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Old 12-29-2017, 01:14 PM   #101
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Brad, they are the same running board mounts used on the 41 as your 47. cwh is in AK
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:55 PM   #102
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It's all looking great so far!



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.

Keep up the great work!
Thanks for the offer. I found some replacement channel yesterday and have it on order. It looks like it should work.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:50 PM   #103
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I have got my butt in gear, lights/bumper/splash pans back on 1 1/2 ton, about finished with the bed. got crazy and purchased 6 new tires and they are mounted, went for a short ride up the road--got to fix the seat next.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:15 PM   #104
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I have got my butt in gear, lights/bumper/splash pans back on 1 1/2 ton, about finished with the bed. got crazy and purchased 6 new tires and they are mounted, went for a short ride up the road--got to fix the seat next.
I love it. Don't change a thing. You can't duplicate patina like that. Perfection.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:48 AM   #105
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yea!, got to love the patina, started life as an army firetruck-after that it went to Dept of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs then was a ranch service truck, truck has 5000 miles, never been fast enough to melt wheel bearing grease, script still on rear brake linings, hope to have it on the road in the spring.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:05 PM   #106
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Wow Super Cub on floats...awesome, and the C O E is too.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:31 PM   #107
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yea!, got to love the patina, started life as an army firetruck-after that it went to Dept of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs then was a ranch service truck, truck has 5000 miles, never been fast enough to melt wheel bearing grease, script still on rear brake linings, hope to have it on the road in the spring.
Right on. Love the history on it. Should be fun getting it ready to roll.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:58 PM   #108
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yea!, got to love the patina, started life as an army firetruck-after that it went to Dept of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs then was a ranch service truck, truck has 5000 miles, never been fast enough to melt wheel bearing grease, script still on rear brake linings, hope to have it on the road in the spring.
Allen that thing looks good with the side board on, great job!!
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:40 PM   #109
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Hi, I am about to finish my 1947 COE. As far as the wiring goes it is made by Bauer MFG. in Oregon. The bearings are standardized. If you can get the number off the bearing and manufacturer, there is a place you can try called Detroit Ball Bearing.
I have used him for years and they have always had what I needed. I also think they do oil seals too.
I use to make sheet metal parts for the COE's before I retired.
Any questions give me a call at 248-853-4027. I am in Michigan
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:11 AM   #110
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Chris
Hi, I am about to finish my 1947 COE. As far as the wiring goes it is made by Bauer MFG. in Oregon. The bearings are standardized. If you can get the number off the bearing and manufacturer, there is a place you can try called Detroit Ball Bearing.
I have used him for years and they have always had what I needed. I also think they do oil seals too.
I use to make sheet metal parts for the COE's before I retired.
Any questions give me a call at 248-853-4027. I am in Michigan
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Rustynut,
You give all that advice, offer up your help and don't even post up a picture of that amazing '47. I can only zoom in on your avatar so far.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #111
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Chris - great progress there on your COE. My truck certainly could use a bit of body work and a repaint - but I'm enjoying as-is for now. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it and ultimately it's completion. I've been off Ford Barn for a bit after moving and deploying again, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Last year, just before I put it in temp storage for my move and deployment, my COE developed what I'm currently believe to be an intermittent fuel starvation issue causing the engine to quit. The major symptom acts like the carb runs out of fuel (presumably because fuel is either not being pumped by the fuel pump or there's a restriction in the system). As of now, the carb is rebuilt, new fuel filter installed, and just this weekend I pulled the fuel pump and bench checked for operation and flow. Everything checks good so far. I'm beginning to suspect that I have either a contaminated tank which intermittently plugs the intake line (haven't confirmed that yet) or possibly a bad ground on the electric fuel pump causing it to intermittently quit due to loss of power (vibration probably aggravates the problem). If I get through the fuel system and the problem persists, I suspect it's then going to be in the ignition system (coil or condenser problem?). Anyways, I've got a few more weeks of winter weekends to work on it as long as it doesn't get too cold.

As for Todd's comment on bearings, I've got a full set of Timken bearings for the front/rear, inner/outer wheels. These truck use standard sizes. I can provide the cross reference numbers if anyone needs those. I read back through this thread and must have missed who was looking for that data.

