'36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

User avatar
Laecaon
Site Admin
Posts: 3795
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:21 pm
Cars: '71 510 Wagon, 02 BMW 325i Wagon
Location: PDX, West side.

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby Laecaon » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:57 pm

I like the 521 bed/trailer! From a parts truck to make the backwoods 521?

I really should come over and see more of the vehicles you have.
User avatar
izzo
Site Admin
Posts: 5645
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:32 pm
Title: Save a pimp, Rent a bitch.
Cars: Too many
Location: Astoria, OR
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby izzo » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:52 pm

I would like to join your compound. You supply the Kool-Aid, ill bring the capes.
8========D ~~~ ( o Y o )
jayden71: titty ponk

devilsbullet wrote: 1400 obo. and best offer doesn't mean 300 bucks you cheap bastards
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:48 am

Laecaon wrote:I like the 521 bed/trailer! From a parts truck to make the backwoods 521?

I really should come over and see more of the vehicles you have.

The trailer came from the Sereant's Towing auction. Paid $5 for it. The box was in really nice shape so we swapped it out for the one on the Backwoods 521.

izzo wrote:I would like to join your compound. You supply the Kool-Aid, ill bring the capes.

Sorry guys, membership is currently closed. The waiting list is pretty wide open. My 10yo nephew is starting to show an interest and my brother has a '63 Bug set aside for him. We can still do the Kool-Aid a and capes if you want though.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
510freak
Global Moderator
Posts: 9463
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 pm
Title: DJ Jazzy Lou
Cars: 71 510(orange,the lifer)
Location: Van Isle
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby 510freak » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:28 pm

Your nephew will be a full on car guy in no time, with the all thats is going on in the compound :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:28 pm

My brother came by this morning so we could finish up a couple things. We reinstalled the aOOgah horn inside the bottom of the grill shell pointed to the right. Scares the holy hell out of hipsters on fixies. :evil:
We also installed the CableX speedo drive under the seat and measured for a custom speedometer cable. The last thing we did was try to pinpoint the source of a vibration in the rear. Looks like he has a bent axle on the driver's side. Now we're thinking about some suspension work. Given the list of needs; new brake lines, master cylinder, front pads, kingpins, rear brakes, and a replacement axle -- it almost makes more sense to upgrade than repair. Seriously considering Mustang II up front and Jag in the rear. Likely bagging it too. We'll see.

Anyway, he's put quite a few miles on it his summer. So far the only hiccups have been a bad U-joint and some suspicious RR tire wear.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
510freak
Global Moderator
Posts: 9463
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 pm
Title: DJ Jazzy Lou
Cars: 71 510(orange,the lifer)
Location: Van Isle
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby 510freak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:31 pm

aOogah horns are a blast, have one in the Orange 510 :D

Jag diffs are the bee knees in old tin :fyea:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:37 pm

It's always been on there and seemed weird to drive it around without that horn. The actual horn button has never worked so you push the cruise button on the end of the TS stalk to honk it.

My boss runs the Mustang II / Jag combo in his Cobra and loves it.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
510freak
Global Moderator
Posts: 9463
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 pm
Title: DJ Jazzy Lou
Cars: 71 510(orange,the lifer)
Location: Van Isle
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby 510freak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:43 pm

:thumbs:

I have heard that the mustang II front end is the way to go,And readily available parts(when needed)is always nice
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:53 pm

It's been pretty standard streetrod fare for decades. In stock form it's pretty lame but by the time you upgrade to larger rotors and calipers, tubular upper and lower arms, and replace the coils with either coilovers or airbags they aren't so bad. Luckily, there's a huge aftermarket now and only the cheapest of basic kits don't come with those upgrades. He's been wanting to do it for quite a few years but it hasn't been much of a priority since the engine was so worn out that it really wasn't that much fun to drive and couldn't be trusted to always get you home. Maybe it'll happen in the next couple years.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
510freak
Global Moderator
Posts: 9463
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:44 pm
Title: DJ Jazzy Lou
Cars: 71 510(orange,the lifer)
Location: Van Isle
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby 510freak » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:55 pm

