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1936 Ford Flathead V8 build thread

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Christopher Miller, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. That seat came out great!
     
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  2. Thank you!! Had a few imperfections but tried my best to push the them all to the back crease where you won’t be able to see them. Wasn’t an easy thing to do and a big learning experience but for almost $200 in materials I think this was totally worth the time. Glad you like it!!


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  3. Boryca
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    Agreed! Very nice! Your prom date should have no problem riding along on that.
     
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  4. Thank you! Don’t know if we’ll have a prom anymore honestly. Just too much COVID stuff still floating around. You’d think we could wrap it up by now. Didn’t get one last head because of COVID so hoping for one this year


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  5. Progress!
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  6. This popped up in my phone memories today. My first real work on the truck was this fabrication. I remember it vividly and here we are a year later, so much has happened and so much progress! Hopefully this time next year I can say I’ve completed this project.
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  7. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    good progress for a year. you will be drivin it this summer i bet. happy new year !!
     
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  8. Happy new year to you too!


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  9. With about 15-20 hours in this I finally got it done... hand sewing pretty much the whole thing. Not perfect but proud of what I’ve accomplished. Fits pretty snug and is a good feel on the hands. If you’ve ever had a steering wheel with the stitching like this one it’s a good feeling. My daily has it and I love the feel. With plenty of room for the horn and steering shaft I think it has been a good piece. Same material to match the seat.

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  10. Wow, tedious work right there. Careful though or Mom will have you making your own work clothes or draperies:eek::eek:
     
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  11. Thanks for the advice lol


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    Forgot to add these, I’m so ready to paint the interior but it’s just too cold...


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  13. When I say a lot went into this, I mean a looootttt went into this. A lot of measuring and remeasuring, making templates and adjusting, from paper to cardboard to actual wood. Now I be a good basis for the top headliner to be attached to. It’s good to see it come together more and more. Have a few more pieces of wood to make such as the back panel and pieces above the doors, but over all making good progress
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  14. Fitting the seat up... not happy with it. Windshield wiper motor interferes in the back and almost no room between the steering wheel and seat.
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  15. rusty valley
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    Whats going on down there man, haven't heard anything for a while, hope you made it thru the deep freeze, best wishes
     
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  16. Hey thanks for checking in! It’s been quite cold with each week being around 10-25°. this week we caught a break with a lot of 45° days but I got busy this week. I would say expect some stuff coming up this week as it really starts to get warmer we’re hoping. Getting the generator pulley worked out, the fuel pump rebuilt, and moving the windshield wiper motor so the seat can go all the way back, if I can get a lot of the headliner done next month as well that would be awesome. All dependent on the weather though so it’s coming soon!


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    Got all sorts of pieces sandblasted yesterday in preparation for paint and assembly. Next thing up is to fix the rear window trim


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    Not a bunch done today other than looking into the gauges and the window parts. Realizing a lot of small pieces are missing and not knowing how the handle works. I’ll have to find a diagram because it’s all over the place. Hopefully can figure out what I need to buy to reassemble this without missing things or buying the wrong things.


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    Most importantly I got the back window trim piece all covered in filler so I can sand it later and really get those small imperfections out. Nothing crazy but I figured it might show up as ugly so may as well just fix it now.


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  19. Chris1934
    Joined: Mar 10, 2021
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  20. Man I still haven’t gotten to this yet. I’ll be looking next week though, Ik a few places and if I find anything I’ll most definitely post on here about it. Latest is by late spring but in the makings to get this done soon


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  21. Chris1934
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    Sounds good! Our truck were working on was my bosses dad's truck. He had a hauling company back in the day. The truck had a dump bed and hoist on it. We took off the hoist in favor of a fixed bed. We're a long way behind you yet tho. Keep up the great work!
     
  22. Hey you too! Cool story behind yours, I don’t know the uses of mine back in the day other than my dad bought it for $500 back in his 20s and he’s 64 now. Did you ever get rid of the dump bed hoist? Just curious because my transmission has a PTO and maybe one day I’d like to set up a hoist. Even if you have pictures I can look at would be amazing, best of luck on your project!


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  23. rusty valley
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    Brake and equipment warehouse in mpls will reline your old brake shoes. prolly others too, google it up
     
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  24. Chris1934
    Joined: Mar 10, 2021
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    Chris1934

    We still have the hoist. Its way in the back of the shed. I'll get pictures next week.
     
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    A bunch of dust later and we’ve sanded it down to something amazing


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  26. Glovebox made today
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  27. Did some research and found a lot of people like the kits from this website. Anyone use them? I found this one and I’m pondering it
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    Also as I do this I thought this related and was worth posting

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  28. Chris1934
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    Here are the pictures of the hoist. The top "T" bar pivots with a cable and pulls on each side. The "T" bar goes up and down with the bed as the cylinder raises and lowers. Its been in the gravel for a few years, so sorry for the froze gravel on it. It's definitely not light! 20210316_082517.jpg 20210316_082527.jpg 20210316_082527.jpg
     

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  29. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    thats an old one !
     
  30. rusty valley
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    Christopher, the stock harness for your truck is a very simple thing. Why not use one of them?
     
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