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1925 Roadster Pickup
« on: June 14, 2016, 06:44:00 PM »
1925 RPU

Specs:
Fiberglass body
Steel bed
350/700R4
1930 ford front axle
2003 S10 rear axle
Weight: <2000 lbs

Goal: low & lean


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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 10:16:36 PM »
Started with this.


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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 10:38:27 PM »
start of the Z frame



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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 05:31:01 AM »
Love the chassis table/desk!

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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 10:15:18 AM »
that is my desk when I worked at GM.   

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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 10:22:09 AM »
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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 12:22:38 PM »
front cross member install






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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 12:24:23 PM »
awesome, very cool project.

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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 12:28:42 PM »
engine and transmission mounts




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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2016, 06:50:35 PM »
the body already had a 10" stretch but i found it was way to narrow.
so i cut it to add 4" of width.

also, i dont like working with fiberglass.   I will never do another glass body...









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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 04:51:48 PM »
this thing will be very small.      think go kart with a V8.

I had to find small seats.  These are boat seats.





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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 04:58:37 PM »
Sitting on the floor, basically my sitting position in anything  ;D
1997 XJ Country 4.0/AW4 - DD/Weekend Wheeler
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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2016, 05:07:33 PM »
Sitting on the floor, basically my sitting position in anything  ;D

Im 6.3"  so i need to shove the seats as low as i can.

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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2016, 05:13:23 PM »
the floor of most of these type of cars/trucks is wood, like a boat.   
That and the glass body did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling as far as safety goes.

So I went a different direction.
Steel floor with internal cage.









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Re: 1926 Roadster Pickup
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2016, 11:06:08 PM »
this cage needs to follow the sweeping body lines and be removable.