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    Wicked build subscribing as well.

    In my opinion not that it counts for much.

    Why the late model led tail lights?


    Imo It would look better with era appropriate ones.

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    Hi Morcs6477 and steadyeddywr.Thanks for your input,I really appreciate it.To answer your question about the tail lights there is only one honest answer and I am going to probably get a bit of a bake from other users especially those fom the west.I am also going to run period tail lights up high on the tray to maintain the vintage look but they are only quite small and although fullfil all the rego requirements,they are just that little bit small. I agree with you when you say that it would look better but unfortunatly there are a lot of WA drivers are hopelessand have a real problem with tail gating. If I rely on the original style brake lights I am absolutly certain that my arse end is going to be caved in by some clown that thinks its ok to drive 3 feet behind me. I have a 32 ford roadster that I built a couple of years ago which has period tail lights and I have had heaps of times when some idiot has nearly wiped me out. The rod only goes out on days where I know its not going to rain and visibility is good. The F1 is going to be my daily driver so it will be out when visibility will be poor and its raining hense the BIG lights. I guess I want to give myself every chance to be seen .Dont worry I really tossed and turned over the issue of these lights but I figured that I could bite the bullet and sacrifice throwing away the period look at the rear for that reason. I just dont want to have to rebuild the tray because someone didnt see my brake lights.

    Now that I have said that I dont want to get on the wrong side of all the WA drivers and I dont want to be accused of publicly slandering all WA drivers, because I am not. Just the tail gaters.. But next time you are doing 100ks down the Kwinana freeway in the left lane, when its raining, look in your rear vision mirror and see how close people are sitting on your arse have an honest think about that, then if you are still thinking I am a jerk for saying what I said then I will put my hand up for a public flogging

    I have now stepped down from my soap box LOL!!. Sorry about that but I think I have some sort of mental issue that sends me spinning off on tangents Ha ha

    Anyway guys thanks for subscribing I will try to make this thread as interesting as possible.

    You may be interested in gareth12 from the blue mountains build. Search "International AR130 on HQ tonner chassis " He is a little more progressed than I am and is doing an awsome job

    Thanks guys

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    hi again. cant be making too much noise at the moment as my lady is asleep still after a hectic week at work.Am playing on this computer rather than grinding so I thought I would go off on another tangent and show a pic of the 32 that I have been referring too through the thread. This took about 3 1/2 years to build in the mancave and has been on the road for 2 years now. Started it after my previous partner died from breast cancer and I needed something to get involved in to keep myself from going over the edge. Its a glass body from rodbods sitting on the chassis I knocked up in the shed. 302 W ,C4 and shortened EF borg warner diff. 4 bar suspension front and back, 4" drop axel. Tried to do everything myself with the exception of the boring the block,rebuilding the c4 trimming the seat .Runs on LPG with the tank in the boot. This is a shot from 2 years ago when it was first registered and it now has a removable hard top which is soooo cool and gives the 32 a totally cool look. Anyway this threads about the truck so I just thought I would throw this in for interests sake.. Like I said I want to keep this thread as enjoyable as possible






















    All for now I hear my lady stirring so a quick cup of coffee with her and its off to lunch in town.
    Cheers all
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    the 32 looks very nice

    what color you thinking of doing your truck?

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    Hi Gareth. Thinking of going a bit out there and going with a metalic silver roof ,bonnet door tops and then continuing a line through the doors to about 5 inches from the top of the tray then everything else below that line will probably be some sort of orange with maybe a very subtle red pearl with a 15mm green flash to break the silver and orange. Probably sounds a little over the top but hey people will see it comming LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What about the Inter. Got any ideas on the paint for the beast

    Thanks for the heads up on the magna latches. The ones I was looking on ebay at were for a later model magna to 2005 I think. Might go to wreckers this week and check out earlier magnas and laser ones. Were the laser ones from the early boxy ones

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    Heh that will be busy, i was going to go matt black with fluro green detail, or matt army green, but drifted into thinking about gloss black... then i was thinking the other day i might do a color, a nice blue perhaps.. so really no idea now, if i do a colour i want to do something that stand out a little but could also almost pass for period...

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    um was there any mention of a roof chop and a section?
    rev the chev kev!

