Sol's '54 R112


The place to put your L, R and S "Build Off" story.

User avatar

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 127

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Location: Charles Town, WV

Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:28 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Oh yea, he is a great dog. Just can be an arse pain some days. He is a pit/boxer mix near as we can tell.
-Joe
'54 R112

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 4032

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:28 pm

Location: Lyman, IA

Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:49 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Dogs are like little kids, their world revolves around you and they want to be a part of it and included, It can be hard when you are trying to get stuff done, but they need to be included when you are around.
When I'm trucking, my dog is with me 24/7 the only time he is not included is when I'm loading or unloading or going into the truckstop for dinner. When the weather turns nasty and he is scared, it can be difficult to keep him comforted and still keep my eyes and mind on the road, but I would have it no other way.

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 7520

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:45 pm

Location: Canada's left Coast

Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

My biker buddy has a mixed breed of Shih Tzu and bulldog. He named the dog BS. I call the dog Cow Pie and it responds. :t1812:
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 156

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:19 pm

Location: Salem, Orygun

Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:54 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

cornbinder89 wrote:Dogs are like little kids, their world revolves around you and they want to be a part of it and included, It can be hard when you are trying to get stuff done, but they need to be included when you are around.
When I'm trucking, my dog is with me 24/7 the only time he is not included is when I'm loading or unloading or going into the truckstop for dinner. When the weather turns nasty and he is scared, it can be difficult to keep him comforted and still keep my eyes and mind on the road, but I would have it no other way.


So true. A guy once said you give a dog a part of your life. The dog gives you all of his/her life. Just about sums it up.
User avatar

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 127

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Location: Charles Town, WV

Post Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:06 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

The intake manifold I bought arrived today. This is a factory ford part that was only available on some Falcons down in Australia. So now the truck will truly be international :D

Image

This replaces the giant spaghetti monster that is on top of the Navigator 5.4 DOHC engine I'll be using :rotflol:

Image
Last edited by gots_a_sol on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-Joe
'54 R112
User avatar

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 127

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Location: Charles Town, WV

Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:49 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Start of the frame boxing plus the rear cab mounts

Image

I didn't put any holes in the next 2 pieces as my suspension mounts are going to land somewhere in that area.

Image
Last edited by gots_a_sol on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:06 pm, edited 3 times in total.
-Joe
'54 R112

Rookie
Rookie

Posts: 13

Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:16 am

Location: Western Wisconsin

Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:44 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

gots_a_sol wrote:The tailgate was mangled pretty bad, so I elected to just build a new one (a bit heavier duty also)

Old gate

Image


And the replacement which is just tacked up for now. I left the center open enough to fit the INTERNATIONAL back in there if I decide to cut it out of the old gate.

(the tubes are straight, not sure why it looks like it has a dip)

Image

On the truck. Now I made it the same dimensions as stock so it sat about an inch lower than this. Well I don't plan on using the chains and I didn't like how it look, so I moved the hinges up a bit so it would line up with the top of the bed.

Image

3rd brake light for safety. Top of the cab like a modern truck would have been better, but holding it up there it just didn't look right, so in the tailgate it went. 12" Led strip from Amazon.

Image

Flush

Image

And that is where I'm at right now. I have an old F150 I got for free I was going to take the engine/trans from, but I changed my mind on that and will be going with something a bit newer. I'm heading out in a few minutes to hopefully pick up that donor truck.


Awesome idea for making your own tailgate. Do you mind sharing your material sizes and some dimensions? When I bought my R120 we couldn't find the tailgate and it seems almost impossible to find one that's in usable shape, so I'm going to have to make one of my own like you did
User avatar

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 127

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Location: Charles Town, WV

Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:22 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Bridge_Jumper wrote:Awesome idea for making your own tailgate. Do you mind sharing your material sizes and some dimensions? When I bought my R120 we couldn't find the tailgate and it seems almost impossible to find one that's in usable shape, so I'm going to have to make one of my own like you did


I have it scribbled down somewhere, I'll look for it tomorrow.

The upper and lower tube is 1.25" OD, 0.120 wall tubing and the uprights are 1"x2" OD, 0.120 wall. It is a fair bit heavy gauge than the stock tailgate which I think is somewhere around 16 gauge (.120" is 11ga)

Only issue with this thickness tubing for the lower tube is it won't fit on the stock pivot pins anymore. I cut off the stock pivots and welded some 1" OD tube in its place.
-Joe
'54 R112
User avatar

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 1734

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 am

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Post Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:41 pm

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Nice fab work! Looks like it's coming along nicely.

Dean
Lifelong Kansan
Grew up with red paint
Moved off the farm 28 years ago.
User avatar

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 127

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm

Location: Charles Town, WV

Post Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:44 am

Re: Sol's '54 R110

Bridge_Jumper wrote:Awesome idea for making your own tailgate. Do you mind sharing your material sizes and some dimensions? When I bought my R120 we couldn't find the tailgate and it seems almost impossible to find one that's in usable shape, so I'm going to have to make one of my own like you did



Hope this helps. I'd double check the width of your box before starting just to be sure. This is stock height which puts the upper tube in line with the chain hooks. I raised my hinges an inch so it is even with the top of the box now. If I had noticed it before I would have just made the uprights 1" taller (I won't be using the chains). I moved the inner uprights inward a bit (for aesthetics) from the drawing also.

Image


This is with the hinges in the original location

Image
Last edited by gots_a_sol on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
-Joe
'54 R112
PreviousNext

Return to L, R and S Build-Off

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.