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Old 04-11-2017, 07:34 AM   #1
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Default Uncle Paul's 38

This 38 pickup belonged to my great uncle. He gave it to my dad in the 1960’s.We used it on the farm and I drove it to school from time to time.In the 1970’s, as a newly married college grad with plenty of enthusiasm and limited resources, I started a “restoration.”The failed attempt resulted in the pickup being relegated, literally, to the barn for four decades.Having retired, I’ve taken up the project once again.I may be a bit less nimble, but I still have the enthusiasm and now it seems I have the time and resources to see the project through (along with the help and expertise of some folks that have done those tasks where my limits are apparent).Here’s a few pics.Hope to substantially finish this summer.It will be a driver, not a show truck.My thanks to this website for all the help provided.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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No lookin' back now.........I love my '41 1/2 ton but those barrel nose trucks are
just too cool.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:40 AM   #3
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It's looking good, best of luck with it.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:55 AM   #4
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Looks good. I have a '39 pickup that was my grandfathers. He never got around to putting it back on the road. I completed the project about 5 years ago. I drive my truck and have a blast with it around town. I can tell you that folks love an old pickup. Enjoy!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:59 AM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:14 AM   #6
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Looks like a fun project, enjoy it when your done.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:10 AM   #7
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bos,
No lookin' back now.........I love my '41 1/2 ton but those barrel nose trucks are
just too cool.
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Not a fan of barrel nose's until I bought my '39. Now I love it. Drive it almost every day. Everyone seems to want a 40/41 p/u and not so much the 38/39 barrel nose p/u's. Their loss, IMHO.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:43 PM   #8
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You're doing a nice job. My first "old" Ford was this 39 I bought back in 1978 for $300. It needed a transmission and a some engine work. After spending $800 that I couldn't afford it became my wood, rock, and manure hauler. Great old trucks!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:24 PM   #9
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Very nice!
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:41 PM   #10
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Looking good! Looks like your off to a great start!
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:03 AM   #11
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That's looks really nice, blacks my favorite color, and so cool to keep that family heirloom alive.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:14 AM   #12
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I have a 39 that I restored the mechanics on , and drive it like it is for now.No body wanted the 38 or39 s ,but now they are coming out of the buses. I had a muffler shop make the upper pipes for me. Great truck enjoy . Sunshine
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:20 AM   #13
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Looks good to me !
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:17 AM   #14
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Your progress is a great inspiration to those of us with long dormant projects. The truck and running gear is looking great!
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:38 AM   #15
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Great to hear you kept it safe all those years and now it's time to give her a new breath of life! Bravo!!!
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:52 AM   #16
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Thanks to all for your kind and encouraging words. Its great to hear that there are other barrel nosers out there too! (Sunshine: I too struggled with a solution for the upper hoses in order to get rid of the flex hoses. I'll post a separate thread with my approach.)
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