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Old 08-26-2021, 09:08 PM   #1
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Won the salvage sale on a friends burned '32 PU. Thinking of taking it toward a judgeable V8 standard, it was a 12V driver/ show PU. Anyway some photos for you folks. Seems he did have a fire extinguisher, but it went 'poof' and nothing happened. as old ones and sometime new ones do. they gotta be shook up ect after time. The powder settles and gets solid.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:21 PM   #2
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New project - 1932 Ford Pick-Up - Congratulations.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:51 PM   #3
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While a tragedy, that really could have been much worse. Good luck with your endeavor.

There was a thread on the H.A.M.B. a few years ago by a guy who did a '40 coupe that had been burned much, much worse. As I remember, he had to do a lot to the metal to get into a condition where i could even be worked. If you check it out, it may contain some good information for you.
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Old 08-27-2021, 11:42 AM   #4
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There was a thread on the H.A.M.B. a few years ago by a guy who did a '40 coupe that had been burned much, much worse. As I remember, he had to do a lot to the metal to get into a condition where i could even be worked. If you check it out, it may contain some good information for you.
That was Tom Medley's '40, sometimes better-known as the creator of "Hot Rod Magazines" famous "Stroker McGurk". Medley's editing career with Hot Rod Mag and Petersen Publishing went back to the magazine's 2nd issue in 1948. He later became the publisher of "Rod & Custom Magazine".





He was starting his iconic '40 Coupe in the garage one day in 2011. It backfired, and caught fire. At 91 years of age, Tom wasn't able to get the car out of the fire. The car and garage were totaled. Several "shakers" in the Hot Rod "Community" came together, organized a plan, amassed $30K in donations, and through the volunteer efforts of several shops in the industry, Tom's '40 was presented to him in pristine condition again less than two years later.





BEFORE the fire!




AFTER The Fire








And AFTER The Restoration












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Old 08-27-2021, 11:49 AM   #5
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Nice truck....I also hope you are planning to ditch those Ugly ass seal beam head light conversions too!!! I think I'd ditch them before I do anything else!!!! Good luck on the rebuild!!!
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:16 PM   #6
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Old 08-27-2021, 01:01 PM   #7
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Re-wire it, get it running and drive it. Now you've got real "patina". Paul in CT
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:20 PM   #8
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Thats a good story the 40 ,I think a Donner body would have been needed ?
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Old 08-28-2021, 09:34 AM   #9
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Is that a 4 Cyl Pick up or has the engine been changed like the 40??
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:27 PM   #10
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beautiful car but where’s the flat head ��
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Old 08-28-2021, 10:44 PM   #11
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I think it’ll buff out!
But seriously, that does not look too bad, I would definitely tackle that job.
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Old 08-29-2021, 10:49 AM   #12
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I wish you luck, fire jobs are quite a tackle. Nice looking truck. I can't imagine the pain and anguish of the former owner. I'm guilty myself of not carrying a halon type extinguisher.
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Old 08-29-2021, 04:00 PM   #13
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I wish you luck, fire jobs are quite a tackle. Nice looking truck. I can't imagine the pain and anguish of the former owner. I'm guilty myself of not carrying a halon type extinguisher.
Can you still get Halon extinguishers? Can't find them in this idiotic state of California. Won't be long before that ban old cars.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:20 PM   #14
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Can you still get Halon extinguishers? Can't find them in this idiotic state of California. Won't be long before that ban old cars.
Maybe look at an Element E50 Fire Suppression extinguisher, been looking to get a couple to put in the car and the kitchen instead of the dry powder extinguishers. Pricey; but after dealing with the mess some vandals made inside several truck cabs at work, I think they may be worthwhile.
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Old 08-30-2021, 12:18 AM   #15
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Jay Leno demonstrated the new gas type fire extinguishers- Looks like a big road flare and the smoke puts out fires. Newc
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Old 08-30-2021, 12:58 AM   #16
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Nice acquisition. I ran around for years with a model a and the gas tank in the dash. Things happen I guess.
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:46 PM   #17
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Well a week or so of filthy/stinky work and here are some photos for you all. I don't want the stink inside this Winter, so a rush to strip/clean it up. Household cleaners with bleach cuts the soot and so does 'GOOP' [abrasive tho]. The High$ engine will need a tear down. Trans is ok. Sand blasting burned sheet metal is future. First reconstruction is the frame paint-still straight.!! Last photo shows a possible culprit- rubber hose from tank to electric pump [for priming?] and rubber hose to fuel pump [burned up]. Excessive prime , then a backfire. Same situation that caught the '40 cpe?? Later Newc
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Old 09-05-2021, 04:55 PM   #18
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Can you still get Halon extinguishers? Can't find them in this idiotic state of California. Won't be long before that ban old cars.
I looked online and seems you still can buy, but expensive. I didn't look to hard, best looking price wise seems to $120 for 2.5 lbs.
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:33 AM   #20
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Dale, save that "banger" motor. That little pickup looks like a great project.
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