My 54 rat panel pic as requested

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  1. Aaron J

    Aaron J Member

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    I posted earlier for the first time and thanks for the warm welcome. I have been deep into the site and a lot of what was said rings true, I feel confident in tackling some of my projects myself. Their are some serious gurus here and i dont think i could come up with a question that one of you couldnt help me with.

    Here is the link to my Picasa album. Someone mentioned that it looked lowered it might have been or just that the suspension is THAT shot, leaf springs are flat!!

    http://picasaweb.google.com/aaronjholden/54Panel#
     
  2. Kens 50 PU

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    Thanks for sharing the pics. That looks like a fun ride!
     
  3. azcarman411

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    Nice!!

    I bet someone removed some leafs from your springs to get it lowered down. If you can count your spring leafs we can tell you. Nice 54, Chris
     
  4. ccharr

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    REmoving the leaf or de-arcing them will get you lower too.
     
  5. ol' chebby

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    Cool truck. I would put the origional guages back in, sort out a few things in the engine bay, then start to fix and refine small things as needed. Keep her running as much as possible while you fix things to keep interest up and drive it as often as possible. I'll even pinstripe it up for you.....
     
  6. Aaron J

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    I'll count the springs and let you know, but they are flat, and one side is even bowing the opposite direction. I am sure that is contributing to the lowered look. I do like it though, what do I have to do to keep the stance when I re-do the leafs? Dont want to put any fancy lowering kit in it though..

    ...I plan on re-doing the gauges too, not a fan of the randomness of them, probably go back to the original reproductions ones. plus need to get a gas gauge soon, ran out of gas twice!!

    Engine compartment dress up will come soon, just want to get all the important things like weather stripping and suspension done first, she runs good, so I am content with that. I have an electonic fuel pump and alternator in there now, I want to clean the wiring on those and maybe most the alternator a little farther from the block due to heat.

    Thanks for the comments
     
  7. Aaron J

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    Oh yeah, pinstriping is on the wishlist too! And I am driving the heck out of her, dont fret that! I love this thing! if anything my harley and chopper are gonna be seriously neglected!!
     
  8. vwnate1

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    Shades Of The 70's !

    That looks like a nice old truck there .

    What's with the ghost ' 1.800LASTRIDE ' ? .

    I assume you're going to illuminate the eyes in that shift knob ere long :rolleyes:
     
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    nice panel

    Thats a nice panel .
    And you have a 235 engine.
     
  10. Aaron J

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    it says:
    "Bones Funeral Home"
    You Stab'um we Slab'um
    1800-LAST-RIDE"

    I wish the previous owner would have left it on, looks like it was done well with all little bones making the letters...
     
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    Ghost Letters

    Well ;

    Maybe it's cooler this way as only a very few will notice....

    I like the tow hitch too ! :D
     
  12. ol' chebby

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    That grille would look good with the vertical bar removed. Whats do they look like underneath?
     

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