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Projects New lease on life for my 1933 Ford pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Chris, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. There is a lesson in this thread and truck about how to turn a real survivor
    into something awesome. Through constant repairs/upgrades and modifications,
    without ever really stopping using the truck, it has become an amazing Hot Rod.
    Without ever really losing the original character of what you bought in the first place.

    Hopefully anyone who finds themselves in that position, of having a real
    survivor, will be able to identify and use this as a guideline of how to
    do it "right" using real Ford parts.

    Sorry to keep doting over your truck,
    but this one really does it for me.

  2. Thanks...although through the process I did actually stop driving the truck for a year and a half but it's because I just got very busy doing other things. I'm very excited to have it back, I love this ol pickup!
  3. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,910

    T&A Flathead

    Man , that truck is perfect.
  4. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,205

    from Bozeman,MT

    Looks great Chris!
  5. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,410


    A proper home for that air cleaner! It looks great, Chris!
  6. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,285

    from Kansas

    That's just the cat's ass!!!! Congrats, Bro!!! Looks great and you have the best copilot ever!!
  7. Thanks! I think she'll be ready for that big trip this August!
  8. Yes thanks again!
  9. Yeah, Lucy goes with me everywhere. Which is sometimes a pain in the ass but she loves it :D
  10. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 3,000


    Perfect, honest, hot rod truck. I love it.
  11. Another stellar build from you, as usual.

    If my A ends up half as cool as this. I'll be really pleased.

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  12. I really like how you did this truck. Very cool but I have a thing for old trucks.
  13. It was beautiful yesterday afternoon. Gave it a wash and took er for a short spin

  14. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    A great way to celebrate a nice day with the flatty gurgling away.:D
  15. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,205

    from Bozeman,MT

    SOOO jealous. We just got dumped on again…winter will not end.

  16. Really? Ah man, it's like mid 50's and sunny here all week
  17. This truck is perfect in so many ways. Great job!!
    Its mid 70's down here at the northern end of California all week:)
    There will be Model A cruising done this weekend!!
  18. I've been putting the miles on her and dialing it in. Still have a bug to shake out of it but man it's good to have it back on the road!!

  19. Honestly one of the coolest pickup's on the hamb! HRP
  20. Couldn't have said it better
  21. 4Prosales
    Joined: Feb 16, 2010
    Posts: 22

    from Annapolis

    Gangster .......
  22. HAHA dunno how gangster it is...

    I'm gonna pull the intake off if it soon. It has what feels like a vacuum leak for a while. I put a vacuum gauge on it and at idle it varies about 10 lbs...I cannot find a leak so I am going to pull the intake, check it out and go from there
  23. start spraying some wd40 around manifold when its running, could be carb not intake.
  24. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    that about covers the essence of what i consider to be a hot rod pickup.
    that is one dead on perfect looking truck, in my opionion.
  25. Love your truck! Keep up the good work!
  26. Engine.jpg seat.jpg Had the seat redone in black leather, got it back over the weekend. I was also chasing a vacuum leak and pulled the intake off. Replaced it with an original Eddie Meyer intake I picked up. Back running, leak gone!
    gwhite likes this.
  27. love those trucks!
  28. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 780


    nice tunnel ram
  29. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,313

    Runnin shine

    Nice seat Chris, I love your truck to the point where I might go pull my seat out of the attack, grab the steering wheel from the hook on the wall, sit down, with shifter knob in hand and make big cam noises.

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