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New Big Ford F5 Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 17dracing, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. 17dracing
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    Ok we are now building a F5 !! I got a bunch of steel and a really nice truck to start on . Here is my original sketch . Will post pix. as we get it done. It's either going to have a 5th wheel plate or a ol' wrecker boom . Not really sure yet . But we know it's going to be low !!!! And slow !!!!
     

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  2. Big Khaunaa
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  3. 69f100
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    :mad:

    if you dont like it, then shut up, looks cool to me, and plus look at the dam picture! its was drawn with a god damned pencil and lined paper! who knows what it will look like when its done! go for it, and keep us informed.
     
  4. 1952henry
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    So, are you going to use the original 6.67:1 rearend?? Or does it have a two speed with high in the high 5s. That would be good for 55 mph at most without an overdrive. Might have to think about that.;)
     

  5. 17dracing
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    Yep , it will be a creeper . I couldn't imagine going fast in it at all !!! We are doing it because it will be different . and will look good pulling a FED around !!! Here is a pix of the truck as is , now .
     

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  6. S I G H,,,,,,what a waste,,,,,,,
     
  7. Fighter-of-Wars
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    Should be cool.

    Hey, I got a 5th wheel I'll trade you for your 2 speed rear.
     
  8. PhilJohnson
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    That F-5 looks a zillion times better than my F-6. Mine is missing the front drums and bearings so I am currently trying to convert it into a pick-up. Your truck looks too nice to cut up in my worthless opinion but I guess it's your cash not mine.
     
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  10. 17dracing
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    I had it up for sale for 3500 and no bites , so we are going to build it and make it cool , it's got a new steering col. and a 351 windsor motor in it . I'm using the cab and running gear , big wheels, dually rear end and all .
     
  11. ScottV
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    Perhaps another HA/GR ??? :p
     
  12. MEMPHIS RAT
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    i think u should keep it the way it it is, build a flatbed nd shit to haul the FED on the back. like don prudom's supersnake...keep it traditional and clean
     
  13. captainjunk#2
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    i like the drawing , of course ive been known to dig weird things anyhow , i vote for an art deco type wrecker boom with a curve to it and holes cut in it like on a frame ,
     
  14. 17dracing
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    We have acess to a 1940's boom !!! Yes that would be Kool too !!! I know we are not going to chop the roof ,for sure !!! Everything else will be figured out along the way . No more HA/GR cars , sorry finishing up a late 60's early 70's FED now .
     
  15. LOWBLAZERO1
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    please don't remove the fenders, fat fendered cars look goofy without the fenders (the majority of the time)
     
  16. ScottV
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    You say that now ... :p
     
  17. 17dracing
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    Ok , I give ! I have been thinking about building another HA/GR !!! That car was so much fun !! :D
     
  18. nickles street chop shop
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    I say keep the fenders. I agree with the flat bed idea, I think it would be kinda nifty lowered but hide that huuge Z in the frame.
     
  19. bobj49f2
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    It'd be sad to see a truck that nice chopped up. JMO.
     
  20. rpol7966
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    Hate to see a you start your project with such a nice truck. I have no problem with your plans, and like the idea of a wrecker boom. Just hope you reconsider and find another truck to start with. I know where there are a couple of F5 trucks here in Illinois that would work for you.
     
  21. Antny
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    Looks cool. Do whatever you want to do, it's your truck! It's funny how people wet their pants when someone "cuts up" a '32 Ford to chop and channel it, but get all pissy about cutting up an old truck that no one wanted to buy! WTF????
     
  22. 17dracing
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    Well I started laying out the frame design today . Wow , looks like about a 22" Z in the back . Damm 36" tall tires !!! :cool:
     
  23. Here's a vote for keeping that truck stock height, stock frame, full fendered, and fitted with a vintage Holmes wrecker bed and boom. Maybe letter it for the Ford dealer that was in your home town in 1950, complete with old time phone number. I have Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup (avatar photo) lettered as a shop truck for Drake Motor Co., Ford dealer here from 1928-1956, phone 13 (actual phone number in the '30s and '40s.).
     
  24. 17dracing
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    The shop truck is already done , this F5 will be a lil' different :cool:
     

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