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Old 03-31-2013, 08:07 AM
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In my own personal experience practice does not make me perfect but it does make me thirsty .
 
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 AM
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In my own personal experience practice does not make me perfect but it does make me thirsty .
I second that.
I ground off the welds and smoothed it down. then sprayed a light coat of primer to see what I have got here....not so great...I will continue to work on it, but I am still not convinced that fiberglass repro's are not in my future.
The pictures make it look great, but the fenders have a slight curve from top to bottom and my patch panel does not. So I will have to think about what I can do to fix that. I can feel the difference. I will just have to work with it and see what I can do. I can use filler to make it work, but I don't want to at this point.
I will just have to think a bit...maybe put it aside for now. I got alot of other thing to do.
 
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Jeff I am sure you are your own worst critic as most of us are it looks good and depending if it is a daily driver or a show rig would make a big difference. It is a good idea to take a step back. Don't be discouraged it looks like you have done a good job.
 
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:39 AM
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Jeff I am sure you are your own worst critic as most of us are it looks good and depending if it is a daily driver or a show rig would make a big difference. It is a good idea to take a step back. Don't be discouraged it looks like you have done a good job.
Thanks Dave, You are right. I am my own worst critic! But that is just my personality. I will play with these and learn. I don't need perfect, but I prefer to be close. I will say, I don't have a problem with using fiberglass fenders. It's just the big price tag...
I really want to focus on getting it running this year. The fenderwork is just something to do when it was cold out. No loss at all, but just exposing the experience of trial and error!
 
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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Jeff, i've been watching this fte site for a number of years picking up ideas seeing what others have done. And I started picking away at my 1950 f1. I just found your build on fte yesterday! I'm amazed at what you've done and dumfounded to see how parallel our paths are. I was going to restore for a daily driver but soon determined that the original parts weren't going to work in dad to day driving. I pulled the flatty 6 and got a ford 360 from a '72 f-250, got a 2002 ford ranger 8.8, 3:73 gears, made a drive shaft from a toyota donor, and placed an '85 series 3 xj6 IFS. Took about 4-6 hrs to line up and weld in the whole IFS. Easiest swap I ever did. Ive got 15x8 weels in front and 15x10 in the back. Looks & sits real nice. Just goes to show how valuable this site can be to a nubee if you've got the guts to cut it and move ahead and just do it. You've been a big help to me on this thread. Thanks and keep up the good work. By the way I bought a Flaming River Stainless steering column and connected the steering shaft w/two universals & plenty of clearance for the 360 exhaust. Fabbed the motor mounts as the motor was being positioned for angle and pan clearance. Pan clears the IFS platform by about 1/2 inch. It's like all these parts were meant to be together.
 
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Hey Nifty? Right on. Good job.
lets see some pics. Don't tease us bud?

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5. Click Upload Pictures, Then click Browse, Locate the Files of your truck. (You can add 3 files at a time)
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:03 AM
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hey arctic, thanks for the info. I'LL try again as soon as i can.
 
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:45 PM
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Jeff, i've been watching this fte site for a number of years picking up ideas seeing what others have done. And I started picking away at my 1950 f1. I just found your build on fte yesterday! I'm amazed at what you've done and dumfounded to see how parallel our paths are. I was going to restore for a daily driver but soon determined that the original parts weren't going to work in dad to day driving. I pulled the flatty 6 and got a ford 360 from a '72 f-250, got a 2002 ford ranger 8.8, 3:73 gears, made a drive shaft from a toyota donor, and placed an '85 series 3 xj6 IFS. Took about 4-6 hrs to line up and weld in the whole IFS. Easiest swap I ever did. Ive got 15x8 weels in front and 15x10 in the back. Looks & sits real nice. Just goes to show how valuable this site can be to a nubee if you've got the guts to cut it and move ahead and just do it. You've been a big help to me on this thread. Thanks and keep up the good work. By the way I bought a Flaming River Stainless steering column and connected the steering shaft w/two universals & plenty of clearance for the 360 exhaust. Fabbed the motor mounts as the motor was being positioned for angle and pan clearance. Pan clears the IFS platform by about 1/2 inch.
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Nifty Fifty, thats awesome! I am on my phone without a computer for a couple days and will say more when i get my computer back....ugh
 
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Great Thread, expected nothing less after meeting you and your family...

KEEP UP THE FIGHT, hopefully the weekend was the push you needed, I could tell your family was behind you.
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:55 PM
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Great Thread, expected nothing less after meeting you and your family...

KEEP UP THE FIGHT, hopefully the weekend was the push you needed, I could tell your family was behind you.
Thanks Andrew! I am glad you are onboard! This forum is not just about trucks.
It's about the people here. I am really glad I am part of this! Also I will be watching your build! I really just need to clear out everything in the garage, besides the truck, and then I can start focusing. The three day weekend coming up will be productive. IT'S GO TIME.
 
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J and N, was great finally getting to meet the two of you but I have this growing thought still in my mind and I still can't figure out what in the hell were you two doing, Homade was starting to blush (getting a little redish-orange around the wheels)if you know what I mean. WOW what a great time at Robs, good fun, good food, great people, Garry Oh and old ford trucks ofcourse.
 
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J and N, was great finally getting to meet the two of you but I have this growing thought still in my mind and I still can't figure out what in the hell were you two doing, Homade was starting to blush (getting a little redish-orange around the wheels)if you know what I mean. WOW what a great time at Robs, good fun, good food, great people, Garry Oh and old ford trucks ofcourse.
Garry, now you know why Homade was gone so long!
 
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J and N, was great finally getting to meet the two of you but I have this growing thought still in my mind and I still can't figure out what in the hell were you two doing, Homade was starting to blush (getting a little redish-orange around the wheels)if you know what I mean. WOW what a great time at Robs, good fun, good food, great people, Garry Oh and old ford trucks ofcourse.
True love is nothing to be ashamed of! homade knows how we feel now! lol!!!
 
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Jeff, you are a sick man my friend.
 
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Jeff, you are a sick man my friend.
Lol ! I have been called worse! lol
 

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