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Old 12-03-2020, 12:02 PM   #21
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Welcome to the Barn. Love your truck. Had several '40 1 1/2 ton flatbeds but sent them on their way because they just weren't daily driver candidates like my '39 p/u. This site is a great source for info/support. Another site you should consider is the Ford Trucks Enthusiasts (FTE) forum: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum42/

IMO you can't have too many sources of info.
51504bat thank you for the link. I will check it out.
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Old 12-03-2020, 12:31 PM   #22
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It is great that you have saved this old 1936 Ford Truck. I have a good friend in Virginia who is restoring a similar 1935 Ford Truck. Regards.
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Hi; That is a "Script" bed!! and the Military G8T trucks used those solid front side boards. Generally the military contracts in '35/36 were Chevys, also tho Whites, Internationals, and Fords were purchased in the rapid build up of a new mechanized military. Horses were present right up to WW2. Newc
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I live in Fairfax Station, VA, so I'm close to you. I'm restoring a 1935 1 1/2" stakebed as a demonstrator truck and have a lot of information, parts and pictures of 1935 and 1936 Ford trucks like yours. I also have a 1936 1 1/2 ton panel truck. You are welcome to visit. I should be able to answer most of your questions and help out. If you are interested, let me know. I'm not quite sure how personal messages work on this forum, but we should be able to get in touch directly somehow.
Model 51, I sent you a Private Message. Hoping you can find it/ see it.
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:21 PM   #25
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i think the steel mud flaps are a ww2 army item. perhaps even the whole bed is off an army truck. usually have a data plate on the front
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i think the steel mud flaps are a ww2 army item. perhaps even the whole bed is off an army truck. usually have a data plate on the front
I believe the bed to be original to the truck as the original yellow paint can be seen where the darker color paint has worn or flaked off but the possibility of the mud flaps being military is a good lead. Seeing as the truck spent some time ( if not all its time) in and around the Washington D.C. region, There were/is lots of military bases in the area.
If there was a Data plate, where would it have typically been located on the front?
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Welcome, great looking truck, looking forward to seeing your progress on this journey. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:23 AM   #28
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best of luck with the truck. I am also new to the site. I have a bunch of parts and I am learning which are pickup and which are 51.
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Old 12-06-2020, 02:48 PM   #29
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I too have been enjoying your tale. Good reading and nice truck for sure! As said, more pictures please.
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:48 PM   #30
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I have glass for your doors free if you want it.
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I have glass for your doors free if you want it.
Thanks Muggsy. I sent you a private message
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It would be cool if you could carefully remove some of the green paint only to expose any lettering to prove it was a demonstrator truck.
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Old 12-07-2020, 12:11 AM   #34
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Attached is a picture of an owners manual I found useful while restoring my 36 1.5 ton. It is available from several online sources.
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It would be cool if you could carefully remove some of the green paint only to expose any lettering to prove it was a demonstrator truck.
That is something I have been thinking about, how to do it without damaging the letters underneath. If you know what you are looking for you can just barely make out the V of the "V8" on the doors, but if I could just remove just enough of the outer layer of paint to reveal it better or find the "Demonstrator" letters above the windshield. But even with out that I am confident in what it originally was based on the original paint colors and the faint lettering on both stake body panels.
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Attached is a picture of an owners manual I found useful while restoring my 36 1.5 ton. It is available from several online sources.
Yes, that is definitely on my short list of wants.
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i once bought an army dump truck that had been painted white for "winter training" . i sprayed simple green on it for a few days and hit it with a hot water pressure washer and had an army green truck again with all its markings
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If you have power take off, then you have a hydraulic dump. I have model 79 ('37) with hydraulic dump made by Garwood. Look for "brass plates" on passenger side of frame (just past cab) for "operation/maintenance" of the lift. Also, many times there was a "plate" on floor board in cab with "how to operate" the lift. My dump truck has 35,000 original miles so I was lucky to have these plates still in place. I can send you copies I can send you if you like .

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i once bought an army dump truck that had been painted white for "winter training" . i sprayed simple green on it for a few days and hit it with a hot water pressure washer and had an army green truck again with all its markings
cas3, Thanks for the idea. I am thinking I may try that first.
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If you have power take off, then you have a hydraulic dump. I have model 79 ('37) with hydraulic dump made by Garwood. Look for "brass plates" on passenger side of frame (just past cab) for "operation/maintenance" of the lift. Also, many times there was a "plate" on floor board in cab with "how to operate" the lift. My dump truck has 35,000 original miles so I was lucky to have these plates still in place. I can send you copies I can send you if you like .

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totto, Thank you for the info and offer. What I have learned is the dump was added on at a later date, and from the looks of the "install" it was "rigged to fit". No plates or directions on how to operate it. According to Dave Gunnarson who has done extensive research on the 1935 & 1936 Model 51, The 157" wheelbase never came with the dump option because of the length of the bed. ( only the 131" WB)
I am still on the fence as to if I am going to keep it on the truck or remove it.
If you can send me the info, I would still appreciate it for if only the knowledge but may still come in handy if I do decide to keep it on the truck.
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