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1952 Ford F1 daily build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THR1LL3R, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. So I took time off from my sectioned shoebox to build me a nice little daily pick up....

    Plans include..

    302/C4 ......flip front and back axles ...... brakes...wheels and tires


    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  2. Looking for wheel ideas,I really like the stock look but I also like the big little looks too...I'm also wanting to keep the drums with the 5x5.5's

    heres some 16's with 600's


    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  3. not a patch panel in sight


    pulling it apart...


  4. working on the rear

    had to make some pieces...




    how the rear sits
    gonna maybe throw some bag over leafs to help with heavier loads.


  5. Man that's solid!
  6. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,949


    Cool. Leave those wheels. They're just right.
  7. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    Looks great, been wanting one for years for a daily... neat color too-
  8. 2dr_sedan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 265


    Man that truck looks like a solid start to a killer project.
  9. jack orchard
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 238

    jack orchard

    What a great rust-free find. keep us posted.
  10. 30modelacoupe
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 359


    Subscribed!! Very Nice Truck. I really like the job you've done on the rearend. I've been wanting to see if flipping the front axle is going to work.
  11. mrharley51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 217


    Great F1 Hope you keep the patina...what rear end are you using? Nice job on the "C" notch. Are you using the stock rear springs? Taking out leaves? Curious as I have to do this next month on my 51. thanks
  12. I'm using the stock rear and I took 5 leaves out leaving the top two and removing one every other one. It's kinda bouncy and I might add a leave to tighten it back up. I also moved the rear perch up a hole. I'll post a pic of that later. Plan on keeping the paint and yes it is a nice truck to start with especially coming from the Midwest. Most the rot is on the lower parts of the fenders where the running boards meet.
  13. heres the rear perch stepped up a hole,not totally sure if Im gonna run it this way and I will figure it out as the front it finished and Ill address it then


    Heres my runing $100 van motor,slap black paint a mustang pan and headers and call it good

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012
  14. baby loves chrome
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 347

    baby loves chrome

    I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Heres the front notch,trying to use up some of this 1/4 scrap steel I have lying around. Youll notice the notch looks crooked...I wanted to give the front where the axle is a lil more room and decided to tapper it a bit..sounded like a good idea but kinda weird looking at it now its done


    insides with novice welds lol



  16. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 662


    Looking Great!
  17. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  18. 49F1Jeff
    Joined: Oct 24, 2011
    Posts: 184

    from Oregon

    I'm having a hard time seeing how you will flip the front axle. :confused:
    The suspense is killing me. :D
  19. here we go.....(sorry about the shitty cell pics)




  20. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 897


    Love these year f1's are you doin it up nice.... heres a shot of an earlier f1 with big n littles

    Attached Files:

  21. I wonder what the sizes are?
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,411


    Good job! looks like a fun project.
  23. Moedog07
    Joined: Apr 11, 2011
    Posts: 186


  24. Magnum Wheel Man
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 418

    Magnum Wheel Man

    If it was easy, everyone would do it... I couldn't really tell since I'm not familiar with the Ford front end... is that a shock mount thats not clearancing ??? you'll have to move them back to the back side of the axle ???

    I wanted to subscribe, since I'll be doing alot of the same work on my Studebaker...
  25. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 882

    from Midway NC

  26. loosrp
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
    Posts: 7


    Nice and simple.... Like it alot!
  27. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,221


    Glad you're posting your methods and progress as I'm also building a 52 F1. You've answered all my questions regarding how these modifications affect ride height. Definitely subscribed. Killer F1.

  28. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    Mark in Japan

    For that rear end spring hanger, I've seen it doe like that, except with a piece of angle iron welded on top of the chassis rail to locate the top bolt holes. This then makes leverage on the chassis rail, but a gussett inside the rail joining the top to the bottom will fix that.

    Front end may have been easier with a Sids drop axle and removing a few leaves, with your C-notches making the most of the possibilities??

    I don't know much about welding, but aren't you supposed to clean off any hint of rust to best allow penetration??

    This will be a very cool rig, and your work looks a lot better than some 'pro shops' have done in threads like "Blake84"s:eek:

    A great ol truck! Congrats!!!!

  29. Yes the shock were in the way, but mainly the axle with the studs will hit the bottom of the frame. I'm gonna try to locate them in the same area with shorter shocks and a modified mount.

    Didn't really wanna spend a lot on this project like on an axle, still would have to heat and modify the steering arms. Spending that kind of money I'd just clip it at that point. As far as thr rust goes it was cleaned very well. My cell takes terrible pics and I also had halogen lights behind me so I guess why that looks so orange.
  30. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,114


    I wish my truck started out that solid!!!!

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