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Old 08-07-2014, 09:15 AM
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Experienced lawn chair drivers know that cutting 3" off the front legs and 5" off the rear lowers the center of gravity and tilts the chair back to contact the rear of the cab, increasing fore and aft stability, thus permitting higher G forces during rapid acceleration. I finally settled on a suburban 3rd row seat and took the plastic chair to the dump because it was too hard for an old guy to get up out of it when placed back on the porch.... Your truck is looking very, very beautiful. Script bed is a really nice touch. Now get that video up please!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:24 PM
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Gary, I didn't even think of cutting off the legs, great idea though.
.I posted the video of the maiden voyage in its own thread some time ago I'm pretty sure that you commented on our similarities. It's under "51 ford f5 maiden voyage" also on u-tube
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Sooo with one arm I tried to install the new door seals.
What in the heck are these things made of? ???
I now have to REALLY slam the door to get it to latch.
It's like somebody put rocks in em.

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:01 PM
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Oh yes, I remember it now. You and I even look somewhat alike. Don't put the weatherstrip on the bottom of the doors. See my post in the '57-60 forum about my '58 firetruck. The weatherstrip has really messed up my sills on the cab...
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No weather strip on the bottom of my door they slide into a channel at the bottom of the cab. I installed them first and tested the shutting and they create no problems. I still think they put rocks in them somewhere.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:28 AM
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Sooo with one arm I tried to install the new door seals.
What in the heck are these things made of? ???
I now have to REALLY slam the door to get it to latch.
It's like somebody put rocks in em.

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You did adjust the latches after installing the new seals, did you not? FWIW, the doors on my '49 F4 close quite easy, new latches at the jams and new seals.
Now, the doors on my '56 are another story. Very hard to close even after several adjustments. Those seals are very stiff.
Edit: BTW the seals on my '49 are from D.C.
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Yep, the latch is adjusted all the way out. But thanks for the reply.
I'm sticking with the rock theory until proven otherwise.
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Got the drivers side on,,, I guess I should be thankful that they latch, and having the doors even with the cab would be asking for too much.
There's rocks in them thar seals
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.Thanks to my son Matt, and my wife Lisa for their help in the recent progress.
I am posting from my daughters laptop as my computer is stillllll in the shop.
Clavicle and shoulder are still very painful but I'm getting there.
Lisa and I were able to get the rear window and the windshield in tonight and I worked on the wood for the bed most of the day, it is also coming along.
Excitement is in the air.
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That's coming along nicely! Really looks good.

Is that an ABS under dash cover? Where did you get it. It looks good. I've been looking at the one from Classic Haulers.
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No,,, I wish it was thought.
It's the original painted semi gloss.
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It is great having good help. That truck is looking good.
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Hey Roger,
If you can put that back window in with one arm & a broken clavicle - you have some serious skills. That's a major PITA. Looks like you have a young football player there - I see a large truck in his future.

Looking good over there!

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You guys nearing the end of your projects are killing me.

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Hey Roger,
If you can put that back window in with one arm & a broken clavicle - you have some serious skills. That's a major PITA. Looks like you have a young football player there - I see a large truck in his future.

Looking good over there!

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Ben, according to the xrays/Doc the clavicle wasn't fractured, just separated from the sternum. It's kinda like having a sprained ankle but in my chest and shoulder. And yes he is a football player, sophomore in HS and has earned a starting position on the line. I am very proud of him.
That rear window was a major PITA.
The windshield went in quite easily though.
Thanks for the comments, ,, greatly appreciated. I shall trudged on.
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Jolly Roger, ,,
I was thinking bout your "under dash cover"... I'm a scrapper,, would the belting from a discarded treadmill work? If paired up with some reflectix insulation from Lowe's it just may work and be very durable...
just a junkers thought. .
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