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Old 10-17-2008, 08:59 AM
54FordF1shortstep 54FordF1shortstep is offline
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Hi everyone. Im new to the site Im from brandon ms. Just wondering if anyone close by. I have recently started a restoration on a 54 F1 stepside. working on getting it down to the frame right now. I have been a professional mechanic before but still learning the body work. I quit doing it as a job because its hard to find good benefits like health insurance doing it in MS. Unless you work for a dealer and have twenty other hungry mechanics to compete with. I went back to retail to take care of the family. All tips and advice on my new project will be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:17 PM
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Welcome to the best Ford truck site around and I see you found the Mississippi chapter We have a couple of members around the Jackson area, I'm in the Byram Terry area, I currently have my 66 down to the frame coming back up with it, if you have any questions feel free to ask. I've got plenty of body and paint experience. If you would like to join the Mississippi chapter just click on the link below my signature. I will have to approve you, it might take me a couple of days as we are going camping this weekend. Again welcome and post away.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:05 PM
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Thanks Barry. Good to know there is a few local people around.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:18 PM
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Welcome to the site and good luck with the restoration. Post up pics and keep us updated on your progress!

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Old 10-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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welcome to the site man!! im up in tupelo i may could ride down if you needed some help with some stuff
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:23 AM
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Welcome! I'm about 90 miles South of you In Foxworth, but In-Laws live in Crystal Springs. I am also building a '54 F-100 (going on 5 years now but that's another story). Any way I can help or share info just let me know. Later, Steve
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:36 AM
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Glad you have joined us. I live in old town, about half a mile from the monument & have a flexible schedule. Drop me a line & we'll grab some coffee & lets chew the fat. Welcome.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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Thanks guys I may take you up on some of those offers. Right now i have my truck almost to the frame short of taking the cab off. I am going to remove the glass and try to get it off by this weekend. I am also thinking about what to do with the frame. I really want to do an IFS but right now money is a little tight. I may just wait to finish my frame until i can order it and just start sanding and finishing some of my body panels in the meantime. Sandpaper and primer are more in the budget this month.
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Thanks guys I may take you up on some of those offers. Right now i have my truck almost to the frame short of taking the cab off. I am going to remove the glass and try to get it off by this weekend. I am also thinking about what to do with the frame. I really want to do an IFS but right now money is a little tight. I may just wait to finish my frame until i can order it and just start sanding and finishing some of my body panels in the meantime. Sandpaper and primer are more in the budget this month.
You need some help just let me know, wasn't too long ago I was taking my cab off.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:22 PM
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If you decide to go Volare, I have a set of templates for marking where to cut the frame. Steve
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Please give a warm Welcome to the newest Mississippi Chapter member
54FordF1shortstep. Welcome aboard, In my opinion this is the best bunch of guys around, and I even haven't met them.
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Welcome aboard,good seeing anouther f100 in Mississippi.....Mine has taken alot longer than I originaly thought also.Hang in there,We will drive them one of these days!
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