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48-52 F1 projects

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

  1. Millhead
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Thanks. For the grill I'm in the process now, just trying to find the rest of the materials. I have a line on it and trying to make a deal. I've had lots of different idea's but this one has presented some difficulty but I think it will be worth it. I will post some shot of it when I'm done.
     
  2. 64gtoguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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    Nice truck Millhead, Come to think of it,,,I like them all !!
     
  3. 64gtoguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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    [​IMG]Here's mine, i just traded for it,so it will be a project sort of. any body got an extra set of 51-2 grill teeth layin around ? Uploaded via IPhone app.
     

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  4. the lights
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
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    heres my old gal.
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  5. RiKi5156
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
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    I see this post was last month but maybe you guys can help. I am putting togethor an 83,000 mile all original 52 F1 with a 57 Caddy 365 hooked to the floor shift 3spd. I am looking for a 4 inch dropped axle if anyone has one. Thanks, Rich.
     
  6. toolman1967
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    My sons 49 F1. Chassis is a narrowed 87 Buick Regal. Slowly coming together.
     

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  7. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    from Hawaii

    Just bought this '51 the other day after the p.o. lost interest. It has a Cordoba front suspension and a 9" with discs in the back. Powertrain is a smogger 350 and turbo 350.
    Ordered a Rebel Wire kit for it today, and Dennis Carpenter and Macs are gonna love me. Not too keen on the sbc, might go with a 351 W instead. I had a '56 before, but always liked the looks of these.
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  8. nice ^^ looks really solid.
     
  9. OahuEli
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    Thanks, yeah it is. It was an Arizona truck originally and garage kept after it got here. The cab is in great shape, but the fenders need some work before painting. Gotta figure out colors, was thinking a nice fuchsia or mauve...okay no I'm not. :eek: :D
     
  10. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
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    from PA

    Been working on mine, today replaced the motor mounts and am fitting a dodge pu radiator into mine. It will be back on the road soon I hope.
     
  11. Bad Daddy
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
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    Here's my '48 F1. Has a 350, Saginaw 4spd, 9" rear. Still needs front end and brake work. Need to lay a new bed in it. It has an old steel over wood currently. Have an entire front end w/hood that needs finishing up. May paint it one day. . .

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  12. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Anybody have any tricks on mounting the radiator a couple inches forward? Found out today the radiator was moved forward but just sitting on the support, held in place by the hoses. Holy crapola!
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  13. There are two sets of mounting holes on the F-1 frame and inner fenders, one set for the 6 cylinder, one for the shorter v-8. I used the 6 cyl. set to clear my 454.

    The radiator support mounts to the frame with 2 ea. 3/8" carriage type bolts about 4 5/8" long with springs and castellated nuts. The springs allow a little movement.

    Hope this helps.
     
  14. OahuEli
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    Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it. How does your truck handle with the 454? My paperwork says this truck weighs only 2930 lbs, so I'm thinking that BBC oughta make it fun with the loud pedal hammered.
     
  15. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Man I really like that blue color! Who makes it? I'm doing a '51 F1 and that would look real good on my truck.
     
  16. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    from MA.

    Here's my old bomber, not to much planned for it other than making it safe to drive.
     

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  17. beautiful, I like the stance, what did you do about the drops? and what do you need to do about the safety?
     
  18. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    Sorry to disapoint you but it is not blue. It is a 1960's Ford Australia Color from the Falcons called Green Velvet Metalic and it has more metalic in it than the original color. The other cream color is Merino.
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    I like the colors so much I have used them as fleet colors.
     
  19. ...here is a 49 a friend of mine just got on the road...

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  20. Old Ray
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
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    ............well kind of.........my '51 f1,

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  21. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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    [​IMG]

    This is oldest boy's , original flathead and all...May be selling soon, baby coming !!
     
  22. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Oh okay, it just looked blue in the pic, but I see the difference in your avatar and the other pic you posted. Shoot, thought I was onto something there.
     
  23. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    Why not play with a color mix yourself ?
     
  24. allmost finished with my 48 f-1. kinda did it backwords. getting the motor and trans ready. 283 chevy, 90 over , thumper cam. gear drive, and a 5 speed. the wife and i want to drive it to speed week in 2012. hopefully meet up with other hambers passing thru ga. where we live
     

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  25. Great looking truck Gasman^^^^^^^
     
  26. HOTFR8
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    Gasman01, nice truck. What 5 speed did you use ?
     
  27. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    from Hawaii

    Not a bad idea. Paint is a long ways away so I've got some time to read up on it. Thanks for the suggestion. By the way I dig the hell out of your truck.
     
  28. strtlegal
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
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    from Phoenix

    Nice truck's guy's..I'm on the look at for one as we speak..Not as easy as I would have thought especially since Im not looking for anything complete...

    Keep the pics coming!
     
  29. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    Most welcome after all mine is a variation of a factory color. look up some old color charts and see what you find. :)

    Did you post an an introduction ? Did you read the rules ? Just looking out for you as others may not like you posting without an introduction.
     

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