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Old 12-18-2012, 04:30 PM
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Yes... It's a good thing to spend some quality time with your truck & not feel guilty about it!!

Once school kicks in, you should be hitting the books.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:06 PM
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Yes... It's a good thing to spend some quality time with your truck & not feel guilty about it!!

Once school kicks in, you should be hitting the books.
Ive been trying to get all my homework done during the week so i can work on the truck over the weekend. Its been at a stand still since i ordered the cross member though.
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Well... Ok...as long as you stay on top of your homework!!
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Good progress! What drivetrain do you plan to use? I have a 1949 M47 PU that i'm building, it will be running an 8Ba V8 flathead with an S-10 5spd manual trans. Your build is motivating me to move along with mine but it's snowy and cold out so I'll have to wait for spring! All the best on your project!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:58 PM
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Good progress! What drivetrain do you plan to use? I have a 1949 M47 PU that i'm building, it will be running an 8Ba V8 flathead with an S-10 5spd manual trans. Your build is motivating me to move along with mine but it's snowy and cold out so I'll have to wait for spring! All the best on your project!
Hey thanks. Makes me thankful that my dad has a heated garage! Im planning on running a 429 big block and either running a top loader four speed or a tremec t56 magnum 6 speed. Im leaning towards the six speed.
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Wow, for a minute I thought "that 429 is a pretty heavy engine for that truck", then the other thought came to me which was "my old flathead probably weighs more than that 429" LOL! Carry on!
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Wow liking this. We have a 48 we have been working on for years it seems. Nobody has time anymore. Wanting to see the fender repair as we have the same issues.
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Welcome to the site-good luck on your build-you will get a lot of help here
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Just poppin' in

Click the image to open in full size.Congrats on the '49 ; will need lots of attention but I'd assume that why you rescued it in the first place.

Lots of options available to you with the build; I went with the 5.0L '90 Crown Vic and AOD cause it was the donor I had for $300.00. Used MII front aftermarket front end, which drops the front by 3".

I have similar "two tone" color scheme similar to what you may go with. Lots of pics in my gallery with individual parts for rear end, cab , etc.

Welcome to the "never ending story" of truck building. I am using FG lower front fenders, too lazy for now to use the metal ones I have. Looks like your truck is fairly complete, so just time and money will set your pace.

Good luck with the journey; and keep those pics coming !

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Old 12-29-2012, 05:16 PM
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Well i got some sheet metal stuff for christmas. A shrinker stretcher set , a mallet and sand bag and a sheet of 18 gauge sheetmetal. I made my first patch panel and got it welded in. I have to say that im very proud of myself. Its not perfect by any means ,but i think its very good for my first try. Any way, here are some pics.
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Looks great. Doesn't it feel good to say you did it yourself from scratch?
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Well a little update. I called chassis engineering again and they said that it would be at least another 2 to 4 weeks. They have 10 orders ahead of mine. I know its not their fault that their adjusters havent come in but im kinda tired of waiting now. Ive pretty much made up my mind that im gonna cancel my order and order one from full tilt street rods. Itll also save me about $400. Ive also pretty much decided on using a t56 magnum transmission when the time comes.
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Photobucket album for 48 http://s1137.photobucket.com/albums/...don/49%20ford/
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM
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Also it seems like my photobucket links stopped working and it wont let me edit the older posts. Here is the link to the photobucket album if anybody is interested in looking at the pictures. Ill also put it in my signature.

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Well a little update. I called chassis engineering again and they said that it would be at least another 2 to 4 weeks. They have 10 orders ahead of mine. I know its not their fault that their adjusters havent come in but im kinda tired of waiting now. Ive pretty much made up my mind that im gonna cancel my order and order one from full tilt street rods. Itll also save me about $400. Ive also pretty much decided on using a t56 magnum transmission when the time comes.
You should consider taking a look at the Fatman Fabrications products as well. I have found that they are really good at customer service.
I'm pretty sure their prices are in line with everybody else. One good think about the Fatman installation, is that they give you part numbers for purchasing many of the parts locally...either from Napa or somebody else. So...when you need shocks, tie rod ends, springs, or brake lines, you can buy locally without having to pay extra shipping.

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Welcome to the site, just been catching up this morning and saw your listing. Good luck with your project. I see you list your location as SE PA. I'm over in the Coatesville area.
Looks like your on your way to a nice truck.
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