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32 Ford style Hot Rod from Mini pickup


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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:04 AM

Been thinkin on this for a couple years, looks like it may come to pass , I would like to take a mini import pickup and convert it into a little Hot Rod heres a model I threw together , it started as a stock truck and I converted it


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thinkin once the white car if a runner and tyhe shops all cleaned up I should start on it , already have the truck lined up to get its a 86 Dodge d-50 m( mitsubishi) has a cracked head, I have a bronco 2 V-6 I could use and a 32' Ford front rad grill and lights

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#2 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:18 PM

I wish I could snap my fingers and get things done, got all these ideas in my head and very limited time to get them done

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:46 AM

Thats actually a pretty cool concept model, if you clean up the firewall on the Dodge or bled the cowl into the '32 hood nicely it will look sharp! I have to suggest V-8 power though, just cuz I have a hate issue with Bronco II engines... Needs a keg for a fuel tank though :brow: I like it
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:49 AM

Thats actually a pretty cool concept model, if you clean up the firewall on the Dodge or bled the cowl into the '32 hood nicely it will look sharp! I have to suggest V-8 power though, just cuz I have a hate issue with Bronco II engines... Needs a keg for a fuel tank though :brow: I like it
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I have a old 26' model T truck cowl that is pretty flat may use parts of it for the shape, I want to build something that has a high fun value and a low price, years ago I had a model A coupe and it needed everything, I figure if I start with a modern vehicle most the works already done for me and the price is right,


similar to this cowl / firewall

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:57 AM

Thats actually a pretty cool concept model, if you clean up the firewall on the Dodge or bled the cowl into the '32 hood nicely it will look sharp! I have to suggest V-8 power though, just cuz I have a hate issue with Bronco II engines... Needs a keg for a fuel tank though :brow: I like it
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I don't know about the engine, but I'd use a different tranny if you can adapt one. They're notorious for being unreliable, and my dad can vouch for that. One tranny per year that he owned his BII. :eek:

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:55 PM

I don't know about the engine, but I'd use a different tranny if you can adapt one. They're notorious for being unreliable, and my dad can vouch for that. One tranny per year that he owned his BII. :eek:


Then again...it's not like this will be a commuter.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:01 PM

i have been thinking about rat rodding my next subie.cut the front off and make a subframe for it.then do a hood/cowl.was thinkin about it with the hatch, then it became the monster it is...........


it would not take much to turn a subie into a rod........cool model.cheers, brian

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:56 PM

I looked at the real thing today its the same as the model Dodge D-50 Mitssubishi Dark blue and guess what its a 4 wheel drive with a new weber carb , the engines shot and it parts so its perfect for the project :banana::banana::banana::banana:

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

Im actually quite interested to see this project come to fruition :banana:

On a side note, why not adapt an H-6 motor to the stock Dodge trans/t case combo? I would love to see a 3.3 or 3.0 with a trifecta of 2bbl carbs on it :slobber: nothing says hotrod like mulitple carbs and open headers :headbang:
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:45 AM

Im actually quite interested to see this project come to fruition :banana:

On a side note, why not adapt an H-6 motor to the stock Dodge trans/t case combo? I would love to see a 3.3 or 3.0 with a trifecta of 2bbl carbs on it :slobber: nothing says hotrod like mulitple carbs and open headers :headbang:
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that sounds nice, Im trying to do this on a low budget of Money and time would be nice to run it this summer , I have the ford v-6, would like to save the stock tranny transfercase of the D-50 as it already there and hooked up and its tucked up nicely in the frame, I wish I had a worker that could help me on these things as my time is limited but my ideas are not SJR

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:43 AM

Heres the fresh canvas ready to turn into art just brought it home

http://www.ultimates...&pictureid=1187

and yes its 4 wheel drive,:banana:

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:20 PM

it has begun

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:37 AM

Nice lookin pickup there, Scott! Are you also gonna paint about the same as the model? :slobber:

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

Nice lookin pickup there, Scott! Are you also gonna paint about the same as the model? :slobber:


probably keep the back this blue color and paint the front a lighter color

with old school scallops , and a number 13 on the door, I do need some paint advice from you as I am ready to start on the frame mods and I want to paint the frame as I go

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

probably keep the back this blue color and paint the front a lighter color

with old school scallops , and a number 13 on the door, I do need some paint advice from you as I am ready to start on the frame mods and I want to paint the frame as I go

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Oooooh, I like the scallop idea! Probably hammerite for the frame, same paint as on my wheels. Por15 is better, being epoxy paint, but mail order only as far as I know. With rubberized undercoating to absorb most of the shock, ham. would be just fine at $12/ qt. :headbang:

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:40 AM

photochopshop

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I realy like it

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:40 AM

HEY! those are my old wheels if im not mistaken looks like a cool project i still have the shifter parts just need to get the coupe running better

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:38 AM

HEY! those are my old wheels if im not mistaken looks like a cool project i still have the shifter parts just need to get the coupe running better



you are correct . I love those rims

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:17 AM

im glad you like them

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:40 AM

heres a update


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:35 PM

looks like this thing just might morf into a wheeler

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

Just the tire swap, or any other mods planned?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:00 PM

Just the tire swap, or any other mods planned?


tires all 4 the same diameter , also I used your paint looks great on the frame , also picked up a good engine so I have all the parts , with a weber and header

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

That's great, then you could always throw on the street tires for crusin'. :)

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:37 PM

progress

got the engine mounts all welded up , now to design the frontend , might end up looking like a old WW2 Army Truck

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