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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by glssrn, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. glssrn
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
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    glssrn
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    from SW Iowa

    Went to a garage sale this weekend and bought this pickup cab. I need help from the HAMBers. Just what did I buy?
     

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  2. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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    Someone here will know. The firewall is real distinctive with the big "X" right through the middle. That should give it away.
     
  3. glssrn
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
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    glssrn
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    from SW Iowa

    The 38 has the three ribs around the cab but does the windsheild curve up over the firewall? I searched for one that had the gas door and didnt see one. The firewall is flat with one big x on the face of it. I set a 39 ford pickup door in the door opening and the door was about 2 inches to narrow. Is the 38 different body than a 39?
     

  4. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
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    from Saskatoon

    The door looks like a Ford- but the cab looks to be a Dodge. Yeah, that big X on the firewall would be a dead giveaway, but it's been such a long time since I've poked around under the hood of a late '30's early '40's Dodge truck I just don't remember.
     
  5. Chuck Most
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    from Saskatoon

    On the other hand- the character lines in the cab are making me think Ford.
     
  6. I've looked at lots of pickups over the last 50 years, and I can't ever remember seeing a Ford, Chevy or Dodge with a hinged gas door like the one pictured. i'd start checking out the smaller manufactureres, maybe even a B-61 Mack.
     
  7. thats not a 38'-39' ford as the firewall is wrong and they dont have gas filler door!
     
  8. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Looks like a Federal I had for a while ...
     
  9. I've owned a '38 Ford pickup for 44 years, '38 and '39 are essentially the same (a few minor differences), so I know it's not a '38-'39 Ford. I agree that it's from some sort of big truck, I was actually thinking a B series Mack before somebody else suggested it. It would make the beginnings of a good hot rod project, though, whatever it is.
     
  10. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    Early 40's Mack.
     
  11. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Since it's been chopped the gas tank door could be custom also. Fords went to a slit glass w/s in 37. I believe the Chevy/GMC started in 39.

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    It does look like this 1940 Mack. The W/S frame looks like 35-36 Ford on both of them.
     
  12. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    damn if i know. Let us know when ya find out .
    leaning to mack though.
    "big
     
  13. DE SOTO
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    DE SOTO
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    Amazing all the "CAR GUYS" calling that Rig a Ford.....

    There was a guy close to me that had the same cab, Actually it was the same color and Everything... I would say its the same cab if yours wasent in Iowa.

    I think we determined his was a '46 MACK, The MFG Date was written Inside on the Roof with a Grease Crayon.

    THe Firewall & Gas Door were the main Tip Off but when we found the pic on the Computer all the Body Lines, Cowl angle, Firewall, ETC were the same.

    Been awhile but i believe it was a '40s MACK
     
  14. The dash reminded me of a 38 Ford cab laying in the bush near here.....
     
  15. here is a 39 ED Mack...looks the same :p
     

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  16. chilly1
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    chilly1
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