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Gonna make grandpa proud

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Ryan1948f1, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Ryan1948f1
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 4

    from Austin tx

    5 years ago my grandfather gave me his 1948 ford f1. All original in beautiful condition. Well it sat for five years in my garage due to the terrible 6v system and never ran right. Two weeks ago I bought a Ron Francis wiring kit and got to work. ( great way to get my mind of the divorce). replaced everything that was 6v to 12v and everything mechanical is now electrical..... Fan,fuel pump,alternator,lights,gauges ec ect ect.. What a freaking thrill it was to turn that key and hear her fire up!!!!!! Next I move on to suspension and have had some great help from Sid @ Dropped I'll post pics and updates for those of you who share my love for the old farm rod! Flatheads forever..Right??
  2. Welcome to the H.A.M.B. from central Iowa!
  3. ZRODZ
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 449


    Welcome from the Northwest.
  4. Welcome to the H.A.M.B.

  5. Welcome from Connecticut
  6. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,326


    Enjoy from Conn.
  7. I read your post to Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup and Ozelle the '55 Ford, and they both send friendly horn honks to you and your '48 F-1. My parents bought the '55 new, and I've had Henrietta since I was 14 in 1966, so I can relate to how you feel about having your grandfather's truck. Look forward to progress reports.
  8. Total Performance
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,496

    Total Performance
    from Nor Cal

  9. the other me
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 387

    the other me

    welcome to the HAMB
  10. POD
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 35


    Welcome from TEXAS
  11. 440shawn
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,716


    Welcome from Illinois
  12. Ryan1948f1
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 4

    from Austin tx

    Feeling super welcome! Pics coming soon.
  13. moffetkustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Posts: 150

    from granby, mo

    Welcome from Missouri...... I too have my grandpa's truck, however mine is of the chevy variety. You can see it on my facebook page and on my avatar here. Nothing like keeping the old iron alive.
  14. 48flthdf1
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 140


    Awesome..I to share your passion for the old F1's..Just getting started on one myself. Glad to know ya, Scot here
  15. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    Those Effies make Bitchin' rides. And Ron Francis' kits sure are a pleasure to install, had mine going on near 20 years without a problem. Welcome aboard from Washington.
  16. 4Door51
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 13


    Welcome from North Carolina...

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