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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-24-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jbontke
I am still looking into this (slowly), but found...

I am still looking into this (slowly), but found this interesting article:

How to convert your 1953-1956 Ford F-100 Steering Box to Cowl Steering...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-23-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By jbontke
No worries, I have to figure out the shocks next....

No worries, I have to figure out the shocks next. So I thought that with just a drop axle you were fine with stock length shocks? Only changes in the spring would affect that.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-23-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By jbontke
I have thought about doing something similar, but...

I have thought about doing something similar, but I am looking for more of a pick-n-pull parts solution. I remember some thread on here about a guy who had a conversation with Sid from Sid's drop...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-18-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By jbontke
No worries, any help is appreciated. The way I...

No worries, any help is appreciated. The way I look at is any question will educate others.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-18-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By jbontke
Given how the pitman arm and steering box output...

Given how the pitman arm and steering box output shaft are made, its not possible to do that. It goes on one way only, no clocking it another direction. You can see what I mean from the image below....
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-18-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By jbontke
F100 Adjustable Drag Link - what parts?

I added a 3" drop axle to my 1956 F100 and noticed that the factory drag link is slightly too long. After looking into heating the curved steering arm, I saw this pic:
...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-25-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By jbontke
I have a 97 Explorer EFI engine in my 56. I...

I have a 97 Explorer EFI engine in my 56. I pulled the whole engine and dash harness, ecu, etc from a donor vehicle. I bought the factory service manuals and plan to sort out what wiring I don't...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-08-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By jbontke
Advice needed on 1956 front drop axle and u-bolts

I have a 1956 F100 that I am installing a PMT drop axle under. I ran into an issue where the distance between the u-bolts is further than the original u-bolt tie plate. I am using a u-bolt tie plate...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-28-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,607
Posted By jbontke
Yes, the cross member is installed. I have gone...

Yes, the cross member is installed. I have gone through the front suspension replacing bushings in the leaf springs, cleaned up the drag link (blasted and painted), new tire rod ends, PMT 3" drop...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By jbontke
Awesome, thanks for the help. I may as well get a...

Awesome, thanks for the help. I may as well get a manual, raytasch, where did you get your manual?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-18-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By jbontke
Help: 1956 F100 Front Leaf Spring Installation

After some researching and frustration, i need some help. I am in the process of re-installing the front springs on my 56 F100. When I put the pins in the shackles and rear spring mount I asked...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,144
Posted By jbontke
I'll answer my own question here. It took so...

I'll answer my own question here. It took so research but I found the TCI kit:

TCI Engineering ~ 1-800-984-6259 ~ American Made Street Rods, Hot Rods, Classic Trucks, Ford & Chevy Muscle Cars...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,144
Posted By jbontke
How do you find out the rules of each state? Is...

How do you find out the rules of each state? Is NC one of the states?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,144
Posted By jbontke
What rear leaf spring setup are you using and...

What rear leaf spring setup are you using and what gas tank is that?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By jbontke
Its interesting that you say to sand lengthwise,...

Its interesting that you say to sand lengthwise, why is that? And painting the leafs, why is this bad? Is sand blasting ok for leaf springs?
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