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  1. 55styleliner
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    IMG_3312.JPG IMG_3314.JPG IMG_3318.JPG Here is how it started 2 months ago. Bone stock older resto on a very solid old truck. 100% Henry steel
     
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    IMG_3350.JPG Added '35 Wires
     
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    IMG_0080.JPG Split '40 Bones with the end sculpted IMG_0013.JPG Started collecting and prepping pieces. Got a great deal on an 8BA
     

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    IMG_0082.JPG C-notched the front of the frame IMG_0081.JPG Modified the front crossmember to lower it an inch
     
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    IMG_0089.JPG Front ride height dialed in used a 36 front axle with a 2" drop Posies spring. Got the wheels powder coated black IMG_0090.JPG Engine mocked into place. I don't have to cut the firewall if I use an electric fan. I think I'm taking that route.
     
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    Does a 10" clutch use the same flywheel bolt pattern as a 9"? The motor has a 9" clutch on it and I need a 1-1/16 10 spline disc to fit my F150 RTS transmission. I can't seem to find a 9" disc with that spline. I can redrill the flywheel if I need to, just curious if anyone knows.
     
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    Gotta admit, I cringed a little at how clean that truck is to cut up but you heading in The right direction. Gotta love AV8's. Keep us posted. What are your plans for the old banger dizzy...
     
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    I have
    sold the whole drivetrain to a good friend.
     
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    IMG_0093.JPG I am using a shortened F100 steering box. I cut it off, cut a new seal counterbore and made a new flange. IMG_0094.JPG I have the box so tight that I had to notch the frame a little. I need every 1/4" I can get! IMG_0095.JPG The finished box.
     
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    Lengthening the frame for the 40 rear axle.
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    40 rear axle cleaned and painted. Reverse eye model A spring installed. Still need to shorten the radius rods and make a torque arm.
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    Firewall filled and painted.

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    Engine cleaned and painted. Heads blasted and new gaskets and studs installed. New Powermaster alternator and 9Super7 carbs. Tranny painted too.
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  16. What adapter for the trans?
     
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    It is from Model Engineering. Nice piece but was about a 6 week wait to get it.
     
  18. Thank you.
     
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    I started with the Speedway Economy headers and straightened out the back tube for more steering box clearance. Got the clutch all together and transmission mounted.

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    Engine in place. Permanently I hope.

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    Back on 4 wheels. Nice low stance.

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  24. Looking good!!!! Be sure your wheels don't rub the fenders, especially the front wheels when turning (don't ask how I know to check for this).

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    I have the rear suspension pretty well done except for the torque arm. Thanks for all the ideas here on the HAMB!!!!

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    Look for me and the truck at Round Up on April 7th!
     
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    Front shock mounts

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    Clutch linkage and parking brake done
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    Rear suspension done

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