'36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:16 am

This is being driven almost every day,rain or shine, and so far has been 100% reliable.

Wish I had an old pickup to drive. :|
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Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Post by 510freak » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:37 am

Pretty cool that your Dad is driving it almost everyday


Wish you could too
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Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:46 am

My brother drives the black one. It's sitting in my driveway at this very minute.

The one my dad drives is a '36 too, but it's blue.
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Post by izzo » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:28 pm

I would like to daily that thing
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:31 pm

It's on eBay right now. Buy it and you can.
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Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:08 pm

Replaced the 20 year old water pump this weekend.
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It looks more dramatic than it really was. Only took about 20 minutes to get to that point. We're thinking about rerouting the MAF and intake to the passenger side and finding a prettier upper radiator hose.
Also, just out of view, some asshole keyed the fuck out of the passenger front fender. Happened sometime last week. Rock chips are earned by years of driving. Vandalism is a whole different thing.
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:03 am

Word on the street is that this thing got wrecked. Haven't talked to my brother since Sunday so I don't have any details. Fuck!
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Post by izzo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:33 am

Woah fuck no way.... No details? Who was driving, how bad... nothing??


Guessing everyone is OK. otherwise there would have been that news.
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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:21 am

I saw a couple pics but haven't seen it in person. It's pretty bad. I guess he hit one of those barrels full of sand near some road construction while reaching for his phone (yes, just like the Allstate Mayhem commercial). Hard hit on the left front. Took out the bumper, fender, grille, radiator, hood, door glass, front suspension, and it won't start. I can't imagine that the frame isn't damaged too. Likely a technical total but still fixable. My brother is pretty sore and has some cuts/stitches on his face.
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Post by Ni10 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:59 am

good to hear your bro is OK.

take it this is the victim that took the hit. V
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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:41 am

That's the one.
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Post by izzo » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:39 am

Damn dude.... That is rough, and sucks. Glad to hear he is OK tho.
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Post by flatcat19 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:31 am

Brutal. Love me an old Ford pickup.


Not a cool story, bro.

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Post by 510freak » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:02 pm

:(
Glad to hear he is ok
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:44 pm

We went south this morning and spent some money. My brother bought a pair of '36 fenders, a grille (not shown), a hood, inner fenders, and headlights. I bought a pair of '35 fenders and a passenger door.
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The door I got is pretty straight, especially considering it's 80+ years, but more importantly -- really rust free. That's a rarity for these things.
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He's planning to order a new chassis with a Mustang II, reuse the engine, transmission, rearend, do the body work, and give it a driver quality black repaint. Hope it doesn't take him 17 years to get as far as I did with mine.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:21 pm

Well, here's the update...
The frame was wasted. Bent rail at the firewall and set back (diamond) on the driver's side. The front suspension was ruined too. He put it on a frame rack at work and pulled it close to straight as possible. The CTS was broken off the front of the water pump causing it not to start. It then sat in the back corner of his garage for awhile as he collected parts. He happened upon a frame that was all setup with a Mustang II crossmember, was boxed, and came with a few parts. That's a huge time saver for a guy with no spare time.
Anyway, my dad and I were talking about it one day and decided to see if we can get it over here for the winter. Didn't take much arm twisting so he brought it over with him on a trailer Wednesday.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:41 am

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Lifted the frame off last night and laid out some of the parts. It'll be a project, for sure.
Also, it does run for the moment. He drove it on and off the trailer and pulled it in and out of the shop a couple times so we could shuffle things around. Still sounds great.
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Post by Laecaon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:49 am

Is he going to switch to the Mustang II front end the frame is setup for?

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Yes. It came with the new Flaming River rack, spindles, rotors, and brackets for coilovers. Didn't come with coilovers or control arms. Mustang II stuff certainly isn't state of the art but it's a proven standard and parts are cheap. Given the expense and complication of my Corvette stuff, I'd probably do Mustang II if I was doing it again.
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