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  1. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    It's eleven days till Autorama Detroit and I'm making some good progress on my pickup. I installed a dropped axle from Sid's, lowered the rear like Kevin Lee did on his F1. Got some new G78-15s' and spider caps from Coker mounted up. I've had numerous setbacks with my flathead and it's not going to be ready for the show. So I threw a dummy motor in there to get the front end lower. It's really close to where I want it, just needs a little tweaking. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393193519.432016.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393193553.816342.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393193574.780682.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393193597.647394.jpg


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  2. Looks like a pretty nice truck. HRP
     
  3. Wedgehead426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
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    I dig the stance, I think you got it just right. Nice job.
     

  4. Been following on IG. LOVE IT!

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  5. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
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    Nice I like the stance.

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  6. navyboy
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    Like the roof lights, keep them.
     
  7. Deuced Up!
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    Nice. Very nice.
     
  8. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    Thanks guys, got a chance to roll it out the other day and stand back to see how it sits in profile. The front was still too high but I'm running out of time to tear the front end off and start over. So I'm going to put a couple 1.5" spacers in the rear and level it out. It looks okay but I want it lower. Tucked the front bumper in and got the brakes bled and steering buttoned up so at least it will steer and stop when I shove it off the trailer. My flathead still isn't ready so I'm going to give it a good cleaning and call it ready for Autorama. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393893696.302418.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393893714.315725.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393893733.345539.jpg


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  9. fab32
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    It would have been nice to get that flathead out of my snowbound shop so you could have driven it into Cobo. Oh well, at lest it's looking good to have it on the road this summer.

    Frank
     
  10. LOWFOMOCO
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
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    Your truck looks great...
    Did you flip the rear?
     
  11. To each is own...IMHO,they don't do anything for the truck . HRP
     
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  12. hoodprop
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
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    Very nice. That is about how low I would like my F100
     
  13. tiredford
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    I like the roof lights, it sets it apart from all the rest.
     
  14. rydetyme
    Joined: Mar 22, 2011
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    Great looking truck
     
  15. Toast
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    I'm with HRP, loose the roof lights, the rest is great! Nice stance.
     
  16. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    Sits good, looks good and good luck at the show...
     
  17. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    The roof lights work with the current paint. If you repaint it ditch them.
     
  18. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    No, check out the way Kevin Lee did his. Basically raised the spring mounts to plates on top of the chassis.


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  19. Lucky77
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    Thanks guys, I like the cab lights for now. The truck had gigantic side mirrors too but I ditched them. Originally I planned on going with a dropped farm truck vibe but it's slowly evolving into more of a custom. When/if it gets painted and I try to make it nice I'll probably scrap them as well. Here's a before and after. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393952696.404907.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1393952705.098565.jpg


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  20. joeyesmen
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    Wow, that is starting to look a lot like a truck I know . . . looks killer. Great job.
     

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  21. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    Thanks, that's a great looking F1 as well.


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