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Projects "Southern Manners" a 1953 f100 build.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brog, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
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    48FordFanatic
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    from Maine

    Better hope some reckless speeding 17 year old doesn't wipe it out after all that hard work. That would be a bitch wouldn't it?
     
  2. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
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    Yeah what I'm mostly worried about is all of those retards in my generation texting instead of driving.
     
  3. HEAVY100
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    Nice build , I'm currently building a 56 f100 as we speak.
     
  4. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
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    Truck has been in OJ's shop (Clarke County Speed) where I usually get to work/help out. I've been OJ's "shop slave" as he calls it for almost a year now. He's taught me alot. We've been working on some good stuff together. The temporary 302 is going in mated to a tko-500 tranny, got a new original hood in excellent shape, and also Got a late 50's 9 inch axle.

    Here is a preview, shits gettin' technical

    Engine mounts that I made
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  5. jhutch713
    Joined: Apr 18, 2011
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    Love it, keep the pics coming. Great truck, great work. Keep it up. Mid-fifties rule.
     
  6. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Sweet truck! Awesome work so far !
     
  7. Brog
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    This stage is done and onto the next one. Truck has been at Oj's (Clarke County Speed). Me and Oj have spent a good amount of time working on the truck together. I did not simply leave the truck at his shop and come back when things were all finished, that's not the way I do things. Motor and trans are in exactly where they need to be. Shifter had to be mounted forward and the floor pans had to be cut/notched. Mustang seats are also in on a beautiful set of risers made by me and OJ (I helped out with the risers but the idea and a very fair amount of the work is his credit). BIG THANKS TO OJ. For doing his share of the work, giving his time, and most of all being my mentor.

    More pics to come.

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  8. kracker36
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
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    Cool truck buddy. Glad to see the 302 in there as well.
     
  9. freeflynstl
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    Love those Ford trucks. Glad to see some young guys playing with old cars too. For the record, that girlfriend of yours appears to have this kind of thing in her blood being her Dad has been helping you out some.

    Keep up the good work.

    Andy from STL
     
  10. Brog
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    Oh I know she does. She's into old vw beetles and has 2 of them we're workin' on. She's into all the old stuff with me 100%, except for the old school Harley I'm building next, haha something has got to go in the bed of this pickup
     
  11. windsurf88
    Joined: Jan 24, 2012
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    She sounds like a keeper. This "hobby" is a hell of a lot easyer when they don't hate what your working on.
    Also, nice truck can't wait to see it done. I just started building a 54 myself.
     
  12. Great work so far,I think I have the twin to your truck...must have been the same previous owner,thought he would just weld everything together instead of nuts and bolts. By the way did the PO put a 55 grill and gravel shield on your truck? it doesnt look like a 53 ...it looks much better.
     
  13. Brog
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    I'm assuming so. This truck has the original "Glacier Blue" paint on it in alot of spots. Looks like it was kept original for quite some time, someone drove it into the ground then someone started "hot rodding" (read: hacking) it. But I like the look of a '54 grill so I'm out lookin' for that
     
  14. Brog
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    Seat Pics. Yes I know the seats are swapped, just mocking them up. My shitty cellphone pics don't do much justice for the risers. I'll get my girl to take pictures with her nice camera one day, that way it will be easier on yall's old, tired eyes haha

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  15. chaddilac
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    Riser looks good!! plenty of storage!!!
     
  16. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Haha ! Looking good man!
     
  17. Brog
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    Oj stretched the stock floor/trans pan for me. I think we're gonna try and make it work.
    Here's how everything looks all mounted up.

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  18. damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

  19. SOCAL PETE
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    Nice looking retrofit going on. Your welds are pretty damn good for first time out. Here is my 53.
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  20. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
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    Haven't had much time or money to get much done, part of that is thanks to a bike build. I did however mock up the doors I got from "DeSoto" on here. Doors imported from good ol' California. Thanks to an extra set of hands to mock them up, all I can say is wow. I did have to hold them up a bit for the pictures, but you get the idea. Especially compared to what there was before (original overbondo'd door on bottom of first page).

    I really feel like I have a fighting chance here, I think this one just stepped up from "piece of shit" all the way up to "mediocre pile of junk" here boys.



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    The door actually matches the cab profile!
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  21. cakes
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    Awesome build, I love the mid fifties f-100s
     
  22. n847
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    Good lookin build!
     
  23. bigbackwindow1956
    Joined: Sep 7, 2012
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  24. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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    from texas

    Great Looking project !! You are doing a nice clean build. I used a 96 explorer rear sump pan on my Jag front end.It clears the cross member.Keep the pics coming.. Great job!
     
  25. shadams
    Joined: Mar 16, 2011
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    Nice, I swear your build is just like mine, wonder if the previous owner built ours one after another. Nice work you got goin on there. I cant imagine building a bike at the same time as my truckc, I wouldnt get anything done!! Keep it up...
     
  26. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    good work bro !!! you had a lot of bondo issues like my apache. as youve already found out with the doors, nothing beats fresh western sheet metal. look for deals man and itll save you shitloads of work , time and money. i want that big ol' tremec too !!!!:eek::D
     
  27. Modernhippie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2013
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    from Virginia

    Nice truck! As to the girlfriend, I agree. VW's are the best.
     
  28. Brog
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
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    Brog
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    That's her above, her trailer in her photo album is what this truck will one day be pullin'
     
  29. coupe man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    coupe man
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    If your door hindges are org. and have some play in them you can drill out the 5/16 dia. pin,redrill the hindge to 11/32 and buy hindge kits from NAPA for late 60,early 70 GM and replace them.A little play at the hindge equals a lot at the end of the door.Those doors are36 in. wide.Those kits are about 6 bucks each.
     

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