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Old 09-12-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hello everyone-

This is my first post here on The Barn and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Alex and I'm in Huntington Beach California.

I've owned several vintage cars in my lifetime, including seven prewar cars/trucks. All my vintage cars/trucks were used as daily drivers...that was the idea anyway . I've restored some cars in the past, but about 15 years ago I was converted to the 'leave it original' philosophy.

I recently purchased a 1931 closed cab pickup. The truck is, for the most part, original and untouched. It sat in a body shop from the early sixties until last year. The previous owner did some work to get it running and he replaced the roof fabric. I've been working on the truck for a couple of months now to assure that it's reliable and safe. My plans for the truck are to 'maintain a state of arrested decay', but also to return some things back to Ford's original layout (the interior upholstery for example, which was redone in vinyl around 1960).

Below are some photos of the truck. I also added more photos of the truck in an album I created on this site. A second album shows my original Dodge Brothers roadster that I had a few years ago.

I have been following The Barn for a couple of weeks now and it's a great site filled with helpful people. Thank you for allowing me to join!





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Old 09-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #2
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Sweet looking truck! And outstanding pictures. Gotta get me a pickup.....welcome!
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Barn. You'll be surprised How many of us have pickups. I see you are a medical Engineer. Lots of people herd need engineering help and a lot more need medical help. Talk soon. Wayne
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #4
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Gday Alex, from here in OZ.

That's a pretty fancy tow bar on that there pickup.....
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:55 PM   #5
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Nice Truck!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:59 PM   #6
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Nice truck and reminds me of my '30 one. Jim White, a new member here, has a '31 pickup like it, but his is painted yellow.

I am posting smaller copies of your photos, as the ones you posted really need to be downsized. They take up my entire screen and then some in viewing them. Hope you don't mind.

Again, nice pickup and welcome to fordbarn.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #7
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Welcome, and I like your plan to keep it original.

I also see you know the correct way to hook the tailgate chain. Some older guy showed me that many years ago, and I try to pass it on when I see them hooked wrong.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:33 PM   #8
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I really like my 31 barn fine, but I wish I could fine a pickup like that. Enjoy.
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:05 PM   #9
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Neat truck! I liked your album with the '25 roadster, as I have a '25 DB touring car.
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:19 PM   #10
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Great find........and welcome to the Barn.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:43 PM   #11
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Good truck good plan
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Love that Patina.
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Welcome to the group, Alex, and that IS a great looking truck!
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I think we all have a case of truck envy, me included. I want one just like that, too.
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Welcome to the Barn. A great bunch of people and a lot of information.

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That is a perfect example of what I really want. Probably will not find one like that for quite a while. So I will wait. Or do without. I really like it. I am glad you have lurked on the FB for a while, because you already know what a blessing this is. I would have been lost without the FB and I would not have been able to fully enjoy my "A".
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WELCOME ! ! !

Patina is what it's all about. JMO
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:00 PM   #18
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A big 'Thank You' to everyone for your kind words!

Sorry about the photos being so large. I didn't realize that would happen. Next time I'll shoot the photos in lower resolution.

I look forward to asking a few questions from The Barn experts...but that's for another day.

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Sweet! The trailer hitch adds something special to the rear....:
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Sweet! The trailer hitch adds something special to the rear....:
That trailer hitch is on my list of upcoming questions. I'll add more photos of the hitch in a separate post soon. Thanks for your comment!
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