ok...this is a new thread cuz i'm trying to post pictures of where i was before the fte experience. although i have been asking a lot of ?'s about 54 f-100's these are the things i've done before. if it duzzent work out i'll keep trying.
ok guys.... i got those first few on and heres a few more. now, i know they're not fords so i'll go out in the barn in the next few days and get some pix on of my dismantled 54 and the parts i'm going to use.
hey guys... thanks for the nice appreciation. a few details
i had one back in the day. it was a red ht with black interior
4 bbl 389
m-21 close ratio 4 sp
chrome reversed wheels/baby moons
it was a street screamer.......and nearly killed me!!!
the one you see in the pix i had made in 99/00 out of a rust free body out of n. carolina. every nut, bolt, clip you name it was taken off and either replaced or rehabbed to as good as new or better. my aim was to compete nationally. it was finished in spring 00 and i drove it to columbus, ohio right out of the shop. long story very short, i took 3 place in my class at the 2000 GTO nationals. i still have it and have only put approx 3,000 miles on it since then. the guy that did the most on the car sleeps with the fishes.
after that experience i wanted to design and have built a panel van...total custom. its a 54 chev with a pontiac 455/400 turbo trans.,9" ford/3.55's i cud list the rest but, believe me, there's not enuff time left tonite before i zzzzzz. its got it ALL. it took a second place at the all truck nationals at carlisle, pa in 02. two years later i was taking a left hand turn on my green light and a 3/4 ton p.u. hit me at about 40 on the pass side front quarter. it was totalled. boy, was the insurance co unhappy my knee and back weren't too happy either. i did design it and made all the pretty and critical choises. the front and rear air bags let me lay it right in the grass when competing and ....she is pretty or was... same major builder and yes, he still sleeps with the fishes
i'll get out in the barn & get some pix of my 54 so you guys and girls can see where i'm starting from. so far AX and the good dr. and others have already given me a great deal of help so.....we'll see