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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by EffieTrucker, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. EffieTrucker
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 4


    I'm one of those "Lurkers" we all keep reading about. I signed up a little while ago and decided to go ahead and post tonight.

    I'm rebuilding the 1953 F100 I bought as a teenager for the second time. I figure this time should last me the rest of my life.

    It has it's original flathead 8, stick shift, and straight axle. I like it that way. I had an eleven month distraction, but I'm back in the game again.

    This is a heck of a great site. I love real traditional hot rods. I'm so sick of "rat rods" "tuners" and expensive showroom cars that I almost hate going to car shows. I went to a "cruise in" last year and didn't even stop. It looked like a scene from the Fast and the Furious.
  2. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,231


    You've found the right place (and using the right avatar) IMO.
    Welcome from Mississippi!
  3. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,350

    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy..FoMoCo!
  4. EffieTrucker
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 4


    This is the way my truck stands for the moment. I'm getting ready to go through the engine and freshen it up. It was running Okay, it just had some leaks and I'm having steel threads installed in the spark plug holes. Maybe a little "warmer" cam.

    Attached Files:

  5. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    Welcome from Oklahoma. Looks like a neat project. Got any more pics?
  6. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford

  7. 48fleetmaster
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 65


    Welcome! My family is from Breathitt Co. KY. Drink a cold ALE-8 for me.
  8. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    hey from Tennessee
  9. lucky ink
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 335

    lucky ink

    welcome from OHIO
  10. jhutch713
    Joined: Apr 18, 2011
    Posts: 207


    Another Kentucky brother, KY baby! I'm out in Chaplin. Woot woot
  11. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,316


    Welcome from Tennessee .
  12. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762


    Welcome from Kansas. I like the 53 - fenders have LOTS of charater. Post a picture so we can see where you are at on your build.
  13. EffieTrucker
    Joined: Jan 21, 2011
    Posts: 4


    It's been a long time since I joined and posted. Someone from here asked me how the truck was coming, and the answer is "slow". As usual, life keeps getting in the way.

    The brakes are rebuilt as original except for the addition of a dual master cylinder. The drive train is finished except for installing the radiator, fuel line, and oil filter. Almost ready to test fire. Work on the body has commenced.

    Here is the way it looks now:
    Img_0400.jpg carb4.jpg chassis rear.jpg
  14. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    Welcome from Taxachusetts! ( my old man was originally from Lynchburg, Va. so cut me some slack!) Mike the Model A guy.They're like potato chips; you just can't have ONE!

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