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1938 Fargo Pickup. 31 Oct 2020 16:26 #215883

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Nice work.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 31 Oct 2020 19:02 #215888

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Thats come up a treat, well done

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1938 Fargo Pickup. 31 Oct 2020 20:46 #215891

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All those masses of other Fargo owners will be looking for one of these now . . .

. . . and going to be disappointed :lol: Looks factory ;)
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 10 Nov 2020 12:49 #216227

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I spent a little extra time to prime the endgate one more time before paint.
after I applied the black paint I could see some of my amateur body work showing.
It looked like I sanded it with a handful of rocks, but hey its not supposed to be nice.

I will be aging it a little because its too shiney. A little scotch bite pad here and there etc.

A you can see in the photos the hinge area on the truck was really haggard due to some
old timey mods to haul grain that involved gas welding a piece of angle iron on the bottom
opening of the box to hold a wood endgate.





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1938 Fargo Pickup. 10 Nov 2020 13:17 #216228

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Great work. I just love that you left the bullet hole.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 10 Nov 2020 14:25 #216230

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Haha, thanks. There was 4 of them but they got cut out.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 10 Nov 2020 17:22 #216236

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Looks really good

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1938 Fargo Pickup. 11 Nov 2020 08:55 #216259

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Someguy, You are doing an unbelievably good job with that panel work. I love the way you have arranged the pivoting of the tailgate without hinges.

If high gloss black is too shiny, there are less shiny finishes available. Satin black is one option. It has a little gloss but not much.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 23 Nov 2020 14:55 #216582

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Thanks Morris, the paint was just some 'shiny black paint' I had. I thought that I could alway make it duller if needed.

As for the hinges, they are the factory ones. The trucks that age had this set up. I purchased the bolted on hinge.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 23 Nov 2020 15:08 #216584

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When I installed the endgate I notice that the latches on the truck were upside down compared to how the 50's endgate was.

So I did a little choppy choppy and this is how it looks.






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