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Projects 51 Ford F1, my first project!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JUNK ROD, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. JUNK ROD
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    Hey everybody , i was thinking of a project thread but wasn't sure, Im not a mecanic or even a professional welder.,and but it's a real passion, i learn everything by my own and by seerching on internet.... So every comment will be appreciated !!!

    so, i bought this rusty truck in February 2012

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  2. JUNK ROD
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    So the truck stayed in yard for a year,

    than i began to work on it in January 2013
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  3. JUNK ROD
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    So i bought a 47 bed.... Was a bad move!!! Sometimes we learn from our mistakes... It was very rusted...

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    i parted-out

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    Started to work on the rear frame, got the suspension off!!

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    8.8 3.73 disc brake from an explo!

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    New 3'' drop springs
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  4. JUNK ROD
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    Front end stripped out!!

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    3'' drop axle + 3'' drop dual springs!!

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    I had to change king pins, bushings.... disc break swap, Por-15'ed!!!


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  5. JUNK ROD
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    i was looking the classified and i saw in nice set of Bf Silvertown, brand new with the original wrap!!!! The guy had to changed it , they where to tall for his 49 car...

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    i had a deal for 2 bed sides and rear fenders. i did A little test just to give me an idea with the fenders!!!

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    I bought a set of running boards from a Hamber!!
     
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  6. Could you go over what you have done to lower the rear spring setup in detail. It looks very good so far...
     
  7. looks good so far, dont get in a hurry and take your time.
     
  8. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks guy's!!!


    But rear was to high. So i had to fabicate a cross member over the frame to get a 2'' more drop .

    i dont want to cut the frame (c nutch), in case of an inspection, i will be able to re install stock suspension to pass it!!!! :D
     
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  9. JUNK ROD
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    edit......
     
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  10. JUNK ROD
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    last summer i didn't work a lot on it!!! I met a real nice lady :)so the project stoped .... and to be honest i was a bit demotivated!!!! :eek:Every body who came home was like: man you have 2-3 years of work on that truck!!!
     
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  11. 2dr_sedan
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    Can't wait to see it finished! Don't stop now.
     
  12. JUNK ROD
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    So in november i was checking old car on kijiji (i check old car each days lol) i saw a 51 f1 there was no price in the add. It was an all original truck, original colors with rust.... i checked out the add at least 20 times a day , then afther 3 days i decided to call .... The owner was a 73 years old man, he had heart problems and had to sell all of his old cars! he send me some pics of the cab corners, floors... I was surprise how the truck was solid compared to the other one! The only modification was a SBC + chevy trans. It was a 7 hours road ....up north from home, so i borrow a trailer en rent a truck my girl friend and i whent there to pic up the new member of the family!!! lol

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  13. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks, don't worry the story is not finished!!! lol
     
  14. JUNK ROD
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    tomorrow i will take a picture of it!
     
  15. chopo
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    BOOOOO wheres the flatty?
     
  16. JUNK ROD
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    Then i began to swap the suspension on it!!!! I was so exicited to see it droped with the white walls!!!!!!

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    I took off the old wood floors..

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    took off the gaz tank, it was filled with old gaz the odor was discusting!!!!

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    Bed off!

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  17. JUNK ROD
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    I dont know but i already have the flati off the other truck for a futur project!!! ;)
     
  18. JUNK ROD
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    Stock suspension back under the other truck!

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    More pics tomorrow!!!
     
  19. JUNK ROD
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    Cool do you remember the price???
     
  20. old slingshot
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    Nice project .

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  21. Lookin cool!
     
  22. Itchy
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    Love these old F1's. Truck is looking good.
     
  23. JUNK ROD
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    Thanks guy's!!!!!

    here some pics of the rear suspension


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    New spring perch welded, i'm working on new shock mount!!!
     
  24. JUNK ROD
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    here a nice pic my girlfriend took when we went to pick up the truck!!!

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  25. how much axle to frame clearance do you have as it sits?...looks like you'll need a C notch for clearance after you get the bed/gas tank, etc weight on there.
     
  26. JUNK ROD
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    By heart still 2 3/4" left! Not enough even if i relocate the bump stop higher? :(

    For a nice c notch should i do the c first and than i boxe-it?

    The gaz tank is gonna be in the stock location!

    Thanks!


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  27. Itchy
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    Here are few pics for reference. I built my notch into the boxing plate so it was one unit. Hope these help ya.
    And sorry don't mean to high jack your thread with my build pics.

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  28. JUNK ROD
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    I Itchy your not high jacking my thread! I really apreciate it, like i said im a beginner in all that stuff so every comment to help me is welcome!

    Btw nice looking truck!!!

    Thanks
     
  29. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

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    Looks like you have a pretty cool project going. Got a question; in the picture above I noticed you are using grade 5 bolts. Is this just for mockup?
     
  30. JUNK ROD
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    Yep temporary with these bolts, i bought knew ones...

    Thanks
     

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