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    1951 Semi Rat

     



    Here are the pictures enjoy
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    Here are some more pics. The dates are wrong though.
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    Thanks for the photo's Jim! Looks like a fun one! Keep those pics coming!!!

    P.S. Love that shop for the build!!!
    ...at least I'm enjoying the ride!

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    here are some more
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    a few more, dates are now corect.Frame was changed from some of previous pics, wheel base from 97" to 158".

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    last pics. to date.
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    Wahoo!!!

    Someone likes to play in the mud!!!!

    Will the semi rat have a hitch to haul the mud machine?
    ...at least I'm enjoying the ride!

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    Yes, thats why i'm building it. I can't afford to buy a 1 ton truck so i will make one. The front and rear axles are from a 72 motor home. the frame is made with 2x4x1/4 tubing and when done, just the frame will wheigh about 650 lbs. the motor is about 425 hp w/ 4 speed tranny.

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    That's pretty cool, Jim - and I love to see the father-son thing. You'll never regret spending time with the kids. My youngest is 24 and I'll still rearrange most anything on my schedule to spend time with him.
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    I try to work on this thing everyday but weather prohibits alot. So i spend some time each day with my son then work on it in the evenings when it's cooler. Got some more pics of some of the things i been doing.Like i said before i can't afford to buy a truck so i'll make one.Well i can't afford a ho to sit on my shift stick so i made one.
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    Got a couple more pics. and a question. I'm going to be hauling a trailor with this semi, my drive shaft is inside the cab.What guage sheet metal would be good for the floor? And around the shaft? I do plan to put a safety loop around the u/joint.
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    I am going to paint it black from the bottom of roof down, and the roof will be blue. On each door i will paint (Hillbilly Bling Trucking Co.) you heard it here first.I am also looking for 2 chrome stacks,at least 6.5' X 6" OD. Keep Roddin!!!

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    Jim I like the idea of a semi rat I even like the idea your here in MI. and I along with others realy enjoy the pictures. Keep them coming. I don't know that I would be to concerned about the floor sheet metal If you put a loop at both ends, thats already better than any car and the D/S's run under them front to back.
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    ya might want to rethink that pitman arm drag link arraignment just a thought ....ted
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