Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic 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
  #16  
Old 06-01-2012, 05:09 PM
Brian's 48's Avatar
Brian's 48 Brian's 48 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Posts: 209
Brian's 48 is starting off with a positive reputation.
X3, cool idea!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-01-2012, 05:20 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
That's a cool idea Moe. I like cut too, I came across some older trucks that had some original ones cut like that, pretty neat.

My biggest obstacle with making it out of metal will be to keep the 50's feel. My goal with my truck had been to make it a modern daily driver 4x4, well a huge one at that, but still look like it might have just come out the 50s that way. Metal tends to be more modern but not always. I pride myself with my work of making everything flow together, working with what's around it while still making it something else. And thus I have to work that into how I advertise it as well.


I might for the time being make a temp set out of wood, and then really start to design and build something that's a lot more. The temp set will let me have something up in the mean time as I'm sure I could give months worth of thought to get a metal one just how I want it.
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Moe Craig's Avatar
Moe Craig Moe Craig is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hot AZ (Phoenix Valley)
Posts: 2,231
Moe Craig is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Moe Craig is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Moe Craig
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen67 View Post
That's a cool idea Moe. I like cut too, I came across some older trucks that had some original ones cut like that, pretty neat.

My biggest obstacle with making it out of metal will be to keep the 50's feel. My goal with my truck had been to make it a modern daily driver 4x4, well a huge one at that, but still look like it might have just come out the 50s that way. Metal tends to be more modern but not always. I pride myself with my work of making everything flow together, working with what's around it while still making it something else. And thus I have to work that into how I advertise it as well.


I might for the time being make a temp set out of wood, and then really start to design and build something that's a lot more. The temp set will let me have something up in the mean time as I'm sure I could give months worth of thought to get a metal one just how I want it.
I can see a lot of options you can do... metal works well in the 50's and I think if you think about it you could make it work to do both your goals, stay period correct and also display your talents. Is there somewhere you have some pics of some of your work?
__________________
Moe Craig

1949 Ford F1
"You don't know the power of the Darkside!"
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
I actually just started building a website yesterday, I haven't had a need to have too much on the internet over the years, but business is really starting to grow for me and people have been asking. I do have a tiny bit of my work at Deviant Art:

Blacksmith work by Stephen67 on deviantART
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-01-2012, 07:04 PM
South of BC's Avatar
South of BC South of BC is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NE Washington
Posts: 757
South of BC has a good reputation on FTE.South of BC has a good reputation on FTE.
My opinion (and I've already told you what it's worth) is that it isn't the material that makes it period correct, rather lettering and artwork. I plan on putting side racks on mine also and using a font called 'Airstream' that has a fifties look to it. The dilemma horns I'm riding is how to put a .com on there while keeping a fifties appearance!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
I started a set of these today, took a few ideas on here and I think they came out pretty awesome. This was just a mock up, I still have to carve everything in and finish the wood. Since I need to remake my bed, or just buy a new one anyways, I figured these could be a temp set as well. I need something that works for now, and in time when the idea has fermented do something that's more later on, I still want to work some iron work into it, but right now my schedule is very packed and that's a decent project.

The oak I had on hand wasn't as thick as I wanted, and since right now my bed's wood consists of "rotted" and "plywood over that" I figured a bit of pine would be ok for now. To do it this thick out of good oak will probably cost me $500 easily, and I wasn't completely positive on what I wanted but needed something.

I ended up doing the 7" on top and 5" on the bottom. I think it came out pretty awesome. Right now the posts are still in with duct tape and baggies on them (that ought to get the town talking as everyone does drive by) as it turns out I made things a little too snug... and can't get them out, lol. But since it's all temp it will be fine.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

(Note the whole town driving by, lol)
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.


This is what a 5" on top and bottom looked like, didn't seem to balance as well. And yes, right now I need a ladder to get in the bed.
Click the image to open in full size.

