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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-06-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By teardropty
Slightly OT: Trips that matter

I came across this blog while dabbling over on the classic Mustang side of life. A Map and a Mustang (http://calamityjaneroadtrip.blogspot.com/)

It got me thinking about our trucks and the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,352
Posted By teardropty
I am going to throw some gasoline into the fire...

I am going to throw some gasoline into the fire on this but here goes. I buy a lot of tools for work and play. I have HF, Kobalt, Husky, Craftsman and some Mac Tools. All have a purpose and reason...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By teardropty
I KNEW someone would come up with THAT gift. LOL

I KNEW someone would come up with THAT gift. LOL
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By teardropty
Slightly OT: Just rewards

I recently helped a neighbor replace the door hinge bushing on his crappy CheBy truck. He is a master woodworker but his automotive skills lack a lot. He came over and asked for some assistance. We...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-03-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By teardropty
Not to steal your thread but I think sometimes...

Not to steal your thread but I think sometimes good deeds and karma are more important than money. I recently went looking for good used parts for a 67 stang project. There are tons of used parts...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,100
Posted By teardropty
Get well quickly Garry! Prayers headed your way.

Get well quickly Garry! Prayers headed your way.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,333
Posted By teardropty
I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I had a...

I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I had a similar experience a few years back on a Mustang forum. I did want to mention a few things that made a difference in my situation.

First of all,...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-14-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By teardropty
Personally, I would swap in a different rearend...

Personally, I would swap in a different rearend with better gearing. I spent about 3 months back in 2009 looking for the correct gears to do a swap and ended up with carrier issues. Just my .02.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By teardropty
As far as transmissions/clutches go, this setup...

As far as transmissions/clutches go, this setup is fairly straightforward. I wouldn't be 100% certain that your noise is all clutch. Have you pulled the tunnel cover and inspection plate yet? If...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By teardropty
Any steering wheel from a 53-55 is the same, only...

Any steering wheel from a 53-55 is the same, only the center caps (horn button) are different. 53 anniversary caps are reproduced. As for repairing the clear "dome" center, don't think much can be...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By teardropty
That last bit got me rolling with laughter. ...

That last bit got me rolling with laughter. Another parts supplier for our trucks told me a similar thing because he was a "very knowledge guy" about the mid-50 trucks. I asked him how many he had...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By teardropty
Sadly many companies nowadays don't know the...

Sadly many companies nowadays don't know the shipping costs until they actually ship out an item, especially on the larger items. Could they figure out the cost and then quote it, sure. But that adds...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By teardropty
Sorry for your loss. Consider letting us know...

Sorry for your loss. Consider letting us know what part of the country you are in. There are many guys on the forum that would be interested in buying it. Good usable 351w's are not rare but...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By teardropty
Yes, it was in Illinois. Probably the same...

Yes, it was in Illinois. Probably the same nightmare. Sad thing was NONE of the titles were in the guys name either. I tell people all the time, fix your problems before trying to pass them along...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-06-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By teardropty
Stu, you would have loved the second truck I...

Stu, you would have loved the second truck I looked at. The guy had 3 titles (frame, chassis and ????) for the truck. 3 different states too. The frame had a salvage branding on the title. None...
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