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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tlmartin84, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. tlmartin84
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  2. 53mercury
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    Nice rack! That didn't come out quite right.:D Did you pressure test after you tig'ed it up? Hadn't seen that done before, but seems pretty straight forward as long as everything is setup in a jig for welding. Nice job. Mike
     
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  4. tlmartin84
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    There is no fluid where it was tig'd... no need for pressure testing.
     
  5. 53mercury
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    Even better. Thanks, Mike
     
  6. dirtbag13
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  7. FoMoCoPower
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  8. Clean build. Nice work so far
     
  9. PRENDI P.
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    Hi.. Do you think this set up will work in a 59 f100??
     
  10. tlmartin84
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    Sure will if you don't mind high offset wheels. You won't have to narrow it.
     
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  12. tlmartin84
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    Yeah mine has been slow too. HOWEVER I have a ton of parts and all of my spring chores are done. Tommorrow I mount the new front bearings and start brake plumbing. My mounts for the engine are on the way so stay tuned I gotta lot of cool stuff coming.
     
  13. tlmartin84
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    As promised more pics.

    Battery drop down brackets, engine mounts, supercharger and throttle body mounts/adapters, and clutch pedal arms.
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    Front Suspension Finished. Everything is like new, bearings, ends etc.

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    Ford blue brake rotors.......I know everyones are red....I happen to bleed ford blue though.

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    Starting brake lines tommorrow.
     
  14. tlmartin84
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    Got the braided lines on today as well as the thru frame bolts.

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  15. tlmartin84
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    Motor Mounts welded up........thanks to my buddy Ron for the Plasma Table!

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    Ford 300 and T5 paired up.
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    In the frame....
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    Hopefully I can get the transmission crossmember in tommorrow. One issue I have ran into is that with the motor and transmission setting level the driveshaft is going to run right through the mid crossmember, I guess I will have to put a hoop in to make it work.

    The length of this motor and transmission are turning out to be quite a challenge.
     
  16. tlmartin84
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    Here is the transmission crossmember...........
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  17. willymakeit
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    I've followed this build since it started. Nice work. Keep us posted.
    Building a 56 myself.
     
  18. 4rod
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    rad on the welds and great build...I love building old ford trucks...had a 54 that was a shame to sell...
     
  19. tlmartin84
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    Thanks Fellas!

    I got my steel lines ran this weekend......still debating on painting them or not.

    This little tool was AWESOME! absolutely the best flare tool I have used. Bought it from across the pond in the UK $45.00 shipped here. The bender was $20.00, when I got it, it was buy one get one free (I didn't know until I opened the box and it happened to be a special, SCORE). So dad got one too.
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    I ended up using regular steel tubing and the typical rubber coated steel brake clips. I used 1/4" stainless screws with nuts for it all. I was going to tap the frame but I wanted a nice smooth outer rail so thats where I left the screw heads.
     
  20. willymakeit
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    Keep posting. Gives me ideas for another.
     
  21. Stormin' Norman1
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    Nice build. Like the frame color.
     
  22. oldskewl
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    Always loved that body F100. Very interested in the thread.
     
  23. tlmartin84
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    Well after some work I have the rear end blasted painted and assembled.

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    Welded up the perches, and axle tubes to the housing, taped it off for blasting and painting.

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    After painting and assembly. It got 3 coats of KBS which blistered because I painted them on a hot humid day so It has a couple coats of enamel over it after resanding. I polished the cover using a kit from harbor freight, worked like a charm.

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  24. tlmartin84
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    Swiss Cheese Repair.....
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    New hinge buckets, these things are a PITA. I had to undo the bucket and reweld it to the pillar to get them aligned properly.
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    New brace and firewall patch.
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  25. lowtrkn2k
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    Very nice job!!!
     
  26. tlmartin84
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    Here was the P/O attempt at a chop.... it has complicated my efforts of getting everything lined up. I'll get it there.....


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    Salvaged the top of my original doors and swiped the skins off of the to replace the chopped cabs:

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    Checked header clearance, looks like I am gonna have to modify these but they do look WICKED in place.

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    Removed the left corner and started working on patching it and the door:
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  27. CharlieLed
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    Wow, you ARE ambitious! Too bad you don't live closer I have a cab in storage that is in a lot better shape than that one. The worst part about a chopped 56 cab is finding a windshield to fit, better do your homework before investing too much time here.
     
  28. tlmartin84
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    Got my super charger intake cut this week!

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  29. Redheadedlefty13
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    this thing is nice! i might go and section this crossmember for my fairlane instead of running a mii
     

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