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Old 05-26-2012, 07:07 AM   #21
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Shadetree, that car is a credit to you and you to it, thank you for sharing your photo and story.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #22
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Fe26,
Maybe a little overkill on my part. But to each his own. It looks like you have a nice clean, straight pickup that runs and drives. Trust me, you will get lots of offers and offers of trade as you drive it.

I put a sign on my old Ford at a car show. PLEASE TOUCH! You wouldn't believe the people that did want to touch it.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #23
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Ditto what Shadetree said about touching.

Used my unrestored '35 as a service vehicle for years at the Amelia Island Concours ... notice the little guy in the photo below ... turquoise shirt and cap right above the right head light ... zeroed in on the truck.


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Lots of "don't touch" from Dad that day ... except one.



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Old 05-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #24
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Thanks for all the input and pics and a well written piece by Fe26. I have a Model T with original paint etc and nothing compares to the original patina.

It sounds like I should cancel plans for a 350 crate motor in the truck...JUST KIDDING!!!
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:03 PM   #25
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Recently purchased a 1936 ford pickup in Tampa FL.
The drive train was completely restored, but the bed needs to be installed and the interior needs to completed.
Does anyone have any illustrations on putting the bed on and the positioning of the wood pieces.
I canít find any restoration guides on completing the trucks.
I would sincerely appreciate any guidance or direction to any manuals.
I will add some pictures soon.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:38 PM   #26
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My council is to leave it untouched for at least a year. Fix the safety items first (Brakes/tires/lighting, steering. Then drive her and listen to her. She will tell her what she needs.

Trucks are working vehicles. A dent or two, and crack or wrinkle are badges of courage. I love a perfectly restored truck, but for my retired dollar, let me at a work truck. "Uncle Raeman" is a loose collection of 3 trucks, a ton of coat hangers for patching metal, and many a junk yard raid. I'm still happily working on him. Adding a '38 dump truck shroud is in progress.
Please don't be upset with me.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:38 PM   #27
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Blueline;
The holes in the frame rails determine how the bed is mounted. The wood blocks are at the rear cross member. There are 4 bolts per side.
There has been a previous discussion on the rear bed blocks -- do a search of this forum.
Recommend that you do not have the gas tank filler attached when placing the box on the frame. Also, having the panels that go on both sides above the running boards installed is required, as they are very difficult to add once the bed is in place.
There are web pads that go between bed supports and frame. These are easy to make or available from many suppliers.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:11 AM   #28
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Thanks for all the input and pics and a well written piece by Fe26. I have a Model T with original paint etc and nothing compares to the original patina.

It sounds like I should cancel plans for a 350 crate motor in the truck...JUST KIDDING!!!
I'd love to own a truck like yours, and make no mistake, it would stay exactly like you found yours except for making it mechanically sound and safe to drive.
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