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"the desert express.1951 ford coe pick up"

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by iwanaflattie, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Thanks.
    I will definitely need something to rest my feets.
    I been thinking of ditching the bench seat for some bucket seats.
    Since its just gonna be my son and itll give me the space to run a floor shift.
    Im thinking about the old uncomfortable kind or even a pair of stock coe seats.
    I hate late model buckets with a passion.

    Thanks guys
  2. Seth , I have 2 seats (see photos on my pate swap meet finds) that are yours if we can find a way to get them to you . pm me with any ideas . Blue
  3. I still have my old stock COE seat you are welcome to it.
  4. Jeez guys im overwhelmed.
    Dont know what to say than thank you so much.
    Im not set on the buckets but the idea will be progressing in my head.
    I appreaciate it.
  5. arthurC3
    Joined: May 20, 2005
    Posts: 129


    Just to say that i thought your linkage for the column shifter was awesome! I have some inspiration for working out the throttle linkage for my '38.Thanks for the ideas. "Smoke 'em if you got 'em'

  6. Hey man.
    My column shifter contraption failed kept popping outta gear.
    But the idea is there.
    It needs a heavier spring that pushes it upward and a deeper hole and lockpin.
    Try it..I know some guys with more experience could make it work.
    Let me know so u can show me how u did it.
  7. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,243


    :eek:Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my.That will be a KILLER ride when finished.Say hi to Jack for me.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  8. Thanks guys.
    So I have a photoshop courtesy of hamber lv7nut, of how the new wheels should look..
    I might change the color from red to something else and I might roll blackwalls for a while until I can paint the Whitewall using the special paint. ..
    Nobody's making 17.5 in whitewalls.
    I have to revisit my shift linkage and make it work.
    I also got a line on 2.5 drop spindles in socal, if the guy still has them by the time I can make it down there sometime next week, I will get em.
  9. Today I gots a bit more progress on the truck.
    I been wanting to run 1951 plates but I only had one that was given to me by my fil.
    Must be doing something ok cuz today I "found" the other one laying
    Around. .aint I lucky?
    1381968139638.jpg 1381968151204.jpg
    Also started to mess with some taillight ideas..
    Remember this bumper and its bullets?
    Well with a little cutting,welding and grinding they could look like this:
    1381968268403.jpg 1381968300078.jpg 1381968311730.jpg
    So I ask the hamb: yay or nay on the tailights?

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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
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  10. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    Taillights - looks good, can you find red glass that sticks out less? Or does it have to be that big to hold the bulb?
  11. Im sure I can find glass that sticks out less and its a little more pointed.
    But using this type of lenses woould he cheaper in the long run in case I break em.
    As opposed to buying aftermarked impala or cadillac or ford lenses.
    And I think I do need that much room for the bulb...
    They make them in LED but I dont like leds in an old car.
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  12. I don't mind the tail lights, but don't care for them on the bumper.
  13. They should be separate from the bumper?
    Thanks man.
  14. Hello there in the airwaves of hell.
    So I worked a bit more on the coe.
    I moved the rear end about 1" back and now the wheels are centered in the fenders.
    1383183831774.jpg 1383183850384.jpg
    Also a bit of mock up on the tailights
    Should I shorten the rear bumper?
    Started cleaning my gas tank too does it have to be sealed on the inside?
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  15. cashcustomcars
    Joined: Mar 9, 2013
    Posts: 23


    Awesome build! Wheels look way bester centered up. Taillights look good too. Keep crankin on it!!

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  16. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    "Flattie" Truck is looking very sweet ! I just wish I had kept my '56 F-600. Had been a dump truck that someone strected into a flat bed. It was converted to tilt also.

  17. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    If nothing else changes, I feel you should narrow the rear bumper. But I'm not sure how much. That might be a decision that should wait until the rear is more complete.
  18. Thanks man I aappreciate it.
    Thanks man.
    The 56 are the sexiest of the f series even the big girls, shoulda kept that and made it into a thick pick up..

    I too think the bumper is too long so I guess I need to study some cool f1 trucks for bumper and tailight ideas.
  19. What was that bumper off of? Still not totally sold on the tail lights........maybe its the combo of lites/bumper? Then again do what YOU like. What the hell do i know?

    Got a pic of the tail lights without the bumper on there? Keep trying different stuff you will hit on something....
  20. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    How about a gasser style tube bumper with end caps - on the COE you can make it out of a bigger diameter tube to make it look all butch and macho....;)

  21. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


  22. Hey Scott.
    The bumper is off a 56 GMC front bus.
    Maybe im using too many lights.
    I also like the stock F1 lights..
    I will keep trying.

    Not a bad idea Weasel. .I like the emphasis on Butch.
  23. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Yeah - the COE is kinda stubby and macho - I'm thinking a piece of 4" diameter pipe - maybe even 6" diameter with screw on end caps - then you could fill it with liquid mercury and pop wheelies anytime....:eek::D:eek:
  24. Not offending at all.
    But im a really open for Ideas.
    Throw me a bone.

    The poor old guy is front heavy I doubt it could do wheelies.
  25. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    Hey Seth you have any 57 Chevy front bumper over riders (the bit with rubber bullet,not the accessory o'riders)? I know that 50 Pontiac tail-lights fit right up to them.
    They would look similar to what you tried above but somewhat smaller..,
  26. No I dont and I think they might get pricey.
  27. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    yeah you could be right on that, your project sure is looking COOL !!
  28. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


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  29. Thanks man.
    If only I had your skills, id be done already.!!

    Not to shabby.
    I like Jeff Norwells approach..Im actually using the same tailights as him.
    This are on my old f1
    I also like these

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  30. If you narrow that bumper and slightly tunnel the tail lights into the back of the fenders, that may work

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