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MEA MAGNUM OPUS (My 1947 Autocar U-70 build)

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Looks like it's been 4 months since I updated the thread. Got the doors finished to the point of finish body work several months ago, did some final tweaks to the rear suspension, (added shock mounts, etc) and moved on to building the bed. 80" wide and almost 11' long, shot the bedliner on it today, pretty happy with the way it turned out. Tomorrow I start on the bed sidewalls. I made templates and borrowed a plasma cutter, so tomorrow will be hellfire and brimstone day.
This was a quick drawing to get some thoughts and dimensions on paper, don't worry about the big round thing (fuel tank) in the front of the bed, ain't going to happen.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/bde03f4e-36fb-47cc-9828-1927.jpg

I used U-pol Raptor spray on bedliner and am very happy with the way it turned out, got the "look" I wantedhttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/63b92a23-7f18-4da0-ab90-18f2.jpg

Oh yeah, it got some stacks, a quasi headache rack and an air filter a while back.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/83528415-5522-45af-9634-7a95.jpg


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Looks good, Steve.  I just got primer on my cab panels so I'll be able to get the cab final assemblied, my completion is 5 years out.

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Once I get the bedsides finished, I'll be ready to tear it apart, rebuild the engine, do some odds and ends on the underside of the cab, then plumbing, wiring and finish body work. 2-3 years, I hope.


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Looking good Steve. How about a photo from the front ?

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Jeff Lakaszcyck (8/2/2017)
Looking good Steve. How about a photo from the front ?

Best I got Jeff.
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Thanks Steve. That will be wild when you are done.

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After all is said and done, this is how she looked yesterday! Those with sharp eyes may notice that only one bed side is installed, but the other is cut and ready to put on. May have to put it away for the winter pretty soon, mama's little red car in the background needs an engine swap and one needs to keep their priorities straight. LOL
After a lot of mock-ups and second guesses, it came out looking very much like my original drawing.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/ed7092d7-e913-4c1a-917c-5cb3.jpg
Swap meet trailer fenders, narrowed from 9" to 5 1/2" then re-radiused/stretched about 6" to fit the axle spread
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Steve, get your wife a rental car so you can keep working on the truck. I like seeing the progress. looking good.
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Bill Bradford (8/24/2017)
Steve, get your wife a rental car so you can keep working on the truck. I like seeing the progress. looking good.

Yeah, but on hot sunny days she lets me take her for ice cream in it, wouldn't be much fun if'n I had to push it 20 miles to the ice cream shop.


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What are the front fenders from? I like them.

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