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Old 03-19-2012, 12:52 AM   #101
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Nice work, it looks great!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #102
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Man looks great!! Its quarter to midnight here and I wanna go work on my 29 AA truck after seeing your pictures.

Thanks for the motivation

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #103
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STILL lookin nice.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #104
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New top kit is going to be here tomorrow, I will post some pics of how it goes on. All the wood has been painted as per Ford. Also ordered all the windlace.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #105
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Lookin good van. You mentioned something earlier in the topic about leaving the paint. Not a hateful idea, and I have a trick to share. Waterless hand cleaner. Not the gritty orange kind, the old Go-Jo type. A soft car wash brush or some old towels, mist it just a bit with water as you go to make it easier to remove. You'll even get some shine out of it.

I too had one back in Dec. All it needed was a wiring harness and a top skin. Even the wood was good. I missed it enough that I had to get another, but I got a 31. Where did you find that number in the "delivered" page pics?
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #106
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That number is stamped in front of the seat riser about where your right foot would be. It is on the cross sill. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #107
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Today I started in on the top. Looked at Marco's photos for reference. I like how it is coming out but my dumb ass forgot that I had no drip rails so they were ordered tonight. I totally forgot about them so I could not finish up the top like I thought I would. They will be here tomorrow so after that I can install the final hidem welt and be done. I really like how this pickup is turning out.

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Top done waiting for drip rails and hidem strip.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #108
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Nice door alignment!! I looked yesterday for a number in my cab. Nope. Wondering if it's stamped elsewhere being a 31? You're gonna get a lot smiles per gallon outta that truck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #109
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That is a super nice truck. I hope I can find one similar.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #110
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These are the most recent pics I have. Top is done, I am very happy with how it turned out. Motor is in and old is out. I have had it running and drove it in the yard but it is nowhere near road ready. Brakes work good. I hope to have my wife drive it to a show with me in my coupe and my pops in the 29 roadster. Long way to go.




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Old 03-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #111
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Vanspeed, that looks like a real fun project and reminds me of the pickup I used for a shop truck when I owned Classic Auto Refinisher.
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Who did you buy your gutters from??? Can I see a close up on them installed. I am also curious how you finished the back side.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #113
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I am not happy with the gutters but they will work for now. They were from snyders but they are straight and the top is curved, I had to bend them as I went and they went on but now the inserts will not go in. Pain in the but. I would try to find good originals first if I was doing it again.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #114
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I am not happy with the gutters but they will work for now. They were from snyders but they are straight and the top is curved, I had to bend them as I went and they went on but now the inserts will not go in. Pain in the but. I would try to find good originals first if I was doing it again.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #115
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No problem.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #116
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Wife took these over the weekend.





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Old 04-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #117
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That paint looks great. I hope you keep it just like that. Wheels too. I've done a couple cars where I just did mechanicals and upholstery and left the exterior as I found it. Those cars always got the most looks.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #118
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Yeah no plans to paint the old girl. I like it just the way it is.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #119
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BEAUTIFUL restoration job. Thanks for keeping us "in the know". Appreciate all the before during and after pictures. Thanks for keeping it original.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #120
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Thanks guys for the kind words. I am naturally a hot rodder but when it comes to clean A's, I respect them. This one was just begging to be put back on the road and I think I do a fair job, I try to use original parts whenever possible. I am going to put a stock interior in it next in addition to installing the light harness and getting it road ready.
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