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Maiden voyage of my 53 F-3..... killed a stool

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by '52 F-3, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 914

    '52 F-3

    EDIT, it's a 52 (better mechanic than typist)

    not very long, up and down the alley twice......
    still missing a fender and 100's of little things still to do, but decided today was the day. I've got other projects going on, but hoping this little drive will motivate me to get back to working on this regularly....



    oh yeah, guess i so excited I ran over one of my favorite old stools that had a battery charger on it, jeesh....

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  2. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,109


    Nice job, what chassis is it on? I really like it, it looks like it was always supposed to be that way. Hope the stool didn't suffer too much.
  3. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 9,291


    I like your truck but why is it on a traditional hotrod/custom forum?
  4. Lytles Garage
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 621

    Lytles Garage

    Because its a COOL, TRADITIONAL, HOTROD !! Chris
  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 34,362


    How about because it is a cool truck that fits right in the traditional mode when the bed is down (they did have hoists on flatbeds in the early 50's though) and it looks like it would be a great tow/push rig for a belly tank dry lakes racer.
  6. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 584

    from Texas

    That stool will buff right out. Seriously, congrats on making a cool truck mobile.
  7. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 8,636

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Right!! A pic of a stock duece, or A, or even a Crosley hasn't been questioned; wonder if the engine is a big block....
  8. OrneryDuck
    Joined: Oct 19, 2012
    Posts: 26


    I hate how everyone has to justify their fucking ride here to other posters! Kinda takes away from the forum as a whole. I like seeing the cool old projects everyone has going on, not page after page of 'This is kinda OT' dickheads bantering about why the thread starter should go somewhere else.

    That is an awesome truck man, I hope to see more of it around here! Do you have any pictures of the interior or what is going on under the hood?
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  9. Coyote13
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 73

    from Dallas, TX

    x2 on everything OD said ^^^
  10. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,977

    from South Indy

    Dude nice truck. Looks like the stool softener worked!:p
  11. wtf is wrong with you.
    You've been here long enough to know how to act.
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  12. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679


    Cool piece of machinery.
  13. NAES
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 491


    Congrats man. Cool looking piece of machinery. Is the frame modern with a cab/bed swap?
  14. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,473

    from 4077th

    Looks like the battery charger is still good.
  15. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    if you read this forum enough you'll notice manyolcars seldom has anything good to say. many posts........many shitty posts. i do like the truck, BTW.
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  16. Rattleon
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 142

    from Idaho

    I'm diggin' it!!.....I'd put that ride to work with a smile on my face! Oh, and sorry to here about the cool stool. At least it went out doing what it loved!
  17. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 914

    '52 F-3

    thanks for the compliments, been awhile since I've done much posting on any boards.....

    to answer a couple questions, it has the original frame and cab but that's about it. i converted to 4 wheel drive, extended the wheelbase about 6 inches to match the Model AA flatbed. (never liked the look of single wheel flatbeds so I narrowed sterling rear axle 6" on each side)


    I refer to it as a "Resto-Mod", but you can call it anything you like.

    It actually has more recycled and custom made parts that it looks at a glance (and that's partly what I was going for) looks like and old farm truck at first, but at close inspection nothing is left un modified.
    has a straight 300 with some mild work, and a custom made 3 x 1 carb setup....
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  18. I love this truck. I dont show mine here because of the ot chassis and the haters. Maybe i should. Lol. Thanks for sharing, i think its perfect.
  19. Fleetside
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 92


    Awesome job! that truck is beautiful. I have the same battery charger and it has taken many hits ...still works.
  20. tedster
    Joined: Mar 20, 2005
    Posts: 519


  21. El Gordo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 432

    El Gordo


    Be sure to show the restoration of the stool....
    If it's older than 1964
  22. second_floor_loft
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 93


    52 F-3:
    I LIKE that truck! Neat stuff. Got any more pics of the intake manifold? Looks like it might be similar to FTF's 3X1 using three one carb intakes to make it??? Great air filter covers too...From what?
  23. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 8,636

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I like the under hood visual effect..I'll bet a lot of people will look and say nice, I didn't know these things had three carbs? Where are the air cleaners from; they do make it all a nice package...Very nice, definately glad you posted...
  24. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 817


    Very nice, and looks to be well engineered also. Can I have it?
  25. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,310


    :D Good looking rig.Lets see more.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  26. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 914

    '52 F-3

    that's what i'm going for with a lot of this truck, looks like at a glance it could have came factory...

    air cleaners are from 1 and 1/2 Corvairs..

    I did make the intake from 3 factory 1 barrel intakes and alittle welding...


    interior..... taken today....still have a few wires hanging down...

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  27. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,077

    from Conneticut

    Very, very nice. I like the old, larger trucks.
  28. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 939


    Hey, I see some great workmanship in this build ! Thank you so much for explaining the neat intake too!!!!!!!!!!! scrubba
  29. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    Damn! That's a nice truck. Good work.

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