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1938 Fargo

Posted By someguy Sunday, August 16, 2009 7:18 AM
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someguy
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When I installed the endgate I noticed that the latches were upside down on the new endgate compared to what the Fargo's original endgate would have had. Due to the shape of the brackets they couldn't simply be traded side for side and flipped. So this below was how I thought it should be handled.
I brushed on some rust converter under the brackets to protect the unpainted area under them.
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That is great work!! Please keep the progress pictures coming..

Brocky

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I spent some more time sanding and priming the endgate one more time before painting.
the first coat of black paint showed my amateur body work but its not supposed to be too nice.

I had to do a little surgery on the hinge area of the box due to being heavily worked and in poor shape
due to a piece of angle iron on the bed opening bottom to hold a wood endgate for hauling grain.

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Hi Guys,

I spent the whole day grinding and came up with this.

I am going to paint it black tomorrow, I left a lot bruises and
blemishes so it sort of is in the same condition as the truck.

I left one of the bullet holes, I don't know if thats cliche or not.

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Geoff Weeks
 Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:11 AM
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Wow, lots of hard work there.
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Hi Guys,

After a short summer, its time hit the garage again. In my lifetime the Fargo never had an end gate.

I was on a friends farm years ago and found a 50ies Fargo end gate in the grass, it was pretty beat but, eh.

So I spent some time making it fit an early truck by removing 5 1/2" inches of height and I can't remember
how much width.

I am going to do a ton of grinding and some hammer and dollying, maybe a skim of filler.

I'll post some progress soon.

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Thanks, I really wanted it to be as close as I could make it to the original way it was.
I think bias ply tires really give an authentic look to an old vehicle. I get the radial thing, but
they just don't look right to me.
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I like that you are keeping it like original including bias ply tires.
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Here it is installed, it seems to seal up really well and crank out nice and easy.

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Bruce Ohnstad
 Posted Tuesday, April 07, 2020 4:25 PM
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That looks great, well done. Keep us posted.

Bruce

1932 White 643 restored in the working museum

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