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1937 Ford Pickup progress

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Goodsonbg, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Goodsonbg
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    Here are some pictures of the floor I made in the pickup truck a couple of days ago. Framed out of 3/4 inch square tubing and covered with 16 gauge sheet metal. Dont know how many of you guys will dig it not being traditional but my pops and I are using what we have. This is his truck by the way.

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    I made this piece removable so I can access the power booster.
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  2. Petejoe
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    Good work. It takes alot of thought to piece together a floor thats removable. Looks good. Keep us posted.
     
  3. mow too much
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    Looks like you and your Dad are doing a nice job, keep us posted.
     
  4. harpo1313
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    looks good ,pretty much my way also
     

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  5. Good work I'm all for using what you got keep up the goodwork
     
  6. Nice work, looks like you spent lot's of prep time...measuring, etc.
     
  7. Goodsonbg
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    Thanks fellas, I'm not tryin to do good work, I'm just trying to make it heavier so I can beat him at the dragstrip. Ha
     
  8. I SMELL SMOKE
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  9. Awesome job man!!
    I'll have to do that soon to my truck...
    But first I have to get my engine in!!

    Keep us posted!!

    BTW: do you have some pics of the whole truck???
     
  10. Goodsonbg
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    Thanks for the kind words. I've got a couple of pictures of it together back in 2003. It was a mess though. I'm hoping it goes back together quickly. I've got to get my car ready for the races this year. YEE HAW.

    Anyhow this is some work I got done with tonight:

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    Those are autometer cobra gauges with a reverse sweep speedo. Got them real cheap from a buddy.
     
  11. Goodsonbg
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    Alright, as of last week the frame was given the infamous POR-15 treatment. I figured I'd take a break from the cab and do a little engine detailing so we could look at a rolling chassis.[​IMG]
    I'd never paint an engine this color if I didn't have to. I could only find one can of Pontiac blue metallic though so to ensure 100% coverage, I used the powder blue, nasty, community swimming pool Pontiac blue as the base coat.
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    Much better...
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    Still looking for a tri-power intake (who isn't?)
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    Thanks for checking the progress. Posting these shitty pictures somehow keeps me motivated.
     
  12. mow too much
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    Hey, noting like a little eye candie to keep you ( or me ) going, its looking good.
     
  13. Goodsonbg
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    Thanks for the interest--
     
  14. hvychvy
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    What year/model truck ya workin on?Maybe I missed it.Anyway,good job,looks great.:)
     
  15. geemann51
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    I'm watching this thread close, I recently brought this home so hopefully I'm just a few months behind ya'....

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  16. Jeem
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    Whoa, that sucker's pretty clean! There is a 35-7 pickup social group.....some pics and stuff there and some valuable info too....
     
  17. manyolcars
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    What was that frame from?



     
  18. Goodsonbg
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    It is a 1937 Ford Pickup on a 91 S-10 frame. Being a traditional Harley guy, I don't like seeing old bikes with new aftermarket components. I like to see drum brakes, real Harley frames, and real Panhead motors. I can understand some strict traditionalists hatred towards frame swaps. I would love to stay 100% traditional but we passed that point long ago. It should be fun no matter what.

    Geeman, honestly your truck looks way more solid than ours. I spent about 2 years patching rust AFTER my dad had already put time into it. It still is only getting a Krylon paint job. The plan is to finish it from the bottom up so when it comes time to paint for real, the cab can stay on the frame.

    Thanks for looking
     
  19. Goodsonbg
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    As of today, the cab sits on the frame. A lot of work left to do but it's nice to see it coming together.

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  20. mow too much
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    Hey, your making good progress it looks great, april is 1 year for mine, still searching for parts. :D
     
  21. hvychvy
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  22. thunderbirdesq
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    Nice job, I painted my latest flathead project the same color.
     
  23. Johnny C.
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    Comin along great. I like the dash and your floor.
     
  24. moon man
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    good progress, love the old ford trucks.....
     
  25. Goodsonbg
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    Thanks for the interest in the pickup fellas. I'll snap a bunch of pictures on this weekends progress.
     
  26. Goodsonbg
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    Started on the bed today. Can you believe that what you see is 50 feet of 3/4 inch square tubing? Sure goes away quick.

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    Thanks for checking it out.
     
  27. mow too much
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    I'm impressed, its looking good.
     
  28. Goodsonbg
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    Thanks mow to much. You've been my number one motivator. Like a cheerleader. In a much more masculine way of course. Ha. Thanks man
     
  29. mow too much
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    Hey, glad you threw in that last sentence........unless maybe I was the hottest chick on the cheer squad :D. I'm impressed how its going together and looks right, sometimes its hard enough to get all the sheetmetal lined up on one with reference points, your like hanging a picture on the wall without a wall, I've seen many trucks/cars put on late frames that I wouldn't drive because they just didn't look right, but I would drive yours and your Dads. Great work, you've hit the nail on the head.
     
  30. haymaker
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    lookin good man! I am trying to build the floor in my 36 ford PU right now and it is way harder than I thought it was gonna be. Yours looks great keep it up!
     

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