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Old 09-19-2008, 07:16 AM
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Default My 1939 Ford PU Build

I am nee deep into my 1939 Ford PU build but never started a thread of how I got here. My goal is to build a traditional/rat style hot rod. I basically want a kick but little toy
Back track to Oct 2007. So I bought a cab up in Wisconsin and then bought a donar 69 Galaxie that ran like a raped ape here in Chicago. It has a 351W motor, FMX trans, and 9" rear end. I parted out the rest of the car to get my money back out of it and help the restoration guys.
I will keep posting pics in the thread till I get up to this weeks progress.



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Old 09-19-2008, 09:10 AM
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Cool, so this is like a prequel. Build pics are always fun to look at. Keep em coming.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:16 AM
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looks like a really clean cab.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:50 AM
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Cool, so this is like a prequel. Build pics are always fun to look at. Keep em coming.
I wanted to start from the beginning so as to help the new guys out. When I started I was clueless on how to get from a body to a driver. Maybe they wont measure once and cut three times like I did at times Heck I'm still an amature at this.
Brian

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:19 AM
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Once I got the Galaxie stripped I brought the cab, drive train and rear end assembly out to Voo Doo Larry Kustoms to get a frame made and the top chopped. I did not understand the geometry and didnt have the welding skills yet to make a safe frame. So I had them do it. While it was there at his shop I had him take about 4.5" out of the top.
I picked up my front rims off of ebay and the rear coil overs as well. I bought a tube axle, spring, and radious rods from Speedway.

Larry did a great job chopping the top and fabricating the frame.
I just wish I would have found these websites sooner and learned how to do it myself. The truck sat for months til I saved up enough money to get started again.
Fast forward to this:



I bought a 35 grill shell and mounted it, and picked up a pair of Model T headlights and also mounted them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:18 PM
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Awesome. The late 30's Fords are my favorite Cabs.

Keep it up!
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:18 PM
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Some more pics and info from the build (about 2mos old).
I installed 1940 Ford brakes up front.
The steering box got mounted. I think I have the front of the drag link bolted on the top of the steering arminstead of the bottom. I need to flip it.
Brian


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Old 09-19-2008, 11:14 PM
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Nice beginning. I'm with Gastrick, build threads are fun to follow. Keep updating as you go.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:48 AM
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the more cool trucks like this i see, the more i want to sell my sedan and get one
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:04 AM
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I like how they angled up the front instead of a Z, kinda wish I had seen that before I built mine. Oh well, next one!

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