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Old 05-29-2017, 12:37 PM
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New to the forum 74 f100 2wd swb.

New member. New build.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:48 PM
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Welcome to FTE! Lots of good people here, and often willing to help!

That's a sweet-looking truck ya got there! Your starting point is something most of us would be very happy to end up with!

Keep up the good work, and we do love pictures!
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:53 PM
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Thank you for the welcome. The frame was sand blasted and sealed then torn apart and painted with eastwoods extreme chassis satin black. Waiting for parts stinks.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:56 PM
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This site certainly does have a wealth of information. Just by lurking around the last month or so I can also see the members are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:51 PM
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Welcome to FTE
I did not go that deep into my 81 F100 rebuild with blasting the frame, more of clean everything, paint and replace only what needs to as this is a budget rebuild.
I did remove the cab from the frame.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:07 PM
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Thank you for the welcome. I'm just getting started on this build. But with the amount of info here at FTE I'm sure it will come together fairly smooth.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:13 PM
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Frame after paint.



this is as far as I've gotten as of to date.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:23 PM
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Looking good.
How long has it been from buying to this point?


It's been a year and a half for me to get the chassis rolling again, motor/trany in it, cab on frame and just the cab less hood almost ready for paint.
Have not even started any thing on the bed yet.



I could use that fan you have. I do not work on the truck when too hot like this long weekend (and last summer) and small box fans don't cut it.


I have 6 of the plastic horses, used some of them to hold the cab up when replacing floors, rockers, cab corners & rear door posts.
Also to hold frame up for cleaning & painting.
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Sweet! Looks great so far.
 
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It's been about 4 weeks to this point, but i know now it will slow down tremendously
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Sweet! Looks great so far.
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:50 PM
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Looking good.
How long has it been from buying to this point?


It's been a year and a half for me to get the chassis rolling again, motor/trany in it, cab on frame and just the cab less hood almost ready for paint.
Have not even started any thing on the bed yet.



I could use that fan you have. I do not work on the truck when too hot like this long weekend (and last summer) and small box fans don't cut it.


I have 6 of the plastic horses, used some of them to hold the cab up when replacing floors, rockers, cab corners & rear door posts.
Also to hold frame up for cleaning & painting.
Dave ----
looking good man, gonna be sweet when its done.
 
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That's not bad for 4 weeks.


I would have had a lot more done but I get a little lazy when it gets hot out. Just had a nice 3 day long weekend and did not touch it.......too hot!
My work hours don't help any also, got to get up at 2am and if lucky home by 4pm.


Also I am at the "paint" point so the weather has to be some what good to do any painting.
Would love to get the inside of the cab & door jambs, inside of the fenders and under hood painted so I can get them back on the truck.
It will look a lot better with the cab together and I can do the next step in painting the outside.


With the inside painted I can mount the dash frame & wiring getting it out of the parts truck and I can get what's left of the parts truck out of the garage for more room. With room I can work on the bed.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like you have a good plan. I'll be happy when I get to the "paint point". I feel your pain on the need for more space, I've got my shop full and half of the wifes garage.
Anywho I did make some progress got the rearend back in with djm drop hangers and shackles. Finally got my spindles back from machine shop ( had king pin bushings reamed). And have just started putting it back together. Pics coming.
 

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