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'38 Ford Pickup

Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by bicycleguy, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. bicycleguy

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    I've haven't been on the forum in a while, busy with school, life, work and all that other stuff but I did start a new project to keep myself occupied. I found a '38 Ford pickup cab in pretty rough shape but it's good enough for me and the price was right. Plans are (but always changing) Chop it 5 1/2", channel it about 3" over a custom frame, straight axle in the front, 9" rear with posi, and probably a built 289 backed by a C4. I just want it bare bones, stripped down, loud, fast and mean.

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  2. bicycleguy

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    If anyone is interested there is a little bit of history behind this cab. On the doors under 2 coats of paint it reads "Oregon State College School of Forestry" which is what Oregon State University used to be called back in the day. The dean of the school, a man named George Peavy used to own this truck and drove around in it everyday. http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/peavy_george_w_1869_1951_/
     
  3. Kreep

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    To keep yourself occupied? Looks like you got plenty :lol: The cab is looking great. Nice start to a project.Look forward to seeing more.Any updates on the Buick?
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  4. That's the way we like 'em!
     
  5. bicycleguy

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    If I don't have a project or something to work on I start to go crazy, I've just been driving the buick when it's not raining and it seems to be doing pretty well.
     
  6. ezernut9mm

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    oh heck yes, and with ford power. nice.
     
  7. bicycleguy

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    Ain't no way I'm putting a small block chevy in a ford. Finished all the welding on the roof and pillars.

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  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    That's lookin' good! 8) Always enjoy watching your builds :wink:
     
  9. Nice clean work on the chop top! Has a nice flow to it. I take it this isn't your first one?
     
  10. bicycleguy

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    Actually this is my first chop, I have no idea what I'm doing but it seems to be working out alright... Knocked out the doors in 2 hours.

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  11. bicycleguy

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    Scored this front end today, it's off a '50 F1 pickup.

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  12. bicycleguy

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    Sweet project!
     
  14. bicycleguy

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    NASA approved door lock mechs with .38 spcl inlays.

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  15. ezernut9mm

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    sbf and cool details. you sir, are a pimp. thanks for keeping the faith.
     
  16. bicycleguy

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    Got a few parts at the swap meet today, 9" rear and a set of old school pie crust slicks on Ford steelies.

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  17. ezernut9mm

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    keep the old slicks and find some innies!

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  18. ezernut9mm

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    man, those fe's are give aways. i have had lots of really good running 352 and 360 engines, but no one wants them. a well tuned one will net you about 14 mpg, but man they make good power. i am a true blue ford fe fan. and have seen some make stupid gobs of power. i think dollar for dollar the 429/460 will make more hp/tq than any other engine.
    i miss my old 68 f100. it had a 360 fe with just under 50k documented original miles. ran like a raped ape and had lots of bottom end torque. loved it.

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