L truck build


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed May 27, 2020 11:50 pm

Re: L truck build

Great stuff! Love the steering wheel!! It's going to look so great! Thanks for the update!
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Thu May 28, 2020 12:26 pm

Re: L truck build

That Buick horn ring reminded me of the old Halloween night prank of wedging something between the ring and wheel!

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Golden Jubilee
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Post Sat May 30, 2020 9:12 pm

Re: L truck build

Got the wheel wells aligned and front end mount made. Definitely need bigger/wider wheels.
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My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun May 31, 2020 1:31 am

Re: L truck build

Matt- seems like you are making really incredible progress! Looking forward to seeing your next post,!

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun May 31, 2020 6:31 pm

Re: L truck build

Body is mounted. Cab is 9" above the frame.... Those 160 front fenders are tall!
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Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun May 31, 2020 11:08 pm

Re: L truck build

Matt- the truck looks incredible!! Love the L160 fenders!! They have such presence. " Large and- in charge!!" Comes to mind. One tough looking truck.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:09 am

Re: L truck build

pkfj wrote:Matt- the truck looks incredible!! Love the L160 fenders!! They have such presence. " Large and- in charge!!" Comes to mind. One tough looking truck.

Thanks! Gonna take some hunting to find wheels and tires.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:39 pm

Re: L truck build

You could make your fender situation easier if you replaced those "big-boy" fenders with fenders from a pickup.
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:15 pm

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nikkinutshop wrote:You could make your fender situation easier if you replaced those "big-boy" fenders with fenders from a pickup.

I know lots of guys do just that. I dont want waste them, plus they match. I found where a guy put a 55 IH COE on a fwd Cadillac frame....if he can do that, this is cake.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:15 pm

Re: L truck build

nikkinutshop wrote: I like your shop.

Thanks. Taken me 25 years to have somewhere decent to work not out in the mud and rain.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1957 Buick Special
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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