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  1. #1
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    Default Home Made Truck Cabs

    This has most likely already been out there but I'm looking for pictures of home made truck cabs - for rat rod.
    If any buddy has done this or has pictures/thread they can share I would appreciate it.
    Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpocat View Post
    This has most likely already been out there but I'm looking for pictures of home made truck cabs - for rat rod.
    If any buddy has done this or has pictures/thread they can share I would appreciate it.
    Thanks!
    I made mine from pieces of a bunch of different cars.



    If you are thinking of just using flat stock, step away from the welder. I HAVE seen pictures and they never turn out well.

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    My approach will be to buy an S10 crew cab and cut the top off it, leaving the windshield in place. This will make a nice 4-person Lakes Modified type car that I can build with my grandson, passing on a plethora of engineering ideas that will otherwise die with me. Added benefit....clear title !!!!! Something like this little Lakes car, except with a longer cab to ride more people.....
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/...a2a2f0a400.jpg

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    Thanks for the info guys. I was planning on bending a square tube skeleton for the cab then skinning it.

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    OK, was farting around with the idea of making a chopped truck cab..... era 28-29 Ford (sort of) At least that was the measurements I was using. Wouldn't be an exact copy. - A lot of cutting and welding to bend that 1" square tubing. A lot to finish it up but a start.
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    That looks way better than some of the slab-sided ones in my opinion

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    One idea may be to build a model in wood. The curvatures are more easily formed than using steel tubes. Thin plywood can bend around a frame formed by using a jig or band saw and the economy is better than using metal. Shim to meet your approval and then tackle the metal with a better understanding of where the design needs to go.

    alan

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    Alan, thanks that is good advice! I have been using wooden jigs so each side matches up the same.

 

 

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