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Old 11-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Well here goes my first build thread. I make no promises as I have seen many of you do an awesome job of not only building your trucks but documenting them as well. So here goes my attempt at it.

My business partner and I bought these trucks a little over a year ago with the intent of making them our new company trucks as well as promotional tools. After many hours of discussing what we wanted them to be and deciding on a direction we realized we both wanted slight differnent trucks. So one will be on a static setup while the other on air.

So here is how they looked a year ago.
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Well this was the weekend to get started on the trucks. We started moving them around and getting them where they needed to go for the start of the tear down.
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I brought my truck to the shop to start the tear down. All I can say is I hate rivets.
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I also made a kart for the cab to roll it around on and help make it easier to do some of the body work.
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My partner is bring his frame in tonight so I can tear it down so they will both be in the same state of disassmbly. More rivets can't wait. LOL
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Cool! What is your company?
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We are a manufacturer of Deep Foundation Equipment "HPSI" Hydraulic Power Systems, Inc.
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69CST-V, looks like a great start. Great looking shop with fab tools(welders, acorn table, ect). I love the idea of them being company trucks.

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69CST-V, looks like a great start. Great looking shop with fab tools(welders, acorn table, ect). I love the idea of them being company trucks.

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Shannon, Thanks for the props. However I think you need to come do the body work as you make it look simple. I've followed your threads and you do some great work. I might need to some pointers as these cabs will need lots of work and these are my first "AD" style trucks.
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69CST-V, Thank you. All I need is a plane ticket. HAHA. You need anything give me a shout.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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i think we all do

looks like good tin to start with
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #12
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Can't wait to see what you're able to do with these, especially since they are staying in MO and back on the road.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
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If you need some suspension parts or other parts for your truck check us out at www.scottshotrods.com.You can call us if you have some question as well at (805)485-0382.Last you can e-mail us at scotts@scottshotrods.com

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #14
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looks like good tin to start with
Well the metal is about what you get in Missouri. LOL. Hopefully what's there is solid.

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Can't wait to see what you're able to do with these, especially since they are staying in MO and back on the road.
Nate I only hope they end up being half as good as what you drive in Missouri.

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Thanks Justin I'm just seeing what I have to work with at the moment. However I can see my list of parts growing as I dig in.
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Well I started the tear down of the second truck. I will post pictures in the morning. I think I will have nightmares of little rivets everywhere. I have developed a system that works for me now that I'm almost done.
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69CST-V, I shave them down close with the plasma cutter and finish grind them with a grinder. Then hit them with a punch. They are a PITA.

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Ok here are the pictures from last night. This is truck #2. Still have some disassembly to do tonight but I can see the end of the frame tear down.
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Thanks Shannon, I've done that with hard to reach ones. I've come to be pretty comfortable with going around with the cutoff wheel putting an "X" in them. Then air chisel the heads off. Switch to the punch shaft in the air hammer. Then if they don't come out heat up just the rivet with a torch till its red then air hammer with punch again. Works for me.
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so glad you finally started a thread to share your tallents with us and im glad to see you play , we work so much but we need to have some play time also , on another note , i wont be satisfied until you start a built thread on the 69cst-v !!!!!
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so glad you finally started a thread to share your tallents with us and im glad to see you play , we work so much but we need to have some play time also , on another note , i wont be satisfied until you start a built thread on the 69cst-v !!!!!
Thanks for the kind yet not so kind words..LOL That's what true friends are for. How's the quest for the short block solution? BTW
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Cool, I gotta see this!
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Thanks for the kind yet not so kind words..LOL That's what true friends are for. How's the quest for the short block solution? BTW
took your advice , allready at the machine shop !!!!!
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Ok so last night was the last of the frame tear down on #2. Now its time to get both frames off to get worked over.
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So with the frames leaving I will start to put together a game plan on the cab's. I am very fortunate to have Classic Parts about 3 miles from my shop or LMC across town. That being said my wallet hates having them so close.

I will be gone till next week on business, so until then let me know what you think.
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what do we think !!! you do a strip tease on the frames then you leave for a week ? lol just kidding , be safe !!!
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