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  1. 3 points
    I decided to give my harbor freight sander a try on the front of the cab ,it took it down to clean metal fairly quick with out a lot of effort. Hit a spot on the door and found it still has the old army green under the brown primer . These cabs are 19 gauge ,well thicker than a mustangs 20 -21 gauge ,its kind of like working on a 55 gallon drum . Smooth dents can be bumped out and usually need no bondo . I will sand the flat panels but i will have to sand blast everything else . The cowl vent will be filled in and the original firewall will come out so i can make a new one deeper set for a small block Ford to fit .
  2. 3 points
    20 years ago i was the only one that made a patch panel for the back of the cab ,a friend machined the dies for my bead roller ,it cost me a whole $80 ,i wonder what it would cost to make these dies today?
  3. 3 points
    Found a pic of my fiberglass 37 pick up grill
  4. 2 points
    After pretty much loosing my old 35 ford i have been thinking about it a lot lately ,i think i need to build another one ! I used to collect them ,i had several at one time but i am down to just 4 now haha. I even made my own patch panels like the rear bottom of the cab ,you couldnt buy this patch several years ago and it a pretty normal rust out area . Now there is quite a few patch panels for them ,you can even buy new running boards ,but i have a good set . My cab i will be using isnt bad but no where as straight as my old 35 was . I have a pretty decent pair of doors with just a small ding in each door that will be fixable without the use of bondo . I need the rockers ,they make them now ,and a couple of lower corner patches that i have from an old crushed cab . I have piles of head lights ,interior trim ,window regulators ,door latch assemblies you mame it i have it here some where. . I happen to have a pretty good 35 frame in my shop with a 37 pick up setting on it but my favorite is the 35 . I have a few hood panels hanging on the wall with a super nice 35 grill ,its the one on the left . I pulled the cab and a few parts out just to see what i need ,looks like i have to find a passenger side front fender but shouldnt be to hard to find . I bought a couple of 35 -37 rear fenders a few years back that need a bit of work but they are almost impossible to find because these things were used as a truck and the rear fenders were the first thing destroyed .
  5. 2 points
    Midlife

    New shock tower is not perfect

    Use an export brace to ensure the upper structures of the shock tower are in alignment.
  6. 2 points
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    You spelled collector wrong ,and i am still looking for more !
  7. 2 points
    aslanefe

    More Factory AC Wiring Questions :)

    On my 69 with factory air, the green wire to compressor is molded as part of the bundle where NSS and wiper motor wires come out, about 2 inches inboard of the gas pedal cable.
  8. 2 points
    I got the old fire wall out ,that thing was really in there ,it looks like i need to pick up a sheet of 19 gauge sheet metal to build the new one . I am going to sand blast before i put in the new fire wall so i can get at everything .
  9. 2 points
    It was a sad when old Betty went away .
  10. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    This is my old 1923 C cab delivery . The body was fiberglass by AI fiberglass ,a well known shop in the 60s and early 70s .the fenders ,running boards ,fender aprons hood are Rootlieb steel . Had a 289 ,C4 ans a narrowed t bird 9 inch ,the front end was a Heidts model A super ride that i had them narrow 1 inch on each side ,with will wood disk brakes ,it was a kick in the but !
  11. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    A friend just called me and said his friend has all 4 fenders for a 35 ford pick up ,not sure what he wants for them but if it isnt a million you bet i am interested ! Rear fenders are nearly impossible to find as they were the first thing smashed on these old trucks . What do you want to bet this leads to another truck ? Thats is the way it starts ,thats the way it happens ,one leads to two ,two leads to three and i wants more !
  12. 1 point
    RPM

    New shock tower is not perfect

    Ya, spending some time now checking might save you some trouble later. I'd use a digital level at the rear torque box, Front rails at torque box, and the front of the front rails.
  13. 1 point
    det0326

    New shock tower is not perfect

    I think maybe your frame rail maybe twisted also. You probably need to try to determine if it is or not and if it is you may have to weld the tower to the frame rail with it sitting flush like it is suppose to be and then put a comealong winch on it some how and pull it back where it belongs.
  14. 1 point
    aslanefe

    Is a 1969 A-C Vacuum Canister Rebuildable?

    For future reference, the purpose of the can is to store vacuum. If you choose the above solution, make sure to put a check valve on the inlet side of the can so it will hold the stored vacuum when you get on the throttle. Otherwise the vacuum will drop when you get on the throttle and your AC/heater will not blow from your set position until you get off the throttle and vacuum builds up again.
  15. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    I got the rest of the old cut up dash out ,someone in 1936 welded the crap out of it when the put it in new ,i had a hard removing it ,now the replacement will go right in . I forgot i had bought these doors several years ago ...$75 ,probably the straightes doors i have seen with absolutely no rust ,i had taken them to bare metal and never primed them so they have a little flash rust ,i hit a small spot on driver door with metal prep and it took that right off so i will do both doors . These doors fit even better than my other set .
  16. 1 point
    1969 Mach 1s had Quad tips and 1970 Mach 1s had oval tips.
  17. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    New shock tower is not perfect

    Measure between the towers ,you shouldnt cut it untill you make sure it will be the right distance between them
  18. 1 point
    following in Andy Worhol's footsteps
  19. 1 point
    This has got me thinking about building a 1940 Ford pickup. Orange with a red interior. As a kid I built a model of one that I've always liked. Think it was a Monogram unit
  20. 1 point
    Took a Heinz tomato juice can myself. Popped two small holes in it. Used it for years until I got rid of the A/c units. Left the labels on it.
  21. 1 point
    Correct. Depending on the size of the pipes you're running, there are several tips listed on eBay right now.
  22. 1 point
    copb8

