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Post by rapidtransitrick on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:37 pm

ok this is my 58. i bought the cab and doors on ebay a few years ago. when it arrived at my door i was impressed with how nice and solid she was. a few weeks later there was a sweptline box on ebay. it was for a 1960 it was just what i wanted. it arrived. and again nothing to be disappointed about. in the same fashion along came a couple fenders. then a hood, a grille and radiator support. all were from different listings and several weeks and sometime months apart. within 5 months i had collected the entire body. now i needed a frame. on the local craigslist i came across a 1992 extended cab dakota, with a 5.2 magnum and overdrive automatic transmission. i went and purchased that. and i was all set


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Post by froy on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:31 am

yeah buddy.. i'll be watchin' this on. bounce
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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:30 pm

since the frame had the long extended cab wheelbase i had to cut the excess amount out of it and pull it back together.


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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:07 pm

now it was time to take a little off the top. just two inches. and part it down the middle.


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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:19 pm

pillars are welded solid. next i'll make a filler for the roof, and put the door frames back together.

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:38 pm

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Window?

Post by MoParJoel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:25 pm

How do you plan on chopping the Rear window?...

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:58 pm

MoParJoel wrote:How do you plan on chopping the Rear window?...

there are a few methods out there. the link below tells of several methods and youtube has some videos like the one posted here.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=433274





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WOW...

Post by MoParJoel on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:19 pm

God thats scary...Took me three years to even find a Big window for sale by its self and paid ALOT! hope you can pull it off, it will be awesome!

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:57 am

well nothing ventured nothing gained. but yeah it does set you on pins and needles
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Post by froy on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:00 pm

what is next?

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Post by R.A.D on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 pm

That glass looks scarey.

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Post by rich on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:05 pm

hey rapid i apologize i thought i posted here before. anyway keep going .give us an update Very Happy

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Post by froy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:43 pm

you cut the roof off? god all mighty!! now what

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Post by R.A.D on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:42 pm

hey rapid you got company coming. a new member herb58 has a 58

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choptop

Post by herb58 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:48 pm

like your build,,,never seen one chopped before,,i will be following,,,wow those glass videos are neat,
i wonder if new windshield from ppg is still avaiable??
thanks for the inspiration,,,herb

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Post by rapidtransitrick on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:55 pm

herb58 wrote:like your build,,,never seen one chopped before,,i will be following,,,wow those glass videos are neat,
i wonder if new windshield from ppg is still avaiable??
thanks for the inspiration,,,herb

hey thanks for the kind words. i hope to see your truck soon
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Post by 57 Fargo on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Looks good so far, I was scared to pull the back window out of mine for fear of breaking it!! I can't wait to see more!
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Post by rich on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:40 pm

i think we need an update Smile

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Post by momo9126 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:27 pm

very very nice i would be happy to be able to do so

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Post by Dave Wilkes on Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:59 pm

That back window wont work out for you. It is tempered glass and any cut to it or damage will make it shatter. You will have to go with a Lexan window. Nice thing is you can sell the original for enough to pay for the Lexan window and probably have a little left over. Good luck with it
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Winshields are still available

Post by Dave Wilkes on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:13 pm

herb58 wrote:like your build,,,never seen one chopped before,,i will be following,,,wow those glass videos are neat,
i wonder if new windshield from ppg is still avaiable??
thanks for the inspiration,,,herb

PPG does still carry this window. It was listed as a DW425 but they have started reusing the numbers for newer vehicles. When you order let them know it is an old number Domestic window 425 (clear, tinted or shaded) Expect around $500 bucks for new. List in Canada is over 700 but nobody pays list. (windshield was offered in Dodge from 56 to 71 I believe. but just big trucks after 60
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Post by rapidtransitrick on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:50 pm

thanks dave. i have some ideas
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Post by Dave Wilkes on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:26 am

Sorry, that last statement of mine did sound a bit down. There are other ways as you state. I have seen a slot cut in the bottom of the window hole and the window slid down into it to the correct height and supported with stops. Could be done with the rubber hiding the modification.
There are always ways around things, its just a matter of "do we want to go there"
I'm sure it will look great when done and I am looking forward to updates.

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Post by rich on Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:51 am

your ok dave

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