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Old 10-13-2011, 02:20 PM
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32 Ford Truck build

Hello i have bin lurking hear for a wile now and tout it was time to jump in.
i have bin out of the hot rod seen for bout 25 years and i have the itch to get back in.
I am wanting to build a 32 ford truck from scratch this will be my first scratch build.
I have bin putting a plan together in my head for a bit but can not find any info on measurements for the cab. Like how wide long tall. I need some thing to help me get started.
Any info or a point in the right direction would be a big help!

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:05 PM
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1932/1933/1934 Ford pickup cabs are basically all the same. The 32 has a bolt in firewall and two ribs across the rear of the cab. The 33 has a welded in firewall and 2 ribs on the back. The 34 has a welded in firewall and 3 ribs across the rear.

The Model A pickup looks almost the same ... ( almost ) and is fairly cheap to buy.

This is a Ford blueprint of the 1932 Ford chassis.

If you build your frame ... you will have a better reference for your needs for a body.

But a Model A pickup should be less expensive and quicker to build than a scratch built body.
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Download a copy of Cboys book as it has a lot of good ideas in it..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:31 AM
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thanks for the info. I have down loaded that book it is a great book! i have not read it all yet.
As for the truck frame i am going to use a donor truck for the frame!
this build will not be a exact replica.
The cab i do want pretty close to a exact replica but the rest i want to give it my on flair! I do want this truck to have fenders and i expect the front fenders to be a real challenge the way they flair out. But i will cross that bridge when i come to it.
I hope you guys will keep the info coming in and thank you for the help you have already provided.
I will have tons of ? along the way.
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