So, time to get everything laid out, carved out, stained, painted, finished and what not, and get them up. Pics later on with that... I've wanted these on my truck since before I had it, glad to see I still do when I need them! lol
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Jolly Roger Joe's Avatar
Jolly Roger Joe Jolly Roger Joe is online now
Still a Rookie...
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Riverside California
Posts: 3,455
Jolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to behold
Those look really good Stephen. I agree with the wider boards on top. Nice job!
__________________
Joe

1951 F4 "Betsy" Build Thread @ http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...4-project.html
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
Got them finished and mounted yesterday. (I waited on pictures till I was sure it was ok to post something with my business information on here)

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

The lettering is all carved in, and by having the face of them white and the sides black (which was a pain to paint btw) it makes it readable at almost every angle.

I do really like how the changed the balance of the truck. They made it... I dunno, stouter. I had wanted side boards on this truck since I bought it, just not something you see anymore but it fits so well on these old trucks.
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Jolly Roger Joe's Avatar
Jolly Roger Joe Jolly Roger Joe is online now
Still a Rookie...
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Riverside California
Posts: 3,455
Jolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to beholdJolly Roger Joe is a splendid one to behold
Those look great!
__________________
Joe

1951 F4 "Betsy" Build Thread @ http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...4-project.html
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-04-2012, 04:29 PM
South of BC's Avatar
South of BC South of BC is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NE Washington
Posts: 757
South of BC has a good reputation on FTE.South of BC has a good reputation on FTE.
I agree, they look great!

Is that a stencil of Pauley in the bed?
__________________
James
'56 F100
'50 F-6
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
Thanks, I sure do like the new look

lol yep, that's her as Abby. Got bored one day, made a stencil for the fun of it. I plan on turning this bed into a trailer when I get my new one (this one is beat up and rusted badly, least enough to not be worth the work to repair it) so it was just a little fun. I put it there so I could see it but no one driving by could, lol.
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Rojak Rojak is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 1,178
Rojak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Rojak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Great way to advertise your business!
__________________
Rob

1948 Ford F-3 Flatbed "Older Blue"
1975 Ford F-250 Highboy "Old Blue"
1977 Ford F-150 Flatbed "The Bodinator"
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-04-2012, 07:49 PM
Stephen67's Avatar
Stephen67 Stephen67 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan, WY
Posts: 2,254
Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.Stephen67 has a good reputation on FTE.
That's my hope with it. I originally got into older trucks because I wanted a great business truck, and with mine style is everything. The whole town knows the truck, people always stop by and say how much they like it (I've yet in all the years I've owned it been out there working and not have someone say something about it). People look a lot more at what the business is when they like the truck, keeps it from blending in. Won't be long till "that big red truck" is known as the "Evermore truck".

Now to get that powertrain I want in there and really get it working.
__________________
1956 F600 Build Thread

Wanted: '53-56 horn button, '56 wiper arm
Parts I have that I don't need: F600 Running boards, F600 running board brackets (2), 272 fuel pump
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-04-2012, 10:27 PM
Rojak Rojak is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 1,178
Rojak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Rojak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I like that you're thinking outside the box with your business advertising and you are really bringing back the spirit of why these trucks were built... to work.
__________________
Rob

1948 Ford F-3 Flatbed "Older Blue"
1975 Ford F-250 Highboy "Old Blue"
1977 Ford F-150 Flatbed "The Bodinator"
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 10:27 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1949, 1956, 2000, bed, burlington, f600, ford, make, pictures, ranger, side, sides, stake, truck, wa, wood, wooden

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
53-56 Ford running boards (medium truck) Stephen67 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 1 11-01-2013 05:26 PM
Absaroka car show pictures (lots pics, w/FTE members) Stephen67 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 22 08-21-2012 10:34 PM
56 F600 rear bumper (pics) Stephen67 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 03-19-2012 09:45 AM
New mirrors (pics) Stephen67 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 16 01-04-2012 09:20 PM
Some of the old Ford trucks around town (pics) Stephen67 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 26 05-05-2009 06:35 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 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