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Hot Rods Dave's Newest build - this time a '52 Ford truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. My pal & fellow Tri-City Rod & Custom member Dave has been working hard on his latest project for the last 2 year ground up build and it is ready to hit the road.

    He still has the 32-34 confused pickup. HRP

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  2. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,629

    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    Good looking F1! '52?
     
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  3. Callmaker
    Joined: Feb 17, 2020
    Posts: 78

    Callmaker
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    Sharp truck...
     
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  4. Like it a lot!
     
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  5. Yes Sir, '52. HRP
     
  6. mike matters
    Joined: May 1, 2015
    Posts: 76

    mike matters

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  8. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,264

    6sally6
    Member

    Stock seat?!! OR 3rd row mini van (or whatever the guyz use!)
    Sweeeeet look'in ride fer sure.
    6sally6
     
  9. Stock frame but he modified it a bit. HRP
     
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  10. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,513

    exterminator
    Member

    Nice! He won't want to throw any engine blocks in that bed!
     
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  11. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,823

    Inked Monkey
    Member

    That bed pic is a mind trip. The reflection makes it look like the left tire runs in a cover.
     
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    Dave did all the metal work. prepped for paint, sprayed the paint in his garage and does his own upholstery. HRP
     
  13. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,585

    Petejoe
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Zoar, Ohio

    Nice truck. With the looks of that suspension and front end setup, I’d bet it handles and rides like a sports car.
    Reminds me of my 50 Chevy truck setup and I loved my setup.
    Dave’s a busy guy.
     
  14. Rick, Dave bought the stalled project from a friend in Kentucky, the frame was mocked up but everything was tacked in place. HRP
     
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  15. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,165

    aerocolor
    Member
    from dayton

    Nice job. Well done interior.
    I'm partial to '51-'52 F1's.
    Just look so much better than F100 trucks.
    I use a '87-'94 Dakota seat or cut down the original. The original springs can be bouncy though.
    We've done a few. 20180305_173506.jpg 20171103_112814.jpg 20190329_105201.jpg 20200501_143252.jpg 20170719_083041.jpg IMG_20151012_095918934_HDR.jpg
     
  16. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,319

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    The hood spears and front of hood emblems are 51, in any case a cool truck.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  17. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,326

    AVater
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    ^^Love the one on the bottom there Aerocolor. Paint color, side rails and patina just like the one they had on the farm I worked on as a kid and that was over 50 years ago.
    Thanks for the memories!
     
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  18. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 462

    Ford52PU
    Member
    from PA

    Love it, great 52! I hope to finally paint mine next month.
     
  19. mopar57
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
    Posts: 82

    mopar57
    Member

    Very cool truck
     
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  20. Wowsa!,...nice truck,...bout the only thing I'd do if it were mine is raise the rear up about 2"
    or drop the front about 2"...for a hot rod rake,..just my opinion,...nice to see the F-1's getting their attention.
    ...love my F-1...
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  22. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    deathrowdave
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    from NKy

    798FF1FA-A716-4C97-9B2B-3061AB6B0DFB.jpeg This is the one I personally drive for 70 K miles . Should of kept it but I needed another 4x4 so the Power Wagon fit the need .
     
  23. This is the photo of what the truck looked like when he installed a new bed,running boards & rear fenders and assembled everything for fit before blowing it apart. HRP

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  24. The Magic Ratchet
    Joined: Apr 8, 2019
    Posts: 61

    The Magic Ratchet
    Member

    Nice! The first shop truck for the Esso station was a 1948 F-1. It was replaced by the '58 F-100 that I still have.

    Lou
     
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  25. mike matters
    Joined: May 1, 2015
    Posts: 76

    mike matters

    Lol am building a 52 merc pickup

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  26. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    deathrowdave
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    from NKy

    Thanks HRP , I’m not so up on posting images . Thank again , your kindness is only exceeded by your good will .
     
  27. Glad to do it my friend, HRP
     
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  28. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 689

    3W JOHN
    Member

    I was wondering what Dave has been up to.
    Is this the truck he was going to build as a daily driver?
     
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