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4 speed............ SCORE!! This thread gets better and better!
 
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Toploader installed

Removed the C4 and installed the Toploader (4 speed). Started the engine yesterday and everything sounded great. Tomorrow I will work on a relocation bracket to move the shifter forward. After that I will start the clutch pedal linkage.



 
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Shifter Linkage

Finally got the Shifter Linkage figured out. Shifts smooth on all gears. Time to move onto the Clutch Linkage.









 
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Got the clutch linkage all figured out. Below the picture is a photobucket link to a video of me running the engine while using the clutch to shift through the gears. Next I will move onto the brake booster and master cylinder. I am thinking about using a 7 inch Dual Diaphragm Brake Booster (disk front - drum rear).



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Flipped the axle to under the leafs today (had on top because I want the truck lower but there is not enough clearance IMO). I have a 3.5 degree rake to the front now and should get a bit more when the sheet metal with all the fix'ins get installed. I will not worry about pinion angle until then. I still want to lower the rear a bit so I will probably remove a couple leafs later.

 
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It's looking good!

I hate automatics, so all I can say about the 4spd is SWEET! My 54 had a T10 4spd in it when I bought it. But the previous owner did a complete hack job on the install. It's nice to see the 4spd being done with a nice clean install.
 
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Thanks Ted. I hope the rest of the build stays clean.

Got my driveshaft back from Fort Worth Gear and Axle this afternoon. The rear end sit 3/8" off to the passenger side so I need to move that. Also the trans crossmember needs to be adjusted more to the driver's side to straighten the engine out. In the future I will get the pinion angle and weld in the spring perches. This morning I ordered a 7" dual diaphragm brake booster and master cylinder combo so that will be the next install.



 
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Looking good. Your that much closer to being done with the chassis. You'll be slamming gearing before you know it.
 
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Below is a link to a 9 second video of my rear wheels spinning. Now that I have the drive shaft it can officially move on its own.

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This weekend I installed the front disc calipers.
I also reworked the transmission crossmember to better align the engine/trans. I had to weld fill the holes and drill new ones. Grinded then painted
I installed the sending unit in the gas tank
I ran a 3/8 fuel line from the front to the back
I filled the 9 inch with gear oil until oil starting coming out the fill hole (sorry I could get a picture inside the 3 member/carrier/housing)
I cleaned, painted and installed the shifter relocation plate, shifter, shifter rods, and levers

Today I am painting the clutch bracket, U equalizer and arm, clutch and brake pedals. I installed new grease fittings in the brake pedal and clutch shaft and will lube them up when installed.

With the fuel line along the driver's side frame I need to now rework the Brake Booster bracket I made.











 
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OK, been very very busy working on this truck. Got the brake MC&Booster installed on the bracket I made. Got the valve install on the oter bracket I made. Took the frame outside for the first time in a while to put the cab on. Then finally drove the truck around the yard for the first time in 9 years. This video was posted this weekend on my 48-56 forum but want to include it here on my thread and for other that do not visit that forum.

 
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Cool video! Nothing like the first drive of a project vehicle.

The truck is looking good!
 
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Man you filled a lot of holes in that firewall!! It smoothed it out nicely. Looks great.
 
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Busy, Busy, Busy but taking a break to post some pics. I changed direction in my build concerning the steering column and wheel. Originally I was going to use an after-market wheel and column but nothing peeked my interest. I went back and forth on the idea of stock versus aftermarket and settled on stock. Luckily I found on Craigslist a guy with a 1954 (same year as mine truck) F-100 column and wheel ($60; first pic as bought). I cleaned it up and the last three attachments are the result. The end of the column has the rack-and-pinion hardware welded on to attached correctly. Today I have been working on the floor mount. Also cleaned up the column drop, not pictured. Next post will have it all in place.
 
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Got a few things done.
 
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