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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D_Lazaris, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
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    Skotz
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    I was just going to ask about the FED......TOO COOL.....and what a engine swap!
    We need to "swap notes" when you start building that Fuel engine
     
  2. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Thanks! I'll keep you in touch when we start the fueler. We want to get it done by the Antique Nationals this June.
     
  3. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
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    Great choice on keeping a Flathead in it!

    Have you thought about brakes yet?


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  4. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
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    I was gonna suggest a powerstroke , just for the reliability , but , I have to admit , the Flattie looks good...just dont think it's practical on the side of the road cuz you cant find a water pump , belt, or something simple at the local Advance autojunk:D that goes wrong while using it for a daily hauler...but , like I said.... It'll look great !!!
     
  5. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Well we got A LOT done on the good ol' F-5 this past week!

    We got the stakebed off the back which was a job... We are going to start from scratch for the ramp.

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    After that we got that dreaded front bumper off, that thing weighed a ton!

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    It looks a lot better with out it in my opinion,

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    we are planning on putting a simple chrome wrap around bumper and making a push bar for the front. We already built one for our push truck, but thought it would be cool to have one on the hauler too.

    Just FYI a TRUCK flathead tranny weighs A LOT more than a regular one.... Damn little thing weighs a lot!
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    We then did a quickie primer job in the cab so we feel better while working on it plus it's going to have to be outside for awhile

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    It looks a lot better now.

    Well in an earlier post we said we were putting a flathead back in... But of course things change, and fate decided other wise and we ended up with two Y-blocks a 272 and a 312.... Guess which one is going in the Ol' Gal :)

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  6. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426

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    X 2 :D

    Love that truck man, I was thinking turbo diesel as soon as I saw it. Combine that with cab stacks and it would be a really nice attention getter!
     
  7. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    That's what we were originally going to do, but I'm pretty happy with the Y-block. Plus the build will be a lot quicker now!
     
  8. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    That flatbed doesn't look stock, but I was gonna mention if it had a Ford script on the back, it's worth money.
     
  9. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 848

    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Nope not stock, just a whole lotta backyard metal
     

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