I just picked up a great deal on a '51 F1 and i want to begin an all around makeover. Right now its all original but I would like to convert the electrical system to 12 volt. Has anyone done that to thiers? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
It's generally kinda slow on Sunday nights around here. Ya it's been done. Prolly the first upgrade folks make to most all of them.
Originally Posted by 76f350spercamprspeal
Welcome to FTE, Best Damn Forum EVER!
Here's How to Post Pictures:
1. Login to FTE.
2.Click User CP (In the Top Left Hand Corner)
3.(On the Left, There will be a list, The 5th Option Down, will say "Pictures & Albums) Click That.
4.Then, Click Add Album, Enter a title, and description, if ya want to.
5. Click Upload Pictures, Then click Browse, Locate the Files of your truck. (You can add 3 files at a time)
5. Click Upload.
6. Add a description to the individual pictures, then click save.
7. Add more files if ya want.
8. Click The Picture you want to post, it will give you two codes at the bottom, Right Click The Second one (It say's BB Code, Then Say's [IMG]http:blahblahblah...[/IMG])
Then, Once that is highlighted, Right Click, Then Copy, Then Paste it into your post.
You can add up to 30 Images in one FTE Post.
If, Ya need any help, Don't hesitate to ask.
Originally Posted by old_dan
You can also go to the "Garage" tab and start an album right here on FTE. After you post pictures to an album, we can look in your album, but you'll also be able to "insert a picture" by pasting in a link to the picture in your album.
It seems awkward, but whenever you "insert a picture" to one of these threads, the forum is looking for the picture somewhere on the web (which is always available) rather than from somewhere on your hard drive (which isn't always available).
Originally Posted By Jolly Roger Joe
Welcome to FTE!
Go to Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket and sign up for a free account. Then create an album for your truck. Upload any pics you want to post on FTE to that album. Have this album open on your computer when you want to post pics on FTE.
While you're making a post on FTE, select the pic you want to post from your Photobucket album. When the large version of the pic is open, right mouse click on it and select "View Image Info". The image info will be highlighted and will look something like this: http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/l...ghtsafter1.jpg
Copy that highlighted info (right click / copy).
When you have the spot in your post where you want the pic to be placed, select the "Insert Image" icon at the top of the post (looks like a mountain) and paste (right click / paste) the image info you copied in the highlighted box (just shows "http://" when it opens).
Let's see, there's slower starts, dimmer lights, harder to find batteries, and a lack of modern accessories just off the top of my head. Wonder why we don't all drive 6V cars and trucks anymore?
My 6V cars start right up and have good headlights (halogen). The local tractor dealer had a 6V battery on the shelf the last time I needed one. Detroit switched to 12V since you can run wire half the size compared to 6V and save money.
Thanks to all! I got some great help, the links are pretty good. I just want to switch to 12v because everything is easier to find for the most part. I also plan on changing the motor and transmission in the future to something newer. On that note, I have a 255ci flathead V8 that I will be taking out along with the transmission - I'm not sure which tranny it is yet, I need to figure that out. They're solid and run great. I don't want to see them go to waste so if anyone knows somebody looking to go with an original send me a note.