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Old 09-22-2020, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default First 100 Miles!!! Or a touch more. My '39 Pickup

I have to apologize first as I haven't kept up on a thread I started a few months ago regarding fender welt questions for my pickup. After getting some great answers and advice the parts have all come together(I think) and some driving has been done. Drove to work before my start time at 5am this morning with headlights ablaze(well maybe just a glow), no other cars around so an easy trip to put me at 96 miles since she's been back on the road. After a trip home here are some pics and some observations. First she's running great, engine temp. is very consistent at 180 degrees, good oil pressure, brakes a little soft but work ok and she's starts easily every time. Still to do: Door glass&inner panels installed, Inside door&window handles etc as well. And lots more driving! Thanks for all the help to this point, more questions will need to be answered in future I'm sure. And yes I know some finishes like paint might not be concourse correct but it's the way I wanted, not for judging but using. Hey at least there's no SBC to ruin this beauty!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:05 PM   #2
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Great looking truck, colors remind me of Bell telephone trucks. Good to see you are enjoying the fruits of your labor.
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Cool. Really nice truck. Congrats!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:11 PM   #4
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Really nice great job, good luck with it
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:16 PM   #5
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Wow. That is a absolutely stunning pickup..

I can not find a single flaw in this pickup aside from one.... It's not in my garage!

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Old 09-22-2020, 07:16 PM   #6
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Congratulations ! I really like the colors!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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Looks great! Congratulations!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:35 PM   #8
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And like so many others I love that pickup of yours. My thoughts about judging at car shows is, oh well, to each his own. Any old vehicle is more fun than a nissan leaf. I'm driving the heck outa mine as old man winter is just around the bend. Thanks for sharing your truck with us!
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:42 PM   #9
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Love it. Great work. Enjoy
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:49 PM   #10
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what a beautiful truck, congrats.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:52 PM   #11
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One word there Gary, WOW I expect that Peekup on a cover of the V8 times in the near future. That engine compartment is very tidy.

I'm a fan of the fenders black against what ever body color. I love that shot of your hood sides and the 85hp badge, should get my hood sides back from paint next week and working on that new grill and trim. Thanks for that tip.
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Great job!
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:15 PM   #13
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"Hey at least there's no SBC to ruin this beauty!"





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When I was about 19, I had a friend who had a pretty nice "barrel-nose" pickup. We all kinda looked down on him because it wasn't a '40-'41. It's funny what a few years can do to improve ones taste in vehicles.

That is one beautiful truck. Congratulations.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:40 PM   #15
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Great looking truck, it looks perfect. I especially like the pointer for the speedometer, I haven't seen one like that before.
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Great looking truck, it looks perfect. I especially like the pointer for the speedometer, I haven't seen one like that before.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:45 PM   #17
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Beautimous. Congratulations. Now, drive the wheels off of it.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:47 PM   #18
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The color looks like the old Bell System Green used on telephone company trucks back in the day....
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Got to love the 38 styling! A least for me, I love the 38s.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:08 PM   #20
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Wow! Wow! Wow! I would say more, but I gotta get out to the shop and get busy on my '35 pickup. I can only hope it turns out half that good.

Thanks for sharing those pics!!

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