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Forum: Early V8 06-12-2011, 09:15 AM
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Posted By John Mc
Selling my '39 1/2 Ton - much restoration done

Guys, I've got waaaay toooo many vehicles and I'm selling my '39 1/2 Ton. Much done already, frame powder coated, new tires, rear end rebuilt, new rebuilt trans, etc. Too much to list. Complete...
Forum: Early V8 06-09-2011, 08:48 AM
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Views: 603
Posted By John Mc
2 wide fives - ready for paint

I've got 2 wide fives that a blasted and ready for paint. There is pitting but otherwise look pretty good. $25 a piece?? Here they are:
Forum: Early V8 06-01-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 765
Posted By John Mc
1939 P/U - restoration started

Hi, just bought a '77 Lincoln and it looks like I need to find a home for my '39 1/2 Ton. Much restoration done already. Many new parts, call for details. Can deliver. 847-997-9944. Brand new tires....
Forum: Early V8 05-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By John Mc
2 wide fives and a 21" A rim

Guys, got a couple of wide fives and an A wheel that need a new home. I'd like to get $25 a piece if you don't think that too much, but I don't want to ship them. They are recently blasted (the wide...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,794
Posted By John Mc
Re: Looking for pics of rear brake hose area 39-48

You're right the hose listed is too short. My NAPA counter man (worth his weight in gold) found one that fits PERFECTLY! NAPA # 26960.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By John Mc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By John Mc
Correct "swan" neck shifter rod?

Guys, I've been told that my '39 1/2 Ton should have a unique to '39 transmission shift rod. Is this so? If so, is this readily available somewhere or do I have to have mine bent?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By John Mc
Re: 39 Cab with fresh folkstone grey

It looks beautiful! I love it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By John Mc
My girl's got some new "shoes"

Guys, I just had to share these pictures of my new painted rims and new tires. One of these days I hope to be driving this old girl.

Ken, that tire balancer worked perfectly, thanks so much....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,115
Posted By John Mc
Re: steering worm: pressing on shaft

Just went through this. I tried the heating and cooling idea but it did not work. I also came 1/4" short. Took it to a machine shop with a 20 Ton press. Came out perfectly. Plus I had him hone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,050
Posted By John Mc
Re: Poll asking your age.

Looks like we better get some new members or soon it will be a VERY quiet forum!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,050
Posted By John Mc
Re: Poll asking your age.

You mean mentally? My wife says 18.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By John Mc
Re: out for a breathe of fresh air.

Gary, it's beautiful! Can't wait to see it it person. It's also amazing how close we are in the restorations of our '39 1/2 Tons!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By John Mc
Re: Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

Thank you to all, glad you like seeing the pictures. Sometimes I feel a little awkward posting pics of the restoration but I think people like to see completed projects, even little ones.
Benji,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By John Mc
Re: Painting rim question?

You guys are great, thank you for all the great tips! I'll post pictures when finished.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By John Mc
Painting rim question?

I'm painting my rims - they will not be powdered coated. What is the best primer to use? I've been told to use a epoxy primer, but isn't that stuff a hassle to work with? Does it make a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By John Mc
Re: Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

Thanks Mart. Yes its been a long but very rewarding journey. And I could not have gotten this far without all the help here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By John Mc
Re: Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

Lawson, nope I did the best I could by gently tapping the dents through the stamping until they were basically gone. Then I used the "straw wheel" buffer that I have. It brought back the stainless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By John Mc
Re: Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

Thanks for all the comments. To get the blue V-8 symbol painted, I applied a fairly thick layer of paint that would "set inside" the stamping, not paying too much attention to the lines at that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By John Mc
Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

Guys, it took a lot of time but I'm pretty happy with these for my '39 1/2 Ton. Still looking for two more "cores". Thought I would share these with the class.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By John Mc
Re: Modern paint code for Dartmouth Green?

My paint guy looked up all the original and replacement codes I gave him on Dartmouth Green and after no modern equivalent was found, he called DuPont and they came up with a "recommended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By John Mc
Re: Modern paint code for Dartmouth Green?

Thanks guys, that's everything I needed!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By John Mc
Modern paint code for Dartmouth Green?

Guys is there a way to obtain the current acrylic enamel paint code for Dartmouth Green for 1939? I'm looking for single stage only and my paint guy can't find it and I have no good place on the...
Forum: Early V8 03-13-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By John Mc
'39 PU Horn ring?

Anyone have one of these?? Please email me with $ and condition. RRestore@aol.com Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 03-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By John Mc
Wanted: 5 original '39 PU Hubcaps

Anyone have a set of nice original '39 Hubcaps for a '39 PU?
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