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speedbug78 September 26th, 2019 12:07 PM

Traditional Truck Rod
 
Working on proportions. Ideas welcome.


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...W2hrEbK40VHhOP


Main pieces:
'66 - Beetle cab
'47 - CJ-2A chassis
Model T grill?

speedbug78 September 26th, 2019 01:02 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
This truck is inspiring, I like the way the back of the cab is done.


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...EPu1BAmHCkYoKQ


There is also this truck in the site's background. Anyone care to share who's it is, or if there is a thread on it?

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...8qSa1xKoWa7RaP

speedbug78 September 26th, 2019 01:29 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Side shot with the engine up front


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v..._7eK55HRKcZqhs

V8Transporter September 26th, 2019 07:17 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
A T grill would go well with the classic pickup look. What kind of front axle do you have in mind? Im looking forward to seeing more.

kustomkreep86 September 27th, 2019 04:23 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Another cool roof idea would be to go with a removable Carson top. Whether it be a solid one or something you could fold up and throw in the back. Looks good with or without the top.

https://i.vgy.me/HAOiQS.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/LFU46w.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/2U1KnE.jpg

Also the T or A Grill gives an awesome look up front. That's the way I went.

https://i.vgy.me/wBRXNj.jpg

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 08:02 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Thanks for the ideas guys!

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 08:03 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
What diameter headlight is on Frankie 2.0?

Unkl Ian September 27th, 2019 08:25 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Dig up the renderings that John Jaranson did for the UVT rod.

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 08:29 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
I am planning to use the CJ-2A front axle. Gone back and forth on building a dropped axle instead, but I think with it being a truck I can use a 1/4 elliptical setup, remove the diff and get it looking pretty good. I'm open to other ideas though.

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 08:31 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
A Carson top is a great idea! Not sure why I hadn't considered it before. We get tons of rain here, but on the nice days it would be great :grin:

kustomkreep86 September 27th, 2019 12:22 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by speedbug78 (Post 590957)
What diameter headlight is on Frankie 2.0?

7" Headlights from Speedway Motors.

Unkl Ian September 27th, 2019 02:00 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Also consider the cab dimension, behind the door.

marnat3 September 27th, 2019 02:42 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 590962)
Also consider the cab dimension, behind the door.




Kinda what I was thinking.

nhtriker September 27th, 2019 02:53 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Use the rear window out of the type 2 hatch...then you have the option to put in the hinged safari window.

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 04:37 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian (Post 590962)
Also consider the cab dimension, behind the door.


Been thinking about this, so help me out. I like the look of the trucks that are chopped close behind the door (like at the rear window). I think that will mean I need to extend a foot box into the engine bay and not have a flush firewall? If so, I'm willing to do that. If not, what am I missing?

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 04:42 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhtriker (Post 590964)
Use the rear window out of the type 2 hatch...then you have the option to put in the hinged safari window.


You thinking safari will be better than removable top (suggested above)? Not picking on you, but want to explore the idea further, why do you think so? More water tight? We do get a lot of rain. Also, can you post an example pic? That helps me visualize.

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 04:56 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...4DqM2E8JI1EZTu




Adjust the front wheel position and added visors to the front and rear. Kinda reminds me of the thrush mufflers logo:


http://logos-vector.com/images/logo/...c9_250x250.png

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 04:57 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Also stripped some extra stuff off the frame.


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...cSc5fOPqaAvKli

speedbug78 September 27th, 2019 05:18 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Tried extending the cowl forward to include the foot well and added cowl steering.


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...IWijvg3fLqg3H6

speedbug78 September 29th, 2019 10:16 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Here are some options I drew. Should I chop more in the top? Make the "A" pillar more vertical? Something else?
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...N3luf5GQ5zlc_Y

V8Transporter September 29th, 2019 03:22 PM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
The top drawing appeals the most to me because of the VWesque look. But go with what you like the best. Any way you go shes going to be a cool ride.👍👍

kustomkreep86 September 30th, 2019 05:03 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by speedbug78 (Post 590965)
Been thinking about this, so help me out. I like the look of the trucks that are chopped close behind the door (like at the rear window). I think that will mean I need to extend a foot box into the engine bay and not have a flush firewall? If so, I'm willing to do that. If not, what am I missing?

Just as a reference. I'm 5'11" my floor is about 2.5" higher than stock, and my seat bottom is about 2" off the floor with a 4" thick cushion. My pedal position is about the same as it was in stock form. I have more room in the footwell because I cut the wheel arch out and squared out that area. The below picture gives you an idea of where my seat sits. If I sit in my seat and stretch my legs out they I have just enough room for my feet to touch the firewall. This puts my seat back just behind my b pillar.

https://i.vgy.me/H9vpIz.jpg

If you wanted to go flush firewall then you would need to move everything back and cut behind the b pillar. If you work with the footwell area then you might be able to cut right behind the b pillar. The advantage to that is you keep part of the hood functional and you have a good place to stick all your wiring and battery.

https://i.vgy.me/KAucoc.jpg

mkparker September 30th, 2019 09:13 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Coolest front aircooled engine VR Pickup I've seen.

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net...66&oe=5DF29E32

Build pics here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4140652&type=3

V8Transporter September 30th, 2019 11:27 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
Thats slick. I like the bed design.

speedbug78 October 1st, 2019 08:11 AM

Re: Traditional Truck Rod
 
My e-mail hasn't been telling me you guys are responding :yelling:.


I am also 5'11"
Quote:

If you work with the footwell area then you might be able to cut right behind the b pillar
<-- That's what I'm planning so far.


Quote:

Coolest front aircooled engine VR Pickup I've seen.
Super awesome!! I haven't seen a front engine one yet. I'll have to go digging through the build thread. Thanks for the link!


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