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Ridge Runner

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  1. I went on an expedition into the deepest darkest reaches of my shop ...people have been known to dissapear in there ,well not really ,but a lot of parts have mysteriously vanished there ! I found 3 1937 hoods ,2 36 hoods and a bunch of headlights ,some with the stainless trim rings . I had forgotten i made rear fender molds ,and one side running board mold ,probably because right after i made the molds i found steele fenders ,and there is still more to dig out ,the green molds are for a model t go cart i used to build and may make again . I have to find a place to put it and keep it all together .
  2. Haha ,1978 ,that was a great year haha! My first 35 i actually built in high school ,it had a stake bed that i built because i couldnt find a good truck bed ,i later found a good one and painted the whole thing emerald green
  3. 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 !
  4. If you ever get a chance to visit Rootlieb in turlock California do it ! These guys can make hoods fenders and somtimes complete cars especially Model T
  5. I like rabbits ,carrots ,onions gravy ...yum yum ! Took the hood panels off the wall ,just like the doors i took them to bare metal but didnt primer them ,that metal prep takes that surface rust right off . Top panels are a bit to dented for me so i will order an new pair from Rootlieb in Turlock ,they make a damn fine hood ,but they dont make the original style side panel . I will also order a new center stainless hinge .
  6. 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 !
  7. 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 .
  8. Measure between the towers ,you shouldnt cut it untill you make sure it will be the right distance between them
  9. So my cab has the dash cut out ,guess some one had a custom dash in mind . I almost cut the dash from one of my cabs when i remembered a friend gave me a cut up cab ,it had the dash in it ,trying to save the cowl top it took me a couple of hours to get the dash out . I will fill all the smaller holes before i weld the dash in my cab
  10. That will have to be done early in the morning or it will curl the metal from heat .
  11. I have a couple of friends with 40 pick ups . I have seen a couple on fomoco parts page on face book ,i bet you could find one there .
  12. I took the rest of the floor and the old seat box out ,they are held in with rivets . Took my little sand blast pot and made a quick pass over the cab side and a spot on the floor rail just to see what shape the metal is in ,not bad at all ,the more scale it seams like the better it cleans up . The old paint rusts on these things and the metal is usually in good shape under it .. the old metal has a black coating on it and it is hard to sand off but it doesnt hurt to leave it ,the red is original primer so if there is no rust i dont worry about removing it all ,a little wipe with 150 and it sands to clean metal . I think i will sand blast it all if i can get my big blaster running ,it has set a couple of years so i may have a bit of trouble getting it going again.
  13. You spelled collector wrong ,and i am still looking for more !
  14. 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 .
  15. Sweet ,i get to try out my new box of band aides...i bought the big box ,hope i dont need to use the big ones ! Or very many of the smaller ones either!
  16. I was going to put it all on your card ...now let me see ,your number was ?????
  17. Yep ,and i am about to spend some on a brand new bed for it . Old Betty had a new Mack bed and it was nice and worth the price
  18. 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 .
  19. Been doing some searching for a 35 pickup bed ,Macs makes it still but it is over 4,000. Holy crap! I can buy it in pieces and assemble my self for about a third of the complete bed ,assembly is part of the fun any way . The only thing i dont see is the bed posts / stake posts but i made the ones on my old 35 so that is not a problem . I also see they do still make the rockers at 290 a pair so that is good . Guess i have to start ordering some parts !
  20. 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 .
  21. 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?
  22. Found a pic of my fiberglass 37 pick up grill
  23. 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 .
  24. 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
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