Always wanted to build a street rod

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  1. Bob Hardie

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    So I decided I wasn't getting any younger, so I bit the bullet and bought a 1941 International panel truck. I'm thinking I might use the Supercoupe engine and 5 speed in it.
    I brought the front end, doors, extra hood and boxes of parts home last night, and will retrieve the main part when my neighbor is available to haul it home for me(next couple of days). Here's a pic of the front end sitting beside the garage.
     

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  2. Denny

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    Good luck, Bob! That's an ambitious project but I'm sure you can do it.
     
  3. Bob Hardie

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    It's real ambitious, but I've got nothing but time and need something to keep me ocupied!
    Here's an ad for one back in 1941.
     

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  4. Hillbilly

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    Dare to be different ! How long is the projected time frame untill you take it on the Power Tour ? Very nice choice Bob !
     
  5. Denny

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    I like the old panel trucks, or any old truck really. You don't see as many of those at car shows.
     
  6. Bob Hardie

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    Don't turn your back on your garage, I know where there is a great set of tires and wheels just waiting to be put on something!
    It's bound to take me years, but we'll see.
     
  7. Hillbilly

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    Hey now ! Yeah, they would look sweet on a panel. Prolly around three years, maybe less if you get excited.
     
  8. Brian Loula

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    That's cool. I love the less common(not usually seen @ shows) International,Hudson,& my personal favorite(even over my Ranchero) STUDEBAKER.
     
  9. ribald1

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    Drop a Coyote engine in it, and it would be real different!
     
  10. parts4me

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    Keep. Us. Up. To. Date!
     
  11. airford1

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    Find a newer frame and drop that body on it.

    Milage, H/P and drivablity,,,,,,something to think about.
     
  12. As Is '66

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    I Like It!!!

    This would be a very good suggestion...
    Good Luck and Happy Hunting, Bob!!!
    DEDIT:
    Oh, if I could only reclaim my 57 GM panel truck...
     
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  13. Bob Hardie

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    Got the rest of it home last night. Not as nice as the front end, but it's mostly surface rust and 3 coats of different paint.
     

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  14. DonC

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    I like it and always did like those panel trucks myself. Alot of work but will be fun to get it back in working order.
     
  15. Clark

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    Oh yes! Real steel in that panel truck and lots of it.
     
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    I like those panel trucks!!
     
  17. Bob Hardie

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    Was doing some research last night, and an '83-'97 Ranger(regular cab,
    longbed) has a 113.9"wheelbase, the panel has 113".
    Seem like that would make a good frame with disk brakes, power steering,
    better suspension and should accept the engine/tranny?
    They already have lowering kits for rangers, and wheel selection is good.
     
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  18. Lunaex

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    I am envious of you, that is so beautiful. I would love to be able to this, but time and funds seem to not be my friend these days. I'd love to see pictures of the finished product.
     
  19. Lulu2

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    Very nice!
     
  20. parts4me

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    My grandparents live in weepingwater and down the street there is a panel van. Looks like it is an abandand house and have always been thinking of taking it:p

    Keep up the photos and the great work:D
     

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