New owner


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Post Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:27 pm

New owner

The other weekend after driving by an old truck in a field near the road I stopped and turned around to take a look just as the owner walked out of the house. He showed me a round the truck and his old Fords (he has 3 from 46 and back) I told him I would think on it and the next morning bought it. She's missing basically everything under the hood, but the interior is complete and the sheet metal and frame isn't too bad. I got a Chevy 350 in the deal so I may go with that as the power plant.

This has prompted me to clean out my garage and revamp the 3rd stall into the car mechanic stall I always wanted it to be. I'm just finishing the electrical runs and will finish insulating the walls and putting the OSB up tomorrow and Friday. Saturday the truck should be in the stall on dollies.

I'll probably need a lot of help. I have some resources on general car stuff and a Chevy 350 guy (father in laws friend) but a full truck restore is a bit more than anyone I know has tackled.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:54 pm

Re: New owner

Welcome, would love to see some photos. Luke

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:24 pm

Re: New owner

Finished the most important parts of the garage remodel in the area the truck is going so it got moved in today.

Being delivered
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In the garage
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Interior
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Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:01 pm

Re: New owner

Take lots of pictures, you will never regret it. I took 21,000 pictures of the build of my 1940 Ford. I wish I had taken more pictures of some of the details.
It will be difficult to not have a good time with your project.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Mark Twain

Golden Jubilee
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Re: New owner

Really nice truck. Enjoy your journey!!

Pile of Parts
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:32 am

Re: New owner

Looks like a fun project...enjoy the ride...please post your progress as it goes along....

MikeC

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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:39 pm

Re: New owner

Awesome, looks solid. Great workshop too. I would love to have that amount of space. Luke

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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:59 pm

Re: New owner

harvester60 wrote:Awesome, looks solid. Great workshop too. I would love to have that amount of space. Luke


We should start construction on the 32x40 2 story shop in a few months. Then I can move my heavy equipment home finally. Lots of metal working and wood working tools in storage right now.

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Post Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:05 pm

Re: New owner

Couple shots of the mostly empty engine bay.

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