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Missing my 1935 Ford pick up .

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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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8 hours ago, Ridge Runner said:

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!

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Ah, it's just a flesh wound 

 

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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.

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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.  

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41 minutes ago, EastYorkStang said:

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  

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 .

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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 

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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 . 

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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 !

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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 .

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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 !

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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 

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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 . 

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