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Old 07-24-2017, 06:58 PM
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Staying tuned. (I like the door stretched a couple/few inches, BTW.)

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Thank you, Sir.
Due to the way I built this critter, that is one thing I can still do with "relative ease". I might even be brave enough to try it one day.

I showed the idea to a lad up in Washington, and he ran with it. 11 inch stretch! I thought it a bit much, but he likes it. No more than 4 to 6 in my way of thinking. I decided not to do it after I gained 6 inches with the Suburban seat.
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The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:11 PM
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I have been wondering when we would see this thing! I am tuned in and excited!
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:37 PM
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RATS!!!
My almost done just became a re-engineering project. Again. The new direct replacement aluminum 66 Mustang radiator is too fat to fit in my currently assigned space, the intake and lower outlet is blocked by silly things like the alternator and fan belt, and the steering gear box is in the way again. My custom built combination fender/headlight and radiator mount now needs to be redesigned to fit the new radiator. RATS!!!

Anyway, I think there is still enough room up front to fit it all in. There has to be! Either that, or the engine has to move back a couple inches. There is room for that (likely 4 to 6 inches), but it will require a shorter drive shaft. The original shaft has less than 2 inches of slip space at the yoke. That is enough, but I don't trust going any tighter.

I like the fabrication stuff, but I wasn't planning on doing it again for this build.

My electric fan wiring kit just got here. Yea!

This shouldn't be bad. I pulled the grille and stuff out last night. Time to break out the tape measure, cutoff wheels, and welder.

I have a couple other tricks up my sleeve if needed. Grille extension??? Alternate alternator mounting location? Other fun stuff.
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The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:29 PM
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BFH bangin time....
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:10 PM
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That looks just like the radiator i just bought for mine. I'm still in the process of mounting it, too.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:10 PM
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Default I like the big grill too,

But This would leave them wondering.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:14 AM
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Just picked up on this one so I'm trying to get up to speed....
I don't want to be a know it all, but you're going the hard road making a rad with Ford inlet/outlet positioning work with a Chev engine. Put it back on Craigslist and get one for a 32 Ford with Chev outlets - nice and narrow, I used a cheapie one for my 36 Packard bought on Ebay and it worked perfect.
I like the cab stretch done through longer doors, extending the rear of the cab behind the doors looks off to me. The 40 headlights look good but I prefer the full size grille somehow, not cut off at the top. These are just my opinions, not the gospel.
On my 34 Caddy, I used a G body front clip, similar to the S10 and found the steering box had to go, adapted a Ford Explorer rack, Astro Van sway bar. It worked out good in the end, but definitely the hard way with a ton of modifications, fabricating and hair loss.....

Staying tuned....
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:08 AM
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I enjoyed the back story Skip. Wish everyone would provide one on their build threads.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:04 AM
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Skip, I fully understand about all the bumps in the road called life,
but if we want something bad enough we find a way or at least
keep trying......stay at it Skip we'll be following along...
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:37 AM
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Thanks guys! I never thought having my own build thread would be this much fun. I appreciate all the support and compliments.

Earthman
I have always been a story teller. Some people think I talk to much. Glad you enjoyed it. I sure did.

zzrodder
Funny you should say that. I have two of the radiators that you suggest. I bought them on eBay a couple months ago for future projects. Couldn't pass up the deal. I will pull one out of the rafters and test fit it before going any further with this one. Different mounting brackets will be in order, but that is not a problem. I have to do that anyway. It will look better, too.

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The original radiator was from a Mustang, with the lower outlet on the left! I had some interesting hose routing challenges, but it worked. The new one at least has the outlet on the right, but it would be easier if it was out at the end of the tank.
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