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Jomani

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Jomani last won the day on February 5

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About Jomani

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Santa Maria, Ca
  • Interests
    Wood working, metal working, fixing old stuff.
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Dodge 1 ton WD-21, 1956 Willys CJ5

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  • Biography
    I enjoy working on older vehicles - mechanical and metal work
  • Occupation
    Supervisor of Vocational Instruction (Vice Principal)

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    Santa Maria Ca.
  • Interests
    Woodworking, project vehicles

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  1. Welcome to the forum. Nice find - the 46 looks really clean. I was looking for a project a little over a year ago and stumbled on a 47 one ton. Started documenting my build on this forum (Cabbage Hauler). I too have kicked around a number of different drive train ideas - originally wanted to stay original but ran into problems with the old flatheads. Finally committed to a 360 with 727 trans - at least for now. Keep the pictures coming...
  2. Time to put the old truck in hibernation for a while. I am going in for shoulder surgery next week and don’t need to be reminded every day that I can’t get any work done on it. I put the old Jeep to work and was able to use the winch and snatch block to get it into the side yard.
  3. Still trying to decide what will go on the back of the truck. I came across some very nice wine barrels and racks and thought that might be interesting since I live in the heart of the Santa Barbara County wine country. I cut the original racks down to make it look a little better and get the barrels sitting lower and closer together. What I really accomplished here is to get a little weight on the back of the truck to see how the fenders work out. I filled the barrels with water - at 600 pounds each, the fenders were a little close to the tires but didn't touch. These pictures are with the barrels empty.
  4. It has been a while since I updated the progress. The rear fenders are on - I think they will work perfectly.
  5. Welcome to the forum - what area of the world are you in? Don’t forget to post some pictures. The biggest hurdle you will run into is the steering. If you want to preserve the original steering column, any v8 conversion will be a challenge. I have the same exact truck (aka Cabbage Hauler) that now has a 360 with 727 trans sitting in it (still a work in progress). After playing with engine placement for a couple of weeks, I ended up with a location that will work but will require a very custom set of headers (my next project). As was previously mentioned, an engine swap also means coming up with different brake pedal setup, emergency brake, moving radiator or cutting into the firewall (or both).
  6. That is a bummer. Forget the sta-bil though. Watching you build this thing, I would put money on it being roadworthy in two weeks. I don’t know about your area, but 727’s are very common and easy to find around here.
  7. Definately tones is down. I need to get them mounted on the truck to see how it looks.
  8. Got the fenders painted today. The raised center sections will end up flat black - possibly done in bed liner. The under side will be done in spray on undercoating.
  9. Finally had some time to work on the build. Got the fenders body worked and primed. Should be ready for paint next weekend.
  10. Welcome to the forum. It is good to see another WD on here - I am in the process of rebuilding the same exact truck. One thing you have to keep in mind is these trucks were generally worked hard. Engine swaps and changes to the drivetrain were not uncommon. The engine number make it easy to identify exactly what you have. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people on this forum (I am still trying to learn everything I can about my truck) - pictures are always helpful. I hope you enjoy your new toy.
  11. Nice work. You must have a CNC router. I plan to do something similar on the dash of my 47.
  12. It has been a couple of weeks since I made any progress on the build. I got the passenger side rear fender fabricated yesterday. Still have some fab work to do, but had to set it on the truck to see what it looks like. Pretty happy with the the way they turned out.
  13. Great to hear the nut rivit tool worked out. I have been trying to justify buying one for a couple of years now. Since I cut the firewall in my truck, I want to make a removable panel to access the distributor. The rivit nuts would really simplify that process. The running boards came out great. One thing leads to another and, before you know it, you have a shiny new truck.
  14. You could just replace them with a universal retainer like this.
  15. Perfect weather, great host. I was hoping to get some video with the drone but forgot to bring a memory card. ☹️ It was great to put a face to some of the people here.
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