Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Drivetrain for the 36

I picked up a 383 SBC to go in the 36.  I decided to run the Edelbrock Performer RPM intake that came on it to start with.  I wanted it to look more traditional though and I plan to run vintage valve covers with no holes in the so I added an oil fill/breather tube to the manifold.

















Thursday, September 1, 2016

36 Ford Pickup Body and Related Bits and Pieces

I picked up this cool old BLC fog light in a lot of lights that I bought at an auction.  I might put it on the 36 but we'll see when the time comes.



I found a bed that should work.  It's a bit rusty but that can be sorted out.



I found another bed that is actually a 30's Chevy bed but it's in better shape and I like the patina a better.





I really like these early 50's Cadillac/Olds air cleaners.  I picked this one up recently and may use it.


I rebuilt the SignalStat 700 turn signal switch that was in the 36 when I got it.  I decided to rewire it so that the indicator lights on it match the turn direction rather than being front and back burned out light indicators.




Inside the switch housing, there are 3 contacts.  I bent the bottom one up so that it no longer makes contact.  That one turned on the indicator lights on the switch for front and back.  I did this along with rewiring the back side so that now, the two indicator lights act as side to side indicators rather than front and back. 







I picked up a couple of cool old rear mount Stewart Warner gauges from a friend.











Wednesday, July 13, 2016

36 Ford Frame Work

I decided to go more traditional with the build after talking to friends.  I was given this 40 Ford frame and it will get modified for the build.





Crossmembers off...








Tuesday, June 14, 2016

36 Ford Truck Drivetrain and Suspension Work

I finally picked up the rear end for the 36.  It's a Ford 8.8 limited slip with 3.73:1 gears and disk brakes out of an Exploder.


I sold the 8.8 and will get a 9" for this build.

Here's the heavily dropped 33-4 axle that a friend of mine sold me.  I also picked up a set of 46-8 spindles and hubs to go with.


I'll use 40 Ford juice brakes.  I bead blasted the insides of the backing plates and painted them and brushed and oiled the outside to keep the patina.





I picked up a set of F1 front shock mounts as well.


Here are the 16x4 wheels I'm planning to use.  I have 3 that are matching and 2 others that don't have pinstripes.  I'll probably try to put stripes on one and sell the other.


Here's the model A rear buggy spring that I will use.


I sold the 8.8 rear end and picked up a 9 inch.  I cut the brackets off and wire brushed the housing.  One brake drum was frozen on so I had to cut it off.