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Old 12-18-2010, 09:52 AM   #41
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I'm really dig your build. I really like 28-29 pickups. Here is a pic. of mine.

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:56 AM   #42
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Very Nice! Me like this one!
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:57 AM   #43
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I'll be watching this one! This is a sweet looking pickup. Great job!
I need a radiator like yours, do you know who is mfr?
Yep Griffin.

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Old 12-18-2010, 10:08 AM   #44
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my 31, it started out a lot like yours, just pieces. 3" haircut and bobbed the rear fenders, it come out ok. It was all done in my garage, the floor is still red! Don't give up good things take time.

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Old 12-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #45
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....man!...those 28-31 Model A closed cabs sure have character...yours is lookin great. Have you seen Lance Sorchik's on here.?
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:32 PM   #46
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Yep I am on it. This was just a trial and error take to get the right caster angle. If you have any pictures of knobby's I would like to see them.
in the book "the birth of hot rodding" by robert genat. pages: 132, guys carrying one from a car on page 122, 65, 29, and 16.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #47
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....man!...those 28-31 Model A closed cabs sure have character...yours is lookin great. Have you seen Lance Sorchik's on here.?
I searched for him but did not find him. Do you have a link to a thread with the truck?
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:44 PM   #48
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...here's the link to the thread...you will like this.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=377527
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #49
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Looking good...can't wait to see it in person...

Symco? Iola campground?
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #51
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Looking good...can't wait to see it in person...

Symco? Iola campground?
I hope both. I will have to look you up either way.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:28 AM   #52
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Awesome! You can't go wrong with a truck. Good luck!
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my 31, it started out a lot like yours, just pieces. 3" haircut and bobbed the rear fenders, it come out ok. It was all done in my garage, the floor is still red! Don't give up good things take time.
Niiiiiice. what tire sizes are you running? wheel widths?
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #54
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I was trying to figure a rear shock set up and I was having clearance issues with the 35 banjo I have in the chassis. I was looking at my 39 Ford and saw these on the rear axle: aftermarket tube shock mounts made to bolt on tube shocks.





So I get them off and clean them up and I go to bolt them on the 35 banjo and they don't fit.
So plan B: Install the 40 banjo I have. That takes car of the shock issue real well.

So now I get to asking questions about the rear trailing arms the how strong they are when using an open drive shaft and the consensus is i would need to triangulate the rear suspension and make a bunch more work. The drive shaft will cost me $100 bucks to have made and so now I am rethinking my open drive.

After a week or so I decided to switch back to Henry's idea and run the torque tube. So now I need to convert the open drive transmission to a torque tube. I thought it would be easy but the rear mount and main shaft are different. So I decide to remove the trans from the 39.





Now I have a plan, but I could not get the trans to separate from the engine so through the hole in the top of the bell housing I cut apart the clutch and finally got it off. But now the trans is missing a chunk from the bell housing. So I am thinking of switching guts to my open drive trans but that would ruin a good transmission. I go and see my 73 year old buddy and he has a 39 case sitting in the garage on the shelf and it has been there for 30years he says. So he gives it to me and I rebuild the trans. Now I have a nice 39 trans.





Now for the torque tube. I figured I should not cut up the trailing arms or tube from the 40 so I drag in a 46 banjo I have and remove the tube and shorten it and the drive shaft. I also used the trailing arms which I did not even have to modify.




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Old 12-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #55
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I had to move the clutch and brake set-up closer to the transmission in order to clear the frame. So I had to narrow the clutch arm. And while I was at it I welded up the socket for the bushing in the clutch shaft and bored it out so it has no wear in it. I also welded up the clutch shaft in the bell housing and cut it on the lathe because it had a lot of wear in it. I also installed new bushings in the bell housing.



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Old 12-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #56
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For the last week I been on the gas tank.

This is the one I have and it just happens to fit. No idea what it is from.

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:10 AM   #57
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These are the rear frame rails I removed to modify the chassis. I was not sure why but I saved them. They will work great to lengthen the frame.




They are a little long but that is an easy fix. They flow with the truck.





Here is the tank resting in it's place. It looks ok but I need to make mounts and a rear support and bumper.





This is a bumper I have from an old Ford f1 I cut up. I think it will work if I cut it down. It definitely fits the era of the build.



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Old 12-25-2010, 11:19 AM   #58
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Paul, I like it. This is the one id like to get from you!! You have all kinds of cool stuff.... Merry christmas!!

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:44 AM   #59
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man you dont mess around thats going to be a really cool traditional shoe string build
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:34 PM   #60
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Paul, I like it. This is the one id like to get from you!! You have all kinds of cool stuff.... Merry christmas!!

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man you dont mess around thats going to be a really cool traditional shoe string build
Thanks guys, sorry Rob, You can't have this one.



I was going to work on the bumper but decided I better mount the tank. My foal it to blast the frame this week so it needs to be finish welded. I added a few pieces of tubing and made some straps to hold the tank in.





Next I cut down the bumper and mocked it up.




Then I rounded the ends and tacked it to the brackets. I think it turned out ok. I was going for a usable bumper that matched the look of the truck.



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