L truck build


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:58 am

Re: L truck build

I've now finished selling all parts of the dakota im.not using and have actually made $20 over what I paid for the whole thing! My frame and running gear are officially free.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:08 pm

Re: L truck build

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, Free at last!" :h0212: :t0201: :t0213: :yay:

A little humor and a lot of enthusiasm for your position.
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:50 am

Re: L truck build

Nothing super photo worthy this weekend. Had yard work to do. I did finish the last cab mount. Started mocking up steering. Looks like it's going to line up really well. Pulled the seat so I can get the old rats nest off and some new vinyl on.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:47 pm

Re: L truck build

Got the cab all cleaned out.

Found a cool metal build sheet stuck to the inside.
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And look how nice these doors shut.
https://youtu.be/xbklCxmv7DQ
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Post Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:28 am

Re: L truck build

Things will gradually slow on the build. I'm at a point where I need glass and seals to continue. Funny how the little thing are much harder and more costly. I have a solid body on a solid frame with a running engine and transmission. I am only in the project about 1300 bucks. I'm not painting the truck so that's a huge savings, but all the little crap that's left is about $5k worth of parts plus my labor!
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Re: L truck build

Do you have a box for it?

Golden Jubilee
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Post Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:40 am

Re: L truck build

bsievers1616 wrote:Do you have a box for it?

No. It was an L160 grain truck. I was just going to put a flatbed on it.
Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:21 pm

Re: L truck build

Started getting the wiring in and was drilling for the master cylinder but my harbor freight hole saw thought otherwise.
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Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:50 pm

Location: Durham, NC

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:21 pm

Re: L truck build

Progress! Pedals hung, booster on, fuse box mounted, pilot bearing in...
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Matt H.
My toys:
1953 L-Series truck
1954 Buick Roadmaster
1978 Cadillac Superior Hearse

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Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:45 pm

Re: L truck build

Great progress!!
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