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Old 03-18-2018, 10:11 AM
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Just wanted to make an official first post. I just picked up this 1966 F350 yesterday. . Rear end has been swapped to single wheel with 3.33 gear, 8 bolt pattern, front and rear.
As you already know, the F 350 originally has a straight front axle with 6 lug hubs, what makes the swap to 8 bolt easier, is the F 350 front drums are already 8 lug behind the 6 lug adapter. This works out well for single wheels. but dually type front wheels would have a clearance issue..
 
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I thought I would post up a photo of how the hubcaps look painted with red block Ford letters. I believe these will look good. I did match up the paint to the wheels. I would post up a shot of the truck with them installed but I have it in the shop getting a tune up, new fuel pump, fresh oil change and radiator flush.
 
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Hi guys, I thought I would post up an update on the progress on Hank. The painted later model hubcaps are on now and I am pretty happy with the result. And here is a look at the engine compartment. It's not the prettiest under the hood but it runs like a sewing machine. Here's all the new and fresh, all hoses, fuel pump/filter, oil filter, fresh oil, radiator flush, points, plugs, distributor cap, condenser, spark plug wires, and battery. Up next, new exhaust pipe, muffler, and bumper. Then on to some exterior finish work.

 
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Hubcaps look good.

I don't see a brake light switch in the pic. Where is yours located? The dual master cylinder looks good too. I'll be doing that on my truck one of these days.
 
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Hubcaps look good, almost like the real deal. Another exterior project would be some grill detail. The satin black outline is often covered up over after
repaints, see photo. IMO, a white front bumper would have a better contrast with the grill and wheels.
 
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:32 PM
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Hubcaps look good.

I don't see a brake light switch in the pic. Where is yours located? The dual master cylinder looks good too. I'll be doing that on my truck one of these days.
Hi Joe, I will have to take a look and see where it is. The truck does have a new dual master cylinder and brake lines which make for nice stopping.
 
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Hubcaps look good, almost like the real deal. Another exterior project would be some grill detail. The satin black outline is often covered up over after
repaints, see photo. IMO, a white front bumper would have a better contrast with the grill and wheels.
I like that black outline around the grill. I didn't realize that was done. Next up will be to paint the grill white and to also install a new bumper and paint it white. My original bumper has had a hard life on the farm and has been hit a few times and has creases. Today we made the first dump run and the old truck (aka Hank) was quite the hit. Lots of thumbs up.
 
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Just wanted to give a quick update on the progress on Hank. Today it was out with the old bed sides and I made a new box. It was a fun project and really helps the looks as well as the utility. Next up, new front bumper and paint the bed. We are moving in four short weeks so those projects may have to wait until we get moved to our new farm.
 
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