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Hot Rods 38 ford Deluxe panel truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38nailhead, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. 38nailhead
    Joined: Aug 17, 2014
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    Ok so I have purchased this 38/39 ford panel truck a few years ago from a fellow HAMB member, he allowed me to keep it their a while as I collected parts for build. Now I have had the idea in my head for about 8 years now to build a panel truck with a 38 deluxe front, I have always seen pickups done with 38/39 fronts , but never a panel truck. I was also lucky enough to find a guy with a 38 deluxe parts car , a member of the fordbarn, and he had most of the parts I needed. Now with most of the parts collected I’m shipping it from PA to the uk , and it should be here the start of February I hope. Then I can finally start my build. 5E3FA49B-01D4-4450-AF39-0D08EAD22606.jpeg 79E0F2FA-2642-49E3-84EE-4C3E279D7997.jpeg
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  2. 38nailhead
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    Also a while back I asked about a concept drawing , and I got talking to themoose, who is as many of you know a very talented guy, and he did me a image of the way I would like the truck to end up....


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    And here it is
     
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  3. Bandit Billy
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    Oh Yeah! What are your plans for drive train?
    @themoose nice work man!
     
  4. 38nailhead
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    When I purchased the Truck I was told it was a older hot rod build , so has a 4” dropped front axle , spilt wish bone , Chevy rearend and set up for a sbc.
    All things Chevy will be being replaced with a ford 9” rear and a 347 stroker ... keep everything ford.
     

  5. 38nailhead
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    Some of the 38 deluxe parts I have managed to buy while searching, I do have all the chrome trim to , and that was the most difficult parts to find. What’s the best product for me to use to repair the cracks in the steering wheel please ? As I will be doing as much as the work as I can by myself , it will be a learning curve but I will feel so much more pride doing it all my self.

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  6. 38nailhead
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    A0A25D4D-7A80-4109-BE99-9002430881E2.jpeg Has finally arrived in England and is now in its new home .
     
  7. 38nailhead
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    Started to strip down the front sheet metal as I won’t be using it ,so ready to sell , them getting ready to lift the body.
     
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  8. 38nailhead
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    Stripped out the interior and wooden bed as slight amount of rott. Was great that the 4 metal bed strips were still their.
    All the wood below the boards was very solid and the chassis is amazingly clean.
     
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  9. 38nailhead
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    The chassis needs absolutely no repairs and was originally someone hot rod build , so Chevy 10 bolt rear , 4” dropped front and split wishbones
     
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  10. 38nailhead
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    I know it’s along way off but I had to see what the 38 hood looked like
     
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  11. harpo1313
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    Looks pretty solid ,ill tag along . gotta hand it to you guys over there , the effort gone through just to start is dedication at its finest.
     
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  12. dorf
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    grille and dash are 39
     
  13. Kan Kustom
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    Being a panel truck owner myself . I will be following this build also. Good luck.
     
  14. 38nailhead
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    Grill is a 38 deluxe , not a 39 standard as you say , the 39 standard grill has horizontal chrome whiskers running across it. Both parts came from a original 38 ford deluxe , along with the hood and hood sides. Also the grill pan is different on mine then to 39 standard and so is hood mechanism.
     
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  15. 38nailhead
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    That is a 39 standard as you are referring to , notice the 6 chrome whiskers , rather the the two vertical chrome strips either side ( like mine ) also if you look at the large chrome center section on the 39 standard compared to mine you will see again that it is different. I spent along time collecting parts and learning the difference and details between the two vehicles.
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    I totally agree. Good luck with your build. Bob

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  17. 38nailhead
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    Today I did a quick mock-up of all the parts I have collected...
     
  18. patsurf
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    yassir!!-nice!!
     
  19. hfh
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    That's a great idea. Looking forward to seeing it go together.
     
  20. mgtstumpy
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    That's better, classy. Subscribed. Remember, don't throw all the OEM front sheet metal away not that I don't like the old beer barrel front end.
     
  21. Yeah, that's gonna be way cool. I like it.
     
  22. classicdreamer
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    Being a 38 deluxe owner. I really like where this is going. Looks awesome locked up!
     
  23. Stogy
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    Fantastic things underway here...its truly amazing how things almost fit together like they were meant to be @38nailhead...
     

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