1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

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Rockers

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:01 pm

rich wrote:are those scratch built rockers? toe boards look fantastic

Yes I fabricated the rockers out of two pieces to make an inner and outer rocker. I made the rocker deeper to simulate the screw on cover that was hiding the original rockers.

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rich on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:43 pm

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rich wrote:are those scratch built rockers? toe boards look fantastic

Yes I fabricated the rockers out of two pieces to make an inner and outer rocker. I made the rocker deeper to simulate the screw on cover that was hiding the original rockers.

very nice. what bead roller do you have?

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:12 pm

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rich wrote:are those scratch built rockers? toe boards look fantastic

Yes I fabricated the rockers out of two pieces to make an inner and outer rocker. I made the rocker deeper to simulate the screw on cover that was hiding the original rockers.

very nice.  what bead roller do you have?

I have an old woodward fab hand crank bead roller that I got about 10 years ago. It does the job but I am looking to upgrade to a Mitler Brothers or Baliegh powered bead roller some day.

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rich on Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:24 pm

hey it does the job. but yeah i under stand about something power operated will make things more efficient.

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by dodgeboy on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:37 am

nice i've always wanted a bead roller
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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rapidtransitrick on Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:57 pm

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Almost ready to fabricate floor pans

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:52 pm

Got the rockers installed permanently and fabricated the center floor brace so I can start designing the floor pans.

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rich on Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:31 pm

ready for this. lead on

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Started Front Floor Pans and Toe Boards

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Cut Out Back of Floor and Cab to Repair

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:07 pm

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Fabricated Rear Cab Patch Panel

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:12 pm

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Made Rear Seat Brace and Back of Floor

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Post by rich on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:44 pm

great fab work. very impressive

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Finally finished the entire floor

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Rear cab repair

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Mocked truck back together for a quick look at progress

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Fitting wheels and tires to figure out rear end width

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rich on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:39 am

excellent progress. how do you like those cleko fasteners? do they work better than self tappers?

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:48 am

rich wrote:excellent progress. how do you like those cleko fasteners? do they work better than self tappers?

I like the clecos alot - the panels I am making I would take on and off many times when I was fitting the panels and it made it a lot quicker and easier than using self tapping screws. I had a couple ares on the tunnel that I needed more clamping pressure so I used the self tapping screws but usually the clecos are great.

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Fabricated Rear 4 Bars and Brackets

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C-Notched Rear Frame

Post by ThompsonsGarage on Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:26 pm

C-Notched rear frame with a sweeping curve to appear factory instead of the industrial look of rectangular tubing

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by rich on Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:54 pm

those rails look great. anything you can simulate a factory look are the ones that people scratch there heads at

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Re: 1954 Dodge C1 Pickup Hot Rod Build Thread

Post by vmax207 on Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:06 pm

WOW nice job I like your truck

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Installed Center X-Member to Stiffen Chassis

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Mounted Rear End with Parallel 4 Bar

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