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Old May 29th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default My 1939 Ford truck

I thought I started a thread, guess not. Well here what I got, a 1939 Ford truck. I have plans but no funds or place to get it done so right now this is all I have to post.

As we got it today


Traded my Hackney mini car for the 39.



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Old May 29th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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nice buddy!!!! how is the rust?
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And you say your Sc scares kids, horse and some people? That's gonna be sweet when it's rolling
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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rust is bad. from the cab back the frame is bad bad, bed floor is gone, bottom of the doors, gone. fenders are junk but that's fine. grill shell can be worked. headlights might be a lost cause.

plans are to put a Z'd section just past the cab. 36" inch bed with 33" tires (pie crust cheater slicks), chop the rust off/channel the cab. Flathead V8, auto tranny, welded diff to spin both tires. prob just hammer out and buff the paint/metal. only have front glass. might even end up using an old mattress frame for the seat. thinking model A gas tank. 4 link rear, straight axle upfront. none of it is all that costly, just all of it put together.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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going for a combo of these two. prob run steelies and still divided on a chop. if i do decide on that it would be after its on the road.



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Old June 2nd, 2011, 06:25 AM   #6
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few more, some are the ones used to "sell" it to me.

i know it's nice but don't hate me too much.

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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Spoke to Rob about this project a bit today. Seeing how the lower section is rusted out, prob move the body mounts up in the cab a bit higher and just channel the rusted metal over the frame. With the doors being weak from rust, instead of just welding metal to the inside and ruining the patina probably use some panel bond and put some angle iron in place to give the strength back. Hammer out the roof or just cut it for a snap top sunroof, not sure yet. I will probably just use dummy door handles outside and use some type of non correct but safer latch inside. Was thinking of using some ice pick VW door outside door handles but have them vertical instead of horizontal, all for show anyways. Probably the only glass will be a front one. Got to thinking to keep it low budget and ratty, use a bed frame and box springs to make the seat, ultra low buck. I would like to save the headlights but I think they are too far gone so I am on the look out for some rusted 7" buggy lights if anyone has any laying around. Since it will be a barebones truck, no need for fancy wire harness, prob use a VW fuse block and wire it up as a early T1 or T2, low buck again.

That is all my brainstorming has come up with today, so far.
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Damn man... I wish I gave you the 39 cab I had here a few years back. That thing was in perfect shape complete with gauges.

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that thing smelled like it had been pee'd on, alot.
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Isn't that what it was out there for???
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So does Bill... and we love him, don't we?

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So does Bill... and we love him, don't we?

I don't see the problem...

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that is becaues we pee on him......... alot

i am actually holding it until august
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Old June 5th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #13
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small update that is really not necessary but i did it anyways cause i am all giddy about this, for now.

Figured out my inside door latch mechanism.



A few pics from saturday, its off the trailer for now.

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Is it done yet?!

I've always like '39 trucks!
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scored a caddy taillight on ebay. i am looking for originals, weathered a bit to match the truck. just over $20 shipped for it. just need one more.



also got these at the "big" swap meet. joke this year, 400 vendors and it was all over priced junk.

not sure what the lights go to.


might use the mirros, not sure yet if they will land on the truck is some modified way.

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OK, not much been going on with the '39 but I did mention to a friend of mine that I am looking for a straight axle. He makes deliveries to body shops so he sees things from time to time. "I got an Ford axle at my shop, mid 50's, rusty. I am sure we can work out a deal".

That was late August. I know how this guy works, slow. I know he has had it for probably half my life so it is not going anyplace. Well I got a call Sunday night asking if I wanted to get it. I told him I was not able to get back out but maybe another day. Well he had it in his truck so he dropped it by the house.

I traded a used PC I rebuilt and $100 and got this. It's complete drum to drum but been outside for probably 25 years. But hey, $100 for a drop axle, good deal right?

Looks to be 61-67 Econoline?

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Yep it looks like an econo axle. Stock height for econo as well. But they work for alot of applications .
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I think I can make it work for on the 39. I need to get it home so I can measure and keep gathering parts.

So what else is missing/needed from the Econoline to make this work?
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There is a drag link on the back side that ties the 2 spindles together and the pitman arm to spindle drag link or arm and that is the whole steering from the econo. To run on the 39 you would have to just flip the steering drag link to pitman part and get a steering box that moves correctly.
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The drag link is there and whats left of the arm that goes to steering box (cut). Maybe once I get a few home projects done I can get back on the hunt for more parts.
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I found nothing on Hackney on the googles.
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Freebie gods are shining on me. 14s front and 15s rear. Waiting on the other front.
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