The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Frames, Jun 18, 2016.
#1 Pilot drill, #2 finish to size drill, #3 chamfer holes.
Painted the firewall. Rebuilt the carbs. Added an oil filler tube to the billet valley cover.
that is one beautiful pickup and is going to look killer when it hits the road....great to see the yblock in there
Astounding lines after the carefully planned chop!
This is 'dangerous'...I took a walk outside with a tape and some chalk...my '55 F100 'cringed'...I think...(I've had him since 1972, so when he cringes, I feel it!)
I relented, told him I wouldn't chop him...
Beautiful F100, and superb engine planning.
(I have a 312 in my shed, but some jerk stole my F600 Rams Horns and T-Bird valve covers. Not in a hurry to plant it in my F100)
gonna run all four or put in some progressive linkage...
did you make the motor mounts?
The yellow zink plated engine mounts [ red chassis picture ] were for the small block Chevy engine I originally had in the chassis. They are for sale.
Next I will be pie cutting the hood about 1 1/2".
The cold air induction [ covering the engine ] was for the SBC. It won't be used on the Y-Block engine.
Drove 6 hours to Pigeon Forge F100 Super Nationals 5-17-19. Arrived at 5.30 AM. Started to rain at 6 AM. Turned around and headed back home. As close to "lipstick red " as you can get. Keeping it all Ford it is 1978 Ford '" bright red'\"
5-17-19 I am planning on 1" high running boards tucked up tight under the doors but your side pipes is a great idea. I like it. The truck is for sale now. At 83 years old I just don't have the time to finish it. It needs to go to a shop with 6-10 employees to do it justice.
See my new thread " Getting rid of the ugly on 53-55 F100's"
Any possibility of installing a chrome plated grille and headlights?
Would really make it a beautiful custom.
NOT a China mans chance in hell.
Another HAMB member says I should get rid of the ugly grille.
Ya I even pie cut the corners of the top a little bit to tip the sides in to lower the top portion even more. With a 5" chop the area above the drip rail is proportionally too high. On my 46 Chevy I removed 1" at the drip rail.
3 years to get back to you. See my thread " Getting rid of the ugly on 53-55 F100's"
Thats a beautiful Chop Sir!
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I made the grille bar and the teeth are from a 1954 Chevrolet car.
I have to say I am absolutely in love with this truck. Your attention to detail and skilled eye have designed and put together a one of a kind truck. I only wish I had the money to buy it form you to finish it. Someone is going to end up with a very unique and yet super subtle truck. Kids in college keep me from being that guy. Best of luck with the sale of this incredible work of art.
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