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Features Survivor Hot-Rod goes to Sweden.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by John 79, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. n847
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    Not to sound like an idiot here but what is the guage on the right in the fire wall that says AIR??? Is that an air speed guage?

    Oh and beautiful truck by the way!
     
  2. John 79
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    I really dont know,its not connected to anything.
    Maby a "la cucaracha" air horn was THE SHIT in the 50s and you had to be sure to always have airpower :D
     
  3. John 79
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    Some work on the steering box.
    The old F100 box was badly mounted as you can see.
    Bought a F1 box and did my own flange.
    Also got rid of the ugly u-joint.

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  4. Love the car of course. It was fun buying and driving it for sure. I think it was built in Fresno, and later ended up in the Oakland area. Way kool!!
     
  5. John 79
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    Any info on this car is great!
     
  6. Mr48chev
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    That's quite a car and that it survived in it's original rod appearance this length of time is quite a fete in it's self.

    I like what you are doing in that you are making it safe to drive and removing haphazard scabbed on things and in essence doing what should have been done in the first place rather than taking short cuts that were taken back when.
     
  7. fab32
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    Excellent old RPU. Finding it almost completely in "as built" condition is a miracle in itself. Glad your going to preserve the origional build (with exception of safety issues) as this one displays a big portion of our "hot Rod" roots .

    Frank
     
  8. cball
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    wow, what an awesome rpu!!
     
  9. GARY?
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    Neat truck for sure. I'd have a hard time leaving the cobbed up stuff alone too.
    Nice job, and enjoy it.
     
  10. 68wagon
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    sweet rpu mate
     
  11. Nobey
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    Hey John, your work sure looks good. Can't blame you for taking that
    channel iron off the steering box. Back in the day they used to Arc
    weld, and that stuff was brittle. I grew up in Fresno and if your thinking
    the car might have been built there. I'd be happy to ask around. Also
    as nice as your truck is. It was probably in a car club. Rich.....
     
  12. ModelAPunk
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    Well that thing is friggen cool! Congrats!
     
  13. John 79
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    I think the F100 box was put in later,at one time there might have been a steering box on top of the frame bacause there is a hole in the left fender.
    I dont have any history on the car exept for the old photo and the fact that it is from CA, but if you ignore a few parts that have been added last 6-7years or so nothing is newer than 40s stuff as far as i can tell so i think this is 50s build or earlier.

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  14. John 79
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    Thanks,that would be great!
     
  15. S.F.
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    where did you find that for sale at?
     
  16. John 79
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    A secret place called eB*y :D
    Crashhead here helped me to strike a deal.
     
  17. S.F.
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    wow, what a score. ebay is still good for some things.
     
  18. John 79
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    Yep,the funny thing was that the car was located aboute 30min drive from Crashhead,i mean how lucky can you be :D
     
  19. John 79
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    Made a new transmission mount today.
    The old one was bad and the gearbox was solid mounted to it without any rubber.
    It also took alot of space so i scrapped it.

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    Wanted some old stuff and especially ford stuff so i bougt a beam from a fellow hot-rodder that is for the original mecanic brake system.
    Cleaned all the mounts and dirt off.

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  20. John 79
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    I dident want to overwork the transmission mount so it fits the rest of the car.
    Tryed to make the welds look old ;)

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    Used a flathead engine mount kit for the transmission mounts.

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  21. John 79
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    Mounted under the car,more space.

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  22. Magnus
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    Looking forward to see it in person, keep on trucking..
    Will you display it at Easter?
     
  23. John 79
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    If you mean Elmia i dont think so. Nobody has asked me to show it there but then why would they.
     
  24. It's looking great. Love it!
     
  25. John 79
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    Started on the new plates for the split wishbones today.
    A friend of mine shaped the pieces to mount the tie rods in.

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  26. John 79
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    Got the mounts welded today,a friend of mine is a bad ass TIG welder.
    Also started to change the angle on the whishbones,i probobly will have to adjust them alittle more when the car is on the ground to get the axle degrees right.

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  27. SwedeVedette
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    Neat work, and great job getting another badass car to Sweden! Old Style Weekend perhaps?
     
  28. John 79
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    Mounted the wishbones today and tacked the mounts to the frame to se if everything worked.
    First pic is of the old mount.

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  29. John 79
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    Had to raise the motor mounts so a friend of mine helped me to do some new bolts and raisers.
    Now the engine and gearboxs is mounted and fitted as they should.

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  30. John 79
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    Started to make a new bracket for the pedals and master cylinder.
    The pedals are 39 Ford.
    The old bracket was badly done and not strong enough.
    I used the old bracket as a templet for the new bracket because i want it to look like the old one dit,only stronger.
    Also made a support bracket that goes back to the transmission mount.

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