patgizz
patgizz UltimaDork
11/13/16 8:43 p.m.
eastsidemav wrote: A big thanks to pimpm3 who I bought this truck from, and wae whose truck and trailer I borrowed to pick it up. 36.5 hours from Ohio to Jacksonville and back. I'll be starting a build thread once I get time to dig into it.

Funny, our s10 is coming from Jacksonville too, but it's sitting at stampie's

Gasoline
Gasoline SuperDork
11/16/16 5:55 p.m.

Potential butt kicker.

1956 Datsun pickup truck - $675

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/16/16 7:29 p.m.
eastsidemav wrote: A big thanks to pimpm3 who I bought this truck from, and wae whose truck and trailer I borrowed to pick it up. 36.5 hours from Ohio to Jacksonville and back. I'll be starting a build thread once I get time to dig into it.

Nice meeting you. Glad you got home OK.

In other news I put the corvette wheels on my s10.

stan
stan UltraDork
11/17/16 6:54 a.m.
Gasoline wrote: Potential butt kicker. 1956 Datsun pickup truck - $675

Lots of potential there. Broken windshield might be an issue unless there's some kind of parts swap with something else available.

So glad it's so far away.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ SuperDork
11/17/16 7:23 a.m.

OK, so the way I'm seeing it traditional pickups, as well as "ute" type deals, are legal. What about commercial stuff? Dump truck? Mail truck? Step van?

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/17/16 8:20 a.m.

A dump truck would be outstanding.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
11/17/16 9:55 a.m.
pimpm3 wrote: In other news I put the corvette wheels on my s10.

spacers need for that? Because that looks amazing.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/17/16 9:59 a.m.

Yes unfortunately. I used a set a 2 inch spacers that were in the trunk of my chevelle when I bought it. They fit perfect now.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
11/17/16 2:05 p.m.

275'S RIGHT? no rubbing issues?

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
11/17/16 3:42 p.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

255's. None of the current crop of 200 tw tires are made in 275. No rubbing

Gasoline
Gasoline SuperDork
11/22/16 2:36 p.m.
maschinenbau
maschinenbau Reader
11/24/16 12:13 p.m.

Saw this in my search for hot rod pickup inspiration

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
1/20/17 12:40 p.m.

So, I'm only seeing these three $2017 Challenge truck build threads:

maschinenbau's Rice Rod

pimpm3's S10

My S10

Are the any other threads I'm missing? Anyone building something, but just not have a build thread right now? I'm curious.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
1/20/17 12:46 p.m.

In reply to eastsidemav:

This is turning into a UTE I hope you let me play in your class.

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
1/20/17 12:51 p.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman:

Sweet!

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
1/20/17 12:51 p.m.

The current status of my Challenge truck  photo 765990EC-0763-4EA1-A132-444FFED07AD0_zps4eo5qtjk.jpg

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
1/20/17 1:03 p.m.

In reply to Lof8:

That looks really cool!

Ages ago at the $2005 Challenge, we managed to get a bunch of the Civics/CRXs together for a group photo. Hopefully, we can manage the same for the pickups this year.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
1/20/17 1:05 p.m.

In reply to Lof8:

That looks great...

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
1/20/17 1:06 p.m.
eastsidemav wrote: So, I'm only seeing these three $2017 Challenge truck build threads: maschinenbau's Rice Rod pimpm3's S10 My S10 Are the any other threads I'm missing? Anyone building something, but just not have a build thread right now? I'm curious.

Pat is picking his truck up in Jacksonville next week. Apparently it is the place to buy Challenge pickups...

eastsidemav
eastsidemav SuperDork
1/20/17 1:17 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote:
eastsidemav wrote: So, I'm only seeing these three $2017 Challenge truck build threads: maschinenbau's Rice Rod pimpm3's S10 My S10 Are the any other threads I'm missing? Anyone building something, but just not have a build thread right now? I'm curious.
Pat is picking his truck up in Jacksonville next week. Apparently it is the place to buy Challenge pickups...

Ooh, I need to get in touch with him soon, then, on the off chance he's going to be anywhere near Cincy. I'd like to buy some parts from him.

bluej
bluej UltraDork
1/20/17 1:50 p.m.

I'm working on one. No thread for a while, though.

CLynn85
CLynn85 HalfDork
1/20/17 4:39 p.m.

I didn't start off with the intention of building for the challenge, but I am at about half the budget right now so....

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/1968-f100-p71-hybrid/125557/page1/

But I doubt it'll be a threat to anyone, with it's 250hp motor and a complete steel truck body...

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
1/21/17 9:58 a.m.
eastsidemav wrote: In reply to Lof8: That looks really cool! Ages ago at the $2005 Challenge, we managed to get a bunch of the Civics/CRXs together for a group photo. Hopefully, we can manage the same for the pickups this year.

Thanks! For the past couple of years, I've seen the sub-class groups gathering for photos at different locations around the facility. I imagine it'll be the same for the trucks.

Stampie
Stampie Dork
1/24/17 1:05 p.m.

Since John has been pushing PT Cruisers lately I decided to do some research and found this interesting.

Wikipedia said: The PT Cruiser is a front-wheel drive 5-passenger vehicle, classified as a truck in the US by the NHTSA for CAFE fuel economy calculations but as a car by most other metrics. Chrysler specifically designed the PT Cruiser to fit the NHTSA criteria for a light truck in order to bring the average fuel efficiency of the company's truck fleet into compliance with CAFE standards.

If the US government said it's true then it must be right?

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
1/24/17 1:11 p.m.

I knew this, but did you know that the convertible is classed as a car.
The reason being that the rear seat does not fold on the convertible, one of the technicalities of SUV.

Also, the PT Cruiser is classed as an SUV, not a pickup truck.

But...

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