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jilt 08-08-2011 05:19 PM

38/39 Ford truck
Hey all.
I picked up an old farm relic out by Regina Saskatchewan last year and started a restore/hotrod project. It gets kinda slow for me during the fall and I've always wanted a '30's car. I plan on making it into a daily driver for my business. I have the frame finished with new front and rear suspension, the engine mounted, and the cab blasted and patched. I just sold an old tractor I had and used the funds to get myself a new box so there's a whole lot less mucking around with that now. This last week I've been able to get back at it again and cleaned up almost all the pieces apart from the hood. I built my own sandblasting pot and use three compressors to feed it. My next project is to learn how to do body work descent enough to get by. I have a friend that used to do it and he said he'd help out - thankfully. I hope to be driving it in the next one or two years but we'll see as the project continues.

johnnyb 08-13-2011 09:16 PM

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jilt 08-18-2011 05:59 AM

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heres the images again

cactassdupree 08-18-2011 02:26 PM

Nice pics the drivers door looks as if its been shot with a 22. Is that it?? :)

jilt 08-19-2011 07:44 AM

Yup. Not too bad for a farm truck. They are usually shot all to hell. There were four evenly spaced holes on the drivers running board that were similar. I figure the farmer was attaching a tool box and did not have the right sized drill bit so he just used a gun. ;)

jilt 08-24-2011 11:09 PM

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Just go the new fenders in this week. Had to stick them on real quick for a look.

Paul Stalenberg 11-05-2011 08:10 AM

Hello Jilt

Nice Ttruck how is the condition of all panels is there some welding work involved?.
Are you doiing that yourself and how Oxy/acelyn or other?.

regards Paul

jilt 11-20-2011 12:43 PM

Hi Paul.
The cab had some extensive rust along the top front window sill. I had to source a donor cab clip and graft the piece in. I use a millermatic mig welder. The nice part about the old steel used in these trucks is that it is thick - 18 gauge. I started welding in more inconspicous areas first to learn how and then did the front sill after I was semi confident that I wouldn't make a huge mess of it. I ended up getting new fenders and box assembly to save time and money trying to restore the original stuff. Everything is on a bit of hold right now. I just started a part-time job to keep me sane during the off season with my shop. Once I get my stock built up I plan to finish fitting all the body parts and get someone to quote and paint it for me.

jilt 01-12-2012 07:32 AM

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I have all the panels fitting now. I spent close to two weeks trying to get the panels to align using different starting points. Henry Ford probably never had the panels fit as well i'm sure. I have decided to do the painting myself now. All the people I had quote the paint for me came in pretty high. I think its the feeling that this guy has enough money to build a hot rod then he'll have a load of money to blow on paint too. I figure if i mess up on the paint I can try again and still be less than a 1/4 of the cost of a profesional job plus I just might learn some more skills too. I have the hood, grill, doors, engine cowls, and fenders filled and sanded. Just the box and cab to prep and then I will have to build a paint booth. I am thinking I may build one using 22 gauge galv sheets that I can break down after I'm done.

b.c.tinbasher 03-14-2012 01:50 AM

Cool truck. What do you have in it for powertrain?
I like the idea of a home made paint booth that can be knocked down when you are done. That's what I would do too. Two fans; one to pressurize the booth, well filtered, and an exhaust fan pulling a little less than the supply. Less likely to draw in dust under the walls etc. that way, unless you plan to seal it all up quite well..
I'd like to try this to re-paint my river boat this spring.
What kind of paint will you use?
One of the new waterborne types?

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