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  • This is my project, when i bought it. in 2007

    My 1929 Martin Parry 500A panel truck, when i first purchased it.

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    Project moving forward quicker

    About a month ago, i had my chassis pretty well completed, and that's the way it has been for quite a few years; i had a couple operations, and my wife had both hips replaced, and that's where the time goes. Anyway in the last month, i have added the cowl, splash shields, the radiator, shell, hood, hood shelves, the over cowl and windshield wood and the first base layer of body wood from the cowl back to the tail extension. So, here are some photos, I hope?

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    • JDupuis
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      Wow, excellent progress. Wishing you and your wife much better health. Jeff

    • pAAt
      pAAt commented
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      Sunnyorm, you have a great start to that project !! Is that a wood kit or are you designing it yourself and is it a station wagon ? Pat

    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      Sunny, that is some project you have there. Now that you know how to post pictures, I expect a LOT of pictures and regular updates.

    • Ken Parker
      Ken Parker commented
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      I have the same questions as pAAt. I have started my Special Delivery Woodie and your pictures answer some questions and generate other questions. Thanks for posting them. kenp

    • Ray Horton
      Ray Horton commented
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      I have a lot of respect and admiration for excellent woodworking.

  • #3
    I know what it is now

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    • #4
      Thanks Jeff, we are definitely in better health now.

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      • #5
        Pat, i am constructing all the wood myself, because what i inherited when first purchased, was a nightmare, as far as the wood is concerned. i will be posting more photos of this nightmare, to give a better idea. my first model a mentor, when he saw it, was "i think you got taken" haha

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        • #6
          You have a hell of a job, ahead of you, to prove him wrong You've got a great start and some wood working tools I see there. Will be waiting to see your updated pictures. Pat

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          • #7
            Your perseverance will pay off. Although your patience may be tried.
            You can eat an elephant.....one bite at a time. Jeff

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            • #8
              Sunny
              That is a rare and very unique body. I guess you are an expert wood worker? and if your not you will be..
              2 1930 Tudors

              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • sunnyorm
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                Why yes Mitch, i am uh, expert in woodworking, uh, but please don't pass that around too much, i'd hate to think i would end up with more misscuts on someone else's rig.

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              I just keep posting photos, as i progress, i have made some good contacts with other Martin Parry owners who, while they don't have the identical truck as mine, they have been able to supply me with there wood structures, which helped alot, to visualize mine. Also was able thru a very gracious person, to acquire a copy of an original advertising booklet, which had info. on how they were manufactured.Let me know if I can help, with more than photos.

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              • #10
                Was it running when they parked it?

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                • sunnyorm
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                  not to my knowledge

              • #11
                Thanks to Mitch, for the magic in combining my 2 project posts!

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                • pAAt
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                  I was wondering how that happened

              • #12
                More photos added: after gluing and screwing wood rails to wood crossmembers, I flipped the entire base frame assembly over, and added 1" x 7" rail overlay pieces on top of base rails.

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                • #13
                  Beautiful.

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                  • sunnyorm
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                    Thanks Ray
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