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Hot Rods Ooltewah Speed Shop builds a '57 Ford truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OoltewahSpeedShop, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Nethery
    Joined: Nov 27, 2009
    Posts: 23

    Nethery
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    from Palm Coast

    By far my favorite Ford truck. Looks like a really nice one.

    I wonder what the production numbers are on these trucks? Gotta be low compared to the rest of the '50's Fords, you never see these them.
     
  2. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
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    Since you won't tell us what motor/trans it will have, I'm forced to assume from the fact that it will have three pedals as you stated, and those 5-spokes, that you may be going the hot rod route with this truck..

    How far from the truth am I? :)
     
  3. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    Saxon
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    from MN

    Thanks for the heads up. They look good.

    Watching...
     
  4. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Alright.... The HARSH truth.

    Built this engine for another Hot Rod that went away.... 357" SBC, really good stuff inside, cool stuff outside, made 541hp. Muncie M-21, aluminum flywheel, Felton clutch & PP, Aluminum drive shaft, Strange 9" w/ Detroit Locker and Tex 3.80 gear.

    Sorry to stomp the dreams of a Y-Block, FE, or any other Ford power plant. This is what I had laying around, so.... that's what I'm gonna use.
     

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  5. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    That wasn't harsh at all. I'm liking it.. 541 horses will move that truck pretty good.
     
  6. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    The other 12 hours.... ;) Sleep is overrated.
     
  7. Nice! Going to be reliable with that power plant too!!! :)
     
  8. Looks like a Y block to me :rolleyes:
     
  9. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
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    from Ponder, TX

    This truck is so cool! That thing is going to move.
     
  10. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    That looks to be a cool project Kevin, even if it is getting a Chebby motor. At least you're sticking a 4 speed in it, oughta be a blast to drive.
    I passed on the opportunity to buy a '57 F100 with the Bell Telephone style utility body last year and still regret it. You're right, these trucks don't show up alot.
     
  11. sambo
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 352

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    dont use the sbc,let the project sit a year till you find a FE!Looks awesome,I would use a vw motor if thats what I had lyin around!:p
     
  12. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    It's kind of a Y block, just fast and reliable.

    Yeah that's the death of most projects. Waiting around on the money to build an engine that you can't afford, when you could have put what you had in it and been driving it all year.... Not playing that game.

    I wouldn't trade a good SBC for an FE anyway, regardless of what it was going in. ;)

    Alright, enough of this computer bullshit.... I've got rust to fix. Pictures later.
     
  13. Low57F100
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
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    if i had that motor sitting around i wouldnt hesitate to put it in my 57 if it needed a motor.
     
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  14. Rancho
    Joined: Sep 14, 2005
    Posts: 106

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    Wow Kevin! I love that truck. The guy who started it must be the coolest guy ever? Remember i get first right of refusal, and the keys when im in tennessee! Couldnt have gone to a better home.
     
  15. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Moving right along....
     

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  16. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
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    Looking bad ass. Gotta have a cool shop truck!!!
     
  17. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    you ain't bad, for a white boy...
     
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  18. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    like the truck,wheels/stance look rite.the SBC w/4spd sweet combo.be a blast to drive
     
  19. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    I've REALLY missed my old shop truck, so this one will make a good replacement.

    Few and Far between, but I have my moments... :rolleyes:

    It should sit really nice once I get the engine/trans in there. Anybody got a decent chrome grill for a good price? Mine is not as good as the pictures make it look.
     
  20. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
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    FityFive
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    SBC in a 1957 F100??
     
  21. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Yep... no reason to look for something that costs money and has less power just because it's a Ford. My last one had Ford power, this ones gonna have Chevy. No big deal, people do it everyday.

    I have it, it's paid for, and it's dyno fresh. I'm using it. End of discussion. Anybody that doesn't like it can keep on moving.
     
  22. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,039

    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    Hey Kevin, not to hijack the thread but here's the photoshopped version of your roadster with blackwalls that you asked for. It won't post on the pm. Eli
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  23. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,198

    HotRod60F100
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    Alriiiight,Another Fridge buildup!
     
  24. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
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  25. Dan10
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 386

    Dan10
    Member
    from Joplin

    I've got a decent one from a 60 but it has twin headlights. Rusty on the back but the crome is decent on the front
     
  26. ToddJ
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,408

    ToddJ
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    from Marion, IA

    THis is gonna be a killer truck, and the SBC looks great! I dig the valve covers.
     
  27. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,104

    OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I appreciate the offer, but it's gotta be a '57 grill.
     
  28. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    coolbreeze1340
    Member
    from Indiana

    Good luck on the 57' grill thing, I have been searching myself and they go for BIG money even if they need rechromed. I can't believe no one is re-poping these things yet.
    Love the truck, I have a 57' F100 shortbed, 429CJ, C-6, 9" that I wanted to pull an old trailer and hit swap meets with. The gas gauge doesn't make it a very good swap meet truck (wow, those 429s like the go juice!) but i am loving the truck so far.
    What is the bumper on the truck in your first pic from? I hate the factory bumper on my 57'. They look a little better when you tuck them back a few inches but they still look like an after thought.
     
  29. Al Von
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 257

    Al Von
    Member

    Bill is responsible for me wanting one. I never noticed F100's until I saw Bill's a few times locally. I got to build one!
     

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