The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Aug 5, 2015.
Anderson, that's one nice truck you are building! Nice subtle changes that are well thought out and executed with excellent craftsmanship!
Very nice. I'm a bit sorry now that I didn't make it to Austin this summer and stop by the shop.
It would have been nice to see this one in person.
I'll be making a visit a priority next time.
Keep up the good work and I'm sure you will be at the shop for a long time.
Great build, and an informative write-up.
Thanks again for the comments everyone!
Please pardon the surface rust, it has been incredibly humid lately. Here's the hood stuff I promised. Built a structure inside the hood using 1/4" steel rod. Mounted dzus fastener plates to that. Then made brackets that bolted to the firewall/cowl lip and grill shell to attach the dzus fasteners (with the thumb screw handle thing built into them). The hood props are from Carolina Custom, one on each side. Both hood top pieces can be held open at the same time. The dzus fastener setup is very sturdy and keeps the hood lined up exactly where it needs to be every time.
Some other small stuff. I filled the seams in the cowl under the beltline. Fit the inside door handles, window mechanisms, and made glass patterns. The steering column is completely mounted. The stock column was shortened and made to use a U-joint at the bottom with a kit from CPP called the "column saver." Did a little modification to the toe board and welded a ring around the column for mounting. The firewall still needs to be filled there. Shortened the shifter about 1.5" for better clearance around the steering wheel and modified the end to use this cool knob found on eBay. Pedal pads are Lokar. Dash switches are SoCal though the knobs will be changed, one is headlights and the other horn.
Neat gauge panel...neat shift knob...
Gonna be a beautiful truck, how much money we talkin here ? Lippy
The budget for this one is a lot of money for a regular joe like you and me, but for a professional shop build it's certainly on the low side.
I love this! This is proof I don't get on the HAMB often enough..
The guy is going to have a ton of dough in this truck counting the initial purchase price and your work to perfect it . But hey , you cant take the money with you when you die so if he can afford it why not ? Besides it spreads the money around so us little guys doing the work can get a piece of it . You guys are doing a fantastic job and I'm watching the build process as it develops . I LOVE those old mid 30's Ford pickups !
Maybe I missed it , but is he going back with the black paint job or changing it ?
Love that tailgate fastener treatment. More info on that?
This is where we got those pins for the tailgate.
The truck will be black.
Anderson, what's the overall width of the ford 9"? I've got a '41 I'm looking to get a rearend for so I'm on the hunt. Some say a late 60's mustang, cougar, torino, fairlane rear would work without mods.
If I recall correctly its 56" face to face. Then we have the aluminum adapters to fit the wires.
I am glad this truck is a '35 with the thinner grille shell. The '36 grille looks just too thick which makes the '35 more popular. Great work, Eric. See you next time we come to Austintown.
Nice build and looks great!
James said what I have thought for eons...another 'minus' these trucks had was the short engine compartment. I reshaped a firewall for a customer that just had to have a Ford-in-a-Ford! Memorable. Customer and truck...
Beauty abounds on this one, the chop is excellent; but the rear horns tied in with spreader bar, then the taillight/stand treatment was the grand slam. So tasteful.
Ford should have done this, but I know...'They were just trucks!'
Amazing trick with the hidden reversed Dzus fasteners! Tailgate pins, too.
Watch, these will get popular...
Love the straight spoke wheels too... none prettier.
Love the work you've done on this truck. Especially the ass end, very clean.
Thanks for the info on the spring-loaded locating pins.
John Joyo needs to setup a time during your coffee breaks so you can sign autographs and give interviews. AND, personally, I believe a stipend is in order.
Your avatar looks like the gas station at Hackberry, Az. on the actual Rte. 66. We were there over 2 hrs while everyone with a camera took pics.
Very Nice....Love the look of this truck.
Beautiful work! What's the plan for steering? The stock box?
Thanks again fellas!
Like it or not, it's getting a Vega box.
Wow, very nice. I've alway thought over-chopping a 35-41 Ford pickup makes the proportions kinda wonky as the front end is stubby, and the box is somewhat long. Easy for me to say but I think it woud be kinda cool to take 1.5" out of the front of the box and the wheelbase.
The H&H flatty is headed our way, should be here by the end of next week and we'll get this one wrapped up and off to paint!
Love this build. I'm stealing your idea for the spring loaded tailgate pins. Any concern about the bed sides flexing out and the gate popping open? I noticed when I cut off my rear stake pockets to replace with front pockets I lost a lot of rigidity in the bed sides. Thinking of adding some braces under the stake pockets to hold the bed sides square.
Thanks! After everything was put back together with the new pockets and I remade the tail pan and got everything welded up, it's plenty rigid.
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