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Projects "Let the madness begin" - Geemann's 37 Truck Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by geemann51, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Gonna be a cool lookin' truck, thanks for postin' up pics. Good times in the shop....
     
  2. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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    MR. FORD
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    from Austin, TX

    Looking great man! Lots of progress!
     
  3. What a cool week!:) Nothing like working on the truck with friends.

    Makes me want to get out and work on the 36 with a little more effort!:D
     
  4. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    Geeman, Congrats on the progress on your wife's new Hot Rod. I have a friend who is also doing a '37 Ford truck. His is different because it was a Phone Company truck when it was new. The bed is enclosed with doors to access the different storage areas. The only down side to thid bed/box is the weight. It does weigh a few extra pounds. We are mockiing it up to start collecting the parts he still needs.

    Dave
     
  5. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
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    my Dad has had a mint 35 pickup (where my screen name came from) in his possession for 9 years now. The frame is done... the flatty is rebuilt. All he needs to do is put it together, wire it, and do the interior. Its seriously mint. There was a rust spot the size of a dime on the drivers door. That's it.

    And he's just letting it sit...

    So once my divorce is over and I put my heart back together... I'll get him to put it back together.

    I've always been fond of the 35 with the 36 passenger car grille... just sayin

    LOVE your progress!
     
  6. Javier
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
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    Looking good...guess I owe you some Coors Lights:)
     
  7. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    Sounds pretty rightgeous Dave - Let me know if y'al need parts, I'm sure to have some extras...

    Hang in there Bro, divorces suck (been there, done that, bought a shirt) sounds like a calculate disctraction is in order...

    You owe me nothing Javier, I just need to stock the fridge with Lonestar whenever you come out...
     
  8. JeffCTN
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    What springs/struts are you using on the mii setup?
    What m/c and booster are you using?
    What slave cylinder are you using?

    These are things we are having to decide right now with my dad's 36.
     
  9. geemann51
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  10. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    geeman, Mike's '37 is also equipped with a Mustang II crossmember. Problem here is that all he got in the deal was the crossmember. I priced out all new parts (no strut rods . . ) and had over $1100. May have hime talked into getting some parts at ecology. Would like to see him use coilovers. To be continued . . .
    As to parts, will you be not using the '37 grille shell ? Mike's is kind of rough.

    Dave
     
  11. SakowskiMotors
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    You guys rocked and rolled. I remember drinking a couple of beers out side of the garage and looking at the pile of parts on the ground!
    A lot happened the following week.

    Thanks for the great dinner!
    Great hanging out with all you guys.

    Wil
     
  12. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    I'm probably going to sell of the stock MII stuff if your interested. Stock A arms modified for the coilovers, but you would still need to rubn a strut. As far as teh grille, I actualy swapped the 36 one I had for a 37 so I just have the one I'm going to use. There are a couple in the classifieds and ebay has a couply currently listed too....


    We were fabrication ninjas Wil, actually Justin was. Pretty pleased witht he progress. I'm glad you stopped by, we had a great a time. Sorry I petered out so early, Round Up wooped my butt... Let me nkow when your back in town and we'll do it again....
     
  13. heywacha
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
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    from Orange, CA

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    A very special THANK YOU to Justin B for giving up a week of his time and sharing his talents. It’s always a blast to hang out with him and I learned a lot working alongside of him.

    Good to have friends like that huh? Lucky guy! Good luck on your truck!
     
  14. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    Yes - I'm very blessed to have such good friends, thank you...
     
  15. Justin B
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    and i'm grateful to call you a friend as well, after 4 or 5 years putting up with me during the roundup the least i could do is help a little on the truck. good times, now that the roundup is a week later i think we'll have a few more guys head out to the next one. it's a ways off but i think a good roadtrip is in order.
     
  16. Special Ed
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    Good on you, Justin....:)
     
  17. geemann51
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    See you Sunday, looking forward to going out to Bucks. I'll call you tommorow...
     
