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Hot Rods Show Truck Survivor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by *JW*, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,443

    seb fontana
    from ct

    ""The upholstery was done by him in biscuit pleated black Naugahyde and features custom made floating seats.""
  2. *JW*
    Joined: Mar 30, 2019
    Posts: 504


    Yes, I think the steering wheel is model T. That’s just some of the outrageous things they did to show cars back in the 1960s. He would have changed it if he had started to drive it on the street. Truck was only driven in and out of shows and his garage. Firestone front tires still have some nubs on them. He started building his 1935 Ford sedan delivery right after the 1969 show season and had it at the Detroit Autorama in 1970. After showing the sedan delivery he drove it to many rod runs and Street Rod Nationals until around 1983.
  3. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,098


    Wow, that is truly amazing condition, a very well preserved and truly original time capsule. :eek::cool: Flush out all the fluids, check the brakes, turn the engine over and get it started and you're back in business. Hopefully the gas tank and carbs are OK. Please leave it 'As Is' and get it out and about and seen again, even if you trailer it around and preserve it for the next generation. It's only original once and many would find it hard believing that it's original and not a recent or new build! :D
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  4. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,315

    Dick Stevens

    WOW!!! What are your plans for it? Oh yeah, welcome to the HAMB, this one of the coolest introductory post ever!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2019
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  5. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078


    Holy Goldilocks in Button Tufted Heaven Batman...Congratulations well maybe...:confused:...hoping you have taken the reins, Welcome and hopefully have fun with it...;)
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2019
  6. YOWZA !
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  7. cometman98006
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 223


    Great truck, looks like it could go to the next cars show and compete very well with the current day builds. It's grate to see pre war trucks surviving.
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  8. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    One more wide-eyed jaw-dropped wow!
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  9. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,916


    Cool how the upholstered spare raises with the bed cover.
    Those tires caught my eye first.
  10. 34fordjay
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 110

    from Mass USA

    It certainly looks nice and fresh and well cared for.
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  11. Flip it. The Steering wheel, not the truck. God, what a prize of a truck. Outstanding.
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  12. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 775


    I don't think the owner will be asking anyone to drive it. Don't sweat the steering wheel.
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    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,244


    Really good old truck
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  14. Jeff Pandora
    Joined: Jan 4, 2018
    Posts: 64

    Jeff Pandora
    from Mojave

    Out of sight ... talk about flashbacks groove on
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  15. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,874


    That’s an awesome pickup, second only to his sedan delivery! Truly a master upholstery man. What a step back in time. Do you still have the sedan delivery also?
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  16. wow awesome!
    what is the secret to keeping it so clean after all these years of storage?
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  17. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,122

    Peanut 1959

    Fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!
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  18. WAY Cool!!!
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  19. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    One VERY COOL truck! No matter what era it's cool as hell. The Olds J2 is a darn cool power train. But I may be a little bias! Joe
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  20. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,932


    That thing is cool!!! I love it... very well preserved.
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  21. My thoughts exactly!
    That's a tasty, timeless, trophy magnet truck or my name's not Uncle Wizman!
    Keep the patina off it. ;)
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  22. Sorry for the loss of your FIL. What a talent! Amazing time capsule!
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  23. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,916


    I remember the sedan delivery from rod runs around Iowa when I was a kid. The black paint and white tufted upholstery was very unique. Quite a truck, as is this yellow pickup. Is the delivery still around too?
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  24. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 793


    I don't think you could open a Hot Rod Magazine in the 70 and 80s that did not have one, two or three cars in with Mcfall interiors. People would bring their cars from all over the country to have a McFall interior put into it. For those of you that are on Facebook, here is a link to a story I did about Jim McFall on my Iowa car history Facebook page.
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  25. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 747

    from Minnesota

    Just plain bitchin'
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  26. El Pratt
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 32

    El Pratt

    The paint was done by Bob Brookins in Des Moines although I think the green panels must have been added later. I remember pin striping it as well. Jim did amazing work and upholstered my Nomad twice as well as my 52 Chevrolet and 41 Buick.
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  27. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,229

    from California

    I wonder how many people these days could do an interior like that. great truck!!
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  28. *JW*
    Joined: Mar 30, 2019
    Posts: 504


    Yes, we still have 1935 sedan delivery. The paint sometimes looks black but is actually the original color Dearborn Blue. May post some current photos when we get around to taking it out of storage.
    1935 Sedan Delivery.jpg
    1935 Sedan Delivery - 2.jpg
    1935 Sedan Delivery - 3.jpg
  29. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,916


    Well, I haven’t seen it in 42 years so my memory must be slipping. ;)
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  30. *JW*
    Joined: Mar 30, 2019
    Posts: 504


    El Pratt, I haven’t seen you in years. Good to know you’re still around. Found a couple of faded photos of your Nomad from 1968.

    L Pratt Nomad.jpg

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