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1938 Fargo Pickup. 10 Apr 2020 22:28 #208334

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Superb workmanship.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 27 Oct 2020 15:20 #215722

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Hi Guys,

Well, it's time to get in the garage and start working again.

I decided to address the Fargo's end gate problem.
(it never had one in my lifetime).

I found a later end gate in the grass at my friends farm years ago.
I was fairly beat but what the hey, then it doesn't feel so bad cutting it up.

I took 5 1/2" out of the height and I don't recall how much out of the width.

Now for some serious grinding, a bit of hammer and dollying, and a few skims of filler.


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1938 Fargo Pickup. 27 Oct 2020 17:38 #215727

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Vintage Power Wagons in USA have all the hinges, hooks and chains plus most other stuff you might need.
Really great people to deal with.

www.vintagepowerwagons.com/

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1938 Fargo Pickup. 27 Oct 2020 19:58 #215729

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You're a braver man than I! I like what you've done. You have, in effect saved that tailgate in the process of making it fit your ute. Just goes to show what can be done when one is game enough.

Jarrod.

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1938 Fargo Pickup. 27 Oct 2020 20:11 #215730

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As the saying goes, "Cut hard, cut deep".

It has come out looking great.

Well done.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 27 Oct 2020 22:20 #215735

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Or another Aussie saying I like a bit

"Have a go ya mug!"

Great work on that tailgate.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 28 Oct 2020 10:13 #215739

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You are correct Lang.

I actually have purchased some stuff from Vintage Power Wagons, and yes they are great.

Thanks for all the encouragement guys. I really have to say again how great it is to see such a
positive and supportive group of people. The world needs more of this right now.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 29 Oct 2020 08:51 #215763

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Like the look of the old push bike leaning against the bench. The shine on the saddle suggests it's still in daily use too.
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1938 Fargo Pickup. 30 Oct 2020 00:01 #215806

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Bicycles are my other sickness. The one you see is an all original 1946 CCM mens bike which I put 1000's of Km on. Another interesting one I acquired from a friend is a 1913 Ivanhoe (precursor to CCM name) velodrome racer. check out the wood wheels.

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1938 Fargo Pickup. 31 Oct 2020 14:36 #215878

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Hi Guys,

After more hours of grinding than I care to talk about.
This is the results. I am going to do a few little spots I missed though.

I am going to give it a coat of black paint tomorrow.
I want to make it nice, but not too nice, like the truck.


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