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48 F1 Jeepers Creepers

This is my 1948 F1 that has a 52 cab. it has been a year and a half long process to this point, but thanks to all these threads and other builds on this site it is slowly becoming closer to reality. Original 59AB flathead being restored currently and all other work being done by myself with little help from friends and family. Any comments or help is greatly appreciated!































































































































































 
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WOW!! Great pictures! What's your truck's VIN? It must be a very early '48?

It's usually considered a bad idea to hold the 59 series engines on a stand by their bellhousings, they are not meant to support the engine's weight.

I envy your "workshop"!
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:57 AM
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Really nice work!
 
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I'm very impressed with your approach and abilities. Looks like a great build. What are your plans for the sheetmetal - and the very cool door art?
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:22 AM
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thanks for all the great pics. esp like the machine work. looks like a great build you have going.
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:37 AM
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Thank you I'm not exactly sure on the vin to tell you the truth. I have ideas for additional support for the motor, gonna try to keep it original as possible when it comes to that try to hide a few mounts elsewhere.
 
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:41 AM
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All the sheet metal is gonna be left alone fore now, I have no plans to fix any of it whatsoever. Im gonna expose the door logos a little more and keep them original as possible FortyNiner. Our local speed shop has done all the rest work, they have bored it .080 over crank is .030 it has a 1/4 race cam in it done by Schneider, Isky adjustable lifters all stainless valves, to say all this was expensive is an understatement, but i wanted to stay original and true to the truck and I love the sound of a Flathead.
 
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Thank you I'm not exactly sure on the vin to tell you the truth..
The VIN is exposed in this pic, on the left frame rail in front of your suspension hat. Since it starts with 87HY, that chassis originally housed a flat 6 engine. There's a tag on your firewall that may have a matching number. I would be suspicious of any claims the 59A engine was original to the truck. The 8BA engine was used in US production trucks in '48.

Either way, you've got a very cool project going.

 
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Wayne, I think it has been "authoritatively" confirmed on the Barn that very early 48's came with the 59-series engine, just using up inventory. Who knows, really?

Killjoy, I meant while the engine is on the stand, you should not rely on holding it by the bellhousing.
 
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We actually have it supported from the front mounts as well, these pics were taken right before we made brackets. I also just made a new stand to roll around shop that supports from front brackets and just in front of bell housing so we can reattach tranny today. We were just waiting on the clutch release bearing to come in today. Also good to know about the vin info on the V6 vs V8, I know for a fact firewall has different vin as it is a 52 cab on a 48 chassis, for some reason or another they swapped them out my best guess it 52 cab was slightly bigger?
 
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Looks like your doing a fine job , have fun with it
 
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..., I know for a fact firewall has different vin as it is a 52 cab on a 48 chassis, for some reason or another they swapped them out my best guess it 52 cab was slightly bigger?
'51-'52 cabs are the same size, different dash and bigger back window.
 
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Reminds me of mine when I started...


When I was removing the paint brush applied green paint I found some door art hiding under there...


It said "Harold Coble, Milesburg, PA", which is about 2 hours from my home.
 
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Heaven, Im in Heaven ............... You know the song. Anyway great thread, and even better Truck, you had me at the first pic, and it only got better from pic to pic. That is becoming one sweet truck. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. It truly made my day brighter.
 
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:40 PM
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That is awesome I love old stuff like that, all the more reason I wanna keep my door logo

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Reminds me of mine when I started...


When I was removing the paint brush applied green paint I found some door art hiding under there...


It said "Harold Coble, Milesburg, PA", which is about 2 hours from my home.
 

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