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Old 09-24-2020, 07:56 AM   #41
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Bad Ass Pickup !!
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:48 AM   #42
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What a beauty !Enjoy it !Drive it like you stole it !
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:33 PM   #43
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Beautiful! Can you tell us more about what you did, what work you had done to it etc.? Is the green color original? More pictures would be nice as well.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:41 PM   #44
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Wow - an absolute credit to you. Well done.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:50 PM   #45
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Gary, I think you know I've been a fan of yours for some time now.
Well done sir!
You should be rightfully proud of your efforts!
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Thanks again for all the kind words. As far as what what I did not do:
Body and Paint work
Engine and transmission rebuild
Stainless grill trim restoration
Frame, wheels and some other parts blasted and powder coated.
Color was originally Dartmouth Green.

What I did do is lots! And open up my wallet!
The family history on my pickup goes back to the late '40s when my grandfather traded a '36 Ford sedan for it to use on the farm. I have the title from 1954 for this pickup with his name on it as well as my dad's title from 1980. Here's a shot from today suitable for Fords in the fall.
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:25 AM   #47
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[QUOTE Here's a shot from today suitable for Fords in the fall.[/QUOTE]

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Old 10-11-2020, 01:34 AM   #48
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Keeping the dream alive absolute credit to you as you said you opened your wallet but i i think you also had enough nowse to realize what you wanted was outside your skill set so you became the project manager and boy did you do well so enjoy you've earned it
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:13 AM   #49
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Love it! Nice work and great picture!
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:18 PM   #50
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I didn't use to like any of the Ford trucks from 37 - 39. Kind of skipped over them in my mind until lately . . . kind of like the 35 Ford! Now, I kind of like these years - maybe even more than the 40 style variants.

You've done a really nice job - you should be totally proud of your truck and you'll have so much fun with it! I only wish I had it!
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:17 PM   #51
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Trucks are cool ,Good job
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Old 10-11-2020, 06:21 PM   #52
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Old 10-11-2020, 06:43 PM   #53
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I’ll say the same as everybody else.....NICE TRUCK!!.....but, having the history of it in your family....absolutely puts it over top!!!....Congratulations!!!!!....Mark
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Such a beautiful truck! Love the color combo
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:02 AM   #55
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Grouse. Always liked the barrel nose .

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Old 10-14-2020, 02:47 AM   #56
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Is the '37 considered a barrel nose pickup?
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:30 AM   #57
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Is the '37 considered a barrel nose pickup?
That's a good question I often wondered that too. We had a '37 PU, nice little truck. At a real quick glance they remind you of a '35-'36 truck.

I believe I read once that the '37 was a transition truck, getting ready for the '38 re-design so in that sense it was kinda sorta but still a '35-'36, kinda sorta.
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The '38 and '39 are considered the "barrel nose" AKA "horse collar" trucks.
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