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Everything posted by Jomani

  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.
  16. That’s one way to get the driveway seal coated. Sounds amazing. 👍
  17. Thanks for the feedback everyone. I got the fender in black primer then decided it needed more - I think. I can never seem to leave well enough alone. What do you guys think about the diamond plate? Polished aluminum is too much bling - thinking about going black on the aluminum and the cross bars and the jade green on the fender. In in the end, there will be some kind of step or short running board in both the front and back of the fenders that will tie in to the center piece. I need to get some weight on it before I determine the final height of the fenders.
  18. Nice find. I wouldn’t think it would be common to find a service bed on a half ton truck. 👍
  19. It has been raining the last couple of days - I have lots of time to work on the truck this week so I decided to take another look at the rear fenders. I have access to a tubing roller so I decided to get a little crazy. I rolled some inch and a half square tubing to the same diameter as the fender I made. Looking for an industrial look without getting into the rat rod look. All total, there is over 15 feet of weld on this one fender. Definately strong enough to stand on.
  20. I dropped the old radiator in (the one that came from the Power Wagon) to check fan clearance. Clearance is perfect - bottom outlet tube turns up and hits the fan. I will have to remember that when I look for an aluminum radiator. Everything else fits nicely. As much as I didn’t want to cut into the firewall, I am glad I did. Transmission clears by over a half inch so the floor can stay flat.
  21. I was having trouble visualizing the rear fenders without the rest of the body. I decided to bite the bullet and drop the cab back on the frame. With the engine and trans in their final resting place, I needed to see how much firewall trimming needed to happen anyway.
  22. I got the tires mounted back on the rims - using the motor home tires for now. Old tires with great tread and no signs of cracking. Set the fender on that I had been playing with. Since the rear fenders are temporary until I can figure out what will go on the back, I think I am going with a couple of pieces of square tuning across the top of the frame.
  23. Maybe someone on the forum is close by and would be willing to offer eyes and ears, test drive, etc. That is a great engine - did he say how many miles on the original service Jeep? Someone did a lot of work making it all fit - fire wall set back, hanging clutch and brake pedals, radiator. The question is, did they do it right? Pictures of the drive train would be helpful, but a test drive would tell a lot more.
  24. The more I thought about the wheels, the more I knew they needed something. With a couple of hours of daylight left, I pulled out the orange paint I used on the trim and found an old pinstriping brush that I picked up many years ago. I have never tried pinstriping - another first on this build. I think I am happy with that. Good thing my wife didn’t catch me using the dining room table.
  25. I played around with paint on the dual wheels. Decided to go with a two tone to match the truck. Not sure if I am crazy about the paint scheme on the wheels - might try an orange pinstripe where the green and white meet - same color as the front stainless trim.
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