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34 Auburn pickup project I've been working on

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18 Mar 2021 18:49 - 18 Mar 2021 19:53 #42651 by ilikescars
I had a bunch of spare Auburn parts lying around and decided to build this truck. Started with a nice front clip from a 34 sedan and a front portion (firewall, windshield, dash, etc from a rusted-out 36 sedan. Also, used a spare frame, engine and differential from various Auburn "junks". Welded the back half of a 37 Chevy pickup truck to the firewall assembly and fit two sedan doors in place. Also found the pickup bed (from an unknown early truck) that I found on EBay. The rear fenders are from a sedan that were close to being non-salvageable, but I managed to cobble them back into shape and weld-on new flanges so that they would fit onto the bed. Lycoming engine is currently being rebuilt by the Cek family.
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21 Mar 2021 18:07 #42678 by johnmereness
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I like it !!!

You could have some crazy fun with the belt molding from the 1934 hood ?

Thoughts about a rear window from a sedan ?

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22 Mar 2021 18:47 #42686 by ilikescars
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Yeah, the belt molding was a little project in itself. I cut the hood molding and moved it down to join the 36 belt line.

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23 Mar 2021 13:14 #42695 by prattm
This is really nice, kind of a "what if" project.
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23 Mar 2021 13:42 #42696 by AuburnNut
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The proportions of the truck look excellent. Well done. It takes care to assemble something that looks right, as if the manufacturer did it and I think you have definitely achieved that. I particularly like how well you have shaped the roof into the back panel with the rear window.....the shape is just right. Well done.
I have a friend that did a similar thing with a Bentley MkVI which was largely junk and he made a really interesting looking truck out of it. Unfortunately his truck bed was not as nice and integrated as yours. His creation was always a hit at car shows and I'm sure yours will be as well.

Congratulations and keep showing us photos as the project moves forward.
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23 Mar 2021 17:54 #42702 by pete kelly
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For the new people or the old guys that can't remember(like me) there was a company that manufactured trucks using the front end of an Auburn. Not sure but the name could have been CORBIN. Someone with computer smarts could probably find a pic of 1. I seem to recall a pic in the newsletter sometime in the last 50+ years.
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