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Good scores, My turn. '33pu

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flowmeister, May 8, 2013.

  1. Found the ad for this online last week.
    Immediately decided I need to own it and fired off an email
    since it was too late to phone.
    Usual thing, expecting a reply saying it has already sold.
    nope, still had it for sale.
    I sent a deposit the next day, made my arrangements and yesterday and today
    was a 1340km roadtrip and it now lives here.
    fairly unmolested, has things you would expect on an 80 year old truck.
    B banger that turns over and will be fired up before too long,
    The cab has zero rust through, pretty amazing
    The frame has many issues, including the front horns are nubbed off and the
    rails are rusted through where the X member joins.
    It came with a really clean "33 frame including banjo and front axle, wishbone,
    and Rocky Mountain drums,
    All the sheetmetal is original except for the back half of the right rear fender where someone spliced a Model A rear part on.
    I also bought a nice pair of extra rear fenders from the guy.

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    Last edited: May 10, 2013
  2. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    That's awsome! I spent quite a bit of time last year working on a friends '34 pickup and have just about decided that I must have one soon...
  3. Blaaze
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 15


    Holy crap Flow, how many 33's do you need. Nice score though!
  4. Blaaze, the more the better!
    and this one is so much nicer than the "Meat Truck"

    And damn my luck, it doesn't have the right headlights :rolleyes:

  5. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,175


    I saw that truck advertised. It was a very good deal, good for you for jumping on it!
  6. Cool, nice grab. I those little pickups. Sounds like you did well.
  7. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    those are neat trucks, congrats...
  8. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,451


    What engine does she have? I have a 32 pu, and I love it. What are the plans?
  9. I hate you ....due to jealousy...:)
  10. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,676


    Great truck you got there! Good luck with it. And your plans???

    The scenery where you live is beautiful country. Oh, do you have the phone numbe of that hubcap place! :) They have some cool covers!

  11. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Woohoo! Congrats!!!! Another one to be brought back to life.
  12. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,445

    from oregon

    NICE! And you do have beautiful scenery. Jack
  13. It was a very good deal, and I am still kind of surprised I got it!
    Pretty cool to find something so original and fairly unmolested.

    It has the original B banger, I want to get it fired up and do a couple hot laps through the neighborhood to experience the feel of it.

    I live on the prairie side of the mountains, things are a lot browner here.
    The truck came out of the Okanagan Valley in BC, it really is one of the nicest places on earth. Everything was so green and lush, and warm.
    I don't have a # for the hubcap place, it is in a village called Grindrod BC
    right on the Trans Canada. Sign said they were closed for the season.
    I think they only open up in summer when it is non stop traffic.
    It seemed like a good photo op and time to get out and stretch and check the straps.

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    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  14. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,599


  15. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Good stuff is still out there, just have look...or get lucky:)...nice score.
  16. Few more shots,
    ghetto window repair, accessories, '33/model A fender prototype, yeah, no.,
    wrong headlights :D and original wiper on an unbroken windshield.

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  17. Dion Hildebrandt
    Joined: Mar 4, 2012
    Posts: 2

    Dion Hildebrandt
    from Calgary

    My trailer sure looks good with that old iron on it! The stories that trailer could tell:)
  18. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    Sweet pickup. Is it gonna wait its turn in the shop?
  19. Ha ha ha!!!
    Better do an into Dion, hate to see a friend get flamed
    Yes, Thanks again for the trailer usage, It worked so well!

    oldrelics,This may have already taken front burner position
  20. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 984

    Ice man

    Picture No 6 looks real good to me and I am sure it looks better to you. I ran a B in my 29 for a couple yrs, and had a lot of fun with it, especially at Red lights. LOL Iceman
  21. Great score! Especially with a second frame and extra pieces.

    If you plan on shortening the bed, please let me know. I need a piece of the stamped steel floor to fix mine...

    Here's a bit more info about the brakes as well:
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    I like the pix from the rearview mirror of the tow truck. I get Horny like the Too
  23. Thanks!

    No plan to shorten the bed, but I will keep that in mind if I come across
    a floor piece.
    Thanks for the link to the brakes as well.
    I am eventually going to be running '40 juice brakes so I am hoping I can sell those to a restorer.
  24. I have 40 brakes on my 34 spindles right now (at least, they will be when I get to the point of requiring brakes)... trying to do the same thing and sell them off to a restorer.

    And thanks for keeping me in mind. I basically need a piece that is the width of the bed, and maybe four inches long to fill the jagged cuts the previous owner left in mine. I haven't found someone with a beadroller that has a long enough neck to make a new piece.
  25. I really like the look on 33/34's when the box is the same length behind the wheel as it is in front, but for how nice the panels are on this truck, I am sure I won't be altering that.

    If old trucks could talk...
    One of the previous owners must have had a Model A sitting around that was used for some parts for this.The back half of one fender is grafted (to put it nicely) onto the front half of the original fender.
    The engine had a A head on it, but the seller has a B head at his other house and will get it to me via a mutual friend.
    And the most messed with aspect of this truck is the rad, and grill. At some point the original rad must have packed it in and the repair involved putting a Model A rad and the top 2/3 of a A grill into it.
    The '33 grill is actually over top of a Model A grill and rad!!!

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  26. The grill bars on your '33 grill look nice and straight. I hope the process of putting the A rad and grill in didn't damage the '33 grill too much (or at all).
  27. The grill isn't mint by any means, a fair bit of bar straightening to do,
    but the chin has no rust, which is very typical on these grill, from what I have seen.
    Damn, I love these trucks!!!

    I will watch how you do the '40 brakes on '34 spindles.
    I also need to research what is involved in putting my '40 banjo in.
  28. I cheated... I had backing plates that were already modified for the 34 spindles. However, this thread shows the proper way to adapt the '40 backing plates to earlier spindles.

    There are lots of guys that just elongate the holes to make things bolt up, but the proper way is to fill and redrill.

    Posts 1 and 8 on this thread are what you want to look at:

    The grease cup needs to come off your spindle. It's just press fit on, so take a flathead screwdriver and gently pop them off. The spacer to properly locate the bearing is available from a bunch of places. I got mine from Dick Spadaro...
  29. Awesome!
    Thanks for the help
  30. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 575

    triumph 1

    Nice score! Congrats, I will be watching this build.

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