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Old 04-02-2017, 12:30 AM
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Thanx Ben,


I suppose its only a matter of time before I kneecap myself on one of those brackets!




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Looks good Kirk and your making great progress. I also go my frame back last week. It's a great feeling isn't it. I believe those hubs are pressed into the drum. They are an my 55'. Are you going to replace hubs, drums, or both? It was suggested to me that if you get the drums turned, you do it with the hubs in place. Hopefully one of the longtimers will chime in! Keep up the great work. Dave
 
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I am following this thread and love all the pics.

I recently (unfortunately) inherited a 1950 F-47. I will be doing a mild resto. I want to pull the cab an box, clean up the frame and components and repaint or replace as necessary. The engine runs well but I want to do a little bit of hotrodding that would have been done in the '50's.... finned heads, 2-3 carbs, headers, etc. I will be adding a Tremec T-5Z 5 speed transmission to make it a little easier on the highway. I will be installing front discs and power brakes to make it safer for my wife to drive.
I was really happy to find out the original engine color.
I will be painting mine a dark royal blue.
The glove compartment lid will read "In Memory of Ron Lorence"....... My dad.

My wife and I are envisioning using it to pull a small car hauler to car shows with my '65 Shelby Cobra on it.
 
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Hey Kirk I was looking at the picture of your rear springs. Isn't there suppose to be a retainer plate under the Ubolts on the top side? I know my 55' 350 has them. I can post a picture if you wish.

 
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:16 AM
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Dave,


Good catch! Thank you!


I think those plates are sitting in the box of powder coated parts.


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Old 04-05-2017, 10:24 AM
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Cobravii,


Its always nice if you can keep a bit of history in your family. I'm sure your father would be proud.


You should post some pictures of your truck. I'm always looking for more reference pictures of 1950 models, to see where my truck is correct or has been changed.


Pictures of your engine compartment, interior cab, and box would be great.
I'm still trying to figure out if some of the 1950s came with FORD block lettered tail gates and the smooth box back panel like my truck has.


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The truck is in Saskatchewan right now and I will bringing it back to Alberta this summer. I will be sure to post lots of pics.

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Old 05-09-2017, 10:57 PM
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I had a chance to start dry fitting the front suspension.


I have a new drag link on order, and the pitman arm still needs to be cleaned up.


Once I have a few more parts come in I should be able to start doing some permanent assembly for the frame items.


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Ross .125 Pistons with Metric Moly Ring Pack.




The block is at the machine shop being bored now.


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Are you using the Merc block, or yours? Why the big bore, your block was good at +.030" I thought?
 
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:39 PM
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I'm using the Ford block with the Mercury crankshaft.
The block was good at .040", but I decided to go .125 over so I could move to a modern style piston & moly metric ring pack.
This will give me ~272ci. I'll also be going with stainless steal one piece valves, and a very mild schneider cam.


Everything else about the motor will be stock.


It should outlive me as long as I'm careful putting it together.





The mercury block is also good, and I've set it aside.

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Well I haven't been making a ton of progress the last couple of months. Just small work cleaning up and painting parts, getting ready to start final assembly on the frame.


This rust dissolver is amazing stuff. You leave a rusty old part in it for a day or two and the rust is simply gone. Scrub it off with a scotch brite and its ready for paint.


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Old 07-10-2017, 10:23 PM
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I've been painting a lot of small pieces, getting everything ready and ordering up various parts.
I was hoping to have the rolling frame assembled by mid September, but time is flying by over the summer.


I need to get the rear end back together, which involves cleaning up the read axles, and replacing all the bearings. Some of which I haven't ordered yet.


(notably the input bearing and seal pictured)


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Old 07-10-2017, 10:27 PM
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Incicentally does anyone know what these parts are?
They are off the frame somewhere, but I can't remember where.



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Old 07-10-2017, 10:33 PM
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I picked up this kit from totally stainless.
Its literally every nut/bolt/screw for the truck, in stainless.
(excluding frame bolts)


Pricey but they do a nice job of packaging it all up into a simple kit.


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