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Features Restoring 1950s Ford F1 Pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OldKustoms, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Nice work. It makes me appreciate my project more (I thought it was rusty!)
    One thing though, from recent personal experience, you may need more door hinge adjustment than the welded nuts will allow. I know that the tapped triangular nut plate is a pain but it does give a little more wiggle room. Just my humble opinion.............
     
  2. OldKustoms
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    Thanks for this advise, but I will make larger hole in the door hinges that I´ve got the wiggle room for adjustment.
     
  3. henrys_way
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    Wow. Great work so far. This is cool to see, its the same work im doing on my 51 right now. Just a couple questions...
    Where did you order your bed from?
    What size & style Wheels did you go with from "wheel vintiques"
     
  4. OldKustoms
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    @henrys way: Ordered the bed and the wheels at LMC.

    Did some metalwork on the innerstructure of the b pillar this weekend

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  5. 1950Effie
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    She is really giving you a run for your money. Great job! Keep the updates rolling....
     
  6. OldKustoms
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    On saturday I found a little bit of time to pull the motor and transmission.

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  7. OldKustoms
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  8. nice job, good photos
    when you do a cab corner, it is literally the whole corner this is going to be iteresting to see when it done, that takes a lot of patience and metal fiting and finishing
     
  9. rdemilt
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    Nice Job. keep us updated on the progress.
     
  10. I'm exhausted just looking at all the work. Great job and great photo documentation.
     
  11. boutlaw
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    Wow Marcel, you guys are doing a great job. I am very interested in how you plan to repair the inner skin and floor on the rear cab corners. You have accomplished a lot of work so far. Some of the repairs are ones that I will also have to accomplish so its good to see the process. Definitely subscribed to this thread. Keep posting those pics and good luck with the truck.
     
  12. Thanks for the update, I was wondering how you were coming along.
     
  13. OldKustoms
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    I had to restore the 55 Buick Special first, so I made a break on the F1.
    But now I will start with the rear cab corner on saturday.
    After this will be done, the passenger side needs a lot more of work than the driver side.
     
  14. OldKustoms
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    Started with the motor on saturday.
    Will get it to the machine shop to hot-tank it and then check the block for cracks.


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  15. OldKustoms
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    Mounted the carbs on the Offy intake and installed the carb linkage.

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  17. boutlaw
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    Any updates on the F1 cab corners?
     
  18. OldKustoms
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    Not yet. Maybe in 1 or 2 weeks.
    Have to finish a 1950 Buick Roadmaster first.
     
  19. rustyF1
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    Super Arbeit, weiter so!
     
  20. OldKustoms
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    Did some cleaning on the flathead, like you can see on the pictures.

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  21. OldKustoms
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    The 1950 Buick Roadmaster is finished and absolved a drive as a wedding car last weekend.
    Now I´ve got time for the F1.

    I putted the Offenhauser heads and intake on the block to see how it will looks, when it´s finished.

    But I´m undecided about the color for the block. Should I paint it gloss black or gloss red?

    This weekend I will continue welding on the cab.

    Stay tuned....


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  22. OahuEli
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  23. Ach du lieber! Das ist wunderbar !
     
  24. OldKustoms
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    To paint the block red was my first thought. So I think I'm going to paint it in gloss red.

    In one or two weeks I will send it to the machine shop.

    Tomorrow I want to finish the welding on the driver side.

    I will keep you updated with pictures about that.
     
  25. ChefMike
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    Good for you Man !! taking this truck and making it whole again ! Great Job Keep up the work
     
  26. OldKustoms
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    Thanks. I have a lot of body work on the truck.
    The biggest problem is the weather because I only can do the metalwork when there is no rain because I have to do it outside on the parking lot. So it tooks a bit longer then it woulds normally take.
     
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  28. OldKustoms
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    Didn´t finish the driver side this weekend, because I removed the reinforcement between the B pillars.

    And there was also a lot of bondo on the cowl area, like you can the on the pictures.
    The holes you can see wasn´t welded! Only filled with bondo.




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  29. OldKustoms
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    Did some metalwork on the rear cab corner on the driverside.
    Only some few welds to go and it will be finished soon, so I can do the same work on the passenger side.

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