My 52 Ford F1 Project - NKY - Page 2 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

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


1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

My 52 Ford F1 Project - NKY

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 08-28-2012, 09:31 PM
Harrier's Avatar
Harrier Harrier is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California, MO
Posts: 4,154
Harrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to behold
You are moving right along, and you got some suckers to help you with the dirty work, congratulations.
You mentioned a full blown motor swap, what are you looking to put in it?
I would vote to keep the current engine though, I tend to like the smaller engines. Now a days the original engines add uniqueness.

I look forward to watching your progress.
__________________
Joe
1955 F-250 239 Y-Block
Y-Block Restoration Thread
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-28-2012, 09:45 PM
HeavytruckFan's Avatar
HeavytruckFan HeavytruckFan is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
HeavytruckFan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Not messing around are you?

Boy these trucks sure do consume alot of time, money and effort don't they! You appear to be making great progress, good job! By the way, if you don't mind my asking, how do you get your lady interested in helping? What is your secret?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-30-2012, 06:16 PM
52 Ford F1 52 Ford F1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 204
52 Ford F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Andrew Shelton
I bought this for the engine (good timing). It is a 351 Windsor bored out a bit, with a mild cam. I had a little bit of buyers remorse after buying it, only because I do not have the experience to get it mated up to a transmission and bolted in to go. (I bought it for $750)
Click the image to open in full size.
^ Of course I bought the motor before a motor stand or cherry picker... that was after I backed up a truck and threw it out of there... (HEAVY)
Went and bought a cherry picker to get a better look...
Click the image to open in full size.
Before I got it all cleaned up.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

That was before I got her the ring... since she is too busy planning the wedding and how to spend my money on other things than my truck...

To leave off with a lil more... pics after front fenders removed.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-31-2012, 12:39 PM
KidShalene's Avatar
KidShalene KidShalene is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 100
KidShalene is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 52 Ford F1 View Post
That was before I got her the ring... since she is too busy planning the wedding and how to spend my money on other things than my truck...

It's the beginning of an irreversible trend, ask me how I know.

Nice work & progress so far, good luck

btw, good looking Doby there....
__________________
52 F1

If I can't fix it.....it ain't broke
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-31-2012, 05:23 PM
52 Ford F1 52 Ford F1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 204
52 Ford F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Andrew Shelton
Here is a better image of the doberman
Click the image to open in full size.

Back to Progress....

More stripping of the cab and coating with some rust reformer in the interim.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.


With the fenders away I got a chance to look at the brakes, and wheel bearings
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Took a video of the engine running before removing the rest of the needed life system... Hope the link works.
Click the image to open in full size.

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

Traditional Purists look away...
Seam
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Front bumper removed
Click the image to open in full size.
Draining coolant to get the radiator torn down
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by 52 Ford F1; 08-31-2012 at 09:11 PM. Reason: Thanks 51 PanelMan
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-31-2012, 06:34 PM
51PanelMan's Avatar
51PanelMan 51PanelMan is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 7,640
51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all
You actually turned the truck back to stock by welding the antenna hole. The trucks didn't come stock with any holes for the antenna.

That 215 sounds healthy. You should find a good home for it.
__________________
1951 Ford Panel
1952 Ford Panel
1937 Chrysler Airflow C17
...and way too many Bonus Built/Economy Built parts...
-----------------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-01-2012, 12:48 PM
52 Ford F1 52 Ford F1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 204
52 Ford F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Andrew Shelton
Darn weather.... Rain expected all weekend.

To give you a better idea how far I actually am now, I took a trip to the paint store this morning. They had a sale going on a "paint kit" so I fell for it and bought the supplies.
I went with DuPont Nason Finishes... Speak now or forever hold your peace, it will remain unopened until after truck stock.
Nason SelectPrime 421-17/19 2k Urethane Primer gallon
Nason 491-17 Etch Primer quart
Base coat blend is also Nason products, their hot rod black kit gallon
Misc Supplies - file, filters, mixer, undercoat, masking supplies, etc
$200

I have both Bondo and Fiberglass filler, will be using much less than the PO but much more than I would dream about... (all steel = wet dream, just not practical when you have only a hammer and dolly)

Back to the work I have done so far -

The bottom of the stock motor.... Is there supposed to be a cover over the flywheel? I fully admit old motors are not my deal, hopefully not too stupid of a question.
Click the image to open in full size.

Radiator and battery off
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
^My cousin helped out with some of the welding work while I stripped the under-body... Would have much rather been welding than laying on my back breathing rust dust. Once the dust was loose I used rust reformer than under-body coating
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Stock front lower valance was in rough shape to start with... Pictures on what I did to it will follow in a few more posts.
Click the image to open in full size.

Under tank rusted out around hole...
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

After my cousin welded that up, I got him to help strip the interior while I finished up the cleaning of the frame and under-body. (That is sarcastic enthusiasm)
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
What did I do to get his help???
Click the image to open in full size.
^ That is an entire garbage can full of empties... ^

Going back to the comment about the previous owner not doing to much unorthodox...
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
^That is a plastic garbage can, cut to fit as the glove box.. Actually worked pretty well and looked alright if you did not know better.

Anyways... with the rain I hope to get some work done this weekend, will not be posting during the week coming up, will be traveling.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-01-2012, 01:17 PM
52'F-3's Avatar
52'F-3 52'F-3 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: south-central PA
Posts: 619
52'F-3 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
i like your build thread, looks good and your making lots of progress....
__________________
http://www.geocities.com/yj3qtr_ton/34tonYJ.html
4-wheel drive dually dump-flatbed with 3x1 carb'd 300 Inline-6
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-01-2012, 09:44 PM
REDS52F1's Avatar
REDS52F1 REDS52F1 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 13
REDS52F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Nice Truck

I just picked up a 52 as well. I have a basic plan but not sure on a few things right now. I will watch your progress, good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-01-2012, 10:11 PM
old_dan's Avatar
old_dan old_dan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,954
old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by REDS52F1 View Post
I just picked up a 52 as well. I have a basic plan but not sure on a few things right now. I will watch your progress, good luck!
Welcome to the forum!

