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Old 09-03-2017, 09:44 PM   #81
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My old COE is back on the front burner. Plan is to have it painted this winter and back on the road in the spring. Charged the battery up this summer and took it for a little drive without doors and fenders. I've got the cab removed and I'll have it sandblasted soon.







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Old 09-04-2017, 06:12 AM   #82
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That is one awesome looking truck!!
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:19 AM   #83
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Truck and the shop!
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:34 PM   #84
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Truck and the shop!
Yeah, that'd be my dads 50x50 hangar. His cub is on floats on the lake through the summer. He's pretty generous with his shop space.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:33 PM   #85
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just say your post--looks like you are finally getting some work done on it. I have been slow getting my 1 1/2 ton finished, but making progress, will get some pictures this week. drive the 3/4 ton all the time. I also bought a half finished 48 F1, apparently I cannot pass one up.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #86
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just say your post--looks like you are finally getting some work done on it. I have been slow getting my 1 1/2 ton finished, but making progress, will get some pictures this week. drive the 3/4 ton all the time. I also bought a half finished 48 F1, apparently I cannot pass one up.
Right on. I'm digging that Ford flatbed.
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I recently bought a 41 Ford cabover. It's a real solid truck and it runs like a top. I've never owned a vehicle this old and with the flathead engine and 6 volt electrical system(actually runs on 12v at this time). I have a few questions regarding both the powertrain and the electrical system.

First off, the truck has just 10600 miles on it but when the previous owner got it the engine was locked up. He got it loosened up with diesel and it runs great now. It doesn't smoke at startup but after 5 or 10 minutes the exaust gets hot and the oil in the exhaust system starts burning. The truck hasn't been run very much at all for the past years. I'm wondering if this is residual or do I need to replace the rings? I would have thought that if the rings were the culprit it would smoke immediatly. Any thoughts, suggestions?

The truck has really old bias/ply tires. It does vibrate a little up to say 15 but then after that it really developes a shimmy. The U joints seem tight as does the carrier bearing. Is the rear bearing in the 4 speed transmission a problem on these trucks?

Finally the electrical system had a meltdown two owners ago. It currently has a 12 volt battery wired through an ignition switch and solenoid to the starter and coil. All the original wiring is gone. Should I go to a 12 volt system or back to original? Who would be the best source for a wiring harness for the truck? Any and all input is appreciated.

Thanks for your ear and hope to have a reliable runner soon.

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just say your post--looks like you are finally getting some work done on it. I have been slow getting my 1 1/2 ton finished, but making progress, will get some pictures this week. drive the 3/4 ton all the time. I also bought a half finished 48 F1, apparently I cannot pass one up.
Allen, that bed project is coming along nicely.
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Old 12-26-2017, 12:02 AM   #89
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Few update pics. Got the cab sandblasted. Now I'm welding in new sheet metal for some rust the sandblasting revealed. Some pitting where the fender welting held in the moisture.













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I like it! Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:13 AM   #91
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cwh--wow you are sure making progress with the cabover! Need to get my butt in gear and have my truck back on the road in the spring. a few pictures of the 38 cabover my buddy had and sold--I think it is Tx now. will get some updated pictures of my 1 1/2 ton soon
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:18 PM   #92
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It's coming along. I finally brought the cab home from my dad's hangar. It's a whole lot easier to get motivated when I don't have to drive an hour and a half. Plus I can weld without worrying about my dad's painted floor.

Pretty much everywhere that there was metal to metal I found corrosion. This repair is where the bolt-on cab corner to fender connection is made.


The running boards are in great shape. It's the mounting channel that was full of dirt and moisture. Still haven't figured out what do do there.

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should not be too hard to remove the old and make two new ones. I will check my iron pile to see if I might have some off another board
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:34 PM   #94
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Is that a one plane garage, er, hangar, to two? ;-)
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panelmark, wish mine was a dump, like yours!!
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:39 PM   #96
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We're those rails a common way to mount running boards? I've looked a bit online but haven't seen anything similar.
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Is that a one plane garage, er, hangar, to two? ;-)
Just one Supercub. But my dad has an addiction to model aircraft. He's got a bunch of large scale RC supercubs. The largest had a 12 foot wing span.

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Old 12-26-2017, 08:14 PM   #98
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How do I open your photos?

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How do I open your photos?

Thank you!
Is it some or all of the pictures your unable to see?
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #100
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It's all looking great so far!

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The running boards are in great shape. It's the mounting channel that was full of dirt and moisture. Still haven't figured out what do do there.
As far as the channel goes, I'll have to look to see if I have any sheet metal laying around, but I still have the die we made to remake the channels on my '47 1.5ton truck. I would imagine the channel is the same size. I'm not sure where you're at, but it may be possible to make and ship some to you.

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