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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jeff34, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Jeff34
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    Hey,
    So I have officially started my project, a '34 Ford PU. Still trying to figure out what I want to do with this, but I thought I'd post this as a starting point...
    I've already got the seat frame being cleaned up and re-upholstered (stock frame, new padding and skins). Radiator is punked, so I need to figure that out. Runs and drives very nice. Brakes stop good, shifts smooth, no strange sounds. I've got a set of 16" wires for it, as well as a set of 17's and the steels you see on it in the pics.
    Thoughts????

    IMG_1728.jpg IMG_1759.jpg
     
  2. That looks like it is out of the movie "Grapes of Wrath". If it were me, I would just wash it good, get it road worthy, remove the side boards and go get it registered. Maybe hop up the flathead later on. That is a solid looking truck. Someone took good care of it for a long time.

    Yeah, put the 16" wires on it. Mine had them on it when I got it and they looked good to me.
     
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  3. alchemy
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  4. Ditto Don. Great looking truck. Maybe even switch the wheels out now and then.
     
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  5. Runnin shine
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    I'd cut the sides down to just one board high!
     
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  6. 34fordmetal
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    Run the 16/17"wire wheels, don't do anything to it. just drive it. Nice truck.
     
  7. bubba55
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    X2 with cuttin the boards down to 1 - wash it 2 and by all means Wire wheels - Very nice truck sir - Great start and good luck with what ever you do !
     
  8. If you do too much you'll ruin it. 56don is right.
     
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  9. Sell it to me:)o_O
     
  10. Pewsplace
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    Nice truck. Here are some inspirational photos for you to dream about. Wash it and drive it would be O.K. too!!!
    E Bay 13 025.jpg IMGP3085.jpg BE97AB20-8742-4871-A75A-EEFDAE36519B_zpsfbmqey7v.jpg 11columbus158.jpg
     
  11. Just don't do what I did...although I started with a $400 piece-a-shit. 33atspeed.jpg
     
  12. Pewsplace
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    Here are a couple more.
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    I prefer the fenders on these trucks but lots of modified ones here in the valley!
     
  13. I have to agree, wash it up, wires and drive it.
     
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  14. Dan1966
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    Please do not modify that gem. Clean it and run it.
     
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  15. chop job
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    You have to leave those side boards they are what make the truck something from the past.
     
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  16. waxhead
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    x2
     
  17. 2935ford
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    OMG! What a beautiful site for my eyes. That is perfection to me.
    Yup, wash is if you like (I wouldn't) and make it roadworthy and drive the wheels off it!

    What a GREAT truck!!!!!! :)
     
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  18. Barrelnose pickup
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    You lucky,lucky bloke!! I'd leave it but it's your pickup.
     
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  19. Jeff34
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    Thanks! A little background. My cousins dad bought the truck new from the Healdsburg, CA dealership in '34. It was used as the ranch truck at the ranch you see in the picture. It was last registered in '69. Last driven in early '70's, last run in early '80's. I finally convinced my cousin that he was never going to do anything to the truck, and it would rot in the barn. So he reluctantly gave it to me. The sides were built by his dad. The engine is a '48 (his dad swapped it out himself). I also have the original '34 engine.
    Thanks for the thoughts! My plans are along the same lines...don't do anything that I can't "undo", and only use period appropriate parts. That said, since the engine isn't original, and since I HAVE the original, I would not feel bad about modding that a bit. I've got some Sharp heads already, still looking for an intake. The wheels are out for paint, and I need tires. I'm also getting the seat reskinned.
    I'll post more pictures soon.
     
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  21. 3wLarry
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    "wash it"...buncha candy asses... drive it in a thunderstorm!
     
  22. dumprat
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    This place is being over run by restorers. How about hot rod it?
     
  23. Jeff34
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    A few more pictures...In the barn with the '50 we restored a while back (also belonged to the cousin's dad...27k miles on the ODO), very worn pedals, interior shot after the junk was removed, and a pic of the barn where it was stored since it was parked.
    IMG_1726.jpg IMG_1769.jpg IMG_1736.jpg IMG_1719.jpg
     
  24. Jeff34
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    A few more...Remember when registration was on the column? I found a bunch of stuff under the front seat, including two original tool bags (with tools), hubcaps, jacks, pumps, wrenches, crank, spare fuel pump and ignition parts... IMG_1733.jpg IMG_1774.jpg
     
  25. Jeff34
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    The 17" that was sitting in the yard for who knows how long... IMG_1722.jpg pic inside the barn IMG_1725.jpg pickers knives on the throttle knob... IMG_1770.jpg
     
  26. Some people consider the 48 flathead as the best one. Put some aluminum finned heads on it and a multicarb manifold,etc and you would have an old period hot rod.
     
  27. Jeff34
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    I've already got a set of Sharp finned heads for it. I'm still looking for a dual carb manifold that will work with the stock 6V generator mounting location.
     
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  28. Good lookin' start. Dig the side racks!
     
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  29. Now that's the way to get a jump on a project... buy a "dirty" runner
     
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  30. Race City Rodz
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    That is such a Bitchin truck, good luck with it!
     
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