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Old 04-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #76
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 Here I've cut out part of dash, and installed a 2"X2"X1/4" angle across the dash area, welded it on both sides. I then attached the brace from firewall to the angle and made mount for the column. (I will get back to the dash a little later)

Pic 2 This view shows the mount a little better.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #77
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Thanks,Have a safe and Happy Easter! By the way You got your bags packed yet?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:17 PM   #78
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Installed the new steel shaft for the steering.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #79
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 I know this looks a little strange, with the cab in this position. But removing and installing the cab is very easy in my shop with the overhead "I" beam and pulleys. So I then decided to work on the firewall, installing plates to cover all old holes, etc. Here it is half done.

Pic 2 Here it is all welded in place.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:22 PM   #80
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Sorry forgot Pic 2
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #81
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

At this point I have reinstalled the cab on the frame. Here is the reason for cutting up the dash. This is a dash made by Bitc--n for a 48 Chevy car. I will modify it to fit my dash area, and make fill in pieces.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:28 PM   #82
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

The new dash is shorter that the pickup dash. I cut out everything, but the remaining end pieces that connect to the A pillar. I also cut the dash just under where the garnish molding goes (the blue piece). You can see where I welded in the new piece.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #83
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Here I have made a piece to extend the round part out to the edge of original dash.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:35 PM   #84
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

This view shows the original dash on the ends with new upper piece and the angle iron installed. I had already installed the AC unit (Vintage Air), and also the wiper motor (Newport) before installing the center section.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:36 PM   #85
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Here the center section is installed with column, and a general layout of where I want the gauges.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:38 PM   #86
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

This view shows how I finished up installing small pieces to blend the two, together. The piece below dash is another piece from Bitc--n for my AC duct.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #87
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My new Classic Instrument gauges.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #88
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Holes cut for gauges, lower panel for AC duct and switches, and cover for the column.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:43 PM   #89
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Got the brake pedal hole cut and pedal installed.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #90
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Filled in the old gas filler on body.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #91
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Installed a third brake light in back of cab (light from Ron Francis).
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #92
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Well I just covered about 2 months of work, hope you enjoyed. I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter Holiday. Jim
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:58 PM   #93
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Thanks,Have a safe and Happy Easter! By the way You got your bags packed yet?
Since I know I have all the right tools in my shop, I think you should just load up that pickup and bring it to me.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #94
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Just kiddin Jim, I can only hope mine turns out as good as yours. But don't offer that to many times I may take you up on it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #95
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very nice work so far! Like all the smoothing you did!
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:52 PM   #96
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very nice work so far! Like all the smoothing you did!
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:36 AM   #97
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

I was looking at *****in products and noticed they have two floor kits, one stock and the other for their firewall kit. Which one did you use? That dash is exactly what I have wanted to install in my truck and had almost given up on the idea until I saw yours. I've got to have one. Don
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #98
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Nice build: need any rain?
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #99
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I was looking at *****in products and noticed they have two floor kits, one stock and the other for their firewall kit. Which one did you use? That dash is exactly what I have wanted to install in my truck and had almost given up on the idea until I saw yours. I've got to have one. Don
Don, I used the one for the stock firewall. Part #751002 (at that time). The dash part #742120 and the lower panel part #371041. Bitc--n was going to make one for the 47-53 pickups, but I never saw it. I just decided to make the one for car work. If I can help with more info, let me know. Jim
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Nice build: need any rain?
What's rain????? Oh, that wet stuff, no thanks.
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