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Old 07-18-2020, 10:02 AM   #41
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Great Story! So good to see your daughters getting involved in your interests. I also enjoyed "Stairway To Heaven". My son's band did that song 20 years ago when they were in High School.

It's been great to have time to restore an old tractor that belonged to my dad this summer with my boys who are now 44 & 47. It's a Ford 851 Workmaster. Turned out great.

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Old 07-18-2020, 03:44 PM   #42
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I love to see interiors such as that. The whole package looks ideal.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:07 PM   #43
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Thanks so much for all the kind words..... I let my daughter read some of the music comments and it made her day.

We took it on a fairly long 2 hour drive this weekend in the heat and it ran great!!! I didnt have to touch anything mechanically.



Gary, really doubt I will sell the car anytime soon...

A) I need to keep it at least till the movie is filmed.

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B) both girls really like it as does the wife......so I think it is part of the family for sure.


In fact this weekend I just finished totally redoing and painting my everyday driver...they are now bugging me to redo the 38 to look new...told them it needs to stay as is for now....I have too many irons in the fire to paint another vehicle this summer lol.
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:27 PM   #44
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Default Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

And then there are some of us guys that are strictly truck guys and we need to know more about the 4wd . I see stock wheels (bonus points) 1/2 ton ... Post '59 ford running gear?
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Old 07-19-2020, 10:40 PM   #45
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And then there are some of us guys that are strictly truck guys and we need to know more about the 4wd . I see stock wheels (bonus points) 1/2 ton ... Post '59 ford running gear?
I built the truck and made my own 4x4 conversion axle 12 years back and 185000 miles ago out of the left over junk from building my black f-1.

I cut up and cut down a front Dana 44 to be the right track width and bolt in place of the stock axle and make use if the stocknsteering and suspension. I then used a ford 303 tranny and dana 20 t-case. And finally I couldn't find a non cracked flathead at the time so used a ford 200 six that I built up with flat tops and a custom ground cam.

The winter road salt are up what was left of the body pretty bad so I decided to tear it all down and redo it 10 weeks ago... (had to quit work when covid closed my girls school....I initially worked on the 38 but decided to do the f1 as well once I had the 38 far along).
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:28 AM   #46
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Default Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

I love the picture of the F-1 going through the mud!

The folks who are afraid to get their cars out on a rainy day are probably aghast at that scene!
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:31 AM   #47
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That's a great job on the truck!
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Old 07-20-2020, 04:10 PM   #48
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Thanks!!
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:41 PM   #49
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Well looking like the model a chassis that donated the 39 hydraulic brakes may eventually get a new life...


I got a call out of the blue to come get some A parts cheap......

Well I got a dismantled steel top 31 cab... and a poor 30 coupe that was cut up with an axe....

I loosely assembled the cab and threw it on the frame.....and a friend Gave me a free turing engine..... so I have the starts of a model a truck for a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:20 AM   #50
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Looks like the girls are onboard with this new project. Sounds like the 30 coupe was worked on by the same guy that put hydraulic brake pedals in my 37, the hole looks like it was cut with an axe.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:25 AM   #51
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How cool is THAT!! I love that '38 just the way it sits!

Thanks for the pictures and the story I really enjoyed reading this
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Old 07-22-2020, 04:54 PM   #52
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:07 PM   #53
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Took another long drive in the 38 this weekend and it ran great even in the HOT weather and the long drive back up the mountain to home..... didnt have to fix or adjust anything!!!

I did change the oil again.....been trying to change it often. To drain any of the old sludge that may have lossened up from the engine sitting.
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