1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

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Post by ThompsonsGarage on Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:33 pm

I have had some interest from my facebook page to start a build thread on a 1954 Dodge C1 pickup I am building into a hot rod so I will start by posting some older photos and update as the project progresses. Thanks for the interest - Thompson's Garage.
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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by froy on Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:45 pm

yeah welcome, sounds like it gonna be a nice truck. post up yhe pictures

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Post by rich on Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:53 pm

great you've made it. here is a link describing how to add pictures.

http://fordodgetrucksonly.forumotion.com/t47-loading-images-here

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1954 Dodge truck as it arrived at the shop

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:48 pm

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Post by rich on Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:52 pm

nice looking truck

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Post by R.A.D on Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:23 pm

welcome. looking forward to your progress

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Teardown of 1954 Dodge pickup to start making a hot rod truck

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:09 pm

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Starting to box the frame to make a hot rod chassis

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:13 pm

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Designing a Mustang II style suspension to fit stock 1954 Dodge Frame

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:19 pm

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Got my favorite wheels in for this project

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:21 pm

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Took parts to sandblaster to see what I am working with

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:27 pm

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Removing fiberglass patched floor to see the amount of damage

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:31 pm

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Initial mock up to decide all the changes I would like to make

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Decided to cut out complete floor and firewall to fabricate my own

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Mocking up 408 Mopar stroker motor

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:43 pm

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:45 pm

Build thread is now up to date thanks again for the interest and inviting me to share the build of this 1954 Dodge C1 pickup

I will update as I continue to work on the project.

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Post by R.A.D on Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:22 pm

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nice. did you design that front end? what program are you using?

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Post by rich on Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:46 pm

thanks for sharing. your upates will be welcome

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Post by ThompsonsGarage on Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:45 am

nice. did you design that front end? what program are you using?[/quote]

Yes i designed it using Autocad - Thanks

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Post by rich on Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:25 pm

great stuff

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Post by dodgeboy on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:39 am

Autocad is that hard to use? i like whare this is going
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Post by Highwayman on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:08 pm

looks like its gonna be a nice truck. i'm subscribed
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Post by ThompsonsGarage on Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:57 am

dodgeboy wrote:Autocad is that hard to use? i like whare this is going

I don't think Autocad is hard to use but I do have 20 years of using it. I think you could teach yourself to use it in a couple weeks its fairly easy to learn and has a good help section.

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Finished final mock up on Mustang II suspension I designed to fit original chassis

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:10 pm

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Issue with steering - going to try a steer clear chain drive unit to fix

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:12 pm

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