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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Pretty much since I was in my late teens I have had an old Ford pickup as a sort of daily driver or "worktruck". Something that could sit outside and you could drive in any conditions. I LOVE the "ugly" 1942-1947 Ford pickups. My first flathead V8 I owned that ran and drove was a 1946 pickup. I've owned mostly jailbar and F-1 pickups. But for one reason or another (always money) they go down the road and I get another one eventually.
    I bought a 1929 RPU a few eeks ago mainly for some V8 parts that came with it. It was fairly cheap and I figured witha combonation of stuff I had availabe I could make it a roller and sell it off. My friend Chris @Lytles Garage and who lives in Wenatchee liked it and we worked a deal on this 1944 Ford pickup he had got running and driving. It is a V8/3speed and runs like a watch. So the RPU and a little cash went to Chris, and I got a new work truck! I swapped the smaller 6.00 whitewalls for some 6.50 blackwalls. It needs a little tinkering, some glass/seals and such, but sure is a nice driving old war truck.
    Part of me wants to put a dropped axle under it and do a little spring work, but part of me wants to add a few era correct assessories and just use it. Maybe I'm getting old??

    With the new blackwalls

    The RPU that I swapped:
  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,702

    Atwater Mike

    Mmmboy, that '29 has some nice sheet metal... but every cowpoke I ever knew bragged about his .44!

    That ol' truck is a jewel, Chris...especially with the new blackwalls.
    If you roll a Dago axle under it, just be conservative. 3" drop would be tasty, maybe reverse the eyes in the rear...Not too low, just define those pretty fenders. Not many real '44 Fords out there...

  3. My first ol Ford that ran was a 46 pickup. I sent an axle to Mordrop and got ti done 3". I took a couple leaves out of each corner (it rode pretty rough after that) but it lowered it pretty well. Not really slammed, but looked good for such a beat up ol truck!!

  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,846

    Staff Member

    hells yeah... I love those...
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  5. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,472

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Nice!!! Its cool just like it sits. I'd drive it like that.
  6. Wheels, tires and, stance make your 46 look like a beauty!

  7. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,300

    from Troy, MI

    Chris - you are my hero. Seriously.
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  8. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok


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  9. I like allot.

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  10. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,479


    What a sweet truck.
    I like it just the way it is....
    But it's yours

    Enjoy it !
  11. Lytles Garage
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 621

    Lytles Garage

    We are All feeding off the carcuss of that roadster pickup! glad you like the "44 Special" !!! Chris
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  12. Your old truck actually change my opinion of the jailbar look,,,I really like them. HRP

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  13. 47 ford pu jack hess 7-14 060.jpg ...I've always liked these trucks;..I recently picked up this one, no definite plans tho.
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  14. Keep me in the loop on what happens with the ol rattle A!
  15. Chris, Your finds always amaze me. The blackwalls look so much better.
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  16. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 690


    Damn nice.....
  17. Like Forrest Gump's mother said..."Ugly is as ugly does"...whatever the hell that means. I love it and have always wanted one as well.The close-set headlights and round park lights look cool as hell to me.
  18. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 811


    looks like Lucy likes it
  19. Very cool find! Have to agree with comments above...beginning to like the jailbar years. The gray one is too cool.
  20. The universe is only in balance when @Chris has a jailbar pickup.

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  21. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,539


    beauty is in the eye of the beholder if you like it thats really all that counts. i had one many years ago and got stupid and sold it. good part is the guy still has it and said when hes ready i can buy it back.
  22. Hot Rod Cowboy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 231

    Hot Rod Cowboy
    from Dallas, TX

    Man, I wouldn't do anything else except drive it! Cool truck.
  23. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    I need some stuff off that RPU...
    Love the jailbar by the way
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,016


    Cool, I saw it on the trailer at Monitor but the only photo I got was when it photobombed another rig. You can see it peeking over the top of the convertiable sedan while sitting on the trailer.
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  25. Congrats...again.
  26. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    The jailbar truck, shouldent be called ugly! If it is anything its humble, simple and dependable!!

    All the things you want in a work truck.

    And it wouldent hurt the look of the truck, as long as you still can use it as a truck!!
    Thats what it needs to be!
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  27. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,463


    Great truck Chris, I knew I should have tried to get it before you nabbed it up but shipping it here was just to much. The whitewalls are gonna look right at home on my 41! Thanks again.

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  28. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Nice truck, looks ready to use. I would be tempted to drop it a little as well. nothing serious just to give it a little attitude.
  29. Nice truck.I would just keep it that way and drive her! Bruce.

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