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Projects Beast from the East - 59 Ford F100 4x4

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedy Canuck, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Onemansjunk
    Joined: Nov 30, 2008
    Posts: 143

    from Modesto,CA

    [​IMG]Building this one for my grandson

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  2. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,576


    Speedy C,
    Awesome truck!!! You too Onemansjunk.
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  3. One lucky grandson! Nice looking truck. Looks pretty solid.
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  4. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
    Posts: 329


    Dug up some old pics of the F250. As well as I remember it had less than 20k original miles on it. 102_0949.JPG 102_0950.JPG
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  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,984


    Great looking truck. I kept looking for the line that said you gave up on the daily and swapped places with them and drove the Ford home with the daily on the trailer but it appears that it was a good thing that didn't happen.

    Unless it is documented that they are recent I'd replace the belts and hoses while I had it apart and be done with that part.
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  6. Funny thing... I had a dream a few nights before I left that my truck broke down and I had to tow the daily home with the new old truck. Thankfully it wasn't an omen of things to come.
    I fully plan on using this as a truck. Just need to make sure it's reliable first.

    And thanks! I'd planned on changing the belt since it squeals (if I'm adjusting, I might as well replace at the same time). Hadn't thought about the coolant hoses!
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  7. What a brute. I actually really like those mirrors over the small round mirrors that are on my truck. Just can't commit to drilling holes in the doors to mount them...
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  8. Well, it's been a month. I lost a few weeks over the holidays, but I do have a new radiator and new tires. The radiator is in, and once I pick up a new upper hose, I'll be back in business on that front.

    Rims are at the powder coater, and once I get them back, I'll get the new tires mounted.
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  9. What color on the wheels???
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  10. Free White. Or PF-719-G5R S/G White
    I wanted black rims because @Chris's 59 looks real tough with the black rims and tires. I put some black wheels and rims in front of the ones on my truck to see how they looked. But my 'Christmas truck' didn't look right with black rims.

    I'm not crazy about the red and white two-tone, but it'll stay for now.
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  11. I was originally going to paint my rims body color, but cheaped out and went black instead of having paint matched. I am glad I did, I liked the outcome. If I had your truck, I would have done red or white.

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  12. The black was a good call.

    On another note, do your mirrors install in the same slot that the stock round mirrors do?
    I'd like to track down a set of rectangle extendable trailer mirrors, but I don't want to drill more holes.
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  13. Yes, same bracket that little stock mirrors attach to in the slot on the door. I just sold a set...I will keep an eye out for another pair. There is non extendable, regular extendable (what I have) and really long extendable that went on big trucks. They could be easily shortened
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  14. Now that you mention it, I recall that you had a set for sale. Damn.
    There's a set on eBay, but the mirrors are trashed and the guy wants (in my opinion) stupid money for them.
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  15. I've had a lot going on in my personal life, so once again, cars have taken a back seat.
    Of course, now that it's June and nice weather is finally here, I'm scrambling to get my list completed and get on the road.
    A week or so ago, the phaeton got booted out to live under a tarp, so the 59 could occupy my entire garage.

    The last time I drove it, one rear wheel locked up for no apparent reason. I wanted to go through the brakes anyways, so last weekend I stripped all the lines, and last night I started pulling the brakes themselves.
    I want to get parts powder coated before I rebuild.

    Noticed that my truck has a taste for corn on one side...

    And I finally ditched the oversize (and way too wide) mud tires. Freshly mounted 6.50x16 STA Super Traxion tires going on as a replacement.
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