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    Hi guys. Havent made a decision on a chop yet. Its weird that I love the roof the way it is but also love a chop top. I guess at the moment I have been concerntrating on the lower sections of the cab so much that I really havent taken a hard look at the chop. Time will tell on that one I guess once I get the lower sections finished but if I do I think it will be a pretty subtle chop.
    Was thinking about the paint again last night. I just dont know what I am going to do with that. One side of me {the poser} thinks I should really get out there with the colours and the other side {old fart} says keep it old school so I guess once again that time will tell and the voices in my head will eventually let me know depending on which ones yelling the loudest at the time I choose the colours LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Another up date on the 48. Over the last couple of days have been getting the sills back in and welding up the angles that are welded onto the rhs behind the sills that the centre body mount is welded to and running boards will bolt to . Before the sills went back in I had to spot weld the lower door seal retainers in to position They are pretty thin so just drilled 1/4 inch holes in the sill plate every 100mm and migged them . ,then ground them flush and the job turned out pretty good. Welded in the plates after using rustguard on the angles between the sill and the inside edge of the sill plate. I hung the doors again and found they just enchroached on the retainers but I cut the bottom inside edge from the door just to have the doors close and will deal with that later. The door bottoms are cactus anyway and pickup up half a bucket of crap off the garage floor after cleaning them out.











    Ok with things around the sill areas finished decided to jump up the front and get the radiator support finished and hang the rear thermo fan. The radiator is an ally one out of a VK V8 and just fits in . It has 2x 6mm pins on the bottom which I needed to rubber mount. Made a landing for it to sit on and ended up using rubber grommets that I found at bunnings I think they are chair leg ends but they are awsome for the job once a 6mm hole was drilled through them. The side brackets had to be fabbed up to hold the upper edges of the rad against the inner guards . again it was rubber mounted and bolted against the inner guards there for the entire radiator is rubber mounted .











    I got hold of the thermo fan ,measured the centres for the mounting and fabbed the support. Down low the bottom radiator support had a couple of tabs welded in to accept the down commers of the thermo fan bracket. Everything needed to be able to be easily removed to get the radiator in and out as required. The whole thing got welded up and replaced back in position. Made a Stainless plate to go over the top of the radiator and hide the gap between the bottom latch pannel. Down the track will probably make a s/s shroud. Next job is the A/C condenser and the front thermo fan





    In the end there was about 20mm gap between the rad and the donk. Oh well an inch is as good as a mile LOL!!
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    well done on getting in over to WA. look forward to see the progess

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    looking good! im really trying to pin down a straight front for mine so i can make the rad panel...

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    Today I ripped out all of yesterdays work to concerntrate on the AC condenser and front thermo fan. I modified the front of the radiator support and welded a couple of brackets down low to pickup the condenser and then a few more lugs to grab the front thermo fan.





    The condenser is rubber mounted to try to eliminate problems down the track then the thermo fan bracket simply bolts over the top. Had to offset it about 100mm to avoid hitting the grill brace hidden in that area





    Time to strip it all down again and check if it will go back in and more importantly if it can be dismantled while in position.

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    This view shot from under grill shows the grill support . The reason the thermo had to be offset. All went well and the individual units can be stripped out while the rad support is bolted in. Thats the next job. Getting everything back into their boxes and waiting till the painting is done before bolting it on for the final time.



    Feeling a little lazy now so I might just tackle the headlight buckets. They are a little rusty Ha ha like everything else but should clean up ok . Ordered new bits and pieces for them from the US and they will be here in the next couple of days along with the door glass and 1/4 windows and a few other odds and sods

    Thanks 202bluey, will try not to dissapoint you.

    Regards jax

    Cheers
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    Hi again. Got the headlight buckets cleaned up and painted black and they are stowed in the shed for use down the track.Turned my attention to the lower front guards. The drivers had a huge hit and was dented badly. Out with the lumpy again and finished off with a lighter hammer. The centre skirt was totally crushed and required a new nose. Cut off the realy bad damage and welded a replacement in. Its got a curve to match the profile of the grill. Braced it up with a 25 x 3 flat bar to give it a little strength.









    The drivers lower guard had its beating and was fitted up. The passenger side had some cancer around the grill area where they use an internal brace to stiffen things up. These became a moisture trap and have caused these issues. Cut out and plated then refitted











    Next job is the latching pannels for the hood{bonnet}. When the body turned up the upper pannel was missing which has the mechanism to unlatch the hood. I found 1 in Wisconsin on Ebay and it turned up at home yesterday. Cost a fortune $42 dollars plus postage ha ha . it was the only one I could find after hours of searching Ebay.Also scored a genuine 48 ash tray but more on that as I work my way inside the cab. The latching pannels arent in that bad a shape and after a wire buff and a coat of rust buster and a little pannel beating they came up pretty good. Over the next couple of days they will get the attention they deserve. Need to strip them down have a good look at the condition of the latches.
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    sorry about that ,had to delete this post
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    The latching pannels











    We will see what tomorrow brings. Stay tuned for another exciting installment
    Cheers
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