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Old 09-23-2017, 02:32 PM   #161
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We're running 6.50/16's on our '36 PU I like them.

Have a 6.00/16 for a spare tire the 6.50 would be a tighter fit there.
Had to use an old 6.00 because the new 6.50 was a no go.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:33 AM   #162
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Looks very nice!
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:17 PM   #163
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Very nice truck! A suggestion for tires that I put on my '37 stake last year. 6.50 - 16LT from Specialty Tires of America http://www.stausaonline.com/ (Made in the USA). STA Super Transport LT Bias Ply tube type. To keep them round when my truck is parked, I use Flatstoppers.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:48 PM   #164
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On the 36 truck windows is there not some type of rubber piece that keeps water from going between the window and door?
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:29 PM   #165
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I've gotten to a point where I'm ready to start this up but when I tried there was not enough juice to turn it over. I charged the battery up and tried it again but still got the same thing, I'm using a 6V optima battery to get this going. I've been under the impressing, or thought this is a 6 volt system this whole time and wonder if it's possible these are 12V? One note is that all lights and horn work perfect with this battery, it's positive ground. It's just a shot in the dark but thought I'd post a few pics to see if it's possible to tell the difference? I am using a 6volt starter solenoid.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #166
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A couple updated pictures
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:53 AM   #167
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Did you get it running?
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #168
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I did. So simple and such a lesson for me. I added a ground from motor to frame and bam!
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:03 PM   #169
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I did. So simple and such a lesson for me. I added a ground from motor to frame and bam!
It's always the ground! Well, not quite, but it often is.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:50 PM   #170
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Kudos, really turning out beautiful!
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:37 AM   #171
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On the batter cover, that goes on the wooden floorboard, do you just use wood screws to hold that on? I don’t find anything that says what to do there?
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:35 PM   #172
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The battery cover is a hold over from the model a era. Its held in place with spring strips.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:46 PM   #173
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The battery cover is a hold over from the model a era. Its held in place with spring strips.
Are these sold somewhere. I cut my hole out last night, I had ordered the one lasted for a 36 car.
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:13 PM   #174
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Drake, Carpenter, C&G and others carry them. They cover a much small oval hole located in the floor board above the battery.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:03 AM   #175
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I thought I'd give an update as I finished the interior last night. I'm getting pretty close, hope to have this 4 year project done this week. I had a couple of questions I was hoping someone could chime in on.

1). The steering box says to use "heavy duty gear oil" what would that be?

2). My fuel gauge sits on E when it's at idol but goes up, to what I think is correct, as my RPM's raise. Any suggestions on where to start?

3). I don't love the cut that shows at the ebrake in the mat. Anyone have a better solution?
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:09 PM   #176
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Looking Good!!!
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:38 PM   #177
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Probably redundant but get a copy of the so called Green Bible as a great reference source.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:27 PM   #178
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I thought I'd give an update as I finished the interior last night. I'm getting pretty close, hope to have this 4 year project done this week. I had a couple of questions I was hoping someone could chime in on.

1). The steering box says to use "heavy duty gear oil" what would that be?

2). My fuel gauge sits on E when it's at idol but goes up, to what I think is correct, as my RPM's raise. Any suggestions on where to start?

3). I don't love the cut that shows at the ebrake in the mat. Anyone have a better solution?
ANSWER to #3..get a piece of molded rubber in the shape of a long oval.. 3"by 5".. the distance of the stroke from brake on to brake off.. maybe make a slotted channel so it looks right couple of long screws.. just suggestion..
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:54 PM   #179
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Geez , quite different than mine .. So clean
1. Just use a semi fluid grease you'll be fine
2. mm dont know I use an aftermarket SW gauge.
3. not much you can do there is a boot that slides over the E brake, I cut a long flap that sits at the bottom of the E brake, under the floor mat so it covers any hole thats there backwards or forwards.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:47 PM   #180
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Man, thanks for keeping up on this thread. So many start but never finish. I'm going to book mark this for reference as I embark on my '36 fordor project soon. I hope to do a thread a thourogh said yours. Thank you again. Glad you're close to getting to enjoy driving. Grandpa would be pleased
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