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Old 05-11-2008, 10:36 PM
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53 f100 ratrod project

I just found this section so ill add my project to this site also...My father, my brother, and myself have been doing this project for about 2 months.

This is 1 of 2 projects going right now..the other is a 53 on a crown victoria frame.

Its going to be a flat black...maybe with some bullet holes.

Starting out...
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painted the frame with duplicolor rubberized paint

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Put a new brake system on it...

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:39 PM
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took the bed off and painted rear half of the frame..put on back brake lines, took the engine out also, and redone the drums

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:42 PM
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The engine... 302 bored .30 over with about 300-350 hp

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:44 PM
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started to drop the engine in but the oil pan was hitting the crossmember...

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We cut out the cross member and made a new one....

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:45 PM
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started filling all the holes in on the firewall that we dont need...

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Old 05-12-2008, 10:38 AM
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Off to a grate start nice pics could you explane to old timer, what is a rat rod. I here it all the time but what are the specificks. have to be lowered? ect
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:43 PM
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Off to a grate start nice pics could you explane to old timer, what is a rat rod. I here it all the time but what are the specificks. have to be lowered? ect
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anything with customization especially if you chop the top and its touching the ground....This one will have a dropped i beam that lowers the front 4" and not sure what else yet...were actually thinking since we have spent this much money so far putting a regular good looking paintjob and stuff on it.
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Looks like one nice project you have going there, keep up with the photo album since I think we'll all enjoy watching it come together.

As far as what is a rat rod ? I hate the term personally because it's nothing more than a traditional hotrod, you took what you could find and added in your own blood sweat, tears and personal taste to make a car the way you wanted it. The whole point was that who needed a flashy car when you could have a neat old car that maybe wasn't seen every day, but could drive it anytime you want, anywhere you want, and probably whip the pants off some of these cats in all the new fangled shtuff. It's hotrodding back to it's roots if you ask me.
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Looks like a nice solid project! When are you hoping to have it done?

Is that a B-G Holley? or a Holley Hi-Perf series? Always wanted to do a 53-56 project pickup. Maybe my next one... Only one more muscle car project after current truck then think it will be all trucks after that. Hope to fit in a diesel truck project in there somewhere

My last truck project was a brand new ranger, dropped in a S/C small block. Was my daily driver..
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lookin good keep up the good work and pictures.
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Excellent work; keep us posted; really like the photo shoot; gives one the understanding of the time & effort into a build.

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Old 05-28-2008, 08:34 AM
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Very cool, can you talk about that brake system? How to actuate it? Again, very cool....
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Looks great! How did you get the frame looking so good? What steps were involved? I've just started a 54 and I'm a little overwhelmed.
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nice truck . i was gonna do the unfinished look with my 55 and decided that to many were doing it and didnt wanna be associated with some of the unsafe crap being thrown together by wannabe's trying to be cool . i'm curious as to whether you or anyone else has issues with the power brake booster and dual master cylinder arrangement with clearances and the clutch linkage etc. been dragging my feet on updating the system on my 53 but with all the above mentioned and the headers looks a lil' tight , or like i might have issues retaining the clutch , brake pedal assembly the way it is now .
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That is close to what im trying to build. Keep up the good work.
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