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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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1949 F-47 Frankenstein (D)

1949 f-47

Got this truck in the early 90's, doing a frame up hot rod build, called it frankenstein cause it's got a few bits and pieces from other trucks.
Here are some features:

-heidts ifs
-air ride
-4 link ride tech
-front clip conversion from a 51 f-3
-55 f100 box
-406 sbc dart block, forged internals, stroker crank, afr heads, fast fuel injection
-typ chrome smoothies with w/w 16x8 rear 15x6 front
-glass 51 fenders

Overall i want the truck to look stock other than the chassis and driveline, semi gloss paint possible two tone black on green or just a really dark green with cream grill and semi gloss black running boards. Along with a really snotty 400 sbc stroker. Other than covering the seats and building / machining the motor I will do everything myself. When this thing is done I'm gonna drive it. Everywhere. Not sit and stare at it! I look forward to any comments and help from knowledgeable peeps on here!

When I first got it it was running and driving, shortly after it sat here for many years. F**king mice were having a free for all!



Some of the tear down


The 49 box was destroyed so I scored this of my bud's 55 f100. Looks pretty rough but totally usable.



Original motor (had been rebuilt at some point)

original motor

Original fenders were pretty schmuked up and doctored by the PO so I had to go with glass.

Some mach up and bracing. Seats are from a nissan which will be recovered in leather, and the ammo crate will be the centre console

I plan on using the beer keg for fuel and mounting the old military gas can

Nice patina

51 front grill I found in Saskatchewan (along with the hood)

Mounting fenders, fitting, fitting, fitting (and beer)

I have to use 49 inner skirts so more mods and fitting

Here's a peak at the front suspension, still waiting for a sway bar and some bits heidts forgot to send me in a kit.
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Awesome project! Very inspiring
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Nice work.
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Got my wheels and tires in from coker

Rear tires are 235/70/16 and fronts are 205/75/15


I tracked down a rear diff from a 88 5.0 at a local shop today. Guy gave me the housing for free as long as i buy the brakes parts/ axles/ and 3.08 posi gears from him which I need anyways. Works for me!
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Looks really nice, good haul on the grill and the rear.
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Nice deal! Truck looks great as is. Whats the future plan?
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Nice deal! Truck looks great as is. Whats the future plan?
The plan is a daily driver, I'll even use it to pull the boat and go fishing/ dirt biking maybe even some camping and road trips. I figure it's best to enjoy it, you only live once!
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thats what I love to hear! our trucks out there doing work! keep us updated, your truck is very cool.
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Bit of an update, got my rear diff back from the builder. it's from an 88 5.0., 3.08 precision crown and pinion gears, posi unit installed with 4 clutches per side shimmed up nice and tight, 5 lug axles, all new brakes & hardware, seals bearings etc.
The one in the pic isn't actually mine but it's the same thing.

Some trimming and clean up.


After all the trimming, sand blasting, rebuilding and a nice coat of epoxy.

Mach up.

This is after installing the shock perches and some motor mach up.

I don't know if it was just me or not, but I swear I heard a ghostly like "sigh" when I met this sbc and ford engine bay for the first time..Scratches head*

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Project looks great
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Last edited by johnny2stroke; 09-03-2017 at 09:41 AM. Reason: Changed setup
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Bit of an update, got all the rear suspension in over the winter. Sits pretty nice I think.


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Just an update starting work on this thing again, motor pictured is now a 406 sbc dart block afr heads fast fuel inj, dyno pull was 528hp @ 541 ft lbs. Will have pics and updates soon.
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