Franz's 31 ford pick-up fix-up job.

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Postby LooseNuts » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:12 am

that ride is bitchen =D>
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Postby Franz » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:55 am

Today is the first of July. I met my goal 100% and then some. I did a ton of work on this rig...twice what I thought it would take. Here is a list of the work accomplished in the 30 days:

- good cleaning to remove all of the farm dust, and barn residents.
- Mavel oil'd the shit out of the engine
- cleaned the entire fuel system
- rebuilt carburetor
- new coolant hoses
- new battery
- blasted, straitened, and painted 5 wheels
- installed new tires from Coker.
- blasted and painted drums
- rebushed the brake master shaft
- replace as necessary and packed wheel bearings
- cleaned/lubed brake shoes/mechs.
- adjusted brakes
- greesed chassis
- changed all fluids
- flushed radiator/engine
- blasted, painted, and installed new manifolds with new gaskets.
- faux patina on doors as per Rusty's request
- reinstalled floor, seat, bed sides, and tailgate

That took me a minute to think through! In one months time I took this truck from barn find, to road worthy....while working a full time job too. My part of the deal is done, and I'm ready to give the truck back to the 82 year old man that owns it. I hope he can see and appreciate all that I did. Its a really neat old machine...the oldest car that I've ever driven. I'm excited to give it back.

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Postby Woody » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:27 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> Good Karma buddy , you the man.
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Postby Shane » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:40 pm

Good job Franz, I bet you can't wait to see the look on that mans face. =D>

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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:42 pm

Badass for sure!

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Postby KahunaBrendon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Kick ass job on this rig, bet the old man is super stoked!
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Postby dcguy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:08 pm

Awesome work! More than that, very selfless of you! I can't bring myself to change my WIFE'S tire, let alone all you did for a 'stranger'(?).

Good on you buddy, I'm gonna go work on my wife's car tomorrow!
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Postby Glenn A » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:45 am

Bad ass rig. Great job Franz.
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Postby john jones » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:48 am

Great Job Franz.. You put a lot work into this rig.. I would be very proud too say I fixed that old rig.. You killed it!
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Postby tylorDURBEN » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:30 am

that thing looks tough as nails just the way you set it up! i would love to have that to pot around in =D> =D> =D>

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Postby Yustrn4 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:26 pm

=D>

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Postby cjsmitty » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:10 pm

You did a great thing for that old guy Franz you should be proud of yourself
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Postby DaKine » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:43 am

Great job franz. =D> The owner has got to be happy with it, wow!
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Postby Franz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:04 am

All done and delivered. I took ol' Bill out for a cruise last night on some farm roads. He was blown away...Tried to write me a check several times =; I could not accept....But he did give me some more model A parts.

It was super-weird to pull the truck back into the exact parking spot that I pulled it out of. Hopefully Bill and his family keep it in good working order.

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Postby Woody » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:10 am

It looks perfect sitting there, right at home. Good Karma move not taking the check, sometimes its good to do something just because it makes an old guy feel good Smile
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