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Old 11-29-2015, 08:40 AM   #121
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Looking good! Slow and steady wins the race, as they say.
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Nice metal work,i think i enjoyed that part of my resto more than anything...looks nice!
Thank ya, I'm in the same boat, love working a flat piece of metal into something. Its the grinding I can do without LOL.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:11 PM   #122
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The final pieces on the fender are done. Nice to have 4 days to get something done. Nicknamed FrankenFender.

Was able to reuse both original fender braces. Nice to keep some of the pcs.


On to the door next. Anyone familiar with the replacement lower door skins?? Only drivers side door needs work, got lucky.

Worth the $$ or should i just make my own? Are the curved nicely or a flat sheet??

I've got just enough metal left from the original 4 x 8 sheet to do the door and 2 cab corners.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:19 PM   #123
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Very nicely done!
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #124
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Great job!
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #125
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Nice work on the fenders. Why did you drill all the holes in the fender under the headlight? Testing for full metal thickness? Making smaller round patches?

I'm glad to see that the cab and doors are next. You have a student over here in Atlanta.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:07 PM   #126
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:13 PM   #127
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Nice work on the fenders. Why did you drill all the holes in the fender under the headlight? Testing for full metal thickness? Making smaller round patches?

I'm glad to see that the cab and doors are next. You have a student over here in Atlanta.
Thank ya

Yes checking for good metal, I used a unibit and can tell by sound/pressure when I get good metal. After doing the whole bad area I decide on either a bunch of plugs or a big old patch.

The cab is 95% done, just have the 2 lower rear cab corners left.

Door will be the biggest project yet, hoping my metalworking is up to it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #128
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Sharing a little of my effort. I am learning to planish the old dents out of the front fender. In this picture, the fender has been removed and is laying on its side. I don't have much rust on the front fenders, the cab corners and floors are a different story. If I were to charge for my time with this restoration the bill would be in the hundreds of thousands. But once I subtract the savings for not having to pay for personal counseling, I would probably owe money back.

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Old 11-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #129
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Truck is coming along nicely! Great job and thank you for the great pics. I really enjoy the updates. My father has a 1941 Ford 1/2 ton as well. Love that truck! His has a stake bed on it. He restored it back in the 70's.
Keep on truckin'
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:14 PM   #130
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Sharing a little of my effort. I am learning to planish the old dents out of the front fender. In this picture, the fender has been removed and is laying on its side. I don't have much rust on the front fenders, the cab corners and floors are a different story. If I were to charge for my time with this restoration the bill would be in the hundreds of thousands. But once I subtract the savings for not having to pay for personal counseling, I would probably owe money back.
Nice to see you getting started on it. Looks nice.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:15 PM   #131
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Truck is coming along nicely! Great job and thank you for the great pics. I really enjoy the updates. My father has a 1941 Ford 1/2 ton as well. Love that truck! His has a stake bed on it. He restored it back in the 70's.
Keep on truckin'
Thanks for the kind words. Post up a pic of the truck if you get a chance.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:09 AM   #132
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When I built my '38 pickup 16 years ago they didn"t have lower door skins or cab corners available so I made my own. For the door I used a flat piece of sheet metal that I had the supplier form a 90 deg break along the bottom edge. This gave me a good starting point. I fit it to the door and cut it to length to allow the ends to fold over. FYI: I bonded mine instead of welding it, worked great.

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Old 12-01-2015, 07:48 AM   #133
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[QUOTE=38bill;1198550]When I built my '38 pickup 16 years ago they didn"t have lower door skins or cab corners available so I made my own. For the door I used a flat piece of sheet metal that I had the supplier form a 90 deg break along the bottom edge. This gave me a good starting point. I fit it to the door and cut it to length to allow the ends to fold over. FYI: I bonded mine instead of welding it, worked great.
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Thanks Bill, that is perfect. Appreciate it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #134
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I found this post from Lawson Cox on outside door handle removal (for a 35).......

Take the outside screws out of the handle, then pull the handle out as far as it will go. At that point, hold the outside handle and the inside handle at the same time and work the inside handle up and down so the holes inside the lock align and then pull the outside handle all the way out. You have to play with it a little to get it right. Replace in reverse order.

Will this work on my '41????

I've started on the drivers door repair and actually won't be as bad as I was thinking on the lower hinge repair.

YES IT DOES^^^^^^

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Old 12-16-2015, 12:59 PM   #135
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How about a door, nice project, would not want to do it again took a lot of time to repair the old repair on the lower hinge. lol.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:26 PM   #136
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Every bolt back in place, first time since teardown. Hoping another drive before the first of the year, looking forward to the hours of stripping now.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #137
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The fit looks perfect.. Nice job on the door too. Ken
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:15 AM   #138
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Yep, looks very good!
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:51 AM   #139
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The fit looks perfect.. Nice job on the door too. Ken
Thanks very happy with the overall turnout.

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Yep, looks very good!
Thank ya, It was nice not to have to drill out anymore holes and everything lined up.


Radiator going back in today and fill the fluids. With the new rubber should be a great ride compared to the last one with the flat spot tires LOL
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:42 PM   #140
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Some great metal work going on for sure.
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