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Project by RockyBlue posted 677 days ago 3257 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months back I posted a project for the windows and headliner of my Dad’s 55 COE he was building.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64455
Some LJ’s wanted to see the finished product, so here it is. The bed is made entirely of wood. He built a dog house toolbox behind the cab for a spare tire and tools. Not the best box, but it works for him. The truck runs great and gets lots of looks. I’ll be borrowing it to make furniture deliveries more fun!
I made the shift knob on a CNC as well as the cover for the old fuel door with the bottle opener attached.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com





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TZH

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#1 posted 677 days ago

Can I have one, too? PLEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSEEEEEEEE!

Very nice.

TZH

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grizzman

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#2 posted 677 days ago

what a beauty, i wonder why the dog box wasn’t a bit nicer looking , to go with the rest of the truck, i know its your dads truck so i guess that is what he wanted, but i can sure think of a few different ways it could have looked…i was wondering what you used to attach the wood to the ceiling in the cab, ive got an older chevy i might want to do the same type of thing…have fun making those deliveries..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 677 days ago

Nice looking truck.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 677 days ago

Nice woodwork. Great job.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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RockyBlue

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#5 posted 677 days ago

I agree about the box. When it becomes my truck, I’ll build something else. There were a few things I would have done differently, but it’s his and it’s not a show truck. He was on a tight budget and it only took 6 moths to build, so it looks pretty good for being built in his backyard. Tricky to drive, but its fun.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 677 days ago

A fine job on both y’all’s part.

SWEET !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 677 days ago

great job.i love old trucks and putting a craftsmans touch on it just enhances it.thanks for sharing the photos.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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TNwoodchuck

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#8 posted 677 days ago

Wow! Does this ever bring back my 11th year of life! The rest is so purty, I wouldn’t even have noticed the box if y’all hadn’t brought it up. Nicely done.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 677 days ago

This is really awesome to see. Added to my favorites. Thanks for sharing it with us : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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grizzman

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#10 posted 677 days ago

what did you use to make the wood adhere to the top…???,,,please.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 677 days ago

That one must have quite a purr when running!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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RockyBlue

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#12 posted 677 days ago

Grizzman, The cab did not have a headliner when my dad picked it up. He built a curved frame to match the contour of the roof and attached the frame to the celing. Then he pin nailed the T&G to the frame. I wish I had some photos to explain better. I’ll be doing the same type headliner in my 72 ford soon and I’ll document how I do it. Mine has a headliner, so I’ll probably remove it to have a pattern for my frame. Hope that helps.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 677 days ago

thanks for sharing
always good to see an old lady back on the road :-)

Dennis

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RockyBlue

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#14 posted 677 days ago

My dad standing next to his creation. He was a carpenter all his life, so this is not too shabby for an old hammer and nails guy.

How it started

Next to my 72 One ton

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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david38

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#15 posted 677 days ago

beautiful truck

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