1938 Ford Rat Rod Truck Pickup

1938 Ford Other Pickups

Ford Other Pickups 1938 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Other Pickups
Year: 1938
Engine size: 352
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Vehicle Title: Clear
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The truck is built on a ‘37 Ford truck frame with a ‘39-40 Ford front axle and brakes with split wishbones up front and a mid 60s Pontiac Posi-trac rear axle with has the tag on the filler plug and ladder bars in the rear. Both front and rear axles have the old school transverse leaf springs, and old school shock brackets mounted front (shorty) and rear (KYB). The rear axle is massive and has huge 12 inch brakes; a 15 inch wheel barely fits over them.

The frame still needs some finish work; the inner frame rails are boxed and need completed (boxing plates come with). Brake components are all there, front and rear, but need gone through. There is a NEW dual master power booster setup under the cab with a NEW frame mount brake pedal. The lines need to be completed and bled.

Wheels up front are 15 inch early Ford with New Coker bias ply - Rear wheels are 15inch GM steel with Vintage NOS Foremost AFX Drag slicks. All wheels have vintage stainless beauty rings. Steering is through an early Mustang manual box and drag link.

The cab is a ‘38 Ford that has been chopped and channeled 4 inches. The floor a couple inches so it sits down over the frame a bit more. The firewall is recessed. Perimeter and center of cab floor has been reinforced with box tubing. The cab itself is really decent, just a little body work needed on the bottom of the passenger door. The front and rear windows have NEW green tinted safety glass and the garnish moldings have been cut to fit. The cowl vent and the windshield crank are both functional. The rear tail lights are NEW Model A.

The bed is a ‘36 that was shortened about 8 inches in the middle. A later model pickup bed was cut and installed for the floor of the bed. The original tailgate has the Ford script and hinges. An aluminum fuel tank is installed in the bed with an electric pump. Truck also comes with a nice ‘36 Ford truck grille, NEW aluminum radiator and an electric fan.

Truck comes with a bunch of other vintage parts as well including a full set of vintage Sun Gauges with a Stewart Warner speedo, '68 Camaro steering column and bucket seats, with an early Moon steering wheel, Old Ford headlights with turn signal installed inside the bucket, and a Ford Mustang shifter. A NEW 12-circuit universal wiring harness & So-Cal ignition switch are installed. The charging system is by a NEW 1-wire Ford alternator.

Engine is an early 1961 Ford FE 352 (C1AE heads & C3AE intake) with MERCURY valve covers, backed by a NEW C6 transmission from Hughes. Exhaust is through Hedmann Headers and NEW Magnaflow mufflers. The driveshaft is NEW from AZ Differential. The motor turns over was running when purchased prior to installation. I also have a running 1972 Ford FE 390 that can go with the truck if reserve met.

So if you are looking for a traditional Hot rod project, here it is - still needs some work to finish and drive, but an awesome start that looks right and has a lot of Vintage hard to find parts.

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