 & about 33" tall which is what I was really after, would have loved white walls but these are cool.

Chopped the top 4", channeled 4", gonna suicide the doors. Z'd the rear about 23" if I remember right, 4" on the front. It's gonna be a cab only bobber with a small motor of some type hopefully a 4 cyl. Perkins. Have a high arched transversed rear spring, banjo rearend non torque tube type, gonna be a suicide front end and may send the axle to get it dropped considerably.

Got the truck off of Benny in some horse trading, after parting out the struff I didn't need/want and the trading I did to get the item I traded Benny I think I have about $1,500.00 in it (in the negative) :whistle:

I plan on going with a steam punk theme

Here's a bunch of random pics from what it looked like when I got it to how it looks currently.

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Looks like a fun project with a lot of work! Will look for updates!!

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I have my first car I bought for $300.00 back in 1968. A 1948 Ford 2 door Deluxe Sedan It will need a rebuild, but I gave it to my son. It's stored at my lake place garage. He just was asking me about it today as a matter of fact. I figure a Father / Son project when I retire. It has a huge wide back seat, it was a fun place to romance my Girl Friends... :thumbsup: . I love American Pickers when they find a old car to be refurbished. Thanks for sharing your project. Rich
 

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Great project hope to see more.. :))
 

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I have my first car I bought for $300.00 back in 1968. A 1948 Ford 2 door Deluxe Sedan It will need a rebuild, but I gave it to my son. It's stored at my lake place garage. He just was asking me about it today as a matter of fact. I figure a Father / Son project when I retire. It has a huge wide back seat, it was a fun place to romance my Girl Friends... :thumbsup: . I love American Pickers when they find a old car to be refurbished. Thanks for sharing your project. Rich
I have a 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible. I bought this car in 1963 for 85 with 48,000miles and am the second owner. It was the car I drove in high school. I have to finish one car project then on to '48

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Charley,
Thanks for the post; at least people will get the ooportunity to get a gist of the enormity of the project. I was thinking that you may try Storey tractor down on the south side of town, i don't have their number, phonebook?
If I hadn't broken my hip saturday, I am down that way on occasion and could have stopped in. I ran overmyself with my tractor, and broke the little piece of bone between the top of the femur and the ball, got three more titanium screws now! Doing great all things considered.

D94evr, very nice looking convertible; you probably don't park a D9 next to it though.

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Damn Bob I'm really sorry to hear about that hope you get better soon if you need anything call

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D9, what's the tri-carb setup in the corner of the pic?
 

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D9, what's the tri-carb setup in the corner of the pic?
It's a 427 Tri-Power engine out of a 1969 Corvette. It's in a Cobra kit car I'm finishing


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Well thank you Charley; I am doing a lot better than I could have dreamed I would. I am going to Phys Therapy 3 times a week, and moving in most directions painfree; so that is really good.
Talk to ya later.
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Sits on a 1969 Corvette chassis
Sweet, looks like it will be a hell of a machine when done. Taking a Chevy and making a Ford. Some will run with that sentence............
 

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This is my 1960 T-bird. Has a new engine (Ford) and drive line waiting to go in, but have to finish the wife's truck first. This is my daily driver. Mike
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Thinking about starting my own thread About a 47 Ford rat rod truck
 

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Charley, did you get the rim outers yet and have you started on the centers?
 

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Not yet got too many other projects going

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A good friend called me last week and said he needed some stuff gone from his house he's putting on the market I go there and take 3 loads today's load was this freshly rebuilt VW engine and 2 rare automatic transmissions aka "Auto Sticks" along with 1 rebuild kit. My plan is to put the VW engine in my rat rod truck up front & try to make it a hydrostatic drive. I'm hoping to sell the 2 trannys to fund the hydraulics.

I'll probably turbo the engine for a little more mmmph.

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I TRUST YOU are using this????????????????????????


edit perfect std EAB block

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I TRUST YOU are using this????????????????????????


edit perfect std EAB block
Using the Beatle motor? Yes that's my plan

Using a flat head? No, I sold 2 of them & scrapped 2 of them (against my better judgement )
 

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Thinking about starting my own thread About a 47 Ford rat rod truck
I apologize for my off topic post, just got excited about seeing some car related stuff here. Pretty funny comeback. Nice welding on the frame, and the chop seems to be coming along nicely. Mike
 
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