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Projects I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! My ford pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ChrisBlattie, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. ChrisBlattie
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 266

    from Montana

    It's been 8 years of work, but I finally got er on the run! I've traded out glass for most of the parts, and have had 3 buddies help me with a significant amount of the work.

    I saw a craigslist ad one day from a guy who had a 46 ford pickup for sale so i went & took a look at it. It was sitting in his back yard & looked like it had heen there for the better part of a quarter century and he was askin $1000. So, my kids had outgrown the big wooden swingset in the yard, which I had bought several years earlier for $400, and I was growing sick of mowing around it in the summer. He had a son that looked about 4 and I offered him up a trade and I'll be damned if he didn't take it. I just had to do the picking up and dropping off and assembly of the swingset.

    Then throughout the next 8 years I've been gathering pieces and slowly building it, with the help of some talented people. The list of trades ive done to come up with all the parts and a pile of the labor is extensive.

    Whattaya think?

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  2. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,569

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Looks very nice! A lot of hrs of layout and fabrication are very apparent. I love how you married the 32 grill to it, looks and flows nice.
    The only thing I would change if it were mine....but it is it's merely a personal opinion.
    I would lower the bed so the bottom of the cab and bed are in a single line plane.
    All in all a nice well done job!
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  3. Look again,that's not a '32 Ford grill shell,but your right it s a good looking truck. HRP
  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 2,021


    '36 PU grill I think. Looking good, but I second the comment on the bed as well.
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  5. Beware,it might be another train coming! :D HRP
  6. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,569

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Yep it's not!
  7. Lost in the Fifties
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 376

    Lost in the Fifties

    It's not necessary to move the bed. All that would have to be done is to add a piece of metal with 90's on either edge and attach to bed fore and aft of rear wheels like the factory did. They attached to them so there wouldn't be a space between bed and running boards.
  8. jailbar joe
    Joined: Nov 21, 2014
    Posts: 262

    jailbar joe

    great looking truck you have done a top job ...the old jailbars respond well to this type of treatment...
    but then i have two of them so i might be a bit biased :)

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