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Today 07:05 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Hey Pat, if you look at the pic of my door speakers you can see what I used. Cheap and easy, it is just a piece of nylon fuel line and a couple of grommets.
Thanks. So, does the fuel line just "float" between the door and body or is it fixed on one side?

I see from your profile post that your going to install bear claw latches. I did it on mine and gotta tell you, it wasn't a simple job. Had to cut the doors up pretty good to get the latches where they needed to be. I actually had the latches welded in and had to cut them back out to re-position. Striker in B pillar was no picnic as well

Got a lot of pictures of the process if needed.
Today 06:39 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
What did you use for insulation (dynamat type stuff) ?
Yeah, I covered every interior surface, floor, roof, inside doors etc, and trunk, with Dynamat. It really made the car sound more solid. I then covered the Dynamat with EZ Cool for thermal control.
Today 05:28 AM
matts37chev I guess I will just leave this here
It's a cool pdf for 38s

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...-Chevrolet.pdf
Yesterday 10:09 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
Hey guys,
Could you please post pictures of your door wire loom? Since our cars didn't have them from stock, I'm not sure what type to retrofit.

Pat
Hey Pat, if you look at the pic of my door speakers you can see what I used. Cheap and easy, it is just a piece of nylon fuel line and a couple of grommets.
Yesterday 08:55 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
As for the radio "INFOTAINMENT" system that I'm installing in my 39. I'm installing a Pioneer AVIC-8000 NEX In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver. AVIC-8000NEX - In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 7 WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen Display | Pioneer Electronics USA

Building a box for a Kenwood 8" sub with Excelon amp. Focal Performance 165AS component speaker system with Audison voce series amplifier in the front. 2 I'll be able to integrate my back-up camera into the NEX display also.

This big car is getting a lot smaller the more I add.
What did you use for insulation (dynamat type stuff) ?
Yesterday 08:52 PM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
Hey guys,
Could you please post pictures of your door wire loom? Since our cars didn't have them from stock, I'm not sure what type to retrofit.

Pat
I don't have any wires in my doors, so I can't help any.
I was thinking about putting some speakers in them though.
Yesterday 08:42 PM
Trophyman As for the radio "INFOTAINMENT" system that I'm installing in my 39. I'm installing a Pioneer AVIC-8000 NEX In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver. AVIC-8000NEX - In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 7 WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen Display | Pioneer Electronics USA

Building a box for a Kenwood 8" sub with Excelon amp. Focal Performance 165AS component speaker system with Audison voce series amplifier in the front. 2 I'll be able to integrate my back-up camera into the NEX display also.

This big car is getting a lot smaller the more I add.
Yesterday 06:55 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Captn_Jim View Post
New to the forum and just found this thread. I have recently come by a '39 Chevy truck and am noticing a lot of interesting posts on this thread that pertain to my project so hope you don't mind someone with a "newer" truck jumping in occasionally. As I said, I picked up an internet "deal" that had all the parts I wanted but was very poorly put together to the point of being dangerous to drive, so I am basically doing an un-intended ground up rebuild.

All in all still love the truck and am having fun getting to know it from one end to the other so it has been very helpful to see how others are solving problems as I discover them. (ie. I know that the front fender should have more than two attachment points!)

Also added a Mustang II style front suspension and am curious... Would there be any interest in the old leaf spring style steering and suspension, or is it pretty much just junk? Hate to throw away 76 year old parts but have no place to keep them and will never have a use for them myself.

Capt'n Jim
welcome capt'n, you are more than welcome here, and we are happy to have ya.
when i started this thread, i didnt realize how much the 39 had in common with the 37 and 38, or i would have included it in the title.

share lots and often, we love pics
Yesterday 04:47 PM
nunattax
speedo rebuild

i got some work done to the speedo today.cleaned the cup,light sanding removed any surface rust,etch primed it and let it dry.straightened the bezel by cutting the right size hole from a piect of mdf,dropped the dezel in and gently tapped down the bumps with the back of a punch.

painted the cup inside n out with an off white gloss.later when it was dry i gave it a trial run,happy out with itoffered it into the dash even happier now.hopefull of getting new windows to light the interior
soon. the third gauge is rebuilt and stashed away . wont be fitted until last in case of damage to the line and probe
Yesterday 02:08 PM
nunattax
welcome aboard

welcome aboard captain,great to see another trucker here.im love the 39/40 trucks indeed i started out looking for a 39 or 40 pu.as far as i know the 39 has a lot in common with the 38.post some pics and get started.somebody must be looking for those bits when they are gone they rgone for good

nunattax
Yesterday 11:32 AM
Captn_Jim New to the forum and just found this thread. I have recently come by a '39 Chevy truck and am noticing a lot of interesting posts on this thread that pertain to my project so hope you don't mind someone with a "newer" truck jumping in occasionally. As I said, I picked up an internet "deal" that had all the parts I wanted but was very poorly put together to the point of being dangerous to drive, so I am basically doing an un-intended ground up rebuild.

All in all still love the truck and am having fun getting to know it from one end to the other so it has been very helpful to see how others are solving problems as I discover them. (ie. I know that the front fender should have more than two attachment points!)

Also added a Mustang II style front suspension and am curious... Would there be any interest in the old leaf spring style steering and suspension, or is it pretty much just junk? Hate to throw away 76 year old parts but have no place to keep them and will never have a use for them myself.

Capt'n Jim
Yesterday 07:01 AM
Trophyman
Door wire loom

Hey guys,
Could you please post pictures of your door wire loom? Since our cars didn't have them from stock, I'm not sure what type to retrofit.

Pat
07-27-2015 05:36 PM
Leakie Well, you could keep your pockets filled with rocks and maybe it will cause you to shrink after awhile!
07-27-2015 04:42 PM
nunattax
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
That's the draw back to those old pickups, there sure look nice but they were not built for us tall guys. I hope you can be comfy driving!
so do i.there is a lot of eggs in this basket.when i bought this there was no seat or pedals innit.older and wiser now but itll all work out in the end
07-27-2015 03:55 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
seat is a compromise ,had to thin out the back so i could sit as far back as i could giving me max legroom.when ive finalised the mountings i ll be able to work out trottle position andget the brake pedal on the right hand side of the column

ran out of editing time again so another post
That's the draw back to those old pickups, there sure look nice but they were not built for us tall guys. I hope you can be comfy driving!
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