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    I would love to walk around your place and take in everything you have. I have no idea how you tell the tiny difference of parts from piles of what looks like the exact same thing.
  23. 1 point
    I bought a pair from an outfit in Michigan. The welds were pretty rough but can't be seen when installed. They were nowhere near $463. I will see if I can find the name, assuming they are still making them. [edit] I couldn't find my old post but I found another one. It's Great Lakes Customs in Mt. Clemons, MI. Looks like they are still around, maybe give them a call.
  24. 1 point
    jmlay

    Correct tailpipe tips for Mach 4V

    All 69 Mach1 received the stainless rolled tips. The "exact" repo are quite expensive. But there are several lower cost alternatives.: https://www.npdlink.com/product/tail-pipe-extensions/214326/200414?year=1969
  25. 1 point
    RPM

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    Hoarder.
  26. 1 point
    RPM

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    That's Jenny's CC number. I've got her info saved.
  27. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    I was going to put it all on your card ...now let me see ,your number was ?????
  28. 1 point
    Midlife

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    Damn. If I had your money, I'd throw mine away!
  29. 1 point
    prayers1

    Need rear gear recommendations

    Installed the new 3rd member and I really don’t feel much difference on take off from the 4:11s. It isn’t as sluggish as I thought but I still haven’t put it to its true test by doing a hard pull out because I have to drive 500 miles to break it in. on the highway I am down about 500 rpms. Sorry forgot to write down (mph at what rpm). The car surly drives smoother but that also must account for the QA1 rear single adjustable shocks. Not as much hovering in the rear. I still have a slight drone noise. I’m gonna replace the flowmasters & 2 1/4” exhaust with 2 1/2” with Borla mufflers and cut outs.
  30. 1 point
    By the way, you need to remove all of the rust where you are going to solder. If a spec of rust is left, solder won’t stick.
  31. 1 point
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    Yes ,that was a 37 grill in the Pete and Jake car ,at the time the 37 grill was popular to use on coupes . The grill i have is a pretty nice one ,several years ago i took it to a fiberglass shop to see if they could make a mold for them because they are so hard to find but the shop told me it would be to difficult to make so i decided to try it for my self and it came out great . I sold several of them over the years and i still have the mold . I used to have a few hanging on my wall in my shop but sold them all ,i may have to make a couple more just to hang on the wall again . The white grills on the wall are my fiberglass grills ,a pain in the butt to make because each rib has to be hand ground out .
  32. 1 point
    35 ,36 ,and 37 hood side panels . The fenders are pretty much the same as are the running boards except the 37 front fender is completely cut out for the bumper brackets to pass through ,35 36 has a window in the front of the fender for the bumper brackets to pass through . There is differences between the 35 36 and 37 inside as well ,but 35 36 is almost the same
  33. 1 point
    aslanefe

    Is a 1969 A-C Vacuum Canister Rebuildable?

    You should be able to solder that. Tin the area first; if the solder does not bridge the gap get a piece of 14–18 gauge solid copper wire, tin it, bend it to fit on the open area, lay it over the gap and solder around the wire. Make sure you do not get the side with inlet/outlet get hot. I think there is a rubber valve inside that inlet/outlet piece that can get damaged. Putting the can on a cup of water (with inlet/outlet submerged in water) or wrapping with wet cloth while soldering will work.
  34. 1 point
    The cab i am using is actually a 36 although the 35 parts will fit ,easiest way to tell a 35 is the notch at the bottom of the wind shield posts ,the 36 is rounded ,although i have had two original 35s with the rounded post to the cowl . The 35 doors have a removable window frame ,the 36 and 37 do not . The grill for the 35 is shorter than the 36 and i think mush better looking ,the 37 is totally different and rounded but not as ugly as a 39-39. The hood has a v in the louvers where the ford emblem goes ,the 36 side panel has long louvers all the way with the emblem in the front of the louvers . 37 hood sides are long but way different from the 36 and has a smaller V8 emblem mounted right on the center of the louvers . 37 hood will not fit a 35 36 ,it longer and shaped a bit different
  35. 1 point
    Well ,what do you know ! Its kind of hard to take a door from one cab and have it fit another cab ,you guys complaining about fitting mustang parts just dont know ! These things were fit to each cab as they were built ,the driver door just has to come up a bit and the passenger has to go back a bit at the bottom ,they are usually way off but these look great !
  36. 1 point
    My 37 ,on a 35 frame ,i will use this frame and i have a lot of trim pieces to choose from among other parts
  37. 1 point
    What is the best way to clean the cylinder heads. These things need it.
  38. 1 point
    New Wilwood rear discs, and changed the rear gears from 3.0 to 3.55 posi. Now I just gotta bleed the dang things... god I hate brake fluid...
  39. 1 point
    Finally got almost 53 years of greasy grimy gopher guts scraped off, new aprons on, prepped, primed and painted the engine bay. Now to get the Opentracker suspension and Chocko rebuilt steering back in.
  40. 0 points
    RPM

    Correct tailpipe tips for Mach 4V

    Dude, you're about 6 months too late. I had a pair that I'd have let you have for my cost, $100. Crap!
  41. 0 points
    Ridge Runner

    Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

    Digging through parts to see what all i had i found many dashes for 35 6 and 37 , a big pile of interior trim and a lot of window regulators ,a bunch of door latch mechanisms a big pile of back window frames and lots of other pieces . There is still another pile of 35 37 parts around here some where like head lights and stands and a pile of cab doors ,so i have a lot of digging for parts left . At one time i had about 15 of these trucks ,even an ugly old 38 .


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