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1942 ford p/u build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slcknucklehead, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. So Ive been collecting parts for this for the last few months and now it time to build something.... 1942 ford truck, 390 fe from a 63 galaxie and the 9inch from the same car, 69 ford truck trans, dodge caravan seat, other misc parts. well see how it goes ill post pics.
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    Brought it in the shop...
    Removed suspension...
  3. AllSteel36
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 562

    from California

    I have one of them tucked away in a barn somewhere!

    Good luck with it.
  4. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,791

    from Indy

    looks pretty solid. keep us posted with pics of your progress

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    Balanced all pistons and rods got them within 1 gram of each other on end. First time doing it so hope I did it right.
    Empty block waiting for parts....
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    got to protect the crank during installation.

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    Fully rebuilt heads.
    Long block assembled....
    Joined: Dec 16, 2007
    Posts: 236

    from S.L.U.T

    Looks good so far post more pics man
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    Wide whites and chrome steelies!
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    4link and airbags
  11. Soreback
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
    Posts: 223


    I like it.That FE should make that thing sing pretty good. I have the same engine in my 73 Highboy. It moves that thing right along. How much did you kick up the rear? Keep the pictures coming. Good luck.
  12. 52 Thunder
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
    Posts: 61

    52 Thunder
    from Canada

    Sweet ride man, gonna haul ass!
  13. ..oh boy, nother jailbar truck build!...looks cool!
  14. Kicked it up 7 inches
  15. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,659


    I gotta know, what's a '73 highboy???
  16. 73 highboy, Should be a 73 ford f250 4x4, nothing like a 32 hi boy
  17. 39 tow
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 15

    39 tow
    from Utah

    Looking good on the Truck. If you need help shoot me a PM I am in Spanish Fork and can shoot up there to lend a hand.
    Should be nice looking.
  18. Soreback
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
    Posts: 223


    Sorry for the confusion on the "highboy" thing. The 73 is a factory lifted f250 4x4. An adventure in automotive motoring. Rides like a buckboard. Buckboard... where your ass is if your riding on a horse drawn wagon. Thanks for the info on the kick up. I'm subscribing to the thread as I have a 46 as a project in the wings. Good luck
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    My 6 year old wanted to help too, so I had him lube the lifters and install them while I did the disc brakes.
  20. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 154


    Looking great slcknucklehead, keep the pics and progress coming! You're giving me some good ideas on 4 linking my own a little further down the road.
  21. hotrodbob
    Joined: May 7, 2002
    Posts: 505


    That is lookin GREAT! Sure has come a long way since I saw it... Gonna be so cool!
  22. Soreback
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
    Posts: 223


    Awesome job, and puttin' the kid to work too! Keep us posted.
  23. kinda been slacking on updating the build thread, hit a speed bump this week too, had the engine completely assembled and painted, wen move it and the single wheel on the engine stand hit a little ball of tape....toppled over and ruined my day to say the least lol
    Before the incident.
    The aftermath......damn it!
  24. Also ive got 95% of the suspension done, all bags and brackets are installed,valves, air tank and air line and wiring all roughed in. works really well too. Heres some pics of the front suspension, etc....
    brass knuckles on the dash and switches for the bag mounted in each finger hole.
  25. Shitty deal on the fall, thats why I went to the 4 wheeled engine stands. Keep the project going...
  26. Yea stupid design on the 3 wheeled engine stands, I never really thought about it either, but both of mine will be modified to 4 wheeled stands
  27. Engine in still have to build engine mounts though.....

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