37 chevy truck

  1. RussT

    RussT Member

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    Seriously impressive stuff!
    What gauge steel are you working with for most of that. 1.0mm or 1.2?
     
  2. markyb

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    Hi Russ,thank you for the comments .I only use 18g (1.0mm) Although it harder to shape its better for me to hammer and file also a little easier for butt welding with gas .
     
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  3. markyb

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    Thank very much for the "likes " and the comments .Here are a few more pics DSCF9909_800x597.jpg DSCF9915_800x597.jpg DSCF9923_800x597.jpg DSCF9924_800x597.jpg DSCF9926_800x597.jpg DSCF9927_800x597.jpg DSCF9928_800x597.jpg DSCF9929_800x597.jpg DSCF9931_800x597.jpg DSCF9932_800x597.jpg
     
  4. Windy Miller Forum Supporter

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    Fantastic work!
     
  5. markyb

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    Hi mate,I have the usual 350 / 350 combo but fingers crossed I might be getting an engine built for me in the states through a mates cousin who builds engines for a living.
     
  6. markyb

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    DSCF9933_800x597.jpg DSCF9934_800x597.jpg DSCF9935_800x597.jpg DSCF9937_800x597.jpg DSCF9939_800x597.jpg DSCF9941_800x597.jpg DSCF9947_800x597.jpg DSCF9948_800x597.jpg DSCF9948_800x597.jpg DSCF9949_800x597.jpg A few more pics .Thanks guys always appreciate the comments.
     
  7. markyb

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    Hi mate ,shame about your father in laws truck.My truck will be 2wd ,i think i've made it complicated enough already !!!!!. Cheers.
     
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  8. jpmillermatic

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    sculpture, pure sculpture....

    JP
     
  9. markyb

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    Thank you very much .I will post a few more pics very soon.
     
  10. armalites Member

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    Beyond amazing,
    If you ever thought about and had the time to photograph I'm sure many people especially me would love to see/understand on a step by step how you go about forming some of those panel and what machines/tools you used.
     
  11. addjunkie

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    First time ive looked at this thread....impressive sheet metal work, tell us more please
     
  12. markyb

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    DSCF9955_800x597.jpg DSCF9956_800x597.jpg DSCF9957_800x597.jpg DSCF9958_800x597.jpg DSCF9959_800x597.jpg DSCF9961_800x597.jpg DSCF9962_800x597.jpg DSCF9964_800x597.jpg DSCF9965_800x597.jpg DSCF9966_800x597.jpg Hi Guys , thank you for the very kind comments . Regarding step by step photos, I have never drawn a panel or piece before I start making it I just see the finished part in my head a then set about working out how to make it and then just get stuck in !!!!. I don't grab the camera until its finished (even then I forget to take a pic and move on to the next piece )
    The next task is to build a box for the air ride compressor the actuators and the tank .I wanted this to blend in with the general shape of the truck bed but look like some great big tool box bolted in the bed .Again this just evolved , it does have ventilation to keep the compressor cool.
     
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  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I'm hugely impressed!! :thumbup: In fact, in awe of your visualising and execution skills. :clapping: :clapping:

    Keep up the posts and the good work.
     
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  14. addjunkie

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    What we need here is time lapse video, so we can see how these bits are made...
     
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  15. Migmac

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    First time i’ve read this thread, don’t know why. From a mental picture to what you have achieved so far is very impressive. I can’t imagine doing that myself. The finished truck is going to be stunning, can’t wait to see it
     
  16. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    To be honest my stuff looks just as good in my head...just what I end up with doesn't really match my vision!

    Amazingly good work...if there any tricks you can share I'm sure we'd all appreciate it. Even if you just show us the type of tools you use for some of the work.
     
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  17. Cris B

    Cris B Every day welding is a school day

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    I like your work. Keep the posts coming and the camera handy.
     
  18. jpmillermatic

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    ditto to the extreme!

    JP
     
  19. armalites Member

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    That door is incredible.
     
  20. gordon stephenson

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    All superb, Poetry in metal, Excellent work.
     
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