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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-21-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By CharlieLed
Most common problem I have seen is...

Most common problem I have seen is contamination...more often than not it comes from the lines/cooler in the existing system where the new trans is installed. Drain the fluid and examine closely...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-20-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By CharlieLed
I recently sold a 1-owner rust-free Calif 53 F100...

I recently sold a 1-owner rust-free Calif 53 F100 with no engine for $2,500...I wouldn't pay anywhere near the asking price on this 54 truck.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-20-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 866
Posted By CharlieLed
The variables are endless when it comes to...

The variables are endless when it comes to describing paint application. I have found that it is best to understand the basics of how paint reacts when sprayed on a surface. When paint spray hits...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-14-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,331
Posted By CharlieLed
I have been banging on car bodies for over 50...

I have been banging on car bodies for over 50 years now and have accumulated quite a few hammers and dollies. In my own experience I have found that you find tools that fit you and you tend to use...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-14-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By CharlieLed
Jimmy, that's a steal for the price...I...

Jimmy, that's a steal for the price...I personally have moved on to 8.8 rearends but the 9 inchers are still in demand. Here in SoCal you can buy a 2002 Explorer 8.8 rearend with 3.73 gears,...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-14-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By CharlieLed
The hole looks to be right...that said, there is...

The hole looks to be right...that said, there is no guarantee that the PO did not ream it out to a larger diameter. Here is a photo of a slant cab dash I built some time ago, the ignition hole looks...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By CharlieLed
These are gone....

These are gone....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By CharlieLed
Mar-K makes some nice tailgate hardware... ...

Mar-K makes some nice tailgate hardware...
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1355534-mar-k-bed-build.html
If you use their tailgate then there is sufficient room to hide this particular hardware in...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-13-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,331
Posted By CharlieLed
I attended a workshop with Ron Covell and learned...

I attended a workshop with Ron Covell and learned quite a bit about hammers and dollies from him. There are some parameters that should drive your choice in hammers and dollies; the size and shape...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-12-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By CharlieLed
FREE Tailgate Chain Tabs

I was just sweeping up the shop floor and found these tailgate chain tabs that I cut off a new Dennis Carpenter tailgate last week. I was about to drop them in the trash when I thought that there may...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-11-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By CharlieLed
Early Chevy trucks had a pretty clean setup... ...

Early Chevy trucks had a pretty clean setup...
Glove Box Door Lock - 40-53 Chevy & GMC PU (http://www.dreamershotrods.com/gloveboxdoorlock-40-53chevyandgmcpu.aspx)
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By CharlieLed
Remove hinge, drive out old pin, drill holes in...

Remove hinge, drive out old pin, drill holes in hinge halves to size, drive in new oversize pin, reinstall hinge
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-09-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By CharlieLed
The socket that I use is a Herbrand BJS670 which...

The socket that I use is a Herbrand BJS670 which is no longer available...that said, a quick search on the internet turned up MANY vendors for a MOPAR ball joint socket. To your original question,...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-09-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,280
Posted By CharlieLed
Wally, Suggest you look some of the quality...

Wally,
Suggest you look some of the quality sealers on the market now. House of Kolor KD-3000 is an excellent sealer that could be applied over your current paint...KD-3004 is a red that would...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By CharlieLed
Ford Durango

Here's another model that you don't see everyday...Ford Durango.
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