Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Box Style Ford Trucks

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-13-2011, 05:24 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
Way up firm and high

After I got the bed installed, the truck had a really decided rake forward. Probably a combination of a lighter bed and worn springs in the front. I mounted the pickup box as low as I could, but it still looks like a 4 wd. I wanted it more level so I went out to my stump behind the shop where I save leaf springs and grabbed an armload of 2" leaves (leafs?). Anyways, I added 3 per side. There was room in the u-bolts and I had a couple of longer center bolts from doing this a few times before to other rigs. It took about an hour per side and went well. I gained about an inch. The springs added about 3/4" by nature of their thickness, and the added arc contributed the other 1/4". That's my weekend story.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-13-2011, 05:29 PM
arctic y block's Avatar
arctic y block arctic y block is online now
Old School
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Island Southeast Alaska
Posts: 13,034
arctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputation
I bet it is gonna beat ya to death. But hey it really does look good Bud
__________________

85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's
62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K
Don't just Modify it Fordify it
A Side Arm Is Like A Parachute, Tis Better To Have One An Never Need It, Than To Need One And Not Have It

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-13-2011, 06:43 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
Nowhere as much as my ex wife....... And I'm gonna have the upholstery shop add a lot of foam to the seat. 9800 lb gvw can't be a smooth ride.
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-13-2011, 06:48 PM
78_f800crewcab4x4's Avatar
78_f800crewcab4x4 78_f800crewcab4x4 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 1,626
78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.78_f800crewcab4x4 has a great reputation on FTE.
I love that humongous bed! Looks good!
__________________
1960 F800 Super Duty Crew Cab dually pick-up, 1978 F600 superbronco, 2002 Excursion 7.3, two 1979 broncos.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-13-2011, 08:17 PM
spurredon's Avatar
spurredon spurredon is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 5,283
spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.spurredon has a great reputation on FTE.
It dose kind of look like a 4x4 but you have the lock out hubs in the back? LOL. I still think it's great.

Aren't those old spring piles nice things to have? That is what I'm riding around on. The original front springs on these trucks were not made to carry much.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-13-2011, 10:48 PM
F250racer's Avatar
F250racer F250racer is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vashon, WA
Posts: 683
F250racer is starting off with a positive reputation.
That looks really cool. When are you going to put the outer duals on?
__________________
Colin
'59 F-250 Styleside Longbed, 292, 4spd, Rockwell 5.83 dually running gear, custom NP205 overdrive.
"The truck's a Ford and the tractor's green"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2011, 11:29 AM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
I used the dually pickup axle so I'd have the right width for the bed and still be able to run dually type wheels as singles like on the factory built F350 9' express I sold last spring. Had I kept the factory stakebed rear axle, I would have had to cut out the inner fenders of the bed and still not had 48" between the wheels. I think It would have made a cool dually, but I run a cabinetshop and need the 48+" between for plywood. I also have a nice '63 Alaskan camper that I intend to load in every now and then. F250racer, I like how you have yours set up, but with this extra width axle, I don't see it on mine.Thanks for all the nice comments. Here's the 9' F350 factory job I just sold.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2011, 03:53 PM
F250racer's Avatar
F250racer F250racer is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vashon, WA
Posts: 683
F250racer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB SISSON View Post
I used the dually pickup axle so I'd have the right width for the bed and still be able to run dually type wheels as singles like on the factory built F350 9' express I sold last spring. Had I kept the factory stakebed rear axle, I would have had to cut out the inner fenders of the bed and still not had 48" between the wheels. I think It would have made a cool dually, but I run a cabinetshop and need the 48+" between for plywood. I also have a nice '63 Alaskan camper that I intend to load in every now and then. F250racer, I like how you have yours set up, but with this extra width axle, I don't see it on mine.Thanks for all the nice comments. Here's the 9' F350 factory job I just sold.
oh ok. Yea well it still looks nice the way it is, just wondering if you were ever gonna throw the outers on. On mine I had to have custom spacers made so the wheels stuck out farther.
__________________
Colin
'59 F-250 Styleside Longbed, 292, 4spd, Rockwell 5.83 dually running gear, custom NP205 overdrive.
"The truck's a Ford and the tractor's green"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
You don't happen to know Doug, the guy who does maintenance at the golf course on Vashon? He's married to my GF's sister, Wendy. Nice guy, but he wastes all his spare time fishing. All that time he could be figuring out widths of rear axles and fenders and gear ratios and well.... you know, the stuff that really matters......
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2011, 08:28 PM
sgettin sgettin is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 373
sgettin is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB SISSON View Post
Nice guy, but he wastes all his spare time fishing. All that time he could be figuring out widths of rear axles and fenders and gear ratios and well.... you know, the stuff that really matters......


looks like you could widen the rear fenders and step plates and be able to get the dualies under it but also looks like the rear fenders would stick out a looonngggg ways. either way that's a nice looking fridge.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-14-2011, 09:11 PM
F250racer's Avatar
F250racer F250racer is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vashon, WA
Posts: 683
F250racer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB SISSON View Post
You don't happen to know Doug, the guy who does maintenance at the golf course on Vashon? He's married to my GF's sister, Wendy.
Not personally but I'm sure I've met him atleast, what's his/their last name?
__________________
Colin
'59 F-250 Styleside Longbed, 292, 4spd, Rockwell 5.83 dually running gear, custom NP205 overdrive.
"The truck's a Ford and the tractor's green"
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-14-2011, 09:28 PM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
Carter... Wendy and Ravin (Williams)grew up there. They all worked at K2 skis back in the day......Us island folks know it's a small world when you're surrounded by water.
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-15-2011, 10:51 AM
Tomget's Avatar
Tomget Tomget is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Yountville Ca
Posts: 816
Tomget is starting off with a positive reputation.
Wow GB Sisson, that's a great looking work truck!!
__________________
Tom
1948 F-1 312Y,oem4spd,Holley 2150,Merc diff
Other projects: 48IH chopped&channeled,58F100 460 C6 4link pro street
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-15-2011, 11:15 AM
GB SISSON's Avatar
GB SISSON GB SISSON is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orcas Island Wa.
Posts: 2,589
GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.GB SISSON has a great reputation on FTE.
Thanks, my 37 ford 1 1/2 ton has about a thousand board feet of fir on the bed and today we are sawing a bunch more, so I thought I'd christen the fridge for a day of work. Glad you saw it for a work truck. We load the logs on the mill with a 51 ford 8n with a boom.
__________________
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 11:15 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about rear leaf springs and F150 vs F250 joegeds 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 06-02-2014 01:38 PM
bolt stuck in leaf spring bushing powersmoked Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 15 01-26-2012 02:17 PM
Broken Leaf Spring Question nnero 2004 - 2008 F150 7 06-22-2011 07:27 AM
New Springs and Shocks installed BostonX73 Excursion - King of SUVs 12 05-11-2009 10:24 AM
Extra Leaf up Front? Zinfinity Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 3 09-03-2004 09:16 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
37, fenders, flatbed, ford, rear, w

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup