View Full Version : Ya'll remember my totalled civic?

11-16-2009, 07:43 AM

Well.. I primed the undersides.. still not ready for paint..
Them body panels, one was stacked there in the corner of a fab shop.. while paying projects slipped in and out and friends projects came through.. Saturday.. someone tried to get me to push it out and insert thier emergency..

I am going to roll that early hood over on the front and trim-wire edge it over the headlights.. trim and bolt the bumper cover back on and do a stainless grille like I did on the F1..

11-16-2009, 08:53 AM
How much do you figure that baby will haul? It certainly will be unique.:)

andy b.

11-16-2009, 10:47 AM
I like that! Looks pretty nice.

Wasn't there an old Nisson that was 'modular' so you could in theory swap out the rear section and make a pickup convertible or wagon?

Converted a bronco 2 into a pickup a few years ago, looked pretty nice. Next project is to either convert my 2 door explorer over, or swap on a standard ranger cab and shorten a box to fit. (unfortunately, all I can find are extended cabs, or long boxes.)

11-16-2009, 11:17 AM
How much do you figure that baby will haul? It certainly will be unique.:)

andy b.


Respectfully thinking...will you fit behind the wheel.


I get like this on a rainy day...soon to be rainy week.

11-16-2009, 11:41 AM
Back bout a foot and over to the right bout six inches to a foot also. Looks good Dave

11-16-2009, 12:16 PM
It's a Ute. A Bute of a Ute.

11-16-2009, 03:52 PM
I like it. Cant wait to see you toolin' down the road with a bridgeport in the back! :)


11-17-2009, 08:58 AM
I love your sheet metal forming work, I suck at metal forming and I know its a true art to get that right..

but I have to ask, what is up with that welding job? all just tack welded and no beads and no grinding before painting? Maybe it doesnt matter since its a 'work' truck but just tack welds alone looks so nasty to me.

If you suffer from blowthrough while running beads try 0.024" solid core wire at 30A~ with argon/co2 (Put up wind blockers for outside), flux core is a PAIN in the rear to weld sheet metal with.

Welding painted things isent all that fun either..

11-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Back when full frame, full size cars were still commonly available, it was pretty common to see automobiles turned into pick-up trucks in these parts. Haven't seen one in quite some time. Nice job as usual David.