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Old 02-24-2008, 03:27 PM
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Started the build on my 1951 Ford F1 project. Has a basic 2 X 3X 3/16 frame 26" wide in the front to 31" wide in the rear with a 12" rear kick-up. I have a 48" Super Bell 4" drop I-beam front axle with spring behind hairpin radius rod suicide mount for the front and Coil-over hairpin radius rod rear. The front brakes are 11" Chevy discs on Ford spindles and the rear end is a 10 bolt Posi 3.73 with stock drums.

I've posted pictures of the engine before it is a Chevy 250 6 inline with a 3 X 1 Offy manifold. I'm will build straight pipes for ot using the flanges from a header. I have a 350 TH lying around from my Chevelle so I'll use it.

I want to get a rolling chassis done and put the engine and body on the frame just so it takes up less room in the shop and I can move it around. Then I'll get back on the 50 Studebaker project.







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Old 02-24-2008, 03:31 PM
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:28 PM
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Nice project... love that building too! I want one!!! I just ran across this foto today. The Gasmonkey Garage sold it on daBay last year!

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:33 PM
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Project looks great, and so does your shop. Frame and rear suspension looks right. Rear panhard bar?
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:43 PM
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Well...I have to agree with the others, I think the project is really cool and I especially like the shop
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:19 PM
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Het Tripper

Do you have any other pics of that F-1??? I LOVE IT!!! Is that one yours?? Does it have a removeable top or just plain topless??
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:20 PM
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dmw56 your project is lookin great...same thing I'm building
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:31 PM
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Project looks great, and so does your shop. Frame and rear suspension looks right. Rear panhard bar?
Thanks guys. Yeah, I really like my shop too. I promised myself I would have one someday. I can spend a lot of time out there but at least my wife knows where to find me.

Yes, it will have a front and rear panhard bar. I still have to weld all the brackets on the frame. I haven't got my front axle or spring in yet. Should be here next week and then I will get the engine and trans in and set it for ride height and get the radius rod and panhard bar brackets welded on.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:15 PM
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That's a good looking truck! Thanks for the advise on building my cab dolly too. I'm looking forward to lots of pics of your build. What did the grill come from? I like it too.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:47 PM
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Thank you and your welcome!

The grille is from a Minneapolis Moline model Z tractor 1937-1955?. I also have a grille from an Allis Chalmers but I like the MM one better.
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