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Projects 1946 Ford 1/2 Ton... Attempt

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by greaseSlinger57, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. greaseSlinger57
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    Bench seat torn down. Bent frame and springs missing. Good stuff
     
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  2. Jibs
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    Nice, I like the Caddy,(I have 5 of them). Really like the color never seen a Jailbar painted white. Cool.
     
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    Pulling wire! Good stuff
     
  4. Doublepumper
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    Nice! Will be watching this as I'm working on a '46 as well. You're right about them being more work than it might appear to be. Make a change to one thing and three other things need to be dealt with to make it all work...:confused:
     
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  5. butch27
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    Love it--nice work
     
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  6. greaseSlinger57
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    Any pics of yours??
     
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    I'll work on getting some pics and post them up.
     
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  8. 58 Yeoman
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    Yours is going to look great. Mine was totally stock back in the 70's. This pic was taken before I had running boards made of steel on it. Later, I tore it down and painted it the stock colors, and would switch between 15" and 16" tires and wheels. 100hp V8 with 4 speed granny low. Speedo only went to 60mph, would get to that easily. It was a fun truck. A woman stopped by and bought it for her truck-driving husband as a retirement gift.
     

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    That’s a cool truck do you have any other pics of it?
     
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  10. 58 Yeoman
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    I'll have to find them on the b/u drive. I bought it in the middle 70's, was the fourth owner. After I painted it, I took it to show the original owner. She loved it, said they used it for everything. When it came to the dealer, it had wood for bumpers because of the war. Ford sent steel bumpers later. Mine was a 46.

    This pic is one that was taken with a good friend of mine. I'm wearing the blue shirt. I'll try and look tomorrow for more pix.
     

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  11. 6sally6
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    Good look'in old Ford! I like it.
    Please tell me you're gonna smooth out that far wall!! All them lumps and holes really shine when painted white!
    Jus point'in it out
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    Yes! I have a drop in white fire wall that will hide everything! I started welding the fire wall up and was going to grind and body work... got a little anxious to paint the cab so I decided I’ll just drop one in and use some stainless bolts! Call me lazy but what the heck haha
     
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    Headlights we found off someone’s yard they posted online! A little clean up and paint it’ll be good as new
     
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  14. UNSHINED 2
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    Refreshing. Get after it! Enjoy the ride
     
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  15. MO_JUNK
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    Great job. I'm looking forward to your continuing progress. I run a 72' 472 Cad. in my pickup. You will enjoy the torque.
     
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  16. greaseSlinger57
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    Does anyone have pictures or know what original factory interior and headlines looked like on these 1/2 ton fords?
     
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  17. Doublepumper
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    The original interior panels and headliner is/was cardboard. The various panels and headliner are available in original cardboard as well as textured fiberglass. I have a couple different catalogs that have them listed....Mac's and Dennis Carpenter.
     
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  18. Budget36
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    I recall on my '42 there was some cardboard left. Would have covered from the cab corners up, I think the headliner (cardboard) was at least two pieces, there was a piece left that ran across the back and joined up with the ones coming up from the cab corners. It looked like a factory cut across the top, with about 6 inches or so on it. But I had nothing under the roof/etc.
     
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