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First Post in a long time

Post by JamesD » Sun May 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Hello Forum, I haven't posted in a very long time but I'm finally making some progress on my T. I bought it about 20 years ago and got the chassis running about 15 years ago, but life, career changes, moving etc kind of put a stop to everything and it sat in a barn for the last 8 years. it was almost to the point where it would qualify for a "Barn Find". I have it at home now and have been doing some work on it again. Here are some pictures:
Homemade cab
Homemade cab
it was a cut off touring, but the wood was all rotten and the metal unsalvageable (by me anyway) so I built a cab for it. I plan to make a wooden pickup box at some point. I've been slowly hacking away at the body since bodyworkl isn't my forte, but I like making what I can. here's the repair of the drivers splash apron. I know I could just buy one, but what's the fun in that!
Is there a limit on the number of pictures per post? I seem to have gotten stuck at 5. Also is there a way to rotate the pictures? they're correct in my computer files but they get turned sideways in the post, and they appear in the reverse order that I attach them. Once I get that figured out I'll post a few more.
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yesterday
yesterday
filled and sanded
filled and sanded
patch tacked in
patch tacked in
rusted out apron
rusted out apron


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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun May 26, 2019 7:51 pm

You have been busy! Lookin good. Nice job on the cab also.

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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun May 26, 2019 11:36 pm

Yes, you're limited to five pictures per post. If you have more, just put them in a reply to your post. The sideways picture thing seems to be a favorite trick of phone cameras, but I get them occasionally too on my desktop. If a picture looks right on my computer but shows up sideways here, I go back to it on the computer and rotate it left 90º, then right 90º, and click save. So far that's always made it show up correctly here.
The inevitable often happens.
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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by TonyB » Mon May 27, 2019 1:17 am

The trick to putting a picture where you want it rather than the computer is to know the picture is posted where the pointer is located. So just before you click “place in line”, go back and make sure the blue flashing line is where you want the picture. It works every time.
Yes there is a limit of five picture for each post.
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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by JamesD » Mon May 27, 2019 1:45 pm

Thanks guys, I’ll try that and see if I can get it to work.


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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by George Andreasen » Mon May 27, 2019 1:54 pm

I'm impressed with the way you "formed" the rear of the cab. Usually a cut off touring looks like...........well, a cut off touring! Your project has a "factory" air about it. Good job.

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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by RustyFords » Tue May 28, 2019 7:15 am

Looks good...keep at it!
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Re: First Post in a long time

Post by JamesD » Wed May 29, 2019 6:24 pm

Thanks for the encouragement! everything in the cab except the cowl is new metal and new wood that I built. I mocked it up first with cheap spruce and plywood to get the dimensions and concept.
mockup
mockup
Then I made a frame out of maple and covered it with metal. Lots of little pieces hand formed and welded together.
metal fab
metal fab
I hope the proportions look right when I'm done. I've seen some very nice pickup cabs, and some hideous ones! I hope mine will be the former. Does anyone have plans for a wooden box? I'd like something like this:
T_PickupBox_4.jpg
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