Licensed, Insured, and on the Road!! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Licensed, Insured, and on the Road!!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:25 PM
dmack91's Avatar
dmack91 dmack91 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 948
dmack91 has a great reputation on FTE.dmack91 has a great reputation on FTE.dmack91 has a great reputation on FTE.dmack91 has a great reputation on FTE.
Licensed, Insured, and on the Road!!

Well, I hit my goal. I bought the truck, in pieces, the day before the 2012 Superbowl. My goal was to have it on the road by Superbowl 2014. I made it by less than a month, but I thought two years from this:





to this, was doing pretty well.





There are a lot of things I would do differently, but overall, I am happy with it. I have several things to keep me busy, like gas pedal issues, a carb that needs tuning, bed wood, etc. Luckily, none of them will keep me from making my trips into town.

The thing I was most happy about is that my son and I did everything ourselves, short of machine work (turning brake drums, honing kingpin bushings, etc) and 3 brake lines that, for the life of me, I could not get to take a straight flare. This was also my first attempt at bodywork and paint which, while not anywhere near the product most of you are capable of, I was quite happy with (especially since I am not a finish work person).

Basic specs are:289V8, C4, 9" Ford, speedway front disc kit, Toyota PS conversion, power brake conversion, Speedway wiring harness, all new brake lines/components, all new glass cut locally, Mojave heater, 275/60 front and 255/60 rear tires, and a lot more.

This site's members were, and will continue to be, an incredible help throughout the project.

While it still isn't done, and may never truly be, I had to share.

Thanks everyone,

Dave



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:29 PM
ALBUQ F-1's Avatar
ALBUQ F-1 ALBUQ F-1 is offline
postin' fool
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 21,914
ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.ALBUQ F-1 has a spectacular reputation.
Congratulations!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Schuyles's Avatar
Schuyles Schuyles is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,039
Schuyles has a great reputation on FTE.Schuyles has a great reputation on FTE.Schuyles has a great reputation on FTE.Schuyles has a great reputation on FTE.Schuyles has a great reputation on FTE.
Good job! Thanks for giving some of us hope
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:34 PM
dav54effie's Avatar
dav54effie dav54effie is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: pineville, la
Posts: 367
dav54effie has a good reputation on FTE.dav54effie has a good reputation on FTE.
congrats! Good to hear you kept to your deadline!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:49 PM
old_dan's Avatar
old_dan old_dan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,975
old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.
Nice work!!! I think one of life's milestones is to take the first drive in a car that you just put together!!

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:52 PM
underthebridgejim's Avatar
underthebridgejim underthebridgejim is offline
FTE fan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: paradise, northern calif.
Posts: 3,183
underthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputationunderthebridgejim has a superb reputation
I think its great that your able to drive it while you do the finish work. The best thing to me is that you and your Son did it together, you guys can be proud of your truck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2014, 10:58 PM
smallello's Avatar
smallello smallello is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: NW Valley AZ
Posts: 896
smallello has a great reputation on FTE.smallello has a great reputation on FTE.smallello has a great reputation on FTE.smallello has a great reputation on FTE.
Congratulations!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2014, 11:16 PM
ben73058's Avatar
ben73058 ben73058 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 3,001
ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.ben73058 has a great reputation on FTE.
I think it looks great Dave!! Even the ball cap covering the license plate is clever. I really like that seat - what's that out of?

Ben in Austin
1950 F1

(I wish I had stayed with the old 289 like you did).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2014, 11:17 PM
tinman52's Avatar
tinman52 tinman52 is offline
Welder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: northwest MT
Posts: 4,723
tinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputation
Looks like a fun truck! Well done.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-16-2014, 12:32 AM
Jolly Roger Joe's Avatar
Jolly Roger Joe Jolly Roger Joe is offline
Just another Joe
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rockingham, VA
Posts: 5,893
Jolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud ofJolly Roger Joe has much to be proud of
Outstanding! Congratulations!

That was a lot of work in a short period. Good job.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2014, 12:42 AM
52 Merc's Avatar
52 Merc 52 Merc is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 6,870
52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of52 Merc has much to be proud of
Nice job, Dave. So what if you'll never will awards at an ISCA show. You're out there driving it and having fun while others of us are still dreaming about someday.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2014, 04:25 AM
49willard 49willard is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Harpswell Maine
Posts: 2,711
49willard has a great reputation on FTE.49willard has a great reputation on FTE.49willard has a great reputation on FTE.49willard has a great reputation on FTE.
Well done. Making your deadline puts you in a unique group on this forum. Many of us, myself included, have avoided setting a deadline, certainly for a complete build! Enjoy the ride.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2014, 07:46 AM
toby tough's Avatar
toby tough toby tough is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Clitherall, MN.
Posts: 1,400
toby tough has a good reputation on FTE.toby tough has a good reputation on FTE.toby tough has a good reputation on FTE.
Sweet,I had hoped to get mine running by this spring but the weather didn't cooperate. Good job
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2014, 08:09 AM
DR Smith's Avatar
DR Smith DR Smith is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: northeast Ga
Posts: 1,295
DR Smith has a great reputation on FTE.DR Smith has a great reputation on FTE.DR Smith has a great reputation on FTE.DR Smith has a great reputation on FTE.
Very good , If you are happy with what you and your son have done don't worry what others think . Mine isn't perfect but I sure do love driving it .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-16-2014, 08:35 AM
ChuckRob's Avatar
ChuckRob ChuckRob is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Prescott AZ.
Posts: 787
ChuckRob has a great reputation on FTE.ChuckRob has a great reputation on FTE.ChuckRob has a great reputation on FTE.ChuckRob has a great reputation on FTE.ChuckRob has a great reputation on FTE.
good Job, you beat me. I started mine at the same time but it will be summer before it hits the road.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 1977 mini resto mjr46 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 72 04-01-2017 06:05 PM
IBeam bent? RadioControlGuy85 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 07-08-2016 07:48 AM
Q for anyone using Speedway Disc Kit dmack91 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 34 06-18-2016 08:37 AM
A clean 66 ridealong34 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 0 04-10-2014 02:37 PM
1979 Ford F250 restore and converstion kenworth01 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 9 09-10-2013 07:05 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 PM.