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1933-1935 1st series

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Looking to buy a 33-35 1st series pickup.  The more complete the better.  Would prefer it to be able to run.  Looking to make it a fun project to do with my kids.  I think a fun way to learn about these vehicles is to start small by being able to pick a component and rebuild it.  My current truck needs assembled and total restoration which we do not have the time to start that. 

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Acquiring one of these models in decent running shape is going to cost you a pretty penny, probably around 10 grand or more. If you have one already,you might be further ahead to put it back together. We've recently seen prices as high as 35,000 for unrestored trucks of this style as my buddy had been hunting one. he finally found one for a little over 10, which still needs the correct engine and tranny. Good hunting!

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Search is over.  Purchased truck off a current member here.  It has a chrome grill shell with “made in America” stamped on the bottom.  Is this aftermarket?

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One of my 1931 DBs has an aftermarket (I believe) radiator shell with the MADE IN USA stamp on it. Never seen another like it.

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Got my new front springs in.  It has new bushings in the front but where do you get the threaded bushing at for the rear?

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Do they not use the silent shackles both front and rear? Might try Bernbaum or Robert's Motor Parts. 

 

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Biggest thing I am wondering is if the leaf spring eye is tapped for the silent bushing or if they at sleeved for the screw in bushing

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Looks to me like the left front spring is missing the shackle, maybe that's why it was riding low on that side. I never noticed that.

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I don’t think you can have a shackle on both ends.  Nothing would stop the axle from being able to swing front to rear.  I tried Andy and Robert but they did not have a shackle for it.  Gotta get some measurements to see if rare parts has something.

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Yeah, what was I thinking. The shackles are in the front eyes. On the '36's, the left front rear uses a shock eliminator setup and the right uses a large screw in bushing with a grease fitting in the center.I see from my service manual that the '35 car is reversed, with the solid bushing in the front, as shown in your photo, and the shackle at the rear. The rears are specific to the '35's and possibly the '33's as far as I can tell, but I think that the fronts are the same as the '36 car rear bushings. If the shackles are not too badly worn they can be reused. I had to use a combination of new and used parts on my shackles as the repros didn't always fit well.

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