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Chris - great progress there on your COE. My truck certainly could use a bit of body work and a repaint - but I'm enjoying as-is for now. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it and ultimately it's completion. I've been off Ford Barn for a bit after moving and deploying again, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Last year, just before I put it in temp storage for my move and deployment, my COE developed what I'm currently believe to be an intermittent fuel starvation issue causing the engine to quit. The major symptom acts like the carb runs out of fuel (presumably because fuel is either not being pumped by the fuel pump or there's a restriction in the system). As of now, the carb is rebuilt, new fuel filter installed, and just this weekend I pulled the fuel pump and bench checked for operation and flow. Everything checks good so far. I'm beginning to suspect that I have either a contaminated tank which intermittently plugs the intake line (haven't confirmed that yet) or possibly a bad ground on the electric fuel pump causing it to intermittently quit due to loss of power (vibration probably aggravates the problem). If I get through the fuel system and the problem persists, I suspect it's then going to be in the ignition system (coil or condenser problem?). Anyways, I've got a few more weeks of winter weekends to work on it as long as it doesn't get too cold.

As for Todd's comment on bearings, I've got a full set of Timken bearings for the front/rear, inner/outer wheels. These truck use standard sizes. I can provide the cross reference numbers if anyone needs those. I read back through this thread and must have missed who was looking for that data.

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Dan,
Thanks for your service to our country. Glad that Uncle Sam has you in a place that you can play with your vintag toys. Intermittent problems can be frustrating. My friend has a Hudson that was having a similar issue. We found that it has a deteriorated insulator on the distributor which was causing it to quit randomly and finally wouldn't start. Hope you get yours figured out easily enough.

Still waiting on my painter to pull the trigger. I just need to be patient. Currently the cab is on its back in my garage. I'm using bedliner to coat the bottom for corrosion protection. It's pretty solid but I only want to do this rebuild thing once on it.

Keep us posted on your fix on your cabover.

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Old 10-10-2018, 02:39 PM   #113
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I hate to butt in on a thread, but I need the wisdom of the COE scholars out there. I went out to a mans property today to look at two old COE trucks. He is in the process of removing a handful of vehicles off of his property. He was {is} planning on taking them to the crusher. I am going to negotiate with him and try and salvage what I can. My question is what parts other than sheet metal and motor and transmission have value to the guys trying to rescue these old relics. I am posting some pictures. One is the 1941 up era. The other is a 1956.
nothing like asking a question on a several year old post but curious if you pulled parts from this truck? Im about 10 miles from you and could use the 2 speed axle and open driveshaft?


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Old 08-27-2019, 11:01 PM   #114
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Beautiful truck, as for the rings , you can go to a place that sells boats and has a parts dept. and ask for a can of Power Tune. If the rings are stuck this stuff is great for unsticking them, just pull your plugs and spray it in .It comes out in a foam ,like shaving cream, this helps it to adhere to whatever it is sprayed on. The it melts aroun the piston and through the ring gap opening and around the rings . Let it sit for 30 minuets and spray again. Don’t be shy with the stuff,let it sit overnight if you can . Then in the morning ,crank it up. I had a piston from a 32 farmall tractor in my hand with stuck rings and watched it dissolve the carbon like it was nothing .leaving it overnight really helps. Try it ,I think you will be satisfied. Hemiman392
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:44 PM   #115
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Little update on the old '41. Drug up and moved to Idaho. My truck was all stripped and ready for paint but my painter flaked out on me. Put it back together enough to move and towed it to Nampa Idaho. I've got a reputable painter in the area and I'm hoping to get back on the project and have it on the road again soon.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:07 AM   #116
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Idaho? I had wondered what you have been doing lately, been a long time since you last posted, and show us some pictures when you get it painted and back together.
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Idaho? I had wondered what you have been doing lately, been a long time since you last posted, and show us some pictures when you get it painted and back together.
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Yeah Idaho. Boys grew up and my oldest started college in WA state. Figured we'd better move and get closer.
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Here is a page from the original 1941 Ford Truck Sales Brochure, showing the COE model.
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