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motor's in, front end suspension is rebuilt, sheet metal is refinshed on the underside, frame's painted up until the cab, got a seat, replaced the drums with discs and so on.

All that's left before it can drive away is the rear end swap, refurbishing the frame behind the cab and bed frame, floor repair, wiring, plumbing, and figuring out the driveshaft. Not happening tomorrow but i think its' coming along well.
 
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Does anyone know if the '51/'52 inner fenders are interchangable with the 49?

Mine are pretty thrashed, some mensa candidate bolted horns to them and used them as steps, so they're severely cracked along the core support holes and have holes were the horns were bolted on. I have the chunks that once filled the holes but the tabs that bolt to the frame are just gone for good measure. It's fixable, but boy howdy.

Found a few on craigslit, but somehow they're all '51 panels, and the shop manual and repro catalogues shows those as different parts. Anyone ever tried these on a '48-'50?
 
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Looks like a great project and youre making great progress. Have you measured the rear axle on the f150? I think it could be too wide for the f3.
 
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Y'know, i haven't.

Outer width of the donor's body is roughly the same as the outside of the fender wells, figured ford was ford and they'd use the same dimensional template all those years on and it'd be close enough. Noticed a lot of grandfathered in type stuff like that while tearing down both trucks.

Around here it'd be real rough finding an explorer rear end with the limited slip 3.55's that the white truck has. Spline count is different so i couldn't even save the center section. I'll measure it later today, fingers crossed i guess.
 
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Wire wheels work wonders.

Should be firing it up this week, figure those longtubes are gonna be on there for a long time before they come off for any reason, may as well make them nice 'n shiny before i tape them on. Can't have rusty junk on my rusty junk.
 
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Looking good, Harlow! What temp is the high temp paint listed at?
 
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It claims to be good for 1100C
 
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