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Old 01-20-2016, 08:44 PM   #81
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But he has said in previous posts he doesn't want new, he wants originals with some character to them.
Wow, you are spot on. Character is the perfect word for how I want this truck to be. It will be fixed/repaired where needed but that is it. Paint might be touched up to all blend together but the originality of it will stay.

I have seen the resent panels on the auction site. Too much work for the money. I am willing to pay the same price as repo's for originals that are good.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:21 PM   #82
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If I can find my originals I would swap you for a pair of repros. I'm gonna paint them shiney white anyway. Probably be back in my garage Sunday. I think I stashed them in a file cabinet.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:44 PM   #83
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The 35 is always a favorite of mine. You are doing a very nice job.It does take a bit of money to restore but in the end it will be well worth the money and effort.Will be watching your progress.George
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:58 PM   #84
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Coming along very nicely.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:41 AM   #85
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Vanspeed,

Great job! Love the patina as well.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:30 AM   #86
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Great looking truck, wish we had kept our 36', but times got rough. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:09 PM   #87
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Original 35-37 bed filler panels:

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Old 01-21-2016, 02:10 PM   #88
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Old 01-21-2016, 05:52 PM   #89
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Those look like they will do just fine. Looks like I will be ordering you up a set of new ones! This is why I love the ford barn!
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:41 PM   #90
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Bit of good news, I just got two flatheads from barn member funrunr. A 1940 59 and a 46 59AB. The later turns over so hopefully I will have a power plant for this old girl. Also made a deal with Scott for his bed panels. Now it is putting together the puzzle. Getting excited now.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:17 PM   #91
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Good Score Jeff! I'll take that 39 rear off your hands if you are parting out the other frame!

Edit.. Sorry dude, just realized I was reading on an old post!

Truck looks fantastic! Great work! Perfect patina!

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Old 01-24-2016, 05:17 AM   #92
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:39 PM   #93
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So the two flatheads did not happen. Both were too big an investment for me to make a runner. I do however have a deal with a barner for a nice running '40 flathead so things are looking good. I got the lower filler panels from Scott and they were exactly what I needed. Rash, dings, 81 years worth of abuse. The one thing I did not like was the bed reveal on one was pretty much squashed flat. I made up a little die and in about half an hour, it looks almost as it should.


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Not bad for an hours time. Thanks Scott!

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that turned out great!
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Thanks Scott! Today my buddy Kirk delivered something I had to have. My 35 frame was toast and it came with a '39 frame ( which is under the truck now) but it had rust in it's past and somebody replaced the entire sides about 4 feet long and a lot of holes that I need we're welded up. I really wanted a virgin frame and he came back from California with this beautiful '39 frame. I don't think I have ever seen one this nice. I am going to now swap my truck over to this frame.


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Been a little while so I thought I would update this. Bought a running take out 37 engine from a guy in Milwaukee. It is getting picked up from a buddy tomorrow and delivered when he comes to autorama. The original 35 trans is done and ready. Talked to the guy that bought the engine that was in my truck (a '37 with block off plates and my original 35 heads, etc. and we are swapping the 37 stuff from my engine for the original 35 stuff. Happy about that!

The truck is getting taken apart so that I can start on the new chassis. I am going to do the chassis first and then start in on the sheetmetal work.


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Gotta love the '35 shifter.
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:36 PM   #98
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35 was the first year the shifter curved back toward the seat. A minister told me that 1955 when we went to see him about getting hooked in a 35 coupe. Walt
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It is a beautiful shifter!
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:43 AM   #100
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Vanspeed (Jeff?), I have not seen mention of this in any of the posts on this thread, but it may have been mentioned on another thread, or you may already know this anyway....but....

All the pictures I see, showing the front of the engine in the donor truck, tell me that you have a '37 or early '38, 21 stud block, using block off plates where the '37-'48 style waterpumps would normally bolt on. The earlier wp in head type cylinder heads will bolt right on this engine and make it look very much like you have a '36 or earlier 21 stud engine. IMO, this '37 block is better than the earlier blocks (not considering the 36LB), because it has insert mains, and thicker cylinder walls, which will allow a larger bore, probably up to 239ci.
I love seeing these threads where someone rescues old iron like this and brings it back to life. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
I drug one home similar to this one ~ 10 years ago, but in worse condition than yours. I salvaged what I could, sold off the parts I didn't want/need, and hauled what was left to the scrap yard. If I can find some pictures, I will post them here.
John you should see my Friends eyes light up when you talk about a 37 motor. he thinks a 37 motor is one of the best Flatheads ever made!
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