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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-03-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
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As some of the others have said, the hardest part...

As some of the others have said, the hardest part is often thinking thru what you want and what you need. The universal harnesses all have some things that need to be relocated or added. For...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-02-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By 04Z06Vette
I prefer the Painless universal harnesses and...

I prefer the Painless universal harnesses and have done several on a variety of vehicles. Cost to install depends on the shop. If they have experience using the particular kit you choose, it goes...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-13-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By 04Z06Vette
I used the stock manifolds from 76 mustang II 302...

I used the stock manifolds from 76 mustang II 302 and they fit fine. Not the best looking or performing, but it was the simplest fix at the time. I always planned to upgrade to headers at some...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-16-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By 04Z06Vette
tow dolly

I second the comment about the tow dolly rental company being reluctant to rent it to you. When I tried to tow my 49 from Biloxi Miss to philly back in the 80s they told me the truck wouldn't fit. ...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By 04Z06Vette
sad story. but as far as your brake lights -...

sad story. but as far as your brake lights - check your grounds at all 4 corners. bad grounds can cause all sorts of interactions between the different elements of the tail lights and turn signals.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By 04Z06Vette
I welded a fat man kit into my 49 F1 back in the...

I welded a fat man kit into my 49 F1 back in the early 90s as my first ever project. it went well enough that I still drive the truck over 20 years later and have not had any problems with the...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By 04Z06Vette
it appears that you have a piece of metal on the...

it appears that you have a piece of metal on the outside of the frame which was not part of the kit (due to the welding restrictions you mentioned). the original position of the upper spring perch...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,333
Posted By 04Z06Vette
excellent work. Since most of the front and rear...

excellent work. Since most of the front and rear F1 fenders I have seen are rusted along the running board mounts and anywhere else where there was a factory doubler, you would think somebody would...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By 04Z06Vette
one of my nieces sent flat Stanley to my sons...

one of my nieces sent flat Stanley to my sons years ago. They didn't want to encourage repeat visits from other Stanleys, so they cut out words from magazines to make a ransom note and sent some...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-11-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By 04Z06Vette
worse yet is paying a supposedly reputable shop...

worse yet is paying a supposedly reputable shop to replace rusted metal sections and finding out years later that they just covered it up with filler but charged for the proper repairs. Ask me how I...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By 04Z06Vette
3 if you have an arm out the window on each side...

3 if you have an arm out the window on each side and the middle person shifts
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By 04Z06Vette
Just FYI in case you get stuck. I reused most of...

Just FYI in case you get stuck. I reused most of the stock 76 mustang harness when I first converted my 49 to a 302. after troubleshooting ignition problem for several hours, I found out that for...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By 04Z06Vette
okay, I emailed you the sketch back. I also...

okay, I emailed you the sketch back. I also included a tracing of the top rail since the front edge is not cut perpendicular to the side. I suspect it follows the contour of the bumper and the 2...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By 04Z06Vette
I am guessing they have to be surface mounted so...

I am guessing they have to be surface mounted so that you could get to the latch if it needs adjusting or replacing? Otherwise, you could butt weld it in and make it look cleaner.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-07-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By 04Z06Vette
Okay, here are some of them. Not sure how to...

Okay, here are some of them. Not sure how to post a sketch so we'll try this. if this doesn't work send me your email and I can scan and send the sketch back.
the front edge is 3.825 inches across...
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