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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,525
Posted By CharlieLed
I use Rust Seal (same type of product as Zero...

I use Rust Seal (same type of product as Zero Rust or POR15) and yes I do apply my homebrew lizardskin over it. No reason not to, the latex paint used in the lizardskin has no solvents that will...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By CharlieLed
Bite the bullet and go with a Mar-K or other...

Bite the bullet and go with a Mar-K or other aftermarket...the dent in your wallet will feel much less painful when you are painting your new bed without the pain of all the prep work you would have...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By CharlieLed
Good job Jimmy! Hope the OP is equally...

Good job Jimmy! Hope the OP is equally impressed...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By CharlieLed
Ultraleather, good deal right now

I stumbled upon a seller in Atlanta who recently bought out a complete interior supply house of upholstery material...in my case it was Ultraleather that I wanted. I bought 20 yards at $20 per yard,...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By CharlieLed
Got too many balls in the air...I still have to...

Got too many balls in the air...I still have to paint my 56 and reassemble, chassis is done just need to finish the sheetmetal paint/assembly and get the interior installed. Two other jobs in...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-27-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By CharlieLed
Not "our" goal in 2015...maybe 2016. NSRA Nats...

Not "our" goal in 2015...maybe 2016. NSRA Nats in Louisville would be great. The color is House of Kolor #1544 Shimrin 2 "Teal". In the shade it almost looks black...in the direct sun it really...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By CharlieLed
I have gotten a couple of enquiries about my...

I have gotten a couple of enquiries about my progress on this project, I just painted the body today and thought I would share a couple of pics. Color sanding and a few more coats of clear tomorrow...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By CharlieLed
The inner bracing on the underside of the hood...

The inner bracing on the underside of the hood around the hinge area is different and the 56 hood has two carriage bolts that hold the cross brace at the rear center of the hood. This is very...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-24-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By CharlieLed
Lots of videos out there on upholstery...not sure...

Lots of videos out there on upholstery...not sure about "patterns" as most of the videos I have seen show the upholsterer laying out the fabric directly onto the foam and working from there. Seems...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-22-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By CharlieLed
That's an interesting question, if only from the...

That's an interesting question, if only from the standpoint of why would you ask? Most year model cars/trucks are built in the late Summer/Fall of the prior year and continue into the model year as...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By CharlieLed
Not sure about your area but here in SoCal the...

Not sure about your area but here in SoCal the wrecking yards are a real PITA...a brand new canister can be procured from O'Reilly or other online vendors for about $15.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By CharlieLed
First off you have a 1956 hood on your 1954...

First off you have a 1956 hood on your 1954 truck. If your goal is to have your truck look original then I would start there.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By CharlieLed
Hopefully your fuel tank is already...

Hopefully your fuel tank is already grounded...the bolts/screws that hold the sending unit to the tank should provide the ground you need. All of this is based on the assumption that you are not...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By CharlieLed
Felts are fiber and are meant to keep the window...

Felts are fiber and are meant to keep the window from rattling...they are not intended to keep out water. As already offered, clean the inside of the doors and seal them well. Keep the drains at...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By CharlieLed
Vacuum is formed by the passage of air through...

Vacuum is formed by the passage of air through the carb and down into the cylinders. As the piston drops it pulls fuel/air into the cylinder creating vacuum. At idle the vacuum is highest since the...
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