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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Model51
Re: 1935 Ford 1.5 Ton Truck Brakes

Chris - It sort of depends on what you intend to do with your truck. Mechanical brakes work very well as long as there is no the slop in the pivot points, they are properly adjusted and the truck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Model51
Re: Wanted: Ford Script version battery cable 40-14313-B

Thanks for the tips. I'll follow up and see what happens.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Model51
Wanted: Ford Script version battery cable 40-14313-B

I'd looking for a source of a Ford script battery ground cable for my 1935 1-1/2 ton truck. It uses the 1933-34 car battery ground cable 40-14313 which is 17 1/2" long, braided with a battery post...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Model51
Re: '37 Model 77 under bed wood risers

Ford used a variety of wood species for 1930's truck beds and with a few exceptions were painted body color. The body color paint was applied to the bed rails, bed wood and all components.
There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Model51
Re: 35-37 ford pickup question

Also, I agree with oldandtired's summary of the primary differences in the cabs. Also, don't be fooled by added holes in the dash made by dealers and others for ash trays, radios and hot air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Model51
Re: 35-37 ford pickup question

Only some of the early '35 pickup (Model 50) and big truck (model 51) have garnish molding for the side windows. The first run of cabs were made by Budd. After the first batch, Ford deleted this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By Model51
Re: 1936 truck references

Jim - There's one manufacturer of original style cardboard door inserts and one of ABS styrene. I have not purchased or even seen either set, so I'm not sure what's best. You can also make door...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By Model51
Re: 1936 truck references

Jim - Sorry for not replying sooner. I had to go out of town and just returned.

I agree with Karls summary of the major differences between the pickup and big truck body parts and 35-36-37...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,655
Posted By Model51
Re: 1936 truck references

Just saw this thread. If you are still looking for information, let me know. I'm currently restoring a 1935 157" stake truck and have collected most all of the Ford issued literature and over 200...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Model51
Ford Patent Plate Part Number

What is the base Ford part number for the patent plate on the firewall? I'm headed to the Benson Ford Research Library on Tuesday 1/30/18 and would like to see if they have any drawings of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By Model51
Re: New To Me 36 Model 51 Dump

I'm willing to share any information I have that can help you. Best to contact me off-line. 703-628-4559.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By Model51
Re: New To Me 36 Model 51 Dump

Nice truck! If you want detailed information about parts, what's correct, what's not, general identification stuff, just let me know. I have a collection of parts drawings and information I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By Model51
Re: 1935 big truck bench seat question

Did you ever resolve your questions? I was contacted by Don on this topic and just found this thread. I'm restoring a 1935 big truck and have lots of information and original seat parts which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Model51
Re: 1935 Model 51

Congratulations on getting your truck. I can't help you with the mechanical aspects of the dump mechanism, but I have an extensive library of information and original Ford drawings so if you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Model51
Re: Truck driveshaft-torque tube grease seal

Bob C - Thanks for the NAPA link. I'll have to look at one. One difference is the thickness and also, ans 40 Pickup mentioned, it may have to be strong enough to take some thrust. I'll have to check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Model51
Re: Truck driveshaft-torque tube grease seal

Thanks for your reply. The seal is a rubber compound with an internal spring for tension.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Model51
Truck driveshaft-torque tube grease seal

I'm trying to locate a newly manufactured drive shaft grease seal that sits in the torque tube after the drive shaft bearings. The Ford part number is BB-4686 and fits 1932 through 1939 (big trucks,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 28,989
Posted By Model51
Re: Saving a family treasure...(1936 1and1/2 ton)

Great truck. My restoration expertise is limited to 1935 and 1936 Ford big trucks, hence my handle "Model 51". If you have any questions about your truck, I'm happy to give you my opinion. I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,820
Posted By Model51
Re: The restoration - 1935 Ford model 51, 1-1/2 ton farm truck

Your truck looks really good. I'm in the process of a frame-up restoration on my
35 157" wheel base truck. I plan to finish it as a stake truck. Let me know if you want any information or if I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,555
Posted By Model51
Re: Did Ford ever produce a Commercial version of the 35-36 pickup?

If you want any information about 1935 Ford big trucks, just drop me a note. I have an extensive literature collection and lots of drawings from the Ford archives too.
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,555
Posted By Model51
Re: Did Ford ever produce a Commercial version of the 35-36 pickup?

One more note. Ford did produce the long running board extensions, single and dual rear fenders and a special running board adapter for the dual fenders. Looks like this truck has the running board...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,555
Posted By Model51
Re: Did Ford ever produce a Commercial version of the 35-36 pickup?

Perhaps I can clear up any confusion. The truck at the beginning of this thread is a 1936 Model 51 truck. It's either the 131 1/2" or 157" wheel base with single wheels on the rear and matching...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Model51
Re: Help getting a 1935 EFV8 part to Hershey from Illinois

Zach,

Thanks for the offer. If I can just get the part somewhere within 100 miles of Hershey, I can get it the rest of the way. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm running out of time as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Model51
Help getting a 1935 EFV8 part to Hershey from Illinois

Is anyone traveling east going through Decatur or Peoria and willing to bring an early Ford V8 part to me in Hershey next week? The part is a stake panel from a 1935 big truck. It's about 48 inches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Model51
Re: 39 ford 1 1/2 ton stakebody

I don't think there is anything like what you want available. I had to go to Dearborn, Michigan to the Henry Ford Library to find a few assembly drawings for my 1935 1-1/2 ton truck. I was able to...
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