Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 1939 Ford Panel Truck Project

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by livertucky, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 144

    greener200
    Member

    Yep, Officially jealous here also! What a sweetheart ! Wowzers !!!!!
     
    Stogy and livertucky like this.
  2. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Supposed to by 2 1/2". I won't know til I get the wheels back on and that won't happen until I get the rear brakes unstuck...lol

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Stogy, spurgeonforge and slim38 like this.
  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 10,810

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Dayuum that's cool...is it my eyes or did someone lean mod that steering wheel.

    That will make a very unique hauler...getting the groceries will never be the same again...

    Congratulations @livertucky
     
    livertucky likes this.
  4. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Thanks Stogy. Not aueq whats going on with the steering wheel yet. Wheel is wrapped on electrical tape.

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Stogy likes this.
  5. two couped up
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 42

    two couped up
    Member
    from pa.

    I wouldn't change anything. just make it safe to drive. Great find.
     
    livertucky likes this.
  6. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 906

    Barn Hunter
    Member

    Great looking truck. Will be watching to see what you do with it.
     
    livertucky likes this.
  7. lno
    Joined: Dec 4, 2015
    Posts: 6

    lno

    great fine, there only a few of them out there
    this is mine IMG_1634.JPG
     
    GuyW, hfh, j-jock and 5 others like this.
  8. PACKARD taillights
     
    livertucky likes this.
  9. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    That's a great looking panel there Ino!!!
     
  10. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
    Posts: 302

    pkhammer
    Member

    I really dig panel trucks, always have. That is a great find livertucky!
     
    livertucky likes this.
  11. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Here's how she looks sitting on the ground again. I don't have a starting height because the old leafspring was busted but looks lower than others I've seen online. 20181128_193406.jpeg

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  12. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Got the brakes unlocked and rolled her out for a bath the other day. Sagging on the passenger side so need to look at the shocks. 20181202_155302_HDR.jpeg 20181202_155249_HDR.jpeg 20181202_155136_HDR.jpeg

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Stogy, kidcampbell71, hfh and 8 others like this.
  13. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,160

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    Looks like you may need one more spring?
     
    livertucky likes this.
  14. Great find and a super project - should be done in time to haul the Christmas tree home in! Lol!
     
    livertucky likes this.
  15. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    It just has the one rear leafspring but I'm thinking the lever arm shocks all need fresh juice as they've been sitting for so long. Hopefully I don't need to rebuild/replace them.
     
  16. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Hahaha... maybe some Easter eggs.
     
  17. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,160

    s55mercury66
    Member
    from SW Wyoming

    I was thinking more like the front spring, or maybe it has a crossmember issue. The shocks themselves, should not be holding it up, unless they are too tight. Cool truck, has anyone called it a hearse yet?
     
  18. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,925

    anthony myrick
    Member
    from al

  19. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,069

    mgtstumpy
    Member

    Love it!
     
    livertucky likes this.
  20. The sag on the right front is most likely due to either a broken spring leaf or a cracked/broken crossmember, both common problems on Fords of that vintage.
     
    livertucky likes this.
  21. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    OK. I have a set of springs for the front. I'll see if that fixes it. Haha no one has yet. Maybe thats the route I take her

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    s55mercury66 likes this.
  22. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Thanks. I'm going to replace the front springs and see if that helps. Crossmember looks OK.

    Sent from my LG-H872 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    warhorseracing likes this.
  23. quickrack-alan
    Joined: Dec 25, 2012
    Posts: 60

    quickrack-alan
    Member
    from Ireland

    Well done!
    The type of find most of us only ever hear about but never experience.
    She gorgeous.
     
    livertucky likes this.
  24. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,116

    Pinstriper40
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Panel trucks rule! Nice find!!
     
    livertucky likes this.
  25. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 246

    mkebaird
    Member

    Officially jealous, not that I need another truck!
     
    livertucky likes this.
  26. lno
    Joined: Dec 4, 2015
    Posts: 6

    lno

    thanks lots of fun.
     
    livertucky likes this.
  27. Nice find, and it is great to see the progress.
    Did the trucks switch to hydraulic brakes in 1939, just like the cars? Back in the 50s and 60s, the only 39 Ford truck I can recall seeing, was my uncle's 39. It was the first truck I remember riding in back in 1949.

    Bob
     
    livertucky likes this.
  28. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 27

    livertucky
    Member

    Yes j-jock, '39 was the first year for hydraulic brakes in the trucks as well that's what made me look up the serial number before getting the bill of sale. He had it titled as a '38 so now we have to got through the process of re-titling the truck. That's OK though because I'm sure it will take me longer to get her on the road again. hahaha
     
  29. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,365

    1-SHOT
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    In some states it was titled as the year sold, but that's all changed now
     
    livertucky likes this.
  30. These all would look better with 40/41 front sheetmetal.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.