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48-52 F1 projects

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotstepn, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Sanford&Son
    Joined: Oct 13, 2006
    Posts: 503

    Sanford&Son
    Member
    from Visalia,Ca

    Looking for a Original Rear Bumper 1951-1952 Ford! Thanks:rolleyes:
     

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  2. Kevin,...he's a lucky kid!
    ...believe it or not this is my next F-1 project; it'll be built from parts from multiple trucks, this is a very nice cab....probly gonna run a 250 Chevy inline six.
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  3. looks like you have the f2 fenders on there. actually looks kinda cool that way
     
  4. Karknocker
    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
    Posts: 54

    Karknocker
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    from Kearney,Mo

    they are Im waiting for the snow to let up so I can get the F1 fenders
     
  5. Joe G
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
    Posts: 83

    Joe G
    Member
    from Minnesota

    My Dad's '51

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  6. RiKi5156
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
    Posts: 42

    RiKi5156
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    I just joined this group,just bought a 52 F1. It was from a one owner farm family that I repaired phones for about 10-15 yrs when I worked for PNB.I happened on it a couple weeks ago as they were ready to sell. All original ,very nice shape,6-3spd on floor. I got it stripped and down to my buddies shop to paint. Unfotunatley he died of a stroke while in the booth. I just bought a 57 365 caddy for it,looking for adaoter to 3spd. will have 4 inch dropped axle,stock wheels/caps,brilliant red stock black seat.I will put pics on when I get it out of the booth.
     
  7. Itchy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 163

    Itchy
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    Heres my 48, I would like to say that I finished this one, but thier never done.
     

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  8. poncho62
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,094

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    51 that I have been daily driving for about 18 years now.......

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  9. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 2,075

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  10. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,117

    fordf1trucknut
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    Here are mine.....

    My "sleeper"

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    My 4x4, good mileage, daily driver

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    My current f-1 project

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  11. Skrayp
    Joined: May 31, 2008
    Posts: 197

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    My 50 F1. I'm in the process of channeling it 4 inches. I'm going to chop the top, but I don't know how much yet. The plan was 3" but we'll see. FE engine w/ a toploader 4 speed, F100 9 inch, Dropped axle, Posies, and a custom bed using shoebox quarters and a few other surprises.
     

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  12. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 432

    RAF
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    from MA.

    Great looking truck!! Dash is outstanding.
     
  13. Mine, been at it a few years now. Can't wait to get unburied from this snow and get back to work on it.
     

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  14. miwi
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 135

    miwi
    Member
    from Germany

    Here my current project a '52 F1. Must change the engine with a french flatty
     

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  15. limp
    Joined: Jun 18, 2007
    Posts: 122

    limp
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    itchy, i really like your dash. very well done

    mike
     
  16. Itchy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 163

    Itchy
    Member

    Thanks for the compliments on the dash fellas. I eventually want to paint the dash and doors a dark candy red colors, but ran out of steam, and just wanted to drive it last year, so went with the ol' stand by...Flat Black
     
  17. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,038

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    I have a 48 with 51 front sheet metal that I put on an late 80s Mercury car frame. I also have a pic of it in the other thread.
     

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  18. jepito29
    Joined: Sep 18, 2010
    Posts: 5

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    52 f3 with 50 f6 cab and running boards. 50 bed. 55 f 100 front hubs and rear axle, 49 8ba flathead. 92 mustang t5 transmission.
     

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  19. limp
    Joined: Jun 18, 2007
    Posts: 122

    limp
    Member

    my 50 just finished getting painted. sorry this is all got for pics here at work. post more later
     

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  20. ...here's a 48 I put together a few years ago, it went to Michigan somewhere around Detroit, has anyone ever seen it?

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  21. F1James
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 136

    F1James
    Member

    I have been driving mine for 30 years the52.Had but sold a 50 and 51.looking to see if thay show up on the hamb .maby later
     
  22. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    NO pictures but I've got a '48 F1 lurking in the shadows. Fairly decent but I've been collecting duplicate parts to have on hand when build time comes. The tough thing for me is whether to keep it a flathead for local use or make it highway friendly and do a ohv conversion. Converted, it will run a Chevy, probably a big block w/overdrive. I'm hoping when the time comes it will speak to me and make the decision really easy.:cool::)

    Frank
     
  23. limp
    Joined: Jun 18, 2007
    Posts: 122

    limp
    Member

    A few more of mine
     

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  24. P-townkustoms
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 230

    P-townkustoms
    Member
    from P-Town CA

    does anyone happen to know what the width of the frame is in the rear? I am in the middle of getting mine back in shape.
     
  25. Memory says 34", out to out, in the back. About 32" at the front.

     
  26. Itchy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 163

    Itchy
    Member

    Very nice limp. Love the chop on that thing.
     
  27. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875

    havi
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    Charley's memory is good. :) It's 34" in back, 32" in front, the 2" pinch is at the trans crossmember.
     
  28. Millhead
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 39

    Millhead
    Member

    Here is my '48 Merc project. Flathead 5spd, flip front end, chop 4.5".
    I have a drop axle to install this spring and a dash trans-plant to do before cruising weather.

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  29. Nice, Millhead! I really like the skirts and the full caps. What are you going to use for a grille?
     
  30. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,693

    atch
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    here's a suggestion based on my experience:

    i chopped clarence (the panel in my avitar) in the early 90's, so i've had nearly 20 years of critiquing the roof.

    if i were going to do another chop on one of these i'd take some material out of the metal above the windows and less out of the glass.

    i took out 5" all the way around. i like the proportions and the finished height, but when you're sitting inside it looks like there's way too much metal above the windshield. the view from inside is less than ideal.

    i realize that it would take a lot more work to do it that way, but every time i drive it i wish i had done it that way.

    oh, yeah; a traffic light finder is mandatory if you chop one of these things.
     

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