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Old 09-22-2020, 09:35 PM   #21
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You did a beautiful job Gary, congratulations!!
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:26 PM   #22
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Terrific looking truck! Well done, sir.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:22 PM   #23
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Great work keep driving !
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:16 AM   #24
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It looks stunning! Well done, it's a credit to you.

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Old 09-23-2020, 06:32 AM   #25
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Wow, wasn't a "big" fan of the horse collar grill trucks till now!!!! It's wonderful looking and a fantastic job. The greatest thrill is getting in, hitting the starter and having it fire right up and drive it!! SO happy for you!!! I'm a convert now.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:28 AM   #26
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Super job! Beautiful truck!
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:43 AM   #27
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Gary, just kidding but it doesn't look used without some dings in the grille stainless. Hope to see it at the Jefferson car show next year.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:28 AM   #28
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Fantastic looking truck with great colors!! Guess you won't be hauling horse manure in the bed of it ;-)
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:50 AM   #29
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Great Job! I know this has been many years in the making. Your hard work paid off. Absolutely beautiful.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:19 AM   #30
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Very nice! Of course I'm partial to the '38/'39' trucks. I do think you should add addition lighting if you are going to be doing much driving. I have L and R tail/brakes lights and people were not even seeing them until I added lights higher up in the bed roll. It may not be original but it should help to keep you and your beautiful truck safe.
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Man, THIS truck appears like something Kube would turn-out! Beautiful build and detail. DD



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Old 09-23-2020, 10:46 AM   #32
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THAT is neat!! Thank you for posting pictures, love your truck
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:15 AM   #33
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Stunning !!! Thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:26 PM   #34
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wonderful looking truck. mine is the same color except wrinkled anc rusty and full of chickens, trunks and lose parts and a rubber chicken.

l'll try and post a photo.
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:11 PM   #35
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:37 PM   #36
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Beautiful job on your truck! She is going to get a a lot of thumbs up👍

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Old 09-23-2020, 07:57 PM   #37
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Please excuse my ignorance on the subject, but what is that steel tube about 2" diameter with the elbow, a hot air heater off the exhaust manifold? I thought that went out with the model A.....I love those larger pics of your engine compartment.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:15 PM   #38
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Please excuse my ignorance on the subject, but what is that steel tube about 2" diameter with the elbow, a hot air heater off the exhaust manifold? I thought that went out with the model A.....I love those larger pics of your engine compartment.
Hot air heaters existed through 1946. That certainly is what you are seeing. The pickup Hot Air Heater parts (ducts, etc) often differ from the passenger car and are quite rare
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:26 AM   #39
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Thanks for all the kind comments, I've been getting lots of attention on drives and at a local Cars and Coffee event. Still some things to finish up, I say to people it will never get done, always something else that needs attention. As far as the heater system, it was a challenge to find that large pipe, initially didn't even know what it looked like until a photo of one was posted on Fordbarn by a member. I got all the other parts as a package and kept a look out for that single piece. One day it was there on e-bay, just the one piece I needed. I doubt that the seller or anyone else that saw it knew what it was even used for. I placed the only bid and got it for less than $13.00, thought I would have to end up making that part it had been so long searching for it.
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Old 09-24-2020, 05:44 AM   #40
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One other item Gary as I looked back @ those pictures and that nice tailgate/rear fender area, get a rear bumper. I bought rear brackets from Joe's antique and had a local shop cut a bumper from spring steel.

I just got front and rears on my Fordor as well, people drive way to close and usually not paying attention these days.
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