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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Don Vito
56 F 100 - need input on metal bed floor

I think I am leaning towards going with a metal bed floor, what gauge metal, would be best, and opinions on metal vs wood? I've seen some nice metal floors and nice wood floors, I think metal would...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Don Vito
53-56 Tailgates Latches,

Can I see or hear what you guys are using for tail gate latches? I've heard some use seat belt buckles and saw some pics on google that look interesting, but there are others available. It's be nice...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-22-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Don Vito
1956 Fiberglass Bed Floor & 3" wider rear fenders

I saw a 56 F100 with a slick fiberglass bed floor on the internet, does anyone sell these? Also if anyone has a pair of 3" wider rear fiberglass fenders they'd like to sell please let me know. I am...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Don Vito
Media Blasting Cab, Fenders etc. word of caution

I had my cab, fenders, all all associated pieces media blasted recently, I used "Dustless Blasting" I saw them and their product system at SEMA last year and it was supposed to be the latest and...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Don Vito
53-56 Smooth front inner fenders

I have a Volare front end and the inner fenders were hacked up for the upper A arms, and I've really been thinking about some after market smooth/custom inners, does anyone make them, I would think...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By Don Vito
I also recently purchased a 56 F100 with a non...

I also recently purchased a 56 F100 with a non running 390, and like you I have given some thought to switching out to a 302 or chevy 350, however, after looking at all that would involve doing, such...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Don Vito
Starting 390 FE

so I bought this 56 f100 project truck that has a 390 fe & c6, the cab comes off on Tuesday and goes to the media blaster so I think it may be a good time to see if the 390 actually runs or not,...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Don Vito
Sand Blast or Soda Blast

I'm now pulling the cab, fenders hood etc off my 56 to media blast, I've never heard great things about sand blasting, and although I have soda blasted a few mustangs, I recently heard that soda...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By Don Vito
I see a threaded rod on both the right and left...

I see a threaded rod on both the right and left side looking into the engine compartment from above, almost hidden by the inner fenders which appears to me that I'd adjust from in the engine...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By Don Vito
I've searched all over the web for a image of the...

I've searched all over the web for a image of the bolt/nut that you loosen to lower the volare suspension, but can't find any, I assumed it would be a big nut somewhere at the end of the torsion bars...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-11-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,473
Posted By Don Vito
Arizona, I moved here from Connecticut 17 yrs ago...

Arizona, I moved here from Connecticut 17 yrs ago and love it, I'm in North Phx now but I'd suggest Northern AZ, Prescott, Chino Valley, not hot in Summer and not freezing in winter.
Don
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Don Vito
1956 F 100 Leaf Springs

I want to lower the back about 4", I bought the Mid Fifties adjustable front spring hanger that it supposed to lower it 3 1/2 ". If I were to eliminate a leaf or two from the stock rears springs...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Don Vito
Rear end Question 1956 F 100

Is there any problem with using the stock rear end with a 390 FE & C6? I either need to rebuild it (leaking seals, new bearings etc) or go with a 9' or something else that will bolt in. Any...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Don Vito
Thx for the pic, I knew something wasn't right so...

Thx for the pic, I knew something wasn't right so I called Mid Fifties for clarification and these install at the spring closest to the cab of the truck..They are changing their instructions to be...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Don Vito
Does anyone have a pic of the installed Mid Fifitied Adjustable rear spring hangers on their 53truck

I bought these and as I'm looking at them I don't see how they are going to lower the rear end 3.5 inches as they say. I need to install these I think before I mount the mustang fuel tank in the back...
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