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paulatxntric June 21st, 2012 01:47 AM

Project Cheapskate!...
 
this is my ...or shall i say my wifes volksrod truck!!

it's on a 67 pan and consists of a 1303 bonnet, a 50 Topolino body and a 32 Ford pick up bed...it drives and i'm just sorting the wiring (dont ask about the charging circuit!!) and it should be on the road all legal like by the end of July!!..I hope

started like this...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5069/5...b4451716a6.jpg
passenger roof on by paulatxntric, on Flickr
and
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5...1118fc9d19.jpg
bulk head mocked up by paulatxntric, on Flickr

and is currently like this

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/7...229acaae2a.jpg
bonnet and headlights fitted by paulatxntric, on Flickr

the seats (28 A sedan) need bolting in
wipers need putting on
steering wheel needs bolting up
wireing needs finishing
and a bit of tweeking of the engine and it should be good to go to it's MOT...tax free, insure and drive!!!
soundsa simple but it's bound not to be...and why cheapskate??

total spend so far is 580

if you click on the lettering at the bottom of the pics it will take you to my Flickr page where there are more pics

d3ghia June 21st, 2012 02:08 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
:hello:

Interesting little project. You may just fit in here....:funny:

Spink June 21st, 2012 02:14 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
Hi Paul, Welcome to the Dark side. :hello:

paulatxntric June 21st, 2012 02:31 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
looking at the other projects on here I am embarassed to say the alternative name for cheapskate is "the pop rivit special".....OK my welding is of a point and hope level but i get by...welding this body though was just not ever gona happen ....60 odd year old Italian steel just don't wana know...its made from dog poo and brass buttons (actually it's mainly re-cycled war surpless) even at the lowest settings it blows holes in it and if you get a decent weld i won't penetrate...
and while I'm whinging ...... I fabricate a frame for the inside of the body, suare to the body....the frame is then bolted to the pan...square to the pan...the body is then over an inch further forward on the left hand side..this I discover after I have got the pick up bed frame welded up to the body frame and the bed sides bonded on and glassed in to the rear of the body...how the fuck did that happen..pulling the body back then twisted the pick up bed so it's now not quite square and level with the rest of the body...Fuck it it'll do!!

Thunder938 June 21st, 2012 04:25 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
That is cool...just sold my father's Fiat 350SBC tube frame with 9inch

purplemyth June 21st, 2012 06:03 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
Nice looking project :thumbsup:

Igolo June 22nd, 2012 09:32 AM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
We need some more pic but looks sharp!

d3ghia June 22nd, 2012 04:50 PM

Re: Project Cheapskate!...
 
I think it kinda looks like Snoopy......but I threw my back out and am on painkillers right now, so maybe my perspective is a tad off.

Welcome to the forum!!


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