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Features *OFFICIAL* Ford Unibody 61-63 Pict Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SpnkyMcGee, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. midnightautosupply
    Joined: Mar 10, 2012
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    midnightautosupply
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    from mo

    Here are some pictures of my 61 Ford unibody with a 520 cid Cadillac engine its a ratrod built to have fun and do burnout contests with spiderweb headliner tube grille louvered hood Nostalgic Sids dropped axle Custom made tailgate All work done by Myself with lots of help from many great friends and a few assholes. thanks for looking -- Huck



     
  2. midnightautosupply
    Joined: Mar 10, 2012
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    midnightautosupply
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    from mo

     
  3. I can't see any pictures


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  4. Terrible T
    Joined: Dec 15, 2014
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    Terrible T
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    Here's my 62 uni powered by a 500cid cadillac
     
  5. drtybiker
    Joined: Mar 11, 2014
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    drtybiker
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    from florida

    I would also like to see the build to this flipped front str axle slick
     
  6. drtybiker
    Joined: Mar 11, 2014
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    drtybiker
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    from florida

    Can someone point me to a build thread that shows the process of putting a str axle on the topside of the leafs I really wanna make sure mine is the best it can be I have spent a few hours andd cannot find a actual build with a play by play description of what was done and how it was done and with what materials etc.ect.ect......Thank You
     
  7. guano
    Joined: Jul 5, 2007
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    guano
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    from Oregon

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    Drug this home yesterday.
     
  8. Hey guys, great thread... Can I join in? Just finished some art for fellow HAMB member mctim64.
    He commissioned the art I’ve titled "Field Truck of Dreams” based on his Uni. Tim also released it
    to me as part of my “Dreamer” series.


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    Here are links to Tim’s truck


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/62-ford-unibody-lsr-truck.573420/


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/ford-unibody-lsr-truck-photo-shoot.614180/


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...age-for-the-land-speed-racing-unibody.924558/
     
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  9. Nellynel07
    Joined: Dec 8, 2013
    Posts: 47

    Nellynel07
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    Just picked up this 63 big back window !

    Nice little truck. Driver quality. Some paint bubbles here and there. But it's all there. Haven't decided if I wanna flip it or build it!
     

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  10. BIGREDTODD
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
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    BIGREDTODD
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    Here's a thread where I flipped a front axle, corrected the geometry, on a '62 Uni. Has been proven stable up to nearly 150 mph in land speed racing. As much of a step by step with pictures as possible. Hope it helps:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/index.php?threads/531700/

    Todd
     
  11. drtybiker
    Joined: Mar 11, 2014
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    drtybiker
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    from florida

    Thanks man this is exactly what I was looking for, astronomical ryde you have there,thats one tuff truck

    Sent from my GT-P5113 using Tapatalk
     
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  12. FTF
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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    Signage completed by Leonard Wren, think he really nailed it for me. I'm the third generation Noah. DSC01850.JPG DSC01847.JPG
     
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  13. BIGREDTODD
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
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    Thanks, that truck became @mctim64's land speed racer, shown in @Jigger's post above.
     
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  14. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    Well here's mine drive it a lot stock pretty much.[​IMG]
     
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  15. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
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    Bringing this thread back to life here's mine
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    Now here
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    And here
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    Full on suspension drop. Used bigredtodd 's uni thread. Putting engine in today.
     
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  16. 4rod
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    As promised got engine in
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  17. 56longroof
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  18. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    [​IMG]
    Here's Big Red out front the other night after a bath [​IMG]
    A very Long Bed!!! [​IMG]
    Yup looking good! Trucks a 61 F250 Unibody, Yblock 4 speed.


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  19. Timbermax
    Joined: Oct 2, 2016
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    Timbermax

    20161001_171723.jpg 20161001_171800.jpg I've been working on my 62 for the last few months. Everything works now. Just need to figure out how to drop it.
     
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  20. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
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    Hey great lookin truck. PM me for more info, however lowering depends on budget and your fab skills. Flipping front axel was my choice and the rear I lengthened shackles and removed springs. You can also follow my build thread


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  21. Timbermax
    Joined: Oct 2, 2016
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    Timbermax

    Thank you. Im pretty open cost wise but I would like to do it myself. I was hoping to just pull a few leafs front and rear as i only want a 2-3 inch drop but ive read that's pretty bad to do. I was going to have the leafs de-arched but they wont because of the pitting. (Doesn't look that bad to me to be honest) I'm not sure what direction i want to go. I only plan to drive it to the occasional Rat Rod show in the summer time. Any input would be great. Thanks.
     
  22. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    Since this post is back on the top again, thought I would update a little progress on my '62.

    Put in an Industrial Chassis/Dakota front suspension.
    Built a smooth tailgate and frenched the hinges.
    Got it ready for a big window section in the back of the cab.
    Re-worked the inner fenders so they were mirror images of each other.
    Mounted the 390 (with a 428 crank) and C6.
    Tightened up the taillight openings a little. Also welded all the box cap seams.
    Also started the interior. Scat buckets and Ididit tilt/shift column.

    Also have a 4 bar and panhard bar for the 9" rear going in next.



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  23. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
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    Timbermax
    Removing leafs is fine, just do three at first every other one. Keeping the main leaf and start from there. Depending on how tired they are you might get the drop you need. There a lot of variables though. Some shops don't want the responsibility messing with springs. But occasionally you can find one. It's takes a lot to drop over 4 to 6 inches. Flipping axel, maybe drop axel, just remember you'll have to start compensating for the steering and ride when you lower things. To eliminate any bump n steer you should raise steering box the amount you lower. However 2 3 inches may not have to. Just my 2 cents.


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  24. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    Is it or not???...... chad phone 42816 052.JPG chad phone 42816 610.JPG
     
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  25. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    its not, but looks like a nice fake job from the pics.
     
  26. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    el shad
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    Correct. Its a 64 longbed.
     
  27. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    How about this '61 shortbox my 15 yr old cousin traded a case of beer for??
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  28. Sweet deal. Would he trade it to me for two cases of beer?:D
     
  29. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    I told him he better take two cases and he complained "But the guy only said one!"

    Only 15 and he's already a cheap ass.
     
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