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Projects Winter project- half ass 1956 F100

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Took the day off work yesterday, got some painting done

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  2. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,650


    Not on here much anymore, but your stuff always draws me in. So cool.
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  3. fresh hops
    Joined: Oct 19, 2019
    Posts: 63

    fresh hops

    Nice work!
    Looks like your close to putting some miles on it.
  4. I hope so, I was working on some of the damage n the front fenders yesterday. Ultimately it probably needs new fenders because these are pretty trashed. But it will wear them for now (forever? lol)
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  5. Finished my hubcaps and my tires finally arrived from Summit. Got em mounted and put on tonight

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  6. Truck is looking good! Glad to see you were able to get back on the project and make some progress!
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  7. Got my tail lights mounted tonight and mocked the rear bumper on it. Checking off the list slowly...

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  8. Mikko_
    Joined: Aug 3, 2018
    Posts: 400

    from Sweden

    Looking good, I like the Mercury taillights.
  9. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 857


    Love everything about this truck!
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  10. fresh hops
    Joined: Oct 19, 2019
    Posts: 63

    fresh hops

    Looking real good, it looks like your real close to putting some miles on it, what's left?
  11. Had some paint matched nearly 2 yers ago, finally got some sprayed. The front valance needed replaced. Aside from it’s too nice looking, the color looks good. I did get the park light assemblies rebuilt and the whole unit bolted on. Fenders just have a couple bolts holding them on, they need fit a little better

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  12. bolt the front fenders on, running boards and bed. I have a new wood kit for the bed but I’ll probably just throw the sheet of plywood back in it for now. Mount bumpers, and a few other things. It’s getting close
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  13. That’s a good color for those trucks.....
  14. Took it for a maiden voyage yesterday. The fenders are only half bolted on, and the only thing holding the bed on is the running boards...but I just needed to drive it around the block. It did well. It won’t idle down without dying, so that needs addressed too (ran and drove fine before “tear down”). Overall happy with how it’s coming

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  15. fresh hops
    Joined: Oct 19, 2019
    Posts: 63

    fresh hops

    Enjoy the moment, nice milestone!
  16. You make me think there's hope for my Long Term 53 F-100 project. I just moved it back into my Work Space after a little resting period.
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  17. Last night I pulled the bed off and greased/checked everything. Routed the wiring better and Did a quick buff on the back of the cab. I got The bed back on and bolted down. Getting close
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  18. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,059

    from oregon

    Looks really good Chris.
    Some might say "when ya gonna paint it"? I think that would be a travesty, it's perfect.
    It sure looks like someone had an expensive chrome bill.
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  19. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,041


    It's god damn amazing is what it is.
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  20. Nice Effy, always had a pin on for these trucks, hope to get mine on the road some day, its next on the list.
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,809


  22. Well, I wrapped it up last night. Still needs a few minor things and eventually the bed wood installed. Not sure if I will do that or sell it and let someone else do it. It did turn out pretty much what I envisioned. Thanks for hanging in there!

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  23. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,554


    Wow, that turned out Great!
  24. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 6,442

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Turned out great! I really like it!
  25. Love it

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  26. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,633


    Those things are so simple and clean...
  27. Well, I nearly sold it. I mentioned in my Instagram I may sell it and had a lot of people lined up. I even bought a replacement (1956 big back window)...and came to my senses that this truck is perfect in my eyes. Color, stance, chrome, etc. So why would I sell it and start over? So it's staying for now. I have been driving it. Man it drives nice.

    I did end up pulling the engine out. The rear main started leaking and gettin the old seal out of the block wasn’t working so I pulled it, my dad came over and helped me pull the crank, slammed back together and no more leak.

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  28. If you sold it then yes, you would have to start over again. Great that you were able to sort out the oil leak.
  29. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 149

    from No.Ia.

    Love this thread!
  30. Been a minute. Still enjoying the 56. I keep driving it and aside from the headlight circuit breaker which keeps kicking the headlights off, it does fine. Moved out of town a bit, taking advantage of these summer sun sets

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