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61-66 ford trucks...need some inspiration...pics?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blktopbandit, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. blktopbandit
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
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    I just picked this turd up this weekend and need some inspiration on it. I would like to see some pics, and maybe some idea's on lowering it on the cheap...
    here she is please don't laugh.
     

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  2. blktopbandit
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    Here is a real quick photoshop with some wheels i got for it.
     
  3. blktopbandit
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    shit... i'm drunk





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  4. Royalshifter
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    Now you are talking, very cool!
     

  5. usedall9
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    I am also building the same truck.Would also like to know how people are mounting the axle ontop of the leafs when the perch is cast into the top of the axle?
     
  6. Here you go,


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  7. blktopbandit
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  9. JohnnyP.
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    are they cast or are they welded on? either way, cut them off using a torch and a grinder and buy a set of perches. its not all that hard, just make sure that your axle is center when you do this.
     
  10. usedall9
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    They are cast....So the solid axle is weldable? If so, you've answered all my questions....Thanks
     
  11. It is weldable, but you need to know what you are doing.
    Bandit, that's a sweet truck. In case you don't already know, check out this site: http://www.fordtruk.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=4
    Many people are restorers, but still lots of customs and rods. Plus you can learn lots of junk about these things.
     
  12. blktopbandit
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    damn vince, i might have to chop it:D

    thanks comet, i found this...
     
  13. kid berzerker
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    i've got a '64 (sorry too lazy to take pics). I dropped the rear by welding new perches underneath the axle....lowered it quite a bit. I dropped the front by adding 4.5" monoleafs & then sent the axle off to mor-drop and they stretched 4" out of it. then out of nowhere i decided to clip the front...which got it a couple inches lower then the monoleaf/drop axle set-up. however, before i clipped it i would say it was as low as shadowmtkustomz rendition. I want to add 4.5" monoleafs under the rear.....i hear durant has 6" monoleafs?!!!

    anyhow check the classifieds...i've got those monoleafs for sale
    (i've also got the axle...but it needs work)
     
  14. Black Heart Coupe
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    Hey all,

    i love the site and i found these on sports truck.com they got some kick ass trucks on there. ill post some more.
     

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    heres some more
     

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  16. blktopbandit
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    so i take it you c notch'ed the frame when the axles are above?????
     
  17. Radshit
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    Hotwheel (Reggie) and El Polako both have bitchin Ford F-100....maybe they'll post some pics....
     
  18. blktopbandit
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    trying to decide the cheapest way to lower. the truck is really not worth it but, i like it. I'm looking at those adapters to go from 5.5 bolt pattern to a 4.75 so i can use my wheels...
     
  19. Boones
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    Loogy has one of the coolest Unibodies I have ever seen. its just right in my book
     

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  20. does anyone have pics of the front straight axle flip? i got a 61 uni, that could use a slight drop like that. also, what modifications do you have to do to steering, or any other mods needed? or are you ready to go after just flipping that axles?

    ncg
     
  21. HotRodKitten
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    This is my husband's 61 unibody:
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    I know that he flipped the axle and step notched it. (here goes the "she has no idea what she's talking about" comments) I know he's got problems with it being so low because of the drive train. Really the whole truck has been a huge pain in the ass from the beginning :)But it runs and drives now.
     
  22. blktopbandit
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    looks nice kitten, yeah i was under ther yesterday and looks like i might have steering and oil pan issues to deal with on a flipped axle, or even a major drop. i guess i'm just gonna have to tear it down and find out:eek:
     
  23. here are a couple photoshoped pics of my truck some fellow hambers did for me.

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    enoy
    ncg
     
  24. blue57ford
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    I love this truck!
     
  25. bump!!!i just bought on today!!!!:D
     
  26. DHD
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    Here's my 63, go easy on the turbines, they're temporary:eek: [​IMG]
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  27. didgeytrucker
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    I was gonna mention the Slick 60's site but Comet beat me to it. Several years ago Hot Rod magazine did a front axle flip on the Centerline '56 F-100. Those articles showed in detail how to do it.

    Tracy
     
  28. Ok, this is a crappy pic because it's in my garage and in mock up stage (actually now it's rolling and driveable, but I don't have more recent pics). Wheels and tires are temporary. Was going to lower rear, but now thinking I like the rake.
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