|Today 02:08 PM|
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
|Today 11:32 AM|
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.
|Today 07:01 AM|
Door wire loom
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.
|Yesterday 05:36 PM|
|Leakie||Well, you could keep your pockets filled with rocks and maybe it will cause you to shrink after awhile!|
|Yesterday 04:42 PM|
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|Yesterday 01:26 PM|
ran out of editing time again so another post
|Yesterday 12:32 PM|
editing time expired
seat back tilts forward for storage,base tilts forward for storage
|Yesterday 11:54 AM|
|Yesterday 11:22 AM|
|matts37chev||Looks good nunattax|
|Yesterday 11:19 AM|
spent some time working on the speedo today.the speedo was opened before the bezel was a bit rough.anyway opened it up there was a rubber gasket missing around the glass,i went to the local gasket shop they made some for me in various thicknesses cause i wasnt sure what would work.eventually settled on 2.5mm thick.cleaned the face and sanded it with 1200 grit cleaned it again..put a new decal on,would have been happy with the originals but it would look odd against the dual gauges.plan for tomorrow is paint the interior cream and see is i can get some rings cut to help me get the bezel back in shape with some gentle persuasion.tonite ill strip down and clean the cup,give it a shot of etch primer.got my seat back and sat it in .will have to make some small adjustments but it will work for the present
inside on the back of the face there were two dates written in pencil 1-19-48 and 2-11-56. rebuild dates ?
|07-26-2015 05:53 PM|
Well, I have about 2/3 of the holes welded up.
And I put down the fist $27.oo sheet
8 more to go
|07-26-2015 01:09 PM|
|Leakie||It always goes that way, if you plan on one day better figure it will take a week. That is why I keep putting off my interior so I can still drive it.|
|07-26-2015 12:53 PM|
why does it always snowball?
So I figured I would just knock out the front half and firewall.
Next thing ya know, the back seat etc. is out.
Why does this stuff always snowball, from a quick afternoon job, into a couple week project?
I am sure it will be worth it in the long run
|07-26-2015 12:50 PM|
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