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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by edwardlloyd, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
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    Some of you might remember the last '32 pickup I built a few years ago.
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    I've started building another one but this one will be very different.
    I bought a complete restored take-off body including almost everything but the rolling chassis. It was on an island off the coast of Washington, so shipping was a pain but well worth it.

    This truck is being built almost stock. It's easier to list the planned modifications from stock.

    Dropped 1932 Henry I-beam with '37 spindles. Reversed eye front spring.
    F1 pickup steering box.
    1940 hydraulic brakes all round.
    1936 spare tire ring front cycle fenders.
    59A-B Flathead V8. Stock except for Offenhauser heads and 97 carb.
    1939 transmission.
    Reversed leaf rear spring.
    1935 Ford 16" wire wheels.
    Blockley racing tires. 5.50 front and 6.50 rear.
    Art deco heater.
    12V electrics with electric wipers.

    Here's a couple of pictures to start us off:
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    So basically nearly stock, just updated in the areas necessary to bring it up to 1940s standards.


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  2. Very nice looking cab.
     
  3. cactus1
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    You had me at cycle fenders!
     
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  4. edwardlloyd
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    You know. Like this. I used them on the Babushka T.
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  5. edwardlloyd
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    Yes it really is. It's rust free and hasn't been repaired either. It's got an original '32 truck hood and grill shell with it. The bed is also mostly original and just as good.

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  6. cactus1
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    Yes, I am a fan of cycle fenders for sure! I always have had plans to make some for my truck. My new roadster has them as well.

    Can't wait to see this come together!
     
  7. tfeverfred
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    That's a hell of a start. Look forward to watching this one.
     
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  9. edwardlloyd
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    Wait til you all see the Blockley Tires. Hand made in England racing tires for cars like pre-war Alfas and Bugattis.
    I found out about them while visiting a friend near by who had this twin super charged 400hp Alfa fitted with Blockley Tires. The tires are DOT rated to 130mph but will go faster.
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  10. Anything that has your name on it is a must read for me.
    Pulling up a chair right now.
     
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  11. 51box
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    Wow nice score on that cab, and yeah those blockley tires do have a great look to them.
     
  12. waxhead
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    Very nice cab, will be watching. Sounds like a solid plan.
     
  13. Awesome! I'm on board. I always enjoy your threads... detailed and well articulated with plenty of pictures.
     
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  14. Hey Ed, that's cheating when you start with a cab the nice....I should know


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  15. edwardlloyd
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    It's God rewarding me for all the hard work I put into the last one.

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  16. You had me at TRUCK!
    Always enjoy watching your builds.
     
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  17. J. A. Miller
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    I looked at a nice one in the mid '70s, went home to think it over, and when I went back to buy it 3 hours later it had been sold. I kick myself it the ass all the time about that.
    I'm going to be watching this - I enjoy your threads.
     
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  19. edwardlloyd
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    I spent the day today putting the engine together. I bought this engine as a rusty old complete pull out motor from a junkyard in Minnesota for $400. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you buy a boat anchor. This one turned out to be very good and crack free. I had it rebuilt by a friend of mine. He even cleaned up all the original hardware which came out like new. Apart from a new valve train and new pistols and bearings it was OK.
    I've fitted a new 12V starter. A 12V alternator disguised as an original Ford generator. A new 97 Stromberg. New fuel pump and Offenhauser heads.
    Also has a new clutch and pressure plate obviously.
    Headers are Speedway Economy. Nicely coated and they even came with metal gaskets and bolts! A real bargain.
    I also mated up the '39 transmission I rebuilt. It's actually an F1 case and tower. '40 internals, a '37 shifter and '32 rear mount. The transmission got a new cluster and all the usual stuff.
    Made a bracket to mount the '32 parking brake handle to the top of the transmission.
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    This is the cab with doors fitted. I had the top half painted black. As I'm not chopping this one I figured that would help visually. The frame and cycle fenders will also be black.
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  20. That is a REALLY nice start. Sounds like it will be fantastic when you finish it, too. Good luck on your project.
     
  21. edwardlloyd
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    Here's the Art Deco heater. I had the three doors chrome plated and the front cover, which is cast pot metal, was polished. It's getting a heater matrix from an Austin Mini and a fan from a computer.
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  22. Atwater Mike
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    Textbook build as usual, Edward. I'll be enjoying, thanks.
    Some details on that beautiful generator? (or, 'Alternator in Gen's clothing'!)
     
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  24. edwardlloyd
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    It's called Powergen. They're not cheap. But they've got the regulator integrated inside.

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  25. williebill
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    Beautiful start, that's going to be a helluva truck when you get done. Thanks for posting.
     
  26. edwardlloyd
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    I'm back on the pickup build now. So expect regular updates. I spent a lot of time thinking about tires. Firestone Deluxe were out of the question. Until Coker can guarantee me no more than 60 grams imbalance I'm not fitting them anymore. Then, completely, by chance I discovered Blockley Tires from England while looking at a friend's pre-war Maserati and Bugatti racing cars. Blockley make high quality vintage tires DOT rated to 130mph. So I fitted a set of Blockleys. 5.50 16" up front and 6.50 16" on the rear.


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  27. edwardlloyd
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    I'll post more pictures soon.
     
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    I like where this is heading!
     

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