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Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 14th, 2014, 9:23 am
by grumpyvette
yeah! I assume youll eventually notice the early hemi powered truck
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Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 14th, 2014, 10:11 am
by 87vette81big
Maintence on Blondes of Middle Age can be overwhelming $$$$$.
Spend 500k on ya Grumpy.
Leave you broke.
I will take that Blown 392 Hemi Race Truck instead.

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 14th, 2014, 10:28 am
by philly
been meaning to tinker with the old ball n chain's truck... 2011 silverado black on black single cab short bed. (i call it the 1LE package because its manual door locks and crank windows) it has a 4.8lsx in it that i would love to atleast throw a cam and heads on (or BOOOOSSSTTTT) but she wants a lift kit and i cant drag race lifted shit.. its just not my style. a set of weld wheels and a pro tire out back.... slammed to the ground with some suspension tricks and some ballasts for traction? now were talkin!

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 14th, 2014, 10:39 am
by 87vette81big
Lifted trucks can handle Ok Phil.
Just don't go overboard lifting it. 3-4 inch works nice.
Good tires & Premium gas charged shocks.
Eternal Tank Nitro shocks work best.
Big off road tires take a while to break in.
2000 miles .
Then rubber grips good.

My old Suburban has a factory 3 inch lift.
Come Vortec era & LS1 They lowered.

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 1:31 am
by 2Loose
The '58 truck has been on the road now for 17 years. The 502 still runs great...
But been having problems with the tranny, so I put a new, hotter Th400 in it...

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Welded up an aluminum rack to carry around my surfboards and hawaiian style canoe...
And putting new headers and mufflers in, the old ones lasted 17 years....

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When I pull out of my driveway at 5 to 6 am to catch good water before the infamous Maui wind comes up, my noisy exhaust is annoying the neighbors, and they're good folks, so I gotta quiet this beast down...

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Ok, let's quiet this 502 down a bit. I decided to try the Dynomax VT mufflers...

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And sticking with the Hooker Super Comps, but ordered them coated this time, the last time I just painted them with high temp flat black...

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And just in case I happen to find myself down at our local drag strip, I'm looking at adding a pair of the Race Ready electric cutouts...

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Don't have a lift, so this is jack stands and creeper style work, and it won't set any speed records, because at age 73 I don't move as fast as I used to....

Aloha,
Willy

More Later...
The Truck's Home Page
An Older Home Page...

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 7:00 am
by Indycars

For 17 years of good service, the ole girl deserved a nice face lift !


Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 7:53 am
by grumpyvette
I love the look of the sleek kayak style canoe the truck and the fact its big block 502 powered with a built TH400 transmission.
let us know how well those dynomax mufflers work out please!
can you post pictures of the installed exhaust system?

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: March 31st, 2015, 3:54 pm
by 2Loose
grumpyvette wrote:can you post pictures of the installed exhaust system?

Will Do

Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: April 5th, 2015, 9:44 pm
by 2Loose
Ran into a problem. The front frame clip in my truck is from a '70 Chevelle that had a big block in it. It's got a big block in it now. When I ordered the Hooker Super Comps for a '70 BBC Chevelle, I figured they would fit, but they don't.

Started on the right side first, the old header is shown below next to the new header.
The old headers were in the truck for 17 years, but I don't remember what brand they are or where I got them. They fit. The shiney new ones hit the lower A-arm rear mount. The tube from cylinder #4. And it looks like the tube from cylinder #2 would hit the starter if I could get it all the way in.

Can anybody ID the old header? I seem to think it might be a Hedman.

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Re: well how many guys are working on truck based hot rods?

PostPosted: April 6th, 2015, 4:47 pm
by 2Loose
Maybe I should have started a separate thread, this is getting kinda long....

I could have welded up a set of my own design, but it would take awhile to get it right, and I'm kinda running out of time here on all my projects...

Spent some time checking out headers, yakking with techs, went with this direction....

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Decided on these Hedman 1-3/4" by 3" full length, they have 14 ga. tubes and a 3/8" flange. Sending the Hookers back.