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Old 02-24-2013, 10:28 PM
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My new project - 52 F-1

hey all, been awhile since I've posted here. Figured I'd show off my midlife crisis in progress.

I traded my 78 F250 4x4 straight across for this 52 F1 shortbed. Does anyone know of any salvage yards with 48-56 trucks in central OK??













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Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 AM
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Looks like quite a project. Keep us apprised of your progress.
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Just air up those tires, and drive it like that

Looks like a fun project!!!
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I put some roller tires on it, next is some glass, headlights, oh and a new drivetrain. Lol.
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I put some roller tires on it, next is some glass, headlights, oh and a new drivetrain. Lol.
What is the drivetrain going to consist of?
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what drivetrain does it have now. Axhelm salvage near bristow has a bunch of old trucks, and the guy I worked for in perkins has about 8 of these trucks if you are looking for something specific.
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It has a frozen 302 hooked to a C6 and 9" rear. I'm probably just gonna find another 302 or a 351w just for ease of installation. Id like to go to a 5 speed, but we shall see. It will probably come down to finding a dirt cheap donor like a wrecked stang or pickup. As for parts I need, the list grows daily, but I got Obama'd on my taxes so it will have to wait for now.
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I'm sure you know, but most 302's don't have much grunt. However, if it'll be a driver then that may be all you need.
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Too much grunt and it will drive out from under itself. Lol.
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Looks like a fun project. Love the pateena. Where'd it spend most its life?

I had a '68 302 in my 50 F1, and it was plenty of power for just a stock motor. I like how much room it left in the engine bay. And the weight distribution didnt do much for body roll.

If ya get to the point of needing a car cover for it, lemme know. I sold my F1 last year but still have the custom made cover. Just havent gotten around to putting it up on craigslist or ebay yet.
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How much?? Is it an outdoor cover?? I have to cover it in my storage facility. I bought a Walmart cheapo cover, but it looks like it won't last long.



It came to me from southeast Texas. But was originally truck #17 for Salinas Valley Vegetable Exchange in California. The name and vehicle number are still slightly visible on the door. I dig the patina too, and it will likely stay that way for some time. If I do decide to paint it, I'm thinking about cloning my 2000 Harley F150. Black on black with an orange pinstripe. It may even get a 5.4 too.
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Put some different wheels on it, and some eyes in it too.





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atleast it looks like it rolls around better now
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