The rear end is said to be tacked in at ride height currently. We put zinc additive in. The only issue was the prefab motor mount points were welded for a 351W. The tires are in good condition with no dry rotting. Not entirely outrageous arice, these are not found everyday and 2500 is abut the price of a lot of just running ueable daily driver trucks today and this would be special when running in any directon you take. I have the old John Deere D that he had back then. Gene Winfield, they are not.
VanPelt is the best in business of rebuilding old Ford transmissions. Yes I bought mine cheap and sold it cheap about 5 years later, moved on to a 40 Ford coupe. There are little flaws, some starring, and a few little cracks. With some determination, metalworking skills, and some know-how, this truck can still be made into a really neat hot rod. Take for example this 1938 Ford pickup for sale in Cavalier, North Dakota.
No rear suspension but axle is tacked in at ride height. But here is what I have. The only parts not stock are: 1 distributor which has a Petronix kit in it and special high temperature resistant wires with ceramic boots to protect plugs ; 2 Edelbrock dual plane performer series intake manifold, 3 Holley 500 cfm Carburetor; 4 Speedway Motors Tru-Ram cast iron exhaust manifolds. No cutting of the firewall or frame was necessary for the conversion. For years i relied on my retired pipeline welder dad to do all of my welding for me.
A rough cut plate has been shoddily welded into the frame to strengthen the area where there might be some flexing. As for the holes in the frame, I am clueless as to why they are there. Rear end This was a big deal—bigger than I bargained for but once I decided on the Winters Quick change center unit, many other changes were required. But the paint is so thick, deep, smooth and lustrous that I did not have the courage to touch it. On the bad side, there is no rear suspension currently installed on the truck. No sheet parts have been replaced—this is all original.
The truck would look pretty good in its current patina with a few tweaks here and there for an updated look. All I know is that it was. I understand and respect that debate. He was 81 and still going. We took the camshaft out, lubed it, pre-lubed everything, turned it by hand and then by electric motor. My dad called them out on it ine time at a swap meet.
The flathead engine in the car had been hot rodded, or, in other words, modified with period speed equipment. I know enough to know ehat bad welds look like! Other customers happily pay more than twice that. They are correct 1938 Ford but because the chrome was old and had a few scratches, I sent them to Ogden Chrome for show quality chrome plating. When a person decides to resto-mod one of these I often think that the best way is to buy a custom rolling chassis and mount the body on it. Everybody seems to be very critical of what has been done to this and yet I see posts about people restoring vehicles that are way way way worse than this one. .
Skoog Sr, 27 Chalmers St. Skoog and those who helped were skilled and took the time to do many things correctly but they were not strict restorationists. Of course not everyone will be pleased with Mr. I would imagine you already have the idea, but props to the seller for providing so many detailed photos of the work so that you know what you are getting into with this one. So there are many artful bends and some welds. Warsecha died in 1985 and apparently sold the Ford to Alvin Skoog, Sr.
And that is what we have here—a true unsplit wishbone suspension all powder coated and looking beautiful. Paint Only the right front passenger side fender has been repainted. It is crude but offers a big range of suspension travel, especially when combined with a similar system at the rear. Sadly, a lot of older cars for sale on the internet are the victims of well-intentioned butchers. Skoog's decision or with my decision not to keep this fine old car as original as possible. It almost looks like a piece of sheet metal was welded on over the rusty area. Running boards are good with now tears.
These are reproduced by hand and by a craftsman who pounds them out of thick stainless steel and then polishes them to a high luster. The engine is great--just what you would expect and nothing more. Dashboard The dashboard is the original '38 except for the glove box door which is from a '39 Deluxe. The cross-member that was built seems to be a bit questionable in construction. He even made one missing piece.
Drive shaft Custom built by Six States of Orem, Utah. The current owner speculates that the fellow he bought it from had run out of ability and motivation. Almost everything is there and in restorable condition. Very little modification to the frame was done under my rebuilding. In this case there is quite bit—still, never enough. But, when the engine's owner decided to go a different direction, the engine builder sold it on eBay. Let me start by saying what a great looking truck.