'36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Post by Laecaon » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:52 am

Looks like pretty good progress to me. Looks like it will have a pretty decent ride height.

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:24 pm

Thanks. Ride height should be lower than before but still high enough to be useable as a driver. He plans to put miles on it so that's why we haven't been going overboard with detailing.

We put in more hours today and got it in to roller status. My dad finished the rear swaybar as well as started running brake lines. He also made a couple parts runs. In fact, he's been making all the parts runs. It's a bunch of frustrating legwork. Glad he's got the patience.

I got the upper coilover brackets fitted and welded in. Then put the frontend together and dropped it on the ground. The last thing we did was bolt the starter and manifolds back on.
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My dad is going to finish up the front brake lines and drill the rear bumper bracket holes. At that point it's ready for a trip to the exhaust shop.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:47 pm

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Re: '36 Ford Pickup long deserved upgrades

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Post by jtinluvr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:52 pm

Didn't know they made wave rotors for vehicles.

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:24 pm

I don't know what the working theory is with that. It's just what came in the kit my brother ordered.
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Post by jtinluvr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 pm

Mainly, they look cool and are probably slightly lighter. I know in the moto world they make claims about better cooling and such, but in a vented situation, probably just weight and looks.

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:51 pm

Haha, doesn't really matter anyway. Wheels should hide them. Probably. He'll need to buy wheels and tires before it's really ready for the road. Not sure what he has in mind though.
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:19 pm

I usually send my brother a text with updates. Too lazy to type it all out so here's copypasta...

"Cab is bolted down and rear bumper is on. Brake plumbing is done. We ran the fuel lines and pump. Shortened the travel on your alternator bracket for frame clearance. Resealed the transmission dipstick. Cleaned and painted the column drop. Got most of the wiring done except front and rear lights. Dad is going to install the column and putter around on little stuff.
Steering stuff should be here when I get back next week. I'm going to order a battery today.
We'll probably be needing a radiator and air dam in 2 weeks, as soon as the exhaust is done."


There's no pics because it looks pretty much the same. I'll be out of town for work until next week. Then we'll get back on it.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:29 pm

We haven't been hitting this too hard the last couple weeks but progress is being made. The wiring appears to be done and I cleaned up a bunch of the routing I wasn't happy with before. The battery has been relocated under the seat. All the plumbing is connected except for the radiator. The fuel pump and transmission cooler mount to the bottom of the bed so they're just floating there right now. I have the steering mocked up but need to order 1 more piece. Last thing I did today was attempt to vacuum bleed the brakes. My dad is going to install the toe board (hopefully for the last time) before the pedal can be hooked to the master. It's almost time for the exhaust.
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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:48 pm

Steering linkage parts are not cheap. Looks like fun.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:24 pm

That part has been kind of a pain. I misordered one joint and decided not to use another. The double joint is because that bend is just barely too tight for a single to articulate properly. Unfortunately a double joint will necessitate an additional support. I'm using wooden dowel for mockup.
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