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Old 06-01-2021, 10:15 PM   #1
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I am fairly new to the Ford Barn Forum. Sent here years ago by a Ford friend. I am in the early stages of a new to me project that I will need much help and guidance on in the future. I have posted a few pictures of this truck I was looking at. Today with the help of several friends I decided to secure this truck. Hopefully over the next few weeks we can get it home and start to look at it in more detail.

I had been looking for a project. I found one!

I tend to write a lot and post a lot of pictures I hope both will be ok? Being active on other forums for years I try to check in almost once a day.

Ok back to the project.
The truck was advertised in a small newsletter for our local antique tractor club. I called the number and went and looked at it several weeks ago. It was a local truck used in a water well drilling business. Today 6-1-21 I decided this should be my next Ford project. The plans will develop as we learn more about these!


Having only owned Ford trucks since the mid 70's it checked that box.
This 32 AAB dump truck has been stored up on blocks since about 1952 or 1953. It has 65K miles on the odometer. Its pretty complete and original except for maybe the turn signals and the headlights.


I am brand new to these vintage trucks. It appealed to me. Two other friends looked it over and give a nod of approval. The owner and I came to agreement on the price and hopefully it will be able to get out and see the light of day soon.


The dump bed is starting to grow on me. It was a "work truck"! It is a hydraulic lift. The dump bed is a Galion. Tag is on the right side rail: Might be a little hard to read? I thought it might be a GarWood from other truck pictures. I was wrong. It has a rounded inside corner. The GarWoods are sharp in the bed corners.




This truck is not running,it does roll, on some poor old tires, engine is stuck, dump bed is not hooked up or attached to the frame and the list goes on and on! But that's where we start! This truck falls into the category of Barn find, which should fit the Ford Barn nicely too!

Enough for tonight. Your comments are always welcome!

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Chris

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Old 06-01-2021, 10:25 PM   #2
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Wow Looks awesome! Good luck!!!


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Old 06-01-2021, 11:01 PM   #3
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That's fantastic! Great post on a great find. Please keep us updated.
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:16 PM   #4
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Good find. Have fun with it. Be fun to watch progress.
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:19 PM   #5
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What a charming score! I like trucks a lot, and the dump takes it to the next level of cool. Chris you've written a great posting.

My sarcastic side screams "get a tire sponsor." Sorry.

I bet those turn signals were comforting for the operator even if they aren't proper or pleasing. Rear visibility is near impossible in this rig, and you see there's no passenger outside mirror. I guess all the roads it was riding were single lane?

Well done you.
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:29 PM   #6
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Keep in mind when making changes what you will be using it for. If your plan is to scream down the highway and go to wallyworld or to go to some shows, tool around and have fun. But I have a feeling you know that.


Great truck as is! Cosmetically. Nothing beyound just cleaning up. Wiring and little stuff might need attention.


Might be more difficult with what you have, but their are resources and guys here that know every bolt.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269580
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Old 06-02-2021, 12:39 AM   #7
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Nice.It even or appears to have the original evasive radiator cap.
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Old 06-02-2021, 05:51 AM   #8
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Ford Folks,
Thanks for the kind words and great resource information. The rough plan for this unit is
1. Get it out where people can see it. (Hope there will be some interest)
2. Service it to be running and moving/stopping safely.
3. Try to have some fun along the way meeting new folks and opening some new doors in life.
4. Trailer it to some events for show and tell. Its a good story.
5. If I could drive it to our local antique equipment shows within 40 miles within the next 2 years and not break the bank It will have met my expectations.
6. Meet some new friends that may help me along the way.
7. Long term goals = None Its just a day at a time.
8. Maybe the kids, grandkids, or great grandkids will have some fun with the truck at some point, even if its just to set in the shade next to it.

Lets see we may have some more pictures too?
The truck was last inspected around 1951 or 1952. Looks like Jan 31st. I was born Jan 3 52.:


Yep it has a roof:


Rears, yes tires will be on the list but not for a while.




Turn signal switch:


Cluster:


signals: These are kind of neat!


I believe this is the correct type B engine:


Ok must go work on something in the shop!

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Chris

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I have a pair of.double-sided hooded arrow signal lights. Wont mount.them, just wanted a pair.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:28 AM   #10
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The Ford archives photo below shows what your truck's chassis looked like when new before the cab, firewall, hood, fenders, etc. were added.
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That is a great find, I wouldn’t mind having a dump truck but space and money preclude that from ever happening. Do keep the pictures coming it will be interesting to see the project progress.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:24 AM   #12
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That is an amazing find! It is in perfect condition. Holy Cow, you really scored on the truck. Chuck's Trucks in Conneticut, Bob Selzam in NJ for big truck parts. I'll be following your thread.
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Try a 50/50 mixture of ATF and acetone to soak the cylinders/valves with to free up the engine. Time is your friend, don't rush the process. Great find. I'm a fan of big trucks so I'll be watching as your progress.
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Really cool truck, hope you don't plan on too much "restoration" it looks pretty killer as it sits!!!! Will be following your progress with it for sure
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Looks like you have a "Galion" dump body. I have a 1937 Dump with a Garwood body with power take off to run the hydraulic bed. Same wheel base as yours (131in). NICE BARN FIND!!!! Let me know if you need any "pointers". My 1937 has 35,000 miles. Was a truck to haul garbage to the dump. Was owned by a bank in NYC that had property North of NYC.
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The Ford archives photo below shows what your truck's chassis looked like when new before the cab, firewall, hood, fenders, etc. were added.
David,
That is a great picture! I would love to have a large picture like that for the wall!
Have seen lots of folks with frames looking like new again.
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Try a 50/50 mixture of ATF and acetone to soak the cylinders/valves with to free up the engine. Time is your friend, don't rush the process. Great find. I'm a fan of big trucks so I'll be watching as your progress.
Thanks, I will probably try this solution. In my previous travels in the stuck engine world I have done that. It did not help and the engine needed to be torn down and reworked to get it back in running order. I did have a 55 Crown that I got the engine unstuck and it burned a quart of oil every 200 miles! It now is in a friends Crown Vic after he did a complete rebuild.
I will be as gentle as possible.

Wonderful positive helpful comments from all I do appreciate the response. Now if the wife would appreciate it as much we would be golden!

Just some other random shots if duplicates sorry:








I am going to need input and I will ask some newbee questions. Like this one:
What is the small selector lever on the left side of the shift lever just under the knob? It has a rod connected going down the left side of the shift lever. Is this a two speed range selector or something??


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Don't know for sure on the Ford but on a '33 chevy 1 1/2 toner I used to have it was a reverse lock out. Had to lift it to reach reverse.
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Don't know for sure on the Ford but on a '33 chevy 1 1/2 toner I used to have it was a reverse lock out. Had to lift it to reach reverse.
Well that sure could be it? I have seen these on Allis WC long shifter transmissions.
We will see if others confirm that too. Thanks
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That's a nice truck Chris, and should be a fun project for you getting that back in drivable condition.
I bought one similar to that about 15 years ago. It was also a 131" wb, but had a stake bed rather than dump. Wound up selling it about 5 years ago. Had too many other projects going, and no time to work on that one. I could post some pics if you'd like to see your trucks brother

PS, will post pics when I can go back into my old computer and find them.
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