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Old 02-26-2017, 11:12 AM   #61
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I'm sorry I don't have any extra horns. My truck appreciates all the nice things you guys have said. I told her and she blushed. I do have these two parts and I'm not sure where they go, any ideas?
This is the correct under grille pan for the 1936. The pointy end bolts to the bottom of the grille... you should be able to find holes to attach it in the back.
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #62
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I'm sorry I don't have any extra horns. My truck appreciates all the nice things you guys have said. I told her and she blushed. I do have these two parts and I'm not sure where they go, any ideas?
This is the correct under grille pan for the 1936. The pointy end bolts to the bottom of the grille... you should be able to find holes to attach it in the back.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:50 PM   #63
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GREAT project and PLEASE keep posting pics. YES...keep it in the family and use it!
Best of Luck!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:50 AM   #64
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Very nice looking 36. Work looks great.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:07 PM   #65
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1stford..... only 'problem' I see with your project is, it's going to be too nice to drive!! You're gonna hafta find a 'driver' and put this one away!!

Beautiful thanks for the updates keep them coming as you go
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:50 PM   #66
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So I was going through a box of parts and found these gems. It's my understanding that my G pa restored these some time back. The temp sending line has been cut, is there something to do so I'm able to add a new line or extend this one?
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:48 AM   #67
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I don't believe you can 'fix' the temp unit yourself - it is like a sealed thermometer. There are places that restore gauges and can fix the unit, test/calibrate it, etc..

You might want to call these guys (not sure they do your particular unit, but worth checking out):

Ron Beliles
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2018 E. Front Ave.
Chester, Arkansas 72934
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:32 AM   #68
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Thank you. I live in Arkansas so thats perfect!
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:36 PM   #69
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I don't believe you can 'fix' the temp unit yourself - it is like a sealed thermometer. There are places that restore gauges and can fix the unit, test/calibrate it, etc..

You might want to call these guys (not sure they do your particular unit, but worth checking out):

Ron Beliles
WILLIAMSON'S INSTRUMENTS, INC.
2018 E. Front Ave.
Chester, Arkansas 72934
479-369-2551
Wanted to say thanks for referring me to Ron. He currently has my temp gauge and is adding the sending unit to it. Much appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:40 PM   #70
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Thought I might give a quick update on where I am.
I just got my radiator back and it was here long enough to go right into the car. Getting things set on the body and lined up.

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Old 03-25-2017, 11:30 PM   #71
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looking good...Mike
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:46 AM   #72
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Love it thanks for keeping us posted.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:06 PM   #73
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Some updated pictures. Thanks for looking
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:31 PM   #74
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Looks like it's coming together very nicely!! Heck, at the pace you're going, you might be driving that baby in a week or two
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:46 PM   #75
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Looking Good!
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:13 PM   #76
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So I'm at the point where I'm going to start on my electrical. I've not ever done a car this far back but want to keep the appearance of original most likely using 12v. I have all new wiring harnesses for everything and and a voltage regulator, that's the extent of my electrical parts. Just needing some direction ok what else I will need and where to get an original look 12v battery. (Does it go in the engine compartment or under floorboard for a 1936 truck.
Thank you for your feedback.
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You'll need a generator that can output 12v. Several ways to get there, the best approach IMO is the alternator conversions inside an original generator housing. I have used Whitney if your interested. I keep the voltage regulator and use it for a wiring terminal. If your wanting to stick with a generator they can be reworked to output 12v. Also need to decide if your going to go with something similar to original for a fuse panel or something more modern. If your using original gauges you will need the voltage drops.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:58 PM   #78
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You'll need a generator that can output 12v. Several ways to get there, the best approach IMO is the alternator conversions inside an original generator housing. I have used Whitney if your interested. I keep the voltage regulator and use it for a wiring terminal. If your wanting to stick with a generator they can be reworked to output 12v. Also need to decide if your going to go with something similar to original for a fuse panel or something more modern. If your using original gauges you will need the voltage drops.
Thanks for the info
I don't think I've even seen, I have not looked, a fuse box yet. Is there anyone that sells an original looking 12 v battery?
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:47 PM   #79
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I'm going to go with original wiring and fuse block. I'm going to run a 12 volt system so any tips on what I might need to convert that would be helpful. I currently have the generator that went in a 49 8ba.
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Either you take the regulator and fields from a -56 up and use them to convert your generator to 12 or go for a alternator coversion as Jseery recomended.
You need a regulator to drop the voltage feeding the gauges.
A dropping resistor to heating fan.
A 12v flasher relay.
Some bulbs.
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