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MARKHAM, ONT

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Nice project.

Any more pics?



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SCARBOROUGH, ONT

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Hey Guys thought I would share some work on my 1940 Dodge Truck.

it is making a quick stop at Odd Ball Kustoms for a 3 inch chop



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Saw your pictorial on the other forum. Lookin good!

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SCARBOROUGH, ONT

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thanks, and yes I will post the after part of the chop when the doors are done

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biggrin well i like your projrct what are your plans for it . i have a 41 dodge that i'm getting ready  to chop and rat rod keep us posted on the progress biggrin



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thanks ratdaddysrod
you know i like your truck!
since you ask i really like the gasser style race cars and that is the direction I am going in.
I am not trying to copy a "real" gasser truck i just like the style of a straight axel and instead of slamming this one i what to rase it up.
I am trying to stay true to mopar and something a kid would do in the 50's
getting parts from the junk yard where i can.
i am swapping out the rear end for a 88 Dakota rear and i will be getting the front from Lucky 7
I have a 1955 Dodge 270 hemi and a Dakota 5 speed that will be put in the truck.
I promised my wife that this is a long term project so for the moment my budget can only afford the chop and the suspension upgrades.
as soon as i do more i will post a pic.
thanks

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stevorunner wrote:

thanks ratdaddysrod
you know i like your truck!
since you ask i really like the gasser style race cars and that is the direction I am going in.
I am not trying to copy a "real" gasser truck i just like the style of a straight axel and instead of slamming this one i what to rase it up.
I am trying to stay true to mopar and something a kid would do in the 50's
getting parts from the junk yard where i can.
i am swapping out the rear end for a 88 Dakota rear and i will be getting the front from Lucky 7
I have a 1955 Dodge 270 hemi and a Dakota 5 speed that will be put in the truck.
I promised my wife that this is a long term project so for the moment my budget can only afford the chop and the suspension upgrades.
as soon as i do more i will post a pic.
thanks


   sounds good  i like the gasser style and with a hemi even sounds better to me  i'll be watching for any up dates as you progess



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Those old Mopar trucks look great, even better with a top chop because they are so tall. Fortunately we are seeing a bit more of them as vintage tin is getting so scarce that in my opinion, the non-Ford builds are gaining popularity. I still love old Fords and have built several of them but, over the past few years at the car shows; I barely give them any attention. I think I've seen them all way too many times. Now, the more uncommon stuff seems to grab my attention! With a chop and an early Hemi, your truck is gonna be really awsome!
Seem like you're keeping it all Mopar that's even better.
Keep on Rodding
Frankr

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SCARBOROUGH, ONT

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thanks guys this is my first venture into hot rodding

I really appreciate your comments

now I wish i had the budget to keep going on the truck.

little by little.

here is a better pic of the chop.

its funny I showed the pic to my buddy and he did not even notice the 3 inches taken out of the roof!



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I notice and it looks wicked... great start!

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MARKHAM, ONT

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stevorunner wrote:

thanks guys this is my first venture into hot rodding

I really appreciate your comments

now I wish i had the budget to keep going on the truck.

little by little.

here is a better pic of the chop.

its funny I showed the pic to my buddy and he did not even notice the 3 inches taken out of the roof!


 Shoulda showed your buddy's wife the pics. She woulda spotted the 3" off just like that. biggrin

The chop looks good.



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To me , the top chop makes a humogus difference, it takes away the "too tall" look of these trucks. In my opinion, It now looks the way it should have when the factory built it. Looks like they did a great job with the chop.
Frankr

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i agree the "pilot house' design was just begging to be fixed.
and props to Stony at Oddball he really did his homework for this chop did a great job laying out the cut lines so the welding/filling was at a minimum.

thanks again for the positive comments Stony is now working on getting the straight axel in place of the original this is coming from Lucky 7
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SCARBOROUGH, ONT

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cool but i don't get what you mean?
do you what to show and tell us about your buddies truck?

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Nice job Steve...I think Carl is meaning the pic in his avatar.....hope he has more pics of that too


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SCARBOROUGH, ONT

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Ya it looks like a cool truck, hey should somebody start a chopped or not topic?

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LINDSAY, ONT

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Hey Steve,

I just watched Daily Planet and saw the process of your truck being chopped at Oddball on the "Allen Nursall" experience segment!! You didn't tell us your truck was going to be famous and on TV! lol... I saw the preview and was like "hey I know that truck, he's on the forum!" Now I know who that other guy in the pic is with Stony! Thought it was pretty cool... the truck looks sweet. Keep us updated.... Cheers

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Wow, my brother called my up to see a chop top on Daily Planet and sure enough I see your truck. Brought the site right up and showed him. Nice to see it on tv!

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Ya about that...chop

thanks guys long story short Stony had a truck lined up for us to shoot and our shoot dates changed and he has an offer on the truck so he sells it. now we have a shoot but no truck.
I consider myself very lucky that the timing worked out.
When I bought the truck it was under the condition of a long term project.
so the chop happened a little sooner than expected.

and thanks for watching the show I am not here to plug it i'm here for the hot rods
but thanks.


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