thought I would post some updated pictures...went with steel wheels and hubcaps-not for exact year, but caps were $15 ea and rims were $120 for whole set-reconditioned. Went with alternator, voltage regulator was allowing overcharging of battery and shutting off radio (found out when put in new gauges-pegging voltage meter @ 16 while driving)...polished gauge cluster (best I could by hand). put in tach-turning 2200 RPM @ 55 MPH on GPS. Also put in new headliner and anti rattle kit for side windows, new windshield with new gasket. have door seals, haven't gotten to them yet. also ran single straight pipe with 12" glass pack...
I want to lower next-3" front and rear, any ideas?
Also want to do bed-liner (thinking of Monstaliner DIY kit) before winter, don't know wether to go above or below bed rails? I have a friend whose company will bead blast and prime for me at a good cost
thanks everyone for all the compliments-I appreciate it and am proud of the truck. from what I can tell the top half of truck was repainted along with dash and doors. some hack work was done along the way, but I am sorting through slowly.
Dropped axle up front and mono-leaf rear springs.
That is one clean lookin' shortbed. I like your choice of wheels too.
thanks Steve, I think I have the front drop axle figured out...but am confused about rear mono leaf-reversed eyes? non reversed eyes? any company you would recommend? looking at Sids or CPP for front drop axle...
but am confused about rear mono leaf-reversed eyes? non reversed eyes? any company you would recommend? .
I think this is the guy who introduced monoleaf springs to the street rod industry; James Durant - Durant Enterprises, Newport Beach, CA (949) 673-5625.
Never dealt with them or used monoleaf's - just past knowledge.
Reversed eyes will drop your ride even lower. Talk to them and they should point you in the right direction.
'56 F-100 - on the road 12 yrs
'57 F-100 - waiting
'54 Chev sedan del - finished & sold
'71 C-10 daily driver
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