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Old 10-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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"Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Ok guys i am finally starting a build on my 1952 A.D "orangepeel" i got the truck several years ago and have been working on it for sometime now but with customer projects in the shop I just dont have as much time to work on my own..
so here we go its a 52 and i wanted the rough look with nice suspension,fuel inj. coilovers,crazy interior etc. when i got the truck it already had a 1973 camaro stub under it and after getting it in the shop i found out real quick the horrible work that was done I wanted it to sit nice and low so i decided to Z the front stub to keep geometry the same and not have to use dropped spindles.
here is afew pics of when I rolled her in...
as you can see it was pretty nasty so my next post i'll show what was under the ugly!!!

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Old 10-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

About time you started posting...Dad
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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I will tag along. Orange is my favorite color.

On a side note, I spent many a first weeks of May up in the Mt. View area turkey hunting my late Uncle's ranch. Fond memories
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

so in this post the first photos are of the cover plates that were on the front end as it rolled in with...
the 3rd pic is of the cover cut off and it exposes the poor welding underneath.
the 4th pic as well..
the last one is of the spot i will cut (yellow line) and the stantion it is used to
set the ride height @ stock then once the frame is cut it can be dropped as needed (will show more pics on that.

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Old 10-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

in this post I am showing some more of the
weak metal and welding that was done.
1. showing the frame was cut in one spot and poor welds
2.showing the stantion witch hold stubs in stock position
3. making my cuts to remove stub.
4. using the chain fall connected to the cab to lower into position.
5. here you can see the amount of "Z" it will have..
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:58 AM   #6
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:03 AM   #7
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pics 4 and 5
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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here in this post i am showing the final steps for the "Z'd" front stub.
1. showing stub with 2x4 tubing welded to it this will add strength
2.2x4 tube added to both sides and fully welded where the frames come together.
3. all pieces welded in.
4. the outer plates added to clean up the look.
5. all welds smoothed out and boxed in.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:21 AM   #9
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

next set of pics
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:03 PM   #10
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Definite improvement over the original. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #11
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Nice work. Is the 5/26/11 date correct in the pic? if so, must feel good to get back on it!
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Nice save, great work, way better!
Is Oldman3 your Dad....curious due to Jim's post. Would be great if my folks were into building.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:33 PM   #13
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Nice save, great work, way better!
Is Oldman3 your Dad....curious due to Jim's post. Would be great if my folks were into building.
AD, I'll answer this question, Yes that's my son. We've done a few jobs together, but now all the work is his, with me helping when he needs me. He hasn't been able to work on his that much, but is getting to now. My only wish is I wish we could have started when I was a few years younger, but we still get the job done...Jim
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #14
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

yes all the dates are correct this build has been on and off for some time now and a lot of work is already done ..I wanted to get some work finished before I started a thread...


Thanks Mark..
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:45 PM   #15
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

A.D. me and Dad have worked together on several builds now we still get to kick ideas back and forth and he is my researcher for info on things thanks to this site, and all the great builders on here..

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Old 10-13-2014, 09:37 AM   #16
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

ok here is my next set of pics enjoy


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Old 10-13-2014, 09:39 AM   #17
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

here is a shot of the chassis after the rear springs,shackles etc were removed
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #18
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

this shows the boxing done on the frame as well as the mocking stages of the Triangulated 4 bar (used a paul horton kit) the axle was set in place and angle set then using 1x2 tube i welded it to the axle and the frame to hold in place to keep from moving..
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

another shot of boxing
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

Here i'm showing the upper bar mockup and the upper bar for the coilovers. I used 2" round tube kinda heavy wall (it's was was cheap at the time) and if you notice the tube the ground clamp is on is the tube to hold axle in place..
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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

finally a shot of the 4 bar all in and weled in solid..
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quick shot of the notch i used a piece of 4" tube..next pic is of it all welded and boxed..


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Re: "Project Orangepeel" 52 A.D

here i was mocking up the inner fender
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This is the first look with the front end back on..
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Quick pic of the frame all boxed and welded..
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