You should post a pic & tell us about your plans.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-02-2012, 05:10 AM
Doraville's Avatar
Doraville Doraville is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 455
Doraville is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Welcome to FTE! You've come to the right place. The people here are a wealth of information... there's no way that I could have finished my project without them.

Notice that I said "people" and not "guys"; there are some very knowledgeable ladies on here too!

Peace and good luck,
-DV
__________________
Here is my build thread
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-02-2012, 07:53 AM
Harrier's Avatar
Harrier Harrier is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: California, MO
Posts: 4,154
Harrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to beholdHarrier is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by 52 Ford F1 View Post
The bottom of the stock motor.... Is there supposed to be a cover over the flywheel? I fully admit old motors are not my deal, hopefully not too stupid of a question.
No questions is a stupid question. If you have never done it before, how else are you going to learn. That's what I tell myself about every day.

Yes there is a cover for it. Here is a picture from the parts manual.
Click the image to open in full size.

Oh, if you don't have one, I highly recommend it:
1948-56 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog CD - HiPo Parts Garage
__________________
Joe
1955 F-250 239 Y-Block
Y-Block Restoration Thread
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-02-2012, 11:27 AM
BigPigDaddy's Avatar
BigPigDaddy BigPigDaddy is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: OR
Posts: 2,623
BigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to beholdBigPigDaddy is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by 52 Ford F1 View Post
Click the image to open in full size.
I see 2 cans of truck stuff and MANY cans of "go-juice".
__________________
- Jeff

2000 F250 V10 5-SPD 4X4 Crew w/ 5-Star SCT X3
1949 F1 - (WORK IN PROGRESS THREAD)


Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-02-2012, 11:49 AM
52 Ford F1 52 Ford F1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 204
52 Ford F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Andrew Shelton
Thanks for the help on the flywheel, posted a separate thread looking for a used or new one. I could find them for the v-8 but not for the 215.

Stripped the front of the frame and coated with under-body spray.
Click the image to open in full size.

Kept focusing on the front end, changing out all of the shocks and cleaning up the suspension. I think it was overdue.
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.
^ with both of the shocks replaced, and the frame cleaned up and the suspension appearing stout, the front end was done. I am leaving the drum brakes for now, going to worry about getting the new motor in before the brakes.

Got some rot on all 4 cab corners...
Click the image to open in full size.
Not the prettiest repair, but it will work.
Click the image to open in full size.

Patched in the holes for the old upper and lower hood moldings... I am only going to run the middle strip to show off the louvers.
Click the image to open in full size.

Running boards are all stripped, not perfect, but solid. Lots of hammer work needed...
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-07-2012, 06:40 PM
52 Ford F1 52 Ford F1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 204
52 Ford F1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Andrew Shelton
Now comes the hardest thing I had to do for the truck so far...

I knew I wanted to get a small drop on the rear, and I figured now was the time with the bed off. While I did this, why not rebuild the rear suspension, should be easy enough... Yea right.

Got the rear end all jacked up... Did not realize it then, but the roof of the truck was jacked up into a cross beam in the garage... Earning myself likely a few hours to straighten out....
Click the image to open in full size.
Rear looked pretty simple, just remove the holding pin and grease fittings to slide out the bearing should fall out of the bushing...
Click the image to open in full size.
Ok, that was not easy, maybe if I dropped the weight of the axle entirely... I clamped the spring tack tight and tried to isolate the weight and cut the U-bolts with a grinder (that is me - for once a helper who helped document the build instead of telling me I was wasting my time)
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
One side done... I found out the secret about drilling a hole in the front cross member to be able to punch out the bearing from this forum...
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

After getting the passenger done, I turned to the driver and as par for the course got out the hammer...
Click the image to open in full size.
About 20 minutes later I was worn out and the bearing was not budging...
More spray lube to soak in over night.

Next day I gave it a bunch more wacks and got it to budge with the help of the torch... Finally got it out after about 30 minutes straight of trading off with my cousin... I do not consider us to be small or weak people...

Here is what was left after cleaning up that spring mount on the front drivers side with a wire brush....
Click the image to open in full size.
Angle on each side welded in took care of the issue. (overkill I know)
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Re-Built the springs, removing a few of the lower leafs (some had cracked already) and added sections to the top to retain the overall leaf size
Click the image to open in full size.

Installed a new bolt to hold everything together in addition to the new U-Bolts.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.


Re doing the rear suspension took an entire weekend, expected it to take the better part of 1 day.... in the end, I used about every tool I could think of... Not pictured with the lube, hammers, pry bars, torch, etc. is the air hammer, blood, sweat, and tears... this was a Bitch!
Click the image to open in full size.

Getting the rear tires back on, Did not take pics of the rear frame all cleaned up nor after I sprayed it with under-body coating.
Click the image to open in full size.

Of course I did the job that started it all, replacing the rear shocks at the same time
Click the image to open in full size.

I did not paint the leaf springs, probably should have, but then again not a show truck..
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Progress (So Proud) snook715 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 413 11-02-2015 05:36 PM
Ford F1 Parts Northern Kentucky 52 Ford F1 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 11 04-22-2015 06:04 PM
BIGS 78 supercab build BIGS003 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 64 08-02-2014 06:56 PM


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

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 08:50 PM.

 

Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - 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