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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by luckystiff, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Lowriders Art Gallery
    Joined: Apr 9, 2010
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    Decided to work on my crew cab this weekend. Started with a rusty Airforce truck, and a 55,000 mile 1 ton

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    Lots of work ahead, but it felt good to drive it out of the shop tonight.
     
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  2. fordpatina
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    I had one like those about 7 year ago here is 2 pictures
     

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  3. HouldenCaulfield
    Joined: May 24, 2012
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    Im definitely a newb to these trucks. And, I love the stance you have. But, I am curious how you "center" the wheels in the openings. I noticed you said you move the front axle centerline and the rear moved forward...how is this accomplished?
     
  4. hershambob
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  8. JSHAW
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    LARS 2012.

    Cool trucks!
     

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  9. hershambob
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  10. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    Getting #9 road worthy. Just replaced the ugly 80s mags with stock steelies. Original paint. y-block 3 speed with over-drive.

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  11. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Hey guys got a suspension question.. I got a 59 f100 that has a volare clip on the front and flipped rear axle and a home made notch job on the back end. Im getting ready to fix the notch and noticed I have a bunch of broken leafs springs. Ive been pricing out the springs and no matter if I get the reg spring pack ..or the mono leafs.. it all seems to be over 5-600 bucks. Im trying to keep the truck in a budget so I want to try to be a bit wise where the money is going. lots of guys tell me put leafs back in and weld the shocks back on it, and others are saying 4 link it.. and then I hear bag it. I do like it low, and the volare clip in the front takes it low enough for my needs, so it doesnt need to" lay frame" really. But I have no idea about bags, how to put a system together, what I would need.. do they just sell a kit that I can get for the rear only or do I need to piece it together?? the craziest Id go would be to let the ass end hit the ground while parked.. then up for driving.. so maybe just 1 switch? I dont need left right sideways what ever... Id like to keep the spending down.. but it seems either way I go its going to be 5-600 bucks .. Can i get a bit of advice? maybe someone that can tell me how to do a budget airbag kit.. or should i just fix the leafs and run those?
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    Tony
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  12. Thats rad^^ those stepsides are growing on me.
     
  13. Bert.
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    Here's mine volare front end 302 and a t5
     

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  14. Lowriders Art Gallery
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    Got my parts truck hauled home. I now have a big window crewcab. Going after another parts truck with a short wide box, tomorrow.

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    This was a 3/4 ton with a lot of rust for our area. it will also provide some much needed pieces for my panel.

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  15. Lowriders Art Gallery
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    The panel is a major project, but I have rounded up all of the parts. After clipping the back of the crewcab I have learned a few tricks.

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    Pictures of the crewcab progress soon.
     
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  16. Are you guys running dropped spindles?
     
  17. 100% Matt
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    Contact your local spring shop and have them rebuild your spring packs. It should be way cheaper than buying new ones. I would shy away from the mono leafs as your truck will be dragging ass with the axle already flippped and they ride typically like shit. I may have an extra set of leaf springs. I'll check.




     
  18. Hotrod1959
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    That grille is cherry!
     
  19. Tony Ray
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    Thanks Matt!

     
  20. GRud
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    Here is my 57 that i am currently in the process of building with my dad.. it was originally a 4x4 long bed but now we are cutting it down to a 6 foot bed with air ride suspension at all 4 corners. when all is said and done it will be powered by a 408 stroker.. more pics to come soon.
     

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  21. Lowriders Art Gallery
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    Finally got some pictures of the big window conversion.

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    Still have a long ways to go, but progress is being made.
     
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  22. MKGrider
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    Here's mine. 59 big window.
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  23. Lowriders Art Gallery
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    Nice 59 Big window. What color was it from the factory? Been thinking about spotlights on my crewcab, I'm going for a modified fully loaded look.
     
  24. johnboy13
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    Wasn't 59 the first year of a factory 4X4? I could be reading more into it than I should. Hope you didn't cut up a rare conversion.
     
  25. My buddy, Tom's 60. 361 chrysler, typewriter drive with a Cordoba front. Nice truck. I think I put more miles on it than Tom does.
     

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  26. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    who makes good door weatherstrip for these trucks? my seal was new but was so thick that the doors wouldnt close. Thanks!
     
  27. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    Had the same problem. On my second door I shaved off some material and drilled relief holes so the air would squeeze out and collapse the seal.
     
  28. MKGrider
    Joined: May 28, 2012
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    It was two tone, blue and off white...forget the color codes. Spotlight was on it when I got it and it works awesome! I love it but it needs a handle though. I'd love to find another one for the passenger side.

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  29. that spot light is awesome!
     
  30. sambo
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    I just ordered soft seals,where did you get yours?over priced,I thought!I hope they dont give me crap,adjusting doors is an art,I swear!
     

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