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Old 09-06-2010, 08:57 PM
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My 58 F100 project

I bought this 58 F100 on the 4th of July and thought I would show some of the progress let me know what you think












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Old 09-06-2010, 09:23 PM
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wow you ain't playin around, i'm diggin the build, looks outstanding so far, keep sendin.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:08 PM
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Wow, looking good. I love that body style, and have a 58 stepside that I have owned since 1976. Great trucks, great job.
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You kicking butt. Good work
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Thanks heres the engine 2002 Navigator 5.4 with a Sullivan carb intake

Also the wheels are just for rolling I will be using somthing else as soon I can get the body back on to figure the right back spacing
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Grreat progress on a fitting project.
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Great looking truck and GREAT progress! Keep us posted.
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wow you are much more ambitious than me on my project. looks like very clean work and should be an awesome truck.
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Wow!! you are doing fantastic. That looks great.
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Wow you got a pro build going on!! nice Love your rotisory with the frame etc. I'm pleased to see someone could get the "huge" cab off the frame.
I've got a 58 too. Style side. Same as yours except I've got the Custom with the big rear window. I actually left the cab on the frame and tilted it up and supported it from either the front or rear depending and worked around the thing etc. Wasn't set up to get that big thing off by myself. My way worked fine but really like how you did it too.

I'm wild about that Navigator motor. I'm curious your going with a carb? All good. Just surprised. You dont' want the computer stuff?

What tranny are you using? I really like your chassis and the 4 bar rear suspension/all. Really a good setup. What is that differential. I can't always id them from a photo. Sometimes yes/sometimes no.

My 58 is pretty modded too but I kept the front I beam. And I'm happy with that, but i can't attain the low/useable ride height that you'll be able to get. My front is a little higher than I like. Not terribly so, but I'm already using the mono front springs and and test fitted a set of the reverse eye monos but there was just not enough suspension travel remaining for my liking. So i didnt' use the reverse eye monos. They'd be good for "cruisin low and slow" but even though my truck isn't for hauling loads etc, it still needs some "suspension" up front.

Check my gallery for some photos of the build.

Goodluck fellow "4 headlight guy", and maybe you know but if you don't --when it comes time to wire your headlights the only 4 headlight relay I found available is the NAPA Echlin part #AR703 (also a #V07240-don't know what that number is? but its also on the box). And that relay still works great.
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Thanks for the comments I'm using a C-4 with a JW bellhousing and flex plate
And when I picked the cab up I used the bat that in the first cab pic that goes from the hood hinges with a cherry picker and my brother and I picked up the back corners so my wife could roll the chassis out the back then set it down on the blocks at the cab mounts
The rearend is out of a 2000 Ford explorer 8.8 with disc brakes 3.73 gears and 31 spline axles
I got an American auto wire Highway 22 harness for it so I can add to it as I get futher
down the road adding stuff like A/C power windows some day just trying to get it running first
I just ordered a 69 Mustang 20 gal fuel tank to put between the rails at the rear of the frame
well back to work
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Here are some more update pictures got th firewall all cleaned and painted with DP90 primer I might just leave it this way I think it looks good and it won't see the sun much to fade it
also I didnt paint it with brushes under the truck those are from doing POR15 on the bottom of the cab and it looks like I need to replace the front cab braces
so I just ordered those
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Wow your cab/doors/even the glass rubber/and especially the wing windows etal looks in great shape for the beginning of a project. Was it all OEM and just kept out of the weather? Or did someone clean it up earlier in its life?
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Just a thought but from my experience the primer on the fire wall will suck up oil and grim and be impossible to keep clean. It prolly aint the same primer I used. But something ya can polish I found made the engine compartment look finished. Not tellin ya what to do, just telling ya what I went through. Kinda a heads up cuz I ended up redoing mine and after it is together and haveing to pull in engine to do it right made me think I should say something Bud.
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Thanks for the info I will check into it some more
also the rear glass and the wing windows still say FOMOCO
on them I cant find it on the side windows or windshield.
were those marked as well?
The wing are bubbling in the glass but I will leave them for a while
as it adds some of the vintage to it
I'm also leaving the faded paint for now I just did the chassis
to make it ride and drive better and look lower
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