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    Herb's 35 CHEVY truck build

    IMG_0903.jpgLet the festivities begin !!!! ( did I spell that right ?) Picked up my truck number 10 thanking Dave smith for a great product !!!!
    Well I now have number 10 in my garage and started the build , can you guess what color I am going to paint !
    and yep I am putting in a chevy 350 small block 360 hp

    running no fenders no hood and no side engine panels!
    well maybe motorcycle type fenders on the front
    here are a couple of pics
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    so I need a little practice adding pic LOL
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    Looking good Herb! You are on your way now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Looking good Herb! You are on your way now.
    going to be a long road without the build manual LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    Let the festivities begin !!!! ( did I spell that right ?)
    Well I now have number 10 in my garage and started the build , can you guess what color I am going to paint !
    and yep I am putting in a chevy 350 small block 360 hp

    running no fenders no hood and no side engine panels!
    well maybe motorcycle type fenders on the front
    here are a couple of pics
    IMG_0970[1].JPGIMG_0906[1].JPG
    IMG_0974[1].jpgIMG_0944[1].jpg
    Attachment 88145
    so I need a little practice adding pic LOL
    Yellow?



    Do I get free door panels?
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    Chevy Engines Love Any Color, Except Blue!

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    Sorry Gang, But I Just Had To!
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    you guys are too funny !

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    another 5 hours work !

    its almost a half of roller now just the rear end but waiting for the third link !



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    Looking good! Herb you may want to reverse your top front shock bolts. If you ever want to change your front shocks or springs after you are done you would have to remove radiator or loosen all the brackets up. With the bolts reversed it it is easy for front shock work down the road. Just my 2-cents worth. I really like that yellow color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Looking good! Herb you may want to reverse your top front shock bolts. If you ever want to change your front shocks or springs after you are done you would have to remove radiator or loosen all the brackets up. With the bolts reversed it it is easy for front shock work down the road. Just my 2-cents worth. I really like that yellow color.
    Thanks Tom that why you are DA Man !!!!

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    I just gotta ask... will you put a chevy nose on it and a bow tie tailgate??? Looking great. Love the yellow. Pops out at ya.

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    thinkin about a bow tie ? nose will stay the same it ,will screw with people mind LOL

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    well did a little more making my own motorcycle fenders for my 35 , this is just a rough cut finished will of course be much nicer!
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    Looks great!

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    Thanks Tom , I still need to fab some brackets to install them

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    Got me a roller today !!! , we pushed it up the drive way and rode it down LOL, Here are a few pics of my progress !IMG_1025.jpgIMG_1026.jpgIMG_1027.jpgIMG_1029.jpg

    18 inch wheels on the front and 20,s on the back !

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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Looking good!
    Thanks Tom, it,s on its way , just need the build manual

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    Not much done on the truck, waiting on parts , but man its been very hot and the humidity is very high. So I spent tons of cash installing climate control in my garage ! Took days to install !

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    Got a bunch done today
    installed engine
    installed headers - VERY tight fit but the made it ,the forth pic shows how close the headers are to the frame 3/8 inch clearance ?

    installed tranny - have to make new tranny mounts they don't fit the chevy T350 , on the second pic you can see that the T350 tranny is not even close to the mount ,the reason it is to short is that the chevy engine has to move forward about 3 1/2 inches so ff make a plate that bolts onto the block and move the engine forward., thus make the tranny 3 1/2 short of the mount. but not big deal will make up a new mount plate.


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    Looking Good Fellow Chevy Guy, Looking Good!

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    That is plenty of room. Looking good Herb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    That is plenty of room. Looking good Herb!
    Yep it fits ! LOL

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    Hey Herb, the firewall looks great! Who did the engine turning? That engine bay gets 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Hey Herb, the firewall looks great! Who did the engine turning? That engine bay gets 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!

    Thanks Dave , I did the turning. I used 3m pads on the 2 inch in my drill press , marked out with a sharpie . only took about one hour , I am very happy with the way it turned out , thanks Herb

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    Well after talking with Tony, I decided to move the engine back 3/4 of an inch to give more clearance for the headers .

    here is a sketch of what I did IMG_1080[1].JPG
    Tony and guys at blue print approved this mod.
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    well I am thinking about removing the roll cage ( just the front and top sections and leaving only the roll bar on the back not sure I like the look of it . Any thoughts would be good.

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    There must be a good reason FFR added that from the SEMA truck. I personally like the added safety. But to each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    well I am thinking about removing the roll cage ( just the front and top sections and leaving only the roll bar on the back not sure I like the look of it . Any thoughts would be good.
    Herb
    Is there anywhere high and up front that the cab attaches to the cage for support?
    That cab looks pretty tall and with the fiberglass body and front hinged doors I would be worried
    about cab shake at speed changing how the doors fit the body and rubbing away some paint.
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    I am a little confused on the exhaust set up , does not look right to me , what do you think ?IMG_1103.JPG

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    Herb, the early kits just got the 33 side exhaust. You will have to modify that pipe so it exits under the bed pointing down. That is why I had some custom stuff done. If you look in the Beta manual you will see what I mean.
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    Well making a little progress. I am using copper tubing for many of the lines in the engine bay, overflow line , gas line, also will use copper for the heating lines.
    going old school with a mechanical fuel pump.
    For the wise observer you might notice that the alternator is now on the passenger side and not on the drivers side where I first put it, when it was on the drivers side it stuck past the engine compartment so it had to be moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Herb, the early kits just got the 33 side exhaust. You will have to modify that pipe so it exits under the bed pointing down. That is why I had some custom stuff done. If you look in the Beta manual you will see what I mean.
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    Tom well that kinda stinks , I guess I will talk to tony and see what they can do . If not I guess I will reconfigure it , Thanks again ,Herb

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    Actually I asked FFR about the pipes to bring the exhaust behind the cab shown in the manual and they will be supplying them to builders soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marv View Post
    Actually I asked FFR about the pipes to bring the exhaust behind the cab shown in the manual and they will be supplying them to builders soon.
    Excellent !

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    Thanks for that good news on the pipes. I want them out the side also.

    I did get a package from FFR yesterday with some new emergency brake components. Evidently there have been some changes there from the '33 parts, which I got with the kit. The toothed bracket is shorter and has some new attachment brackets.

    Now, if I could just get the threaded shock adjusters.

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    GOT SEATS !
    full leather,came out of a 2018 mini van mid row seats
    notice anything missing on my roll cage ?
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    Cool!

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    How do you get the beta manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hughes View Post
    How do you get the beta manual?
    call Tony Zullo at factory five he will email it to you
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    Thank you!!!!!

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