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Hey folks, I have a 48 ford f1. Where is a good place to buy aftermarket glass running boards?? Thanks,
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:32 AM
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There is a place out of Ohio (Cant think of their name), or Sacramento Vintage ford http://www.vintage-ford.com/

http://www.vintageford.com/sect_sear...w=41&PageNum=3

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Fairlane has glass running boards for f-1's. I think they are in Michigan.

http://fairlanecompanymi.com/ShoppingCart/RCatalog.asp

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Bebops Fiberglass lists them on their site for $275/pr.
http://www.bebops-glassworks.com/fordbodyparts.html
 
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check out

Hot Rod's Classic Truck Parts from New Carlisle Ohio 1.800.236.0046. www.hotrodstrucks.com

also

Flashback F100s, 2519 Wagon Wheel Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320, PH: 336-421-3979

I Have seen both at car shows and purchased from flashback F-100
 
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Cool48, I believe you are in CA? Sac Vintage sellls the Fairlane boards.

You should put your location in your profile so it shows in the upper right corner of your posts. Randy Jack can tell you more, seearch on his posts.
 
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:17 AM
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Hey , thank on the profile thing. I will check these guys out. The knucklhead PO evidently though it would look very cool to pull the crusty running boards from this truck ,go down and buy some of that crappy looking textured vinyl s#%@,a quart of floor adhesive , then get real drunk and have at fixing the running boards on this truck. They really weren't so bad that they couldn't have been repaired. They had a few small holes in them. I have fixed some spots in the past on other stuff using a coathanger and flux to repair small holes. But ,I have never just covered the rusty metal up using cheap vinyl, and floor adhesive. Now, I don't think there is any way to get them back to usable condition.
 
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Have you tried a heat gun or maybe a propane torch? Maybe if you heat that stuff up it would scrape off, then sand blast....Rod
 
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Actually ,I think I can pound on the surface to get the body filler they used off of it. Then I will set them outside in the freezing cold and wire brush the other crap off of them. Then send them to the blaster. I had even thought about making some running boards out of hardwood. I know what you are thinking ... they would look kind of cheesy ,for lack of better words. But , I thought about using oak ,and using my existing running boards for a jig. Then using sheet metal for the piece that goes from the board to the truck bed and cab. Anyone ever do this? Is this considered to be how you guys say, on the darkside? Way on the dark side? hehe I can picture these things with smooth rounded edges ,and the same shape as the originals. Then taking a router and cutting an area for a polished aluminum step plate. It would probably eat up a whole weekend,but what do you folks think about that? Ok, I 'm bracing for the barage of comments on that. Let em fly fellas!!
 
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My PO thought it would be a great idea to slather roofing tar all over the running boards after putting bondo about an inch thick over the holes. It took a couple of gallons of gasoline and hours of scraping to get the tar off.
 
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Re the "wood" running boards, my momma always told me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't say anything nice. So my mouth is shut. It's your truck so do what winds your clock.
 
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Ok, leckart ,I get the idea. And it was one of those can't get to sleep at night thoughts. I have gotten past it ,and am looking at either redoing mine or getting new ones. For some strange reason, I feel the need to reod mine,.If only to say , hey this is what they looked like before. haha. Anyway, I am going towork on them this weekend.
 
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Did some one say wood...






This is not mine. Was at a local car show.
 
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if your handy with a welder...here is a great how to article that takes it step by step building your own running board....

http://www.customclassictrucks.com/t...rds/index.html
 
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Well, I guess you could say I am handy with a welder. Being a concrete contractor for 26 years ,and ownign a sand and gravel operation along with it, I have had to weld some pretty scary looking stuff in my time . The only problem is that they show using sheet metal stretchers, and shrinkers, and it looks like you need to go buy around $2500 worth of tools to even start.
 

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