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Old 10-21-2010, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I recently bought a F7 M-H and I was thinking about doing something unique to it. I wanted to see if anyone has built a crewcab and that is when I ran across the older posts. If I can figure out how to put a picture on here I will show you what it looks like now. The truck needs an engine (thinking about a 429 with a C6) but everything else is there.

I found some new steel wheels for it, but what I really want are some 22.5 aluminum. Has anybody done this?

I know I got a long ways to go on this truck and the wheels should be one of the last things to worry about, but I am just curious.

Would appreciate any help you guys can offer.

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You might look at the thread about Chuck's F-7 Coleman to read about his wheels. I'm impressed that you say you've found new steel wheels. Are they 22.5s too? I'm not aware of any aluminum wheels that were made having the F-7/F-8's unique 8 lug x 10" bolt pattern. But then again I've not spent much time looking at what Alcoa made for our trucks. If they existed back in the day, though, finding a set today could be a life's work. But you could have custom wheels made by one of the custom shops like Wheels Now or Century Wheel, but they'd be expensive. Stu
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I emailed Alcoa, they don't make any. I called Accuride, If I took 400 sets they might be interested and they turned me on to Wheels Now and that's where I came up with the new steels. They said they had made some 8 lug x 10" for Chuck awhile ago but I didn't ask the size.
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I know I got a long ways to go on this truck and the wheels should be one of the last things to worry about, but I am just curious.

Would appreciate any help you guys can offer.

Thanks,
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Actually Don checking out availability of wheels first is a pretty good idea. If you can't find wheels then your project will come to a dead stop. A truck without wheels is about as useful as a rusty heap rotting into the ground in a field. If you start looking for wheels when you start your project you'll be able to have a jump on the search. If you wait until you have your project done you'll have it sitting there until you find wheels. There are many posts from people with trucks using Widow Maker who have their truck done but don't have any wheels.

Good luck on your truck and hope to see pictures soon.
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I love to dig up old threads.

I'm actually really interested in 48fordcoe's truck. So much that I'm about to finish gathering the rest of the parts I need to duplicate it with an F2.

Are there any other pics of it - especially under construction? I'm most interested in how he did the floor on the rear cab, and how he split the rear cab to make the doors straight, and the rear not bow inwards anymore...

Like I said, I LOVE 40fordcoe's build. But is it easier to do it this way, with both cabs facing forward?
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Should I cut the vents off the back doors and make the windows rectangles by splicing two rears window frames together for each rear door?

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IMO, I would not put the cabs back to back....I would also make the rear door/windows square.

I had planned to make my COE a crew cab, it would take 2 extra cabs and 4 extra doors to do it.
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My trucks are low low budget ,I would had to have 3 cab and 6 doors .I just could not afford that so I build what I can afford ,it works for me . And back in the day that's the way after market body builder , ambulance , paddy wagon build then . I probably have as much in my truck when it done as most of you guys have on just buying a old truck that has been sitting for 30 years. The orange truck has about 7000. In it and 40,000 miles on it after I finish it .I like it, I drive it ,I made it for me ,I just can't please every one just myself and my wallet
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I do have a question for you, 48fordcoe.

The cabs taper in at the firewall. How did you cut the rear cab so that it no longer did (and the doors were straight)?

I could probably figure it out, but wanted to ask, as you've been there.

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I do have a question for you, 48fordcoe.

The cabs taper in at the firewall. How did you cut the rear cab so that it no longer did (and the doors were straight)?

I could probably figure it out, but wanted to ask, as you've been there.

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With the fire wall and windshield cut out I used the bracket on the floor that the rear of the seat bolts to in front now the rear, that brought it to the right width for the back panel. I know that makes no sense ,but it work out
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