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Old 04-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #181
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Default Re: 1941 Ford Pickup frame-off restore for the next generation

I once had a 40 much like yours, remnants of the original paint suggested grey with a red pinstripe. Pinstripe was just an accent, not as wide as the photo above. Grey grille and black boards
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:07 AM   #182
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Personally, I like the white walls with grey painted running boards and chrome grill.

Looking great, nice work.

*** second look at it, I think either way would be super nice***
Thanks Its starting to grow on me also.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #183
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I once had a 40 much like yours, remnants of the original paint suggested grey with a red pinstripe. Pinstripe was just an accent, not as wide as the photo above. Grey grille and black boards
Heres a pic I believe to be the original white pinstripe on my truck. Mine will be the same but going black, not as wide as in the photoshop.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:56 AM   #184
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Can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

My VW is coming out of storage on the 30th and I had given myself a schedule to get all parts painted by than. I need to tear the booth down to get it back in my garage. lol.

The drivers door I had repaired sheetmetal wise awhile back. The passenger still needed bottom inside lip replaced, lower hinge area and both outer corners.

Finally have the doors in primer and final wet sanded. Hopefully final paint this weekend and next week.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:57 AM   #185
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Default Re: 1941 Ford Pickup frame-off restore for the next generation

Just about wrapped up the last paint job on the doors.

Starting to worry/make decisions on my bed and rear fenders.

My rear fenders are really in bad shape rust/dents etc.

I am wondering if I was to pick up some sedan fenders, if I'd be able to use them for patches etc? Basically how close are sedan fenders to pickups?

I know the differences between the front but not the rears.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:03 PM   #186
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Where are they rusted/dented? I've got a set of 38 rear panel truck fenders in decent shape.

Truck rear fenders are the same 38-41 i believe.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:22 PM   #187
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Where are they rusted/dented? I've got a set of 38 rear panel truck fenders in decent shape.

Truck rear fenders are the same 38-41 i believe.
Its probably easier to ask where they are not rusted/dented. LOL

1st post shows them fairly well. One has been brazed completely across the middle of it. Both have rotted running board flanges and both have bee smashed inward. Flanges for mounting to bed are just about non existent.

Positive note the dimple for the spare tire looks good.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:27 PM   #188
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Just went through something very similar to your situation on the rear fenders. Took two to make one.

If its any consolation, you did a bang up job working the front fenders!

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Old 04-25-2016, 01:22 PM   #189
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Just went through something very similar to your situation on the rear fenders. Took two to make one.

If its any consolation, you did a bang up job working the front fenders!
Thanks for the kind words.

I've been telling my wife after almost 2 yrs of metal fabbing and rust repair so far, will be nothing compared to what it'll take for the bed and fenders.

I'm beginning to lean towards a new complete bed, and the previous owner has a set of (dare I say it) fiberglass rear fenders for the truck.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:56 PM   #190
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Default Re: 1941 Ford Pickup frame-off restore for the next generation

You can use a slapper to dress up the dents ,also you can form a Former to hammer over for the rear skirt lip by using some plain rebar bent in a circle ,weld a support on it to clamp in the vice .Ted
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:22 PM   #191
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You can use a slapper to dress up the dents ,also you can form a Former to hammer over for the rear skirt lip by using some plain rebar bent in a circle ,weld a support on it to clamp in the vice .Ted
Thanks for the tips. I'll be sure to use them.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:27 PM   #192
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Northern Classic Trucks in Sterling heights has a brand new 38-41 bed. Check JTs antique trucks in Pennsylvania for the rear fenders. I think i seen a pair on San Diego CL under auto parts Vintage. I miss my 40,yours is looking good Ken
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:41 PM   #193
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I used Norther Classic Trucks parts to put together an all new box for my '38. Since the box is all single wall and mine was beat down and rusted it seemed like the only way to go.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:57 AM   #194
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Northern Classic Trucks in Sterling heights has a brand new 38-41 bed. Check JTs antique trucks in Pennsylvania for the rear fenders. I think i seen a pair on San Diego CL under auto parts Vintage. I miss my 40,yours is looking good Ken
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I used Norther Classic Trucks parts to put together an all new box for my '38. Since the box is all single wall and mine was beat down and rusted it seemed like the only way to go.

Thanks guys,

I actually mentioned to the wife, might be time for a nice roadtrip to the other side of the lake and pickup some truck stuff. Northern will be my first choice.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:01 AM   #195
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Doors all finished up, only one do over. LOL Painted interior first, than taped interior and painted outside.

Will be tearing down the booth this weekend, actually its falling apart by itself. The white duct tape is separating so all and all it worked out fine. Will be nice to have some room again.

In the meantime, I was able to score a very nice waterfall and whiskers from a "hamber" for my pitted stuff and some cash. Cannot be happier with that trade.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:52 AM   #196
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Anyone up for a road trip. Was able to score a very nice, complete '39 bed and fenders (fellow ford barner) only 6hr each way trip.

With my original rusted out bed and fenders and this one should complete the truck nicely.

Leaving sunday 5am and hoping back by 6pm.

Crazy how things work out, I've been searching for a good bed and waterfall for close to 3 yrs and find both in the same week.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:28 PM   #197
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That's a nice bed and fenders... I seen it on here was hoping you were the one that bought it. Got a pic of the grille?
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:23 PM   #198
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Thanks , right place right time I guess

My grill and roached out bed
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:39 AM   #199
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Nice 13hr road trip done.

Bed and fenders are safely home.

Stripped down and checked hole alignment. Perfect!
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #200
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I can't believe you got that in the back of a Sport trak..lol
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