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Old 09-13-2017, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I thought you might like to see my 1930 open cab pick up. I have loaded some pictures of it as found in 2007, one of the body being done around 2010 and some of it now its finished. The engine I know is the wrong color, but at the time it was the only paint I could get here due to foreign currency shortages and I wanted to get on with my project.
Hope you enjoy see ing my little truck
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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Really nice job-thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:44 PM   #3
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Very nice! I've heard of the problems with getting parts and the cost due to exchange rates being hard to deal with. I visited some Model A owners in south Africa and they talked about it at length. Hope you can get your truck out on the road for people to see.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:46 PM   #4
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Very nice indeed! Did you acquire these old Ford projects in Zimbabwe? How difficult are original parts to find locally? Do you order your repro parts from the US like the rest of us? Very impressed with your roadster pickup. mike
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:29 PM   #5
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Very nice ! ! ! Thanks for sharing ! !
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:00 PM   #6
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Very nice indeed! Did you acquire these old Ford projects in Zimbabwe? How difficult are original parts to find locally? Do you order your repro parts from the US like the rest of us? Very impressed with your roadster pickup. mike
It's RHD so unless RHD specific parts are available locally, they can't be obtained. American parts vendors don't sell much RHD. For that reason alone, that is an excellent job of restoration. Congratulations.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:20 PM   #7
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Beautiful work.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #8
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I am amazed!

Looks great. Can't believe you got it done.

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Old 09-13-2017, 08:04 PM   #9
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Well done Viv W! Looks great! Jeff
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:13 PM   #10
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Great job and thanks for sharing with us. Now enjoy it and drive it!
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:57 AM   #11
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Normally Model As with a sidemount spare has it fitted on the drivers side I suppose Henry thought it would be easier to change a flat in the street and not in a ditch !!! I cant see if your restored PU has dual sidemounts maybe it has. I have LHD and RHD they have the spare on the drivers side . Your PU is a super restoration and doing it in Zimbabwe must have been a real challenge for sure congratulations . Could be it started life with the spare on that side maybe a special order .

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Old 09-14-2017, 07:04 AM   #12
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Beautiful truck! Doing a project like this in Zimbabwe no doubt has added challenges. Even more impressive!
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:22 AM   #13
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Viv,
What an AWESOME job you did!!!! Can't IMAGINE the HOURS/DAYS of blood, sweat & tears, to do a job this well!!!---Show me a PIC of your HANDS & SCARS---NLOL
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:05 AM   #14
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Nice work. I am always amazed at how the right handers have all of that stuff packed around the carburetor.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:44 PM   #15
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They are "They are never, really. finished" at least I hope not
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #16
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And it only took you 10 years - that's quick work by my standards. I'm especially fond of RPUs and yours is a beauty - well done!
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