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Old 09-23-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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My grandfather had a restoration shop in California and he worked on late 30 and 40 ford and Mercury's. This 1936 Ford truck was his shop truck, bought by him in 1961. This truck is the truck my mom learned to drive on. About 20-25 years ago He took this truck apart and it sat there. Last year he got sick and gave me as many pieces to the truck he could find. Im taking it down to the bare frame and making it a truck that hopefully I will teach my girls to drive on. I know not much about early fords but have been finding my way slowly. I will post pics here for help and to show. Any pointers or thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:26 PM   #3
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Thought I would show gramps Merc.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:31 PM   #4
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Both nice. The truck looks great for "just a bunch of parts."
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:35 PM   #5
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:08 PM   #6
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Your grandfather produced fine work. I hope you paid close attention and inherited his
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If you post your general address everyone here on the barn can bid you welcome as I have.
Probably some are close and be able to assist you better.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm trying to get my pictures all up. I needed to rebuild the trans and motor. By my estimate and research it appears the transmission is a 36 model and the engine is from a 49. heads marked as 8BA. Thinking I might need to change out the spark plug wires for the original look?
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:13 PM   #8
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The truck looks nice to begin with and appears to be a pretty solid piece for restoration.
The transmission looks more like a '39 to me, or it could be a '35-'36 case with '39-'48 gears, and '39 style shifter top/tower. If you check the serial number on the flat area above the clutch inspection plate, that would tell which year and month the case was used in production. There is also a casting part number on the back of the case that will tell which year(s) it was used in production.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:47 PM   #9
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welcome to the 'Barn...nice project....and it looks like you've inherited some of your grandfather's skills with your work so far....link is to MacVP's website with ID numbers, etc...lots of good info there....Mike

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Thought I would show gramps Merc.
I think your gramps did you a real 'solid' with that deal! I think I'd take yours over his though!

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Old 09-24-2016, 04:55 PM   #11
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VERY nice '36. You have a really nice pickup to start with, and thank you for doing it stock and not chopping up and cobbling this fine example all to heck
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Man n n that's one beautiful truck, look at all the patina on the bed, just keep it like Jeff says, I am glad your not monkeying with it ,Ted
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:24 PM   #13
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VERY nice '36. You have a really nice pickup to start with, and thank you for doing it stock and not chopping up and cobbling this fine example all to heck
When I picked up the truck gramps "suggested" that it stay stock. He said that there are plenty of fords with small blocks floating around. I'm doing my best to keep it original.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:50 PM   #14
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That thing looks GREAT! Congrats! Lots of help here for just about any questions you may have.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:09 PM   #15
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Good project. Always a worthy task to get a legacy truck back on the road - especially in close to original condition. Enjoy the ride.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:44 PM   #16
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Are there in general torque specs or a book that has chassis torque specs for my truck. Specifically, now, I'm wondering how tight to get the bolts that hold my front backing plates to the spindle.

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here ya go with some torque specs....again from MacVP's website....Mike

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Great looking truck.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:41 AM   #19
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Real sweet but I think you really need a steering wheel ?
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:17 AM   #20
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Real sweet but I think you really need a steering wheel ?

That was going to be one of my next questions. Anyone know who does a great job at restoring steering wheels or sells a nice one already restored?
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