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57 F100 project - big window

 
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:01 AM
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57 F100 project - big window

I am in the process of replacing rusted floors at this time. The previous repair attempt was pop riveting new panels over and around existing rust along with lots of bondo. I found a 60 cab with better floors and cab mounts that I am going to swap. The plan is to make a modern driver with independent suspension

I have a 4.6 DOHC that I plan to use if I am successful in saving the cab along with the Mark viii rear.




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Old 11-17-2017, 10:16 AM
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Nice work. More pictures of the project would be cool!
 
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More pics



Bringing home



Ugly repair



Valance with parking light delete,



I mentioned bondo
 
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:18 AM
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Progress has been slow, the donor floor turned out to be better at the rear half.

I have the floor and steps repaired and ready to install. Working on the cab so I have something to attach the floors to.

patched sections of floors, steps and cab mounts

vent delete, bottom end repaired. I have a replacement for area cut out
 
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:27 AM
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drip rail


nice hole in the center of the roof too

rust everywhere I look

cut off driprail, added round rod. the plan is to duplicate the swoop above that makes the roof line
 
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Nice work, my cab is rough too, just about to start repairing more of it. I'm building a 4.6 3V 5 spd with Thunderbird IRS, I will enjoy watching your build.

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Great work on the fab! keep it going
 
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More progress


New door bottom and lower corners


Removed cab vents awhile this was open


Cowl vent filled
 
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I like seeing metal work progress. Nice work!
 
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Thumbs up metal work


Cab corners purchased at Dennis Carpenter right after I bought the truck, excellent timing on my part

Filler neck filled
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:48 PM
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Looks good! When did you get the cab corners? Did he start reproducing them again because they've been out of them since the mold die broke.
 
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A major project that looking good, I`m glad you have way more skill than I do.
When did you buy the cab corners, lately or a long time ago?
 
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Cab corners

I believe I bought them in 2016. I was at the Charlotte Auto Fair just down the road so I decided to go pick them up, glad I did it then. I also picked up a fender repair panel that I won't be using if someone needs one, right side.
 
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Great progress. The bed looks like its in great shape from the one picture. Wish I had that!
 
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Bed

The bed floor is shot but the sides are solid. My plan is to use a wood floor and replace the flat corner sections
 
 
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