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1935-1936 Ford pickup tech for the masses

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Let me see if I can scrounge one up. Remind me if I don't do it. My brain only holds so much junk and then it gets pushed out.
     
  2. Ngnear
    Joined: Mar 25, 2018
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    Ngnear

    Can you describe how the door dovetail (female) attaches to the jamb? My passenger side has a bracket with the two springs and moveable metal pieces but my driver side is missing the bracket, springs, and metal pieces but there is an opening in the jamb. I can’t see any screw holes on either side. Any help on this would be appreciated.
     
  3. What dimensions do you want? My pickup is a 1936. All my original wood is still in place and visible from the bottom. Basically, it's 3/4" planks of various widths bolted to the steel cross-members that connect to the frame. The original wood looks like strong packing crate wood and there are gaps between the planks, probably for frame flex. Over that is the metal bed box riveted together as a single bed unit. It's pretty simple and rudimentary.

    In 1967 I fitted a piece of 1/2 or 5/8" exterior plywood over the floor of the bed, from the top down, to even out the dents and distortion of my original bed assembly. That made things flat and smooth, then I covered that with more decorative wood for appearance. All the original bed assembly is still under the original bed box. My current plan is to remove the 1967 plywood and replace with some beautiful old T&G solid mahogany flooring material I found in the garage rafters of an estate sale.

    If you want to narrow down your question a little, I'll go under my truck and take some photos, measurements, etc. for you. I do not plan to remove the bed to the frame. No need to go that far for me. I did that in the 60's and it's still in good shape.

    What is at the bottom of the sides of your bed now? Is the original structure still in place on the frame?
     
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  4. Roothawg
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    There's also the 2 blocks in the rear.
     
  5. IdahoSpud
    Joined: Nov 8, 2019
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    IdahoSpud

    I believe the 2 rear blocks are what I am looking for. Is there any other bed-to-frame or cab-to-frame wood? I will attach a picture of the pieces I am looking for measurements on.
     

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  6. 1946caddy
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    1946caddy
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    from washington

  7. Ngnear
    Joined: Mar 25, 2018
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    Ngnear

    A = 6 1/4
    B= 2 3/8
    C= 1 1/2
    D= 1/8
    E= 4
    F= 5 7/8
    G= 1 3/8
    H= 2 3/16
    I= at least 1/2 based on my biggest drill bit, maybe 5/16, thru hole diameter.
    J= 3/4? It is difficult to measure but appears to be centered on H and on C.
    Most measurements using a metal ruler.
    Hope this is useful.


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  8. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
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    So finally got my truck back from the family farm a couple weeks ago.
    IMG_20200524_165025.jpeg



    Looking it over there is this hole in the cowl.
    IMG_20200611_131608.jpeg
    And after looking at other people trucks I've see a very similar hole in a handful of truck as well.
    Anyone know what it would have been for? It looks like someone drilled a series of pilot holes close together and then knocked out the center.

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  9. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    anything to do with fitting a heater?
     
  10. Roothawg
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    Looks pretty good!
     
  11. finn
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    Aftermarket heater.
     
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  12. redzula
    Joined: Jul 6, 2011
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    That's kind of what I was thinking. But when I saw the similar holes in other people's trucks I wasn't sure

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  13. Boryca
    Joined: Jul 18, 2011
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    from Detroit

    Heater for sure. Good looking truck!
     
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