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    Hello From San Jose!

     



    Just found the site this morning while looking for answers on my son's truck build (first rig ever) and I instantly liked the info I got here (i.e. techinspector1 has to be a professor or something because he's schooling me).

    In any case, just wanted to intro myself as a father who is helping his son to build his first rig. He'll be driving age this spring so we are using the time to teach, build trade skills, and spend quality time together (away from those damn electronics!). I'll be leaning on you experienced guys to help us through the traps but will try to contribute in anyway I can. Thanks for hosting this site!
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    Welcome. A lot of knowledge floating around here and generally pretty laid back. Pictures and projects are always welcome and it's great to also see new youngsters getting started.



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    Welcome, glad to have you and your son on the site. I concur; lets see some pictures so we can all decide how to spend your money!
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    Welcome and good for you on helping your son build a truck and teaching him about mechanics as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconvan View Post
    Welcome, glad to have you and your son on the site. I concur; lets see some pictures so we can all decide how to spend your money!
    Snorted coffee through my nose when I read this. Classic, just classic.

    Nuckingfuts, thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for counseling your son in the hobby/sport. Just call me Richard if you would rather. I'm 75, goin' on 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Snorted coffee through my nose when I read this. Classic, just classic.

    Nuckingfuts, thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for counseling your son in the hobby/sport. Just call me Richard if you would rather. I'm 75, goin' on 18.
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    Outstanding, we're all kids at heart! Thanks everyone, looking forward to going broke.
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    Welcome my friend to CHR. You have come to the right place for info and
    knowledge. My son got interested in drag racing about 3 years ago so I
    told him about this site. Although lots of the pics were lost, you can go
    to the hot rod forums here and scrool down a little and look for 383 build
    by R Dobbs (my son). He took his time and with the help of Richard (tech),
    Jerry, Denny, Glen and many more he listened to them and its about as
    near perfect as I can come up with. I'm an old school drag racer, but only
    helped my son as I could. I let my son do most the work, he listened and
    learned, and so did I.
    Again, good to have you here and hope you stay with us. We all like pics
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    Welcome from Missouri, I have a 15 year old son also getting neck deep into cars, he has already talked to our nearest 1/8 mile drag strip manager about bracket racing!
    Why is mine so big and yours so small, Chrysler FirePower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthyj View Post
    Welcome from Missouri, I have a 15 year old son also getting neck deep into cars, he has already talked to our nearest 1/8 mile drag strip manager about bracket racing!
    That's wonderful !! All of a sudden, we have a whole new crop of younguns wanting to learn. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    Welcome. A lot of knowledge floating around here and generally pretty laid back. Pictures and projects are always welcome and it's great to also see new youngsters getting started.



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    Here's a quick pic of the boy's truck. He loves the Nastruck series look!
    So far we've finished the suspension/steering, larger 1.25" disk brakes, and gutted/restored the interior (sound/heat barrier, upholstery). The current 17" wheels are getting swapped out for some period correct 15" rally wheels, just waiting for them to come back from powder coat.

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    Way cool project!!!!


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    That is way cool. I've had a pickup truck of one kind or another ever since I left High School. How about a side shot? Here's my favorite wheel of all time.....
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    Came in late to this one. Nice truck. I've had several of the square Chevies through the years and really like them.

    You ddn't ask, but since your son likes the Nascar thing he probably wants a truck that handles so I'll throw this out. A cheap upgrade for the skinny 1/2 ton front sway bar is to get one off of a 1 ton. It'll bolt right on and when combined with a good rear bar, does wonders for the handling. Does make it ride a little rougher, though.
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    Very nice square body! Is it a 73 or 74? That is a very sweet truck for a first ride. I've been having really bad ideas to take my 76 crew cab short bed and make it 2wd again and drop it low to the ground. I will probably just quit thinking and finish it as a 4x4 though.
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    Hey, welcome to CHR! Cool truck! Love the rally wheel idea but I would have gone bigger than 15s....not a surprise to anybody who knows me....LOL!!!

    Look forward to seeing more progress!
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