  18. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
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    shit man lookin really nice. Justin is a Mad man. Wish i were there to soak up some of that talent that he has. Damn. cant wait to hear that thing fire off and go for a ride.

    missing you guys!!!
     
  19. Coming along nicely. Wish it were done, know your wife's going crazy waiting. Looks like it's going to be killer, I'm watching.
     
  20. elturo
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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    from So. Okla

    Knowing you and your attention to detail this is going to be one sweet truck.
    How cool to have J.B there to lend you a hand.

    Git er done so we can cruise it !
     
  21. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    Where has the time gone? Well let me tell ya. Shortly after I posted the progress pics, I accepted a transfer back to San Diego with my employer. We weren’t looking to leave Austin, but when a bunny falls in your lap, you pet it, right? That didn’t come out right but you get the point. So after another 1500 mile move, selling our Austin home in the height of the real estate debacle, living in a rental for a year where nothing car related got done, to finally purchasing a fixer upper back in our home town of La Mesa, and investing a bunch of cash and time to get it livable, we realized we still had this truck sitting in the driveway. What to do; we thought about selling it but if I have any skill set at all when it come to putting these things together, all I really bring to the table is vision, tenacity, and persistence, plus with all this home repair, we need a truck so our decision was made. Justin B is still a good pal, not to mention one of the most down to earth, egoless builders that I know, so of course he got the gig. Without further ado, it is my pleasure to jump start the build thread again, enjoy…

    The move west was a blur, Fuzzbox my 51 coupe was shipped but we opted to drag the 37 back on our own, this was early morning, halfway back to So Cal in Las Cruces NM.
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    Not sure if I mentioned it, but Shawna named her pick up, “Jerry Jeff” as a tribute to the great Jerry Jeff Walker (yeah we’re into that stuff), here he sits at our POS rental as we wait, and wait, and wait….
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    …and with his sister, FUZZBOX.
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    Sadly, for the truck was used for storage, albeit our spare hot rod parts, but that’s no way to treat an old Ford.
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    The day of reckoning, off to Justin B’s garage of Mystery
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    The whole theme has always been an early 60s’ drag inspired truck, now with Americans and Hurst cheater slicks
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    Half the fun in getting this build on track is hanging with Justin, after a quick visit to set the column height, we were off in his 34 Phaeton for some Mexican food, and the girls enjoyed some open car time…
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    My little family mugging in front of the 34
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    After a little fussing’, Justin has the ride height and stance nailed down
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    Column is in and the truck can now be steered!
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    Starting to look like something
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    Ansen Equipped! Now Shawna is ready for the strip..
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    Well there you have it; you’re officially briefed and up to speed. The next step is brakes, fuel, and exhaust then we’ll be breaking it down to sandblast and powder coat the frame. Plans are to reveal it at GNRS, more to come….
     
  22. FoxSpeed
    Joined: May 19, 2009
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    from NorCal

    Nice work.I like your preserverance. Cool
     
  23. Barn Find
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    from Missouri

    good potential there
     
  24. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Nice to have an update! Good to see Jimmy's phaeton on the road too!


    jerry
     
  25. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    Jimmy, now that's some funny shit.


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  26. hotrod13
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    Hey brother... this reminds me of an afternoon in your TX garage planning the build after a few soda pops at Riley's... keep the updates coming!
     
  27. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    You got it Rod. Those strategy sessions might be gone but not forgotten. Miss you guys.


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  28. Cool! I have a similar vision for the '36 I've got squirreled away! Justin's tub is the business!
     
  29. el spanky72
    Joined: May 8, 2007
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    from ATX

    Really happy to see the progress on the truck brother, was good seeing you when you were in town. Looking forward to having you at our show and catching up at GNRS, gonna be a good time...
     
  30. geemann51
    Joined: Dec 16, 2001
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    Agreed, its sooo much fun.

    You got it Sean! GNRS is the goal, now if I can only get a vintage car trailer, I'd tow the 51 in with it :)
     

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