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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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1949 F-47 Frankenstein (D)

1949 f-47

Got this truck in the early 90's, doing a frame up hot rod build, called it frankenstein cause it's got a few bits and pieces from other trucks.
I started it in 2005, put it away until recently. Here are some features:

-heidts ifs
-air ride
-4 link ride tech
-front clip conversion from a 51 f-3
-55 f100 box
-400sbc turbo 350 (it was free don't hate!)
-typ chrome smoothies with w/w 16x8 rear 15x6 front
-glass 51 fenders

Overall i want the truck to look stock other than the chassis and driveline, semi gloss paint possible two tone black on green or just a really dark green with cream grill and semi gloss black running boards. Along with a really snotty 400 sbc stroker. Other than covering the seats and building / machining the motor I will do everything myself. When this thing is done I'm gonna drive it. Everywhere. Not sit and stare at it! I look forward to any comments and help from knowledgeable peeps on here!

Most of these pics and work took place in 2005,I wish I had done some more documenting like I do now!
When I first got it in the early 90's it was running and driving, shortly after it sat here for many years. F**king mice were having a free for all!
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Some of the tear down
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The 49 box was destroyed so I scored this of my bud's 55 f100. Looks pretty rough but totally usable.
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Original motor (had been rebuilt at some point)
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Not really into flatheads so I traded the motor for this!
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In the above photo; trust me this motorcycle is not a good thing to have around after a night of drinking with your buddies!
This is where I left off about 6 years ago
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And now getting back into things here's where I'm at
This motor is a super rare ford 400ci. Looks just like a small block chevy! Haha..Ha?
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Original fenders were pretty schmuked up and doctored by the PO so I had to go with glass. (thanks to Mr. 52 Merc for mounting measurements)
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Some mach up and bracing. Seats are from a nissan which will be recovered in leather, and the ammo crate will be the centre console
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I plan on using the beer keg for fuel and mounting the old military gas can
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Nice patina
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51 front grill I found in Saskatchewan (along with the hood)
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Mounting fenders, fitting, fitting, fitting (and beer)
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Here's where I left off today Dec21/12. I have to use 49 inner skirts so more mods and fitting
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Here's a peak at the front suspension, still waiting for a sway bar and some bits heidts forgot to send me in a kit.
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I have some bits and pieces for sale too, 49 front grill, hood and hood trim all pieces are in really good shape. Inquire I'll post a thread in the for sale section when I have time.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:41 PM
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Awesome project! Very inspiring
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:09 PM
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Got my wheels and tires in from coker
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Rear tires are 235/70/16 and fronts are 205/75/15
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I tracked down a rear diff from a 88 5.0 at a local shop today. Guy gave me the housing for free as long as i buy the brakes parts/ axles/ and 3.08 posi gears from him which I need anyways. Works for me!
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Looks really nice, good haul on the grill and the rear.
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Nice deal! Truck looks great as is. Whats the future plan?
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Nice deal! Truck looks great as is. Whats the future plan?
The plan is a daily driver, I'll even use it to pull the boat and go fishing/ dirt biking maybe even some camping and road trips. I figure it's best to enjoy it, you only live once!
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thats what I love to hear! our trucks out there doing work! keep us updated, your truck is very cool.
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Bit of an update, got my rear diff back from the builder. it's from an 88 5.0., 3.08 precision crown and pinion gears, posi unit installed with 4 clutches per side shimmed up nice and tight, 5 lug axles, all new brakes & hardware, seals bearings etc.
The one in the pic isn't actually mine but it's the same thing.
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Some trimming and clean up.
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After all the trimming, sand blasting, rebuilding and a nice coat of epoxy.
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Mach up.
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This is after installing the shock perches and some motor mach up.
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I don't know if it was just me or not, but I swear I heard a ghostly like "sigh" when I met this sbc and ford engine bay for the first time..Scratches head*
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Project looks great
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Got the kick ups pretty much done over the weekend

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Bit of an update, got all the rear suspension in over the winter. Sits pretty nice I think.


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