Work to Begin

Not sure of my impulse purchase but what is done is done πŸ™‚

I will change the oil, swap out the antifreeze, change the brake fluid and check the rearend and tranny as well.

1956 Ford

I bought it because I wanted a truck and because it was a Ford with, I am told, a 302 Ford engine. It looks huge to me, yes you can buy oversized valve covers if the engine has been built or you like the look, but they are filthy so off they will come as I search for the engine number to see really what it is sitting in that Dodge Dakota front end clip with rack and pinion steering. Now that is the part, I wish they had not changed, but our 49 Panel truck has an older Camaro front end clip holding the beefed up 350ci Chevy.

Hoping it is a 302ci Ford engine

There are areas that will need to be sanded down and primed to bring the parts back to healthy metal as I do not want Bondo on a 1956, he may need to teach me to use the MIG or Tig if areas need more than a quick touchup.

Areas of the paint are bubbled and rusty, I get it we are the same age. lol

If it stops raining today, I will give it a good scrub and vacuuming as tomorrow will be glorious out and I have fresh New Hampshire plates on it now even though at this time of the year there really are no shows, but we can take a ride right πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I finally go for a Mammo. I am late due to my shoulder but now that I can raise my arm, I can take more abuse by that machine, so I will drive my oldie there and dine with a friend from the garden club at a local Mexican place, not far from the new medical building.

Now those wires under the dash I have to do something with maybe wire ties and lay up inside the dash I will see what I have to work with for space.

I will need better floor mats under the Ford ones it came with, we live on a gravel road and driveway is as well then to see how I will store it for 3 months of snow, ice and cold. Maybe inside the barn if I can sell all my art glass equipment, I have setup inside right now. How did I go from making jewelry with kilns, saws, torches and oxygen concentrators and sheets and sheets of Stained glass as well as Dichroic glass to a paint brush, paper and water πŸ™‚

Well time to signoff and grab my last coffee(2nd) for the day as it is 6:30 AM and I want to give the house a total dusting and heavy cleaning and box up free items to place at the top of my road, for locals to bring home and enjoy, why fill a landfill I say.

Have a great day!


I love that she used to live in MT

17 thoughts on “Work to Begin

  1. Good luck with itβ€”it’s adorable! And with your « squeeze,Β Β» too. I especially hope it’s a non-event!

  2. Haha! It was just a matter of time before you got one of your own to take to the shows! It looks in really good condition, even if the paintwork needs a bit of touching up. Have fun! πŸ˜ƒ

    1. Thank you it runs and stops and has great lights I will strip paint and prime it then who knows as the back end is nice and paint good just the hood roof and one door have peeling.

  3. I can see why you wanted this truck Eunice. Good luck with the restoration work however, it doesn’t look like it needs much doing to it but you know best. Have a good day

    1. New paint but I may just leave it in black primer and the engine now needs a cleaning I just scrubbed the truck in between pouring rain to get the filth off πŸ™‚

  4. You sure know your trucks! I am impressed.
    You have a flair in all arts.
    You are one talented person, Eunice!

    Okay… good on going to the mammo. Mine is up, too!
    Also…. aarrrggghh the dreaded colonclunkscopy!

  5. I did colon late winter, then Mammo today and they gave me a pretty pink flower for doing so I explained I was late because I could not raise my right arm due to trashed shoulder, they were happy I was good enough to get through the exam. I will take it slow on this old truck replace stripped bolts, tighten all others, change the plugs, fluids make sure no mice in it then put it away for winter and begin again in spring πŸ™‚

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