For sure, and the aftermarket supply is way better like you say :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
User avatar
izzo
Site Admin
Posts: 5645
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:32 pm
Title: Save a pimp, Rent a bitch.
Cars: Too many
Location: Astoria, OR
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby izzo » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:57 pm

Image

Sure do like your work man
8========D ~~~ ( o Y o )
jayden71: titty ponk

devilsbullet wrote: 1400 obo. and best offer doesn't mean 300 bucks you cheap bastards
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:25 am

Appreciated.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
RedBanner
Posts: 2445
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:48 pm
Title: MasterBlaster
Location: vancouver , wa
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby RedBanner » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:54 am

:thumbs: Blew all my likes up in here! 8-)
wayno » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:40 pm wrote:Everything is either tight or actually rubbing.

Taterhead » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:29 pm wrote:Datsun gods will give you one working gauge, gasoline or speedometer; you can't have both.
User avatar
squatches
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:47 pm
Cars: 71 ka 510, 71 1200, 3 620's, 95 s14, 89 ka24de rx7.

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby squatches » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:59 am

awesome truck, cool to see that it still gets used and isnt a garage/trailer queen. :thumbs:
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:19 am

Thanks. He's been hauling dirtbikes up to Browns Camp with it for the last few months.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
slodat
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:41 pm

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby slodat » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:59 pm

I love this truck!! I hope I get the opportunity to do some interior work in it!
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:36 pm

It could certainly use it. It's actually got a mix of 45 year old cardboard headliner and 25 year old amateur seat and door panels that were in my '35 when I bought it. It's useable but certainly not nice.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
izzo
Site Admin
Posts: 5645
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:32 pm
Title: Save a pimp, Rent a bitch.
Cars: Too many
Location: Astoria, OR
Contact:

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby izzo » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:56 pm

Fresh interior would really set this thing off lol. Makes for a nice cruise when it's clean inside. I love driving my truck. Insides super clean. Tho driving old ratty is fun too.
8========D ~~~ ( o Y o )
jayden71: titty ponk

devilsbullet wrote: 1400 obo. and best offer doesn't mean 300 bucks you cheap bastards
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:15 am

I'm not sure if this qualifies as an update. A couple months ago I posted a pic of this Nova that came in to the shop for some work.
Image
Well, it came back for some more work last week. The dude who owns it has a pretty heavy Jamaican accent and actually isn't much of a car guy so there's always a challenge to understand exactly what his complaint is. Among several other things on his list, we thought he was having problems with his ratchet shifter when it turns out that the transmission wouldn't shift out of 2nd and into 3rd. No noise of slipping, just wouldn't shift up to 3rd. He wasn't really wanting to spend the money on a new reman so I offered up the TH350 that came out of my brother's pickup. It was just sitting in the corner taking up space so it won't be missed. I built it probably 15 years ago with a Hughes converter and a mild shift kit and I doubt it even has 8000 miles on it. I saved him about $1k over the stock reman.
Image
Once I got it installed I set out to hook up the kickdown cable since it had never been attached with the old transmission. I had it all hooked up and from under the hood it appeared that it should work fine -- but it didn't. Come to find out, the throttle linkage was only allowing about 2/3 throttle from inside the car. Once I got that straightened out all was well. It got picked up yesterday morning and he came back with a question in the afternoon. I asked how it was running and he said he loves it.
It really needs better brakes. He's gonna put it in the ditch.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
User avatar
DRIVEN
Posts: 5286
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Location: I've been everywhere

Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:43 pm

Got a text from my brother last night from the side of the freeway. Dirty slut pitched the driveline. Looks like we'll be doing an 8.8 disc brake with limited slip along with the new shaft.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

Return to “Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests