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Old 03-08-2018, 03:33 PM   #26
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joedoh I used a piece of 3/8" rod and bent it to match the curve of the fender, tack welded it to my patch and then hammered the sheetmetal over the rod to get the rolled edge. Then cut the tacks off of the rod and finished the roll.

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Old 03-28-2018, 02:02 PM   #27
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I got all the brake line, underhood vacuum and fuel lines done. So I thought I would wire the engine temporally to start it. I got it running after a bit of messing with the dist. It runs like total garbage, so I do a compression test and have 3 cylinders with 0 psi readings. Pull the valve cover off the passenger side and see there are 2 exhaust valves hanging open. I assume they had been bent in the past, I pulled the heads off to see if I could replace the valves with some used ones from another set of heads I had laying around. When I pulled the head off the drivers side I discover a bolt lodged in an intake valve that screwed up the seat pretty bad. I also discovered a fair amount of silver goo up on top in the heads which I assume is worn bearing material. At this point I have to make a decision on my next step. I decided even though I had planned on rebuilding the engine during the building of the truck I was not really ready to do that at this point. So I dug out the other nailhead that I had tucked away right after I got the one that I had put in the truck. This one had come from a friend of my brothers that had some property that this car was left on and wanted the car gone. I went and retrieved it for free, pulled the engine and a bunch of smalls off it. The junk guy gave me $200 for it when I was done. So I dug it out the other day and removed all of the unwanted parts off it and degreased it to put it in the truck. The first pic is the one I pulled out and the next 2 are going in. My goal at this point is to get it running and make the truck movable under its own power. I hate pushing projects around by hand.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:14 PM   #28
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I know the definition of optimism is to try the same thing again and hope for a different result but I hope your second unknown condition engine runs better than the first unknown condition engine

nailheads have such a great look in hot rods.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:32 PM   #29
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I approached the second engine a bit different, I pulled the rocker arm covers off and made sure everything was moving correctly. I removed the spark plugs, 2 squirts oil per cylinder and then cranked it by hand and made sure I had compression on all cylinders. All I need it to do is run decent enough to move it smoothly. I am going to rebuild the first engine, just didn't want it to be now while I still have major items to purchase(wheels, radiator, gauges)
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:40 PM   #30
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no offense intended, I was just turning a phrase, a little levity.

I always drive my donors home, and around the neighborhood a bit, so I know they work. its easier to start up a project you know ran the last turn of the key! and besides, the last truck I took on a flatbed enjoyed it so much it insisted on one every time.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:26 PM   #31
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No offence taken. I bought the donor car (1963 buick convert) from my grandfather about 15 years ago. It hadn't been run since the late 70s before I bought it in like 2003 I think. I had it running before I drove it into the shop and pulled the motor, I know it didn't run great but I didn't think it ran that bad. the bent valves I believe were already in place, the bolt that was stuck in the intake valve/seat was inflicted by me accidently. you should always cover the openings in engines when they sit around. The 2nd engine I had running before I removed it also, the problem with that was the exhaust was all gone off the car except the y pipe and the floorpans were all rotten. When I got it running the carpet was hanging down and the exhaust shooting out of the y pipe was blowing on the carpet. The carpet started on fire and I ahd to put it out. I had enough fun for the day so I just pulled the motor and called it good.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:35 AM   #32
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got the second nailhead in place. I have run it a few different times being I have no cooling system in place yet. The more it runs the better it sounds, had a bit of lifter tic when first started but that is pretty much gone at this point.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:45 PM   #33
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looks great! glad to hear it runs good
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:46 AM   #34
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I drove the 39 for the first time since I bought him back in 1974. Wasn't much of a trip since there is no cooling system in place yet, just down the driveway and back. the GF heard it and ran out and took some pics. Sorry about the sideways pics don't know how to change.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:00 PM   #35
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outstanding! bet that felt good I bet that nailhead sounded even better too.


here are your rotated pics!
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #36
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Thanks Joedoh. It sounded great.
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here is some pics of the gas tank install. I pulled the sheetmetal back off and pulled the engine and trans. Shortened the frame to the correct length. So I am back to where I started.
What are you using for the gas tank that has the side fill? Any idea how many gallons? Thanks
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:03 AM   #38
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The gas tank is out of a late 70s chevy Monza from down south. I have the same tank in my 40. The problem with the tank is they don't repop them. At least not that I have found.
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The gas tank is out of a late 70s chevy Monza from down south. I have the same tank in my 40. The problem with the tank is they don't repop them. At least not that I have found.
Thanks, I like your extended cab. It will be nice to have some more leg room.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:24 AM   #40
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Have been working on the inside box panels and the cover for the bed. I also got the wig wag light mounting figured out. Had to make a new mounting tube for the light to clear the cover. Now I can take the light apart for rechroming. The hinges were an interesting project, they are for a 49-51 ford car trunk. The problem was that the base of them are angled to match the curve of the cars trunk and I needed them to be straight and flat. I was going to have my uncle cut some aluminum wedges to make the sit correctly but he actually was able to mill them flat.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:34 PM   #41
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nice attention to detail!
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:20 AM   #42
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Got the tin bent and screwed down on the framework. I had more than enough clearance on the brake light to cover so I cut the light mount post down 3/4 of an inch. The tin is just roughed in. I had a heck of a time bending the long edges. I have a long ways to go for finishing the tin but at least I have it roughed in. I disassembled the light last night so I can take the pieces to the chrome guy at the swap meet this weekend.
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The bed looks great, are you planning on using the stock rear fenders or will there be another surprise?
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I am going to use the original rear fenders that were in the pictures on page one.
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