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Projects my $300.00 1950 ford f1

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elmcitydave, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Like he said he wants a low budget driver
     
  2. Nice goin...I won't get into the SBC debate and soil your thread..it's a great thread and I hope you keep posting and ignoring the bullshit.
    You've inspried me to truck on down to Harbor Freight for one of those el-cheapo shrinker/stretchers so I don't have to drive 15 miles to borrow my buddies'.
     
  3. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
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    "T'RANTULA"
    Member
    from Ohio

    Your doing an excellent job! I dont care what motor anyone runs I like em all, if you put a 3 hp briggs in it I wouldent judge. As long as the truck is out on the road and gettin speeding tickets thats all that matters. :cool:
     
  4. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706

    n847
    Member

    Alright people the flat head is gone...its not even an option any more! Let just focus on the build!

    elmcitydave If thats your first time with a shrinker stretcher you sure made it look easy. Keep it up this is getting good!
     
  5. 1950Effie
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 798

    1950Effie
    Member
    from no where

    Welcome to the club. I love the flatheads and mine has never given me a single issue . Have @ 25 of them rat holed away. It's your build and your choice. But the bottom line is you saved another classic no matter how you build it she'll rule the road again. Great job!!!!
     
  6. PackardWood
    Joined: Aug 13, 2012
    Posts: 485

    PackardWood
    Member
    from JoCo, NC

    [QUOTE="T'RANTULA";8099722]Your doing an excellent job! I dont care what motor anyone runs I like em all, if you put a 3 hp briggs in it I wouldent judge. As long as the truck is out on the road and gettin speeding tickets thats all that matters. :cool:[/QUOTE]


    Amen!
     
  7. Good on you for saving the F1, SBC's are a good reliable powerplant.
     
  8. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 119

    elmcitydave
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    a little more progress was made tonight.
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  9. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    elmcitydave
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  10. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    elmcitydave
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    i will try to tackle this mess next
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  11. Keep up the great work man. Looking forward to seeing another F-1 on the road in CT
     
  12. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 119

    elmcitydave
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    another day another patch
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  13. grapp
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
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    Inch by inch it's a cinch! Looking good..... How did you like the HF shrinker/stretcher?
     
  14. PackardWood
    Joined: Aug 13, 2012
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    PackardWood
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    from JoCo, NC

    Looking good, keep it up!
     
  15. jan bogert
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
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    350 instead of that GREAT flathead, sorry, i/m closeing my eyes.
     
  16. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    elmcitydave
    Member

    works great on on 18 gauge sheet. wouldn't budge 16 gauge. try to keep your brake edge around 3/4 of an inch or so. take your time and it will come around nicely.
     
  17. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    so far i made 2 patches with the hf shrinker. the tool cost me $120.00 out the door with a coupon. buying a front fender patch alone would cost more than that with shipping. i cant wait for people to start busting my balls because i used a harbor freight tool. a chevy motor and a hf shrinker? break out the tar and feathers!
     
  18. gregaustex
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    gregaustex
    Member
    from Austin

    Those of us who are cheap bastards are cheering you on. Great work, keep it up!
     
  19. grapp
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
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    grapp
    Member

    Good to know, now I might not be afriad to pick one up if I stumble across one.....Thanks and looking good~
     
  20. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 119

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    todays work on the lower fender extension
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  21. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
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    this mess was almost not worth fixing.
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  22. elmcitydave
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    elmcitydave
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  23. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    Hotrod1959
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    Beer definitely helps......

     
  24. Keith English
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    Keith English
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    HERE! HERE! i second that thought..:D
     
  25. liljonny
    Joined: Aug 31, 2011
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    liljonny
    Member
    from menifee,ca

    All your work looks great. Excellent progress. After body work u gonna post the sbc install? Can't wait to see all the progress
     
  26. elmcitydave
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 119

    elmcitydave
    Member

    i will keep updating until the truck is on the road. the ultimate goal here is to build a nice solid driver without breaking the bank. i plan on getting the truck on the road in primer. after i sort out all the mechanicals , i will go back and revisit the bodywork.
     
  27. that's funny....... a four beer fender fix
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  28. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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  29. oldsmobum
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    oldsmobum
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    You should actually have a horse pull it... That would be most traditional.

    Bad ass truck built with shit lying around? I'm in. You could put a sunbeam mixer under the hood, and as long as it drove it would still be more bad ass than my driveway art. Something about a car on blocks makes girls' legs close... I haven't figured it out yet. Anyway nice truck. Do you work in the bike business?
     
  30. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706

    n847
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    Your work is getting better and better with each post!
     

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