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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-27-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By das54
I'm going to have to be smug. Although I live...

I'm going to have to be smug. Although I live north of the 45th parallel, ol' man winter never came to the great Pacific Northwest this year. It never snowed here, I've already had to mow my lawn...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-25-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By das54
Pick the worst of your lot and replace it with...

Pick the worst of your lot and replace it with the "new" one. But many of us know your pain. Too many opportunities, too few resources. I drool every time I drive by this place. Not exactly my...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By das54
Yes, all that work under there and I didn't make...

Yes, all that work under there and I didn't make a clip to hold the vent hose. I still need to get under there to finish the parking brake cables too.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By das54
Ok, so you want to know why I didn't mount these...

Ok, so you want to know why I didn't mount these using the same geometry as the original set up. Well, with lowering it several inches the original shocks were at more than 45 degree angle and when...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By das54
and the drivers side. Had to rework the brake...

and the drivers side. Had to rework the brake line. These shocks are for a VW beetle. They have a min. length of 10-3/8 inches and a max length of 16.5 inches. That's the shortest length shock I...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-24-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By das54
I bought and installed the mid-fifty hangers. ...

I bought and installed the mid-fifty hangers. Then last Saturday I finally fabricated new hangers for the HYB Excel-G shocks, model 343144, that I bought several months ago. WOW. My truck has...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-15-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By das54
About a year ago I had to replace the battery in...

About a year ago I had to replace the battery in my Suburban but I get perturbed with the dinky group 78 battery in a Suburban sized tray. I complained about it to the kid at the counter at O'Reillys...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-10-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By das54
And I'll clarify that 95% of the vehicles at the...

And I'll clarify that 95% of the vehicles at the You-Pull-It that I frequent are not wrecks. Most are newer than my daily driver and must have a blown tranny or spun bearing that no one wants to...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By das54
Really, you have got to be kidding. "Every few...

Really, you have got to be kidding. "Every few years"??? You're saying the belts in my '09 should of been replaced 2 years ago??? And the belts in my 88 minivan should of been replaced 7 times...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-08-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By das54
look for belts from the 3rd row seat of a...

look for belts from the 3rd row seat of a minivan. Mine came from an aerostar or windstar and were like new.
...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-08-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By das54
I made plates for my 54 and got belts out of the...

I made plates for my 54 and got belts out of the back seat of a Ford minivan. The belts from the 3rd seat in minivans is not used much and I think the single retractor/inertial brake unit is much...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-08-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,635
Posted By das54
Yea, feeling the love for my SBC engine. I like...

Yea, feeling the love for my SBC engine. I like it and see nothing wrong with it but for some strange reason I don't understand I'd never put a chevy steering wheel (or any other make) in my F100.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-02-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,055
Posted By das54
Very nice. Does it mount under the floorboard...

Very nice. Does it mount under the floorboard int he standard location? And can we see a photo of it fitted to the frame?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-02-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By das54
me too, old frt card that is. read most of the...

me too, old frt card that is. read most of the thread before noticing the date stamp. duuu
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-27-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By das54
So is this a mid-fifty shackle?????

So is this a mid-fifty shackle?????
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