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Old 02-11-2003, 06:50 AM
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Making a crew cab (1948 thru 1952

It seems that I keep accumulating these trucks and I'm considering making something unusual to haul my old farm tractors.crawlers, and horse trailer.

I'm inspired by "Irondragon's" stretch cab, and the 1950 F-8 sleeper cab.

How about a crew cab? Does anyone know of this being done for a 1948 thru 1952 cab?

I was looking at my cabs and the cab tapers considerably from the cowl to the back. My first thought was to cut off the back and insert a second cab, but the cowl area is much narrower than the rear of the cab.

We, also, have horses and I have a 4 horse trailer. In warm weather we'll go trail riding at the state parks. The problem with this is that I have a '98 F-250 with regular cab. Thus, all 4 of us will cram into the cab.

I thought it would be cool to have an old hauler crew cab.

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Ken,

Are you thinking of something like this?

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If you're interested emial me off forum and I'll give you the owner's email address.
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Making a crew cab (1948 thru 1952

Ah, I've created a monster.

Well, obviously I've been doing a bit of research on attacking a truck and making a extended cab. From what I have seen there are many ways of going about it, guess it just depends on the builder.

I think for a full 4 door cab you could use 2 cabs to make one, but as you noticed Ken, a normal cab does taper front to back quite a bit. I think with the "back cab" you would have to somehow split the roof and floor to widen it with wedge shaped pieces of sheetmetal (like they did with the F-8), to blend it into the other cab.

With my 2 door extended cab, I simply used a set of doorskins off some junk doors to make my fillers and the extended portion of the cab goes straight back (the taper stops at the rear of the doors)

I guess by the time my truck is show worthy, I'll be parked in a lot full of extended cabs, eh, so much for originality, but hey, they will all look cool.

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Hi Ken, How did your crewcab turn out. I am thinking about doing the same with my '52 F7 Marmon.
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For your first post you sure dug up an ancient post.

What condition is you M-H in? Be careful, to some M-H faithful on the board altering a M-H is sacrilegious, hope you donned your asbestos underwear.
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For your first post you sure dug up an ancient post.
You can likely thank Google for that.
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I think he got you on that one Bob,lol
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Hey, it's not necessarily not good to dig up old posts. That's that's why there's a search feature on the site.

Don, I hope you'll stick around. We have Darksiders, stock restorers and daily drivers, we're all welcome. Just be aware of Truckdog, he's our resident wheel and M-H guru. He might not enjoy some one messing with a M-H. He won't bite though, he's actually a pretty nice guy and some one you might want to get to know. He got a well stocked library on wheels and M-Hs.
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Look at 48fordcoe for info on putting two cabs together, his coe has a 51 F1 cab turned around backwards, both rear cab sections removed then the cowl removed on the back cab and the rear attached and it looks great and it only took him 4 months from start to finished, paint and all, check out his gallary.
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Hey, it's not necessarily not good to dig up old posts. That's that's why there's a search feature on the site.

Don, I hope you'll stick around. We have Darksiders, stock restorers and daily drivers, we're all welcome. Just be aware of Truckdog, he's our resident wheel and M-H guru. He might not enjoy some one messing with a M-H. He won't bite though, he's actually a pretty nice guy and some one you might want to get to know. He got a well stocked library on wheels and M-Hs.
I wondered if you'd aimed that at me! But I don't see anything wrong with making user friendly "improvements" to a M-H. I just think M-Hs need to be preserved. And heck, doing one as a crew cab would be a great idea. And don't you remember all the speculation we had about converting one to a Campbell woodie? And last, mine is not gonna be done purely as M-H did it. I've got 4.11 gears now, a set of 19.5s to go on one of the trucks, and I might go really dark side by putting in softer F-2 springs . They were an option on F-3s after all. Stu
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I wondered if you'd aimed that at me! But I don't see anything wrong with making user friendly "improvements" to a M-H. I just think M-Hs need to be preserved. And heck, doing one as a crew cab would be a great idea. And don't you remember all the speculation we had about converting one to a Campbell woodie? And last, mine is not gonna be done purely as M-H did it. I've got 4.11 gears now, a set of 19.5s to go on one of the trucks, and I might go really dark side by putting in softer F-2 springs . They were an option on F-3s after all. Stu
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Please say it ain't so, Stu!
Beat me to the punch, lol!

Within a year ago or so, someone came on here wanting to sell a crewcab 4x4 too.

Here it is: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/89...n-ford-f1.html not a four door, but the cab is longer than the F8 sleeper, IIRC.
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Please say it ain't so, Stu!
Hope I don't get kicked out of the "stocker" club for opening up about all that . It'd break my heart....yeah, right.

I'll add another real common example of M-Hs getting "improved" upon. Think about all the M-H car woodies that exist today that started life as regular M-H converted cars, sedan deliveries, and half tons. There's probably more today than were originally produced. They have gotten to be so valuable that other honest old M-Hs have been cut up and made into woodie donors. I do think that's a shame. But, looking at it from the other angle, so many old M-H trucks have been beaten to death during their service lives that they may be only good as donor vehicles. Stu
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That's really neat how you did that. Any more pics with the roof done?
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