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Old 05-17-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Zimmco Wins a Best-Of-Show

Hi Everyone, Congratulations are in order because FordBarn Member Zimmco won a Best-Of-Show award today in Maryland at the beautiful Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum. http://www.farmheritage.org/

He debuted his freshly restored Dearborn Blue 1935 'Pickup' and it looks like it could have been sitting on the showroom floor. The paint was perfect but not over-done, the interior perfect, the engine compartment was so clean and impressively sorted, the wiring, everything on this truck is just cool.

There were nearly seventy entries, probably fifteen or more FordBarn members were in attendance, a great turnout, considering everyone woke-up to light rain. A wide variety from Model A's to a 2000+ model years. Some of our member families traveled through states to attend this meet driving three cars over seventy miles!

There was a panel of three judges, and full-disclosure, I was one of them.

Great restoration on a really cool vehicle!

Maybe Zimmco or another 'Barner who was at the show will post a few photos?

Edit: Photos of all cars and people at this show welcome!
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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Jeff, just by some coincidence I happen to have a couple pictures of Al's beautiful '35 pickup taken at the show today....
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:27 PM   #3
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Zimmco- absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! JM - Thank you for the great photos!
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention a couple things in my picture post.....

As I understand, Al did everything on this truck himself except for the paint, and that was done by "The Bad Donkey Garage" in Hanover, Pa. They have done some very excellent work on 4 or 5 cars owned by members of our EFV-8 Club, RG36.

Also, for those who plan to go to the EFV-8 C/A, Eastern National Meet this June, in Charlotte/Concord, NC, you will get to see Al's beautiful pickup in person.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your trophy and a restoration well done. Nothing better than seeing another work horse preserved for future generations.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:35 PM   #6
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WOWZA! well deserved award.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:40 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:41 PM   #8
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Wow! Couldn't have looked better when new!
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:21 PM   #9
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Beautiful truck, congrats on a job well done
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:27 PM   #10
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That is outstanding work on a beautiful truck.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:36 PM   #11
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nice pickup, you did a great job!
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:39 PM   #12
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Wow!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:19 PM   #13
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That is one fine lookin truck. He should be very proud of a job well done.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #14
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Congrats- Great Original rebuild-as they all should be--AAA+++
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:18 AM   #15
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Congratulations, that is a beautiful truck.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:56 AM   #16
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I bet you woke up this morning with the same smile you got when they gave you
" BEST of SHOW " Looks GREAT >>
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:01 AM   #17
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It has been said that nothing is perfect, but this truck is as close as it gets!! I guess you could say it is flawless!!
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Absolutely beautiful, not overdone or tarted up. Congratulations!

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Beautiful Restoration! Great Job and Congratulations. Will the truck be at the NC show this June?
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Beautiful truck, but the engine pictures bring up the question, did the trucks come with cast iron, engine green color intake manifolds?
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That truck is exactly how I would have done it. Don't I wish !
It looks absolutely great !
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Beautiful restoration. It's a truck that looks like a truck...not all dolled up with white walls, etc.

Thanks for sharing.

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The truck looks really great. Thanks for the detailed pics.

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Yes, it will be there!
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Congratulations beautiful truck!!!
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Zimmco, Very nice restoration!

To answer Keith, OH. statement...35 pickups had aluminum intake manifolds and heads.
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Beautiful truck, but the engine pictures bring up the question, did the trucks come with cast iron, engine green color intake manifolds?
I don't think so.

Not to steal Al's thunder, but here are a few pictures of a beautifully done '35 Panel Delivery that received its Dearborn Award at the 2014 CNM in Springfield, Illinois. I don't think Don Rogers would have used the wrong intake manifold on this one.

Don, you beat me to it
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There continues to be some confusion regarding heads and intakes on 1935 vs 1936 pickups and panel deliveries. 1935 pickups and panel deliveries had aluminum heads and intakes while 1936 used cast iron. All large trucks used cast iron for both years.
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There continues to be some confusion regarding heads and intakes on 1935 vs 1936 pickups and panel deliveries. 1935 pickups and panel deliveries had aluminum heads and intakes while 1936 used cast iron. All large trucks used cast iron for both years.
I was given a '36 engine that was removed from an original '36 pickup and was assured it was the engine that came in this truck when new. It has cast iron intake manifold and heads, and is also an LB.
Purchased a '35 coupe last December from the son of the original owner, and he claims his Dad installed a '36 truck engine in this car many years ago. It also has cast iron intake and heads. Heads have pn's that indicate domed pistons. I'm hoping this is also an LB engine.
These engines support what you are saying about cast iron for intake and heads for '36 pickups/trucks.
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Beautiful truck ,Congratulations! Dave
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Don, I didn't make a STATEMENT, I asked a QUESTION concerning the intake manifolds delivered on 35 trucks since I have heard answers from so called experts both ways. Thank you for clearing it up with your reliable expert knowledge.
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Keith, You are correct. You did ask a question and not make a statement. Sorry for the screwup. I need to enlarge the font on my smart phone.

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