Surf City '38

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About Surf City '38

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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    Huntington Beach, CA
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    Art Deco, anything old!

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  1. Surf City '38

    37 DB rough 1/2 ton box/tail gate FOR SALE

    Looks really good John. The P5 is doing a really good job, I bet its slow though...
  2. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Thanks Vic. I could not remember, and since I am still waiting for my engine to deliver from the shop, I would have eventually figured it out.
  3. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Before and after....
  4. Surf City '38

    Signs

    I'd be interested in the DB Approved Service Station, not cut down, PM me with your contact info.
  5. Surf City '38

    37 engine splash pans

    Hi John, here are a few more, outside of the frame....
  6. Surf City '38

    Is my 35 (2nd series) KC missing a door part?

    If it is finished and painted, probably best not mess with it.... Some folks call that "history" or "character", some folks over-restore these trucks to the point that it's better than what the assembly line put out... None of these trucks had perfect gaps on the body lines, and sometimes like on mine, I found parts from different years....so being perfect or period correct sometimes is not always authentic. Cheers!
  7. Surf City '38

    Is my 35 (2nd series) KC missing a door part?

    Hey Jim, glad the wedge and shim worked....so to get the drivers side to align....you get very little adjustment at the hinge side and its usually only horizontal (left and right gap) not the up and down gaps....sure try to loosen the hinges, but I am not sure if you will have enough play to get it to align, I assume you had these doors off to get painted? Then if so, I'd say you have a good chance of re-aligning it.... However, if they have not been taken off, then it sounds to me the best fix for your drivers door, is the "heave ho" method, it must be warped....grab a hold of the top and bottom of the door and apply the opposite pressure to get the door to align..I know that sounds "shade tree", but the reality is that is how they did it back in the day, warped doors were common from Budd. Old man Ed Parrish (the guy that taught me, had to be in his 70's in the early 1980's) would show us the tricks the old shop guys would do this was one of them, and he could not stand body guys, he would say they were too creative to find their way out of a wet paper sack...he also showed us how to mount a tire using WD-40 and a lighter....and the time he would knock off the carbon deposits in valves by forcing backfires through the intake manifold.
  8. Both nice examples just showed up on E-bay, https://ebay.us/8mTRzS https://ebay.us/wQaVib
  9. Surf City '38

    Is my 35 (2nd series) KC missing a door part?

    Just be prepared to adjust your hinge alignments, and be sure you have some bottom skid plates under the door, otherwise you will then rub on the bottom and rattle.
  10. Surf City '38

    Is my 35 (2nd series) KC missing a door part?

    Sure, be sure to let Frank/Todd know I sent you.....GLTY
  11. Surf City '38

    Is my 35 (2nd series) KC missing a door part?

    It is missing the door wedge... https://dcmclassics.com/body-panels-repair-panels-mountsbolt-kits/429-b-765-door-alinement-wedges-pair.html
  12. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    She aplogizes to the purest....
  13. Surf City '38

    Lost Topic - 1938 1/2t Engine Removal Project

    Freshly vulvanized rear motor (transmission bell housing) mounts installed.....
  14. Surf City '38

    how do I get a vin number?

    $100 for the Bond, Inspector was $75, then the normal title fees the State charges.
  15. Surf City '38

    how do I get a vin number?

    Correct 1946 with an engine code of T112, 1/2 ton Detroit built. J - not sure what State you are in, in California I was able to file for a lost title as long as I purchased a Surety Bond Title. Although I had the Title, I did not want to have to give it up in order to get a new CA Title, because I did not want to lose the history...had the original owners name and signature and address. It costs a bit more to get the bond, and then I had to have the truck weighed, and inspected by a licensed vehicle inspector.....process took about 3 months from start to finish. GLWT