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Projects 63 Ford F100 build/bagged with Jag ifs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by matthew mcglothin, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. matthew mcglothin
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    Not much progress this past week, been drinking a lot of beer on vacation in Florida. Should have a clear mind now, ready for next week!!!
     
  2. Avgas
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    Beer is good!
     
  3. matthew mcglothin
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    Got all the plumbing and wiring for the airride finished today. Reconfigured some things while I was at it. I decided not to run the battery in the rear frame like previously pictured earlier in this thread. Going to mount it in the front somewhere. Getting close to starting this thing up! Finding the time lately is the hard part..
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  4. matthew mcglothin
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    Well I decided to get another bed for the 63. The shortbed I bought was waaaaay to much work. I picked up a really nice long bed for 100 bucks, so I cut it down.
    14inches from the front and 6 from the back.
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  5. matthew mcglothin
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    First time in two years I've seen her with a bed.
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  6. chessterd5
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    That's a nice truck! It's gonna be in a magazine one day.
     
  7. bigpokie
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    Everything looks good. Just wondering why the 4 valve set up instead of a 8 valve ?
     
  8. Nice work Matt, looking good !
     
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    Mock up looks great!
     
  11. matthew mcglothin
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    Thanks for all the kind words guys!
     
  12. matthew mcglothin
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    Thanks, I figured I'd go the simpler route and just run 4 valves. Two switches are easier to mess around with than four. Don't plan on doing side to side or playing around with it. I think a lot of guys just run 8 valve to fine tune the suspension and maybe get better handling due to air transfer from side to side when cornering. I never had and handling issues with just 4 valves.
     
  13. bigpokie
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    Welp, answered that. You already know. Carry on.
     
  14. Ratrod_Rhysie
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    Soooooo I'm thinking i need to replicate this, hahaha. Awesome work mate, super keen to see how she ends up. I'm itching to get the work on this big bastard going
     
  15. matthew mcglothin
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    Thanks buddy!
     
  16. Nice truck. Awesome workmanship. I love this body style. Any plans for paint colors?.
    reason i ask i that i have a sixty four and trying to figure out a paint scheme.
     
  17. matthew mcglothin
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    Thanks for the compliments! I'm probably gonna ride in primer for now. Just going to tint the primer and two tone it the factory colors , off white and pale light blue.
     
  18. Sweet. Thats a nice color combo on these trucks
     
  19. matthew mcglothin
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    Not much done lately. Kids are out of school so it's been busy. Did finish wiring on the dash and installed the gauges. The two switches to the far right are for the air bags. I'm going to put the factory black knobs on them so they will blend in with the rest. I picked up a set of wheel tubs from a buddy at work , they are 67-72 chevy but they work work just fine.
     
  20. matthew mcglothin
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  21. Hey bud, ive been watching your thread since its begining. Any updates?:)
     
  22. Terraizer
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    Any new updates on this neat truck?
     
  23. bigpokie
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    Bump for updates
     
  24. matthew mcglothin
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    Welllll I'm back. Sorry for the no post situation the past few months, been so busy but still hammering away at this thing. The interior is pretty much finished. All wiring done and everything works as should. I found a donor seat from a 89 f150 that was in really awesome shape. Picked it up at the u pull it for 30 bucks. Covered it with some vintage looking material from a local fabric store.
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    Also finished the airride switches to look like a stock dash. Notice the "air" bezels.
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  25. matthew mcglothin
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    Had my lovely wife help me install the windshield. After a few choice words and 30 minutes later she was in.
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  26. matthew mcglothin
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    Then I aquired another car... 62 ford country sedan. My attention was diverted
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  27. matthew mcglothin
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    The truck is fully running now and moves under her own power! Pulled her last week for some sun. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1451007484.128460.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1451007508.407458.jpg
     
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  28. matthew mcglothin
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    I was going to attempt to run the jag power rack like a manual rack but after driving it out of the shop I opted to go back power steering. I did find out that ford used a gm/Saginaw style pump on the vans from 82-93. So I went to the u pull it and snagged a pump and bracket off a 302 equipped van. Believe it or not the ford van p/s lines actually fit the jag rack.
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  29. Nice to know that.
     
  30. matthew mcglothin
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    I had a bunch of dead space between the cab and the rearend so I decided to put it to use and make a compartment to store tools , fire extinguisher and maybe a battery.
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