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Old 05-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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Default My 1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup restoration

History.

10 years ago I bought 4 wrecks, a '40 and three '41 Ford pickups. The one I'm building is a combo of all of those trucks plus whatever I had found at the swap meets and other finds. Its been a slow build and actually I had stopped working on it for a few years. I am slowly tinkering away at it again.
Click the link to my album page to see the four pickups I started with:
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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I'm at a similar point with my '36 pickup using a '38 frame and a '40 engine.

Do your pedals hang from the cab or mount on the frame rail? Mine are on the rail and the pivot in the center of the frame would have been extremely challenging to install if the trans and torque tube were in the way.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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That's what it's all about! Lookin' goooood!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:36 AM   #4
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Looks good Relics,make sure you scrape paint off starter mount for a good ground through starter. ken ct.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the pics. I'm hoping to get started in the next couple of weeks & clear pics are much more help than most of the printed books etc.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:12 AM   #6
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Looks fantastic.

Great attention to detail.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:50 AM   #7
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Outstanding!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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Looks really pretty. So much so you may not want to drive it when its done. Just kidding. You're doing very nice work on that one. Please keep us updated.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #9
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Very nice!

Where did you get the paint for the engine?
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You've got a nice looking build going. I did the same thing with my present 40 p-up build (non-stock). Got 2 1/2 trucks plus another cab, culled through everything and sold off what I didn't want. And it does "wear you out" from time to time, I can agree with that, causing "lapses" in build time. Hey, it's a hobby and you do it because you love to do it - you don't "have" to do it.

Good luck on your project and keep us posted from time to time .....
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Truly a labor of love.
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Great detail on the undercarriage!
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #13
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Can anyone tell me about these hubs.



I have a couple like this, and they are neither the inside hub or outside hub.

The hub and drum are one piece.

What are these type known as and or what years were they used?

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
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Can anyone tell me about these hubs.



I have a couple like this, and they are neither the inside hub or outside hub.

The hub and drum are one piece.

What are these type known as and or what years were they used?

Mart.
I aways thought they were Canadian production, since thats mostly what I see up here. All three of my pickups have this style of hub/drum even on the rears. 1940 car/pickup and 1941 pickup only I believe. Rears VV




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Old 05-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #15
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Outstanding job! Good to see another one getting back on the road.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #16
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If you use a new reproduction gas tank the holes to mount the new tank need to be re drilled. ( I think 5/8" forward ) This will let the fill hose go through the side of truck so it will connect to fill tube, still have my old tank if you need one. I would purchase a new one because of rust and new one has a baffle. New tank will also have to be painted. Need to think about your gas sending unit and gas gauge. Your work looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info on the Hubs.

I saw a full set on a 42 that came from South Africa. I would guess the running gear for the SA car came from Canada.

It must be nice to have the pick of 3 donors when deciding which parts to use. I have a 41 on the backburner, but it's nowhere near as nice as yours.

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Very nice!

Where did you get the paint for the engine?
Just what I was thinking Zach. What is the color on that flathead? Scott
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Nice work, keep the photos coming.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #20
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Got a little more done on the '41, a NOS fan, exhaust manifolds on, engine splash shields, anti-chatter rods, dipstick and got the starter and generator rebuild except waiting for a starter drive.









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