Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2021, 07:54 PM   #1
GB SISSON
Senior Member
 
GB SISSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orcas Island Washington
Posts: 3,123
Default Jailbar Ranch

My son and I were moving vehicles around this afternoon while cleaning out some sheds. I decided it would be a good afternoon for a line-up. They all started up perfectly and are ready for the open road. Plan is to get caught up with our work load and head out for a Fall road trip..... Now to get caught up.......
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Jailbar Ranch.jpg (186.3 KB, 738 views)
File Type: jpg Jailbar Ranch 2.jpg (174.9 KB, 743 views)
__________________
'47 1/2 ton pickup next project, '47 one ton panel 99% stock nearing completion, '47 2 ton with 8ba and 9' script stakebed, '46 1/2 ton woodie project,'59 F350 9' flareside pickup with cummins 6at. 'Rusty ol' floorboards, hot on their feet' (Alan Jackson)
GB SISSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2021, 08:32 PM   #2
Zeke3
Senior Member
 
Zeke3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 716
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Great looking assortment of jailbars!
Zeke3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-12-2021, 08:40 PM   #3
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 6,365
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch




Very interesting - Jailbar Ranch
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2021, 10:40 PM   #4
Newc
Senior Member
 
Newc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,504
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

The sets of the 'teeth' are getting very expensive. Chrome repros are many hundreds of dollars. The 'teeth' are specific to location. Newc
Newc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 04:45 AM   #5
JWL
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fitzgerald, Georgia
Posts: 2,142
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Wow. I love it.
JWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 06:52 AM   #6
truckdog62563
Senior Member
 
truckdog62563's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rochester, Il
Posts: 524
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
I’m seeing the likelihood of needing to add a second Tonner as a bed and fender donor. Can’t have just one. Stu
__________________
Stu McMillan
Marmon-Herringtons
truckdog62563 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 07:01 AM   #7
mfirth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: ohio
Posts: 645
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

I'd call it "Jailbar Heaven". In 1960 a friend had a 46 p/u with a "full race" 59A in it & chrome stacks. I have loved Jailbars ever since. Thanks 4 sharing GB !
mfirth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 07:37 AM   #8
oldford2
Senior Member
 
oldford2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pittsfield, MA
Posts: 2,057
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

A 46 I am working on for a widow:
Just did my annual maintenance thing and got a new inspection sticker. She keeps it in a garage (heated) and gets driven by only me for 100+ miles per year. I will take it out next month to check the steering. It wanders down the road.
John
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ford half ton.jpg (50.9 KB, 89 views)
oldford2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 08:01 AM   #9
51504bat
Senior Member
 
51504bat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: SoCal-Redlands
Posts: 2,025
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newc View Post
The sets of the 'teeth' are getting very expensive. Chrome repros are many hundreds of dollars. The 'teeth' are specific to location. Newc

But if you're a cabinet maker you make them out of wood, right GB?
__________________
Making the simple complicated for over 30 years.
51504bat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 08:47 AM   #10
Adam/Mill Valley CA
Senior Member
 
Adam/Mill Valley CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mill Valley,CA
Posts: 217
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Very cool!


Adam
__________________
1936 pickup, stock, black
1965 Mustang coupe 289/4bbl, black/red
1971 Ala Romeo GTV 1750 coupe, dark red/tan
1970 911E 2.2 litre dark blue/black
1968 BMW R50/2 US, black (m'cycle)
1967 Triumph TR6R , sea foam/cream (m'cycle)
1992 BMW R100RS blue/silver (m'cycle)
1974 Honda CB750 red (m'cycle)
2000 Kawasaki W650 blue/silver (m'cycle)
Adam/Mill Valley CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 09:05 AM   #11
GB SISSON
Senior Member
 
GB SISSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orcas Island Washington
Posts: 3,123
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Quote:
Originally Posted by 51504bat View Post
But if you're a cabinet maker you make them out of wood, right GB?
All of these teeth are factory ford, but let's just say I HAVE considered wood on occasion. Thanks to all for the nice comments. I know they aren't as desirable as a lot of the prewar models, but jailbars have remained within my budget and seem to land here. I have enough parts trucks in my lower 5 acres to build another nice tonner PU with an H six, perhaps a stakebed. The six is on a rolling cart in my shop and was pulled by a friend's father from a half ton panel after a minor crash. I hear the H is a good engine.
__________________
'47 1/2 ton pickup next project, '47 one ton panel 99% stock nearing completion, '47 2 ton with 8ba and 9' script stakebed, '46 1/2 ton woodie project,'59 F350 9' flareside pickup with cummins 6at. 'Rusty ol' floorboards, hot on their feet' (Alan Jackson)
GB SISSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 09:28 AM   #12
truckdog62563
Senior Member
 
truckdog62563's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rochester, Il
Posts: 524
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

I spent most of four days at Iola this past week and found precious few parts for Jailbars. A couple hoods is all. I shoulda bought one of them but didn’t. Kick my self now. I guess it’s just a fact, as you alluded to, they find you. Stu
__________________
Stu McMillan
Marmon-Herringtons
truckdog62563 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 09:34 AM   #13
tubman
Senior Member
 
tubman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesota, Florida Keys
Posts: 7,994
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Quote:
Originally Posted by GB SISSON View Post
All of these teeth are factory ford.....The six is on a rolling cart in my shop and was pulled by a friend's father from a half ton panel after a minor crash. I hear the H is a good engine.
Tom McCahill of "Mechanics Illustrated" liked 'em. Here's what he said :

“When it comes to breaking fast from a traffic light or snap passing on the highway, the Six can make the V-8 look as loggy as your Aunt Tillie after a hard day’s shopping in Macy’s bargain basement,” wrote Tom. Regarding mid-range performance, he said: “The Ford Six can tear the ears of the V-8 in acceleration and performance, right up to 75 mph.” But “Above 82 or 83 mph, the Ford six flattens out like a Chinese pancake… it finally lays down and dies at about 91 or 92 mph tops.” The Ford Six proved to be economical, too, by winning its class in the Grand Canyon economy run.

He sure had a way with words.
tubman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 10:03 AM   #14
rockfla
Senior Member
 
rockfla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 2,384
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

GB


I am digging that panel delivery especially!! Very nice collection of trucks.
rockfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 10:36 AM   #15
cas3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: sw minnesota
Posts: 2,907
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Nice collection GB. The neighbors must all be jealous !
cas3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 11:37 AM   #16
deuce_roadster
Senior Member
 
deuce_roadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Shelton, WA
Posts: 2,947
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Gary, puts a new spin on being "in jail"! Love the pictures.
deuce_roadster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 12:44 PM   #17
PeteVS
Senior Member
 
PeteVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: FP, NJ
Posts: 2,555
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

I find it interesting that only one (I think) has escaped major mods: Woodie body, Diesel transplant, Toyota transplant. But, they're all neat, especially the modifieds.
__________________
Don't never get rid of nuthin!
PeteVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 12:47 PM   #18
STEVE O
Senior Member
 
STEVE O's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: QUICKSBURG VA
Posts: 526
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Love Them!
STEVE O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 05:05 PM   #19
mercman from oz
Senior Member
 
mercman from oz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 6,365
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch


Cover - 1942 Ford Truck Sales Brochure.
mercman from oz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 05:22 PM   #20
flatford8
Senior Member
 
flatford8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lyman,ME.
Posts: 1,993
Default Re: Jailbar Ranch

Ok.....with that collection....you win!!!!.......Mark
__________________
I'm thinkin' about crankin'
My ragged ol' truck up
and haulin' myself into town.
Billy Joe Shaver
flatford8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 PM.