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Old 09-25-2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Sheet metal is in mock up mode right now...but this is pretty close to the final look.



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Old 09-25-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Holy crap Fire Truck Man...I LIKE that truck some plenty! And I hope you were serious about that being the "final" look. Fix that gap between the running board and fender and call it done! DD
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Wow love it!!!
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:24 PM   #4
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That is cooler than dry ice.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:19 PM   #5
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Holy crap Fire Truck Man...I LIKE that truck some plenty! And I hope you were serious about that being the "final" look. Fix that gap between the running board and fender and call it done! DD



Yeah the repair metal is being formed right now. I used a pair of donor running boards to cannabalize the needed sweep and length.


Other than a few spot in's with flat red and black, to just cover weld and grind areas, I'm leaving the paint alone.


I've got all the correct used vintage badges, radiator cap, horn and etc. to keep it as close to original equipment as possible.


I'm needing the stainless trim around the crank hole if anybody has one!

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Old 09-26-2019, 07:37 AM   #6
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I have the parts to a ‘37 commercial that I’m going to start on soon. I took these picks in Northern NH. a while ago. The truck was at an ice cream stand... I guess they just let kids climb on it. It ought to be in the road ...... Mark
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:51 AM   #7
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I have the parts to a Ď37 commercial that Iím going to start on soon. I took these picks in Northern NH. a while ago. The truck was at an ice cream stand... I guess they just let kids climb on it. It ought to be in the road ...... Mark

That looks like mine did before I took all the fire gear off!


I'd love to see a few more pics of the side with the running boards. Looks like maybe yours had the Hale Chrysler Flathead 6 powered pump unit between the box and cab also?
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Sorry if my post was confusing... the Firetruck in the pics was at an ice cream place in NH.
I have these two other pics.
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This is the mess that I own....
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This is the mess that I own....

Mess?! Looks like a jewel to me!
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About 1995, I bought a real nice 1948 Seagrave open cab pumper (with the Pierce-Arrow flathead V12) from a guy in Mazomanie, WI. When we went down to pick it up, the guy who was selling it took us to a barn out of town where he kept his vehicles. I was blown away by the Seagrave (complete, with only 2300 road miles), but then I saw something back in the corner. It turned out to be a '37 Ford pickup that had been converted to a mini-pumper. It was a commercial conversion, not something hacked together, with a small pump driven off the front of the crankshaft and a bunch of related fire gear (pikes, axes, and a small ladder or two). It was in absolutely pristine condition with only 7800 miles. Alas, the purchase of one fire truck is a big deal, and I wasn't prepared to handle two, so I had to pass on it. The price? A princely $3000. Every time I think about it I kick myself.

This really has nothing to add to this thread, but the mention of a '37 Ford fire truck makes me want to kick myself again.

Didn't get a picture of the Ford, but here's the Seagrave. Did I mention that an antique fire truck is one of civilizations greatest social tools?
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"I bought a real nice 1948 Seagrave open cab pumper (with the Pierce-Arrow flathead V12)"


Question about the V12. Did Seagrave buy the rights to the P-A V-12, or was Pierce still making engines?
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:57 PM   #13
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Seagrave bought the rights to the V12 at Pierce's bankruptcy. They continued to make them up to the early fifties. My engine is a 462 ci engine, just like the Pierce-Arrow engines. Each head on mine had "PA" inside a hexagon cast into each head. There is a thread on the H.A.M.B." where a guy in Brazil is building a speedster using one of these (it is an impressive build, BTW). His engine is later and is 518 ci and has "Seagrave" cast into the heads.
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Super nice! Very Snappy! ya pretty cheezy of me... nice work!

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Old 09-26-2019, 08:43 PM   #15
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Took me a bit to find my archives of other "big" trucks converted to "bed 1/2 ton" trucks.



Again, very nice work, certainly how you maintained the original paint.


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Old 09-27-2019, 02:11 PM   #16
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Default Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

I have a question about the bumpers.
My '35 didn't have one. I picked up a '37 for it.

I see no obvious differences from Tinkers, '35 & '36 pictures and Don's '37.

What, if any are the differences?
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I have a question about the bumpers.
My '35 didn't have one. I picked up a '37 for it.

I see no obvious differences from Tinkers, '35 & '36 pictures and Don's '37.

What, if any are the differences?

I think the bumpers are the same...only diffence being the vertical "bumperette" option.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:34 PM   #18
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I see no obvious differences from Tinkers, '35 & '36 pictures and Don's '37.

What, if any are the differences?

Two obvious differences are the grills and windshields. The '37 windshield is V'd with two pieces of glass. At the very least, the grill bars run different directions (vertical vs horizontal) on '35-'36 vs '37. The louvers on the '37 hood also differ from the '35-6. DD
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:22 PM   #19
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As my first sentence said, I was asking about the bumpers, only.

I learned to drive in a '36 Ford PU, that my dad bought in late '56. That's what I was looking for when I bought my '35.

The easiest way to tell a '35, from a '36, is the placement of the V8, in the middle of the '35, side hood and at the front of the '36 side hood. It's not hard to tell a '37, or later from either of them.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:32 AM   #20
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I'm with you guys... This is an incredibly cool truck! I love the heavy pickups.
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