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1953 F-600 4-door dually - OPINION

 
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Hey, If you use doors from a '56 F100 the windows will be square already. Trim off the extended piece on the front of the door and make the leading edge follow the line from the top down, making the door a rectangle shape. You'll get the same look without the stretch limo look. Add a pillar between the front and rear doors to house the hinges. You could graft a second cab to the back of the front cab by cutting the first cab just behind the strike side of the door jamb. This would give you much fewer pieces to patch together. There were 3 door crew cabs made in '56 for the railroad. They had 2 doors on the passenger side with exposed hinges like the ones on the rear of a panel truck. Find one of these and your problem is solved! GO FOR IT! I would say that trying to make it look "factory" is an excellent idea! You don't want to go to all of that trouble to have it look hokey!
 

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and yes, someone has married two cabs back to back.
will have to track down the link/pics.
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Guys - thanks for all the responses and ideas.

To F-650 OLD Crew Cab - Your idea sounds great. "Ive been gathering parts to do a 1955 f-750 big job crew cab pickup on a 06 f-450 frame" . As for the altered picture, I use an old version of "Photoshop Business Edition". It came free with my first digital camera; back when a 2 megapixel camera was a decent deal at $800.00.

Photo editing is all about cutting, pasting, stretching, blending and modifying lots of little pieces of the original photo until you wind up with something that hopefully looks somewhat real. The process is very time consuming and is NOT automatic in any way. It took me about two hours to create the second photo starting with the first. It's just a hobby for me.

If you want to post a picture of your original F-750 Big Job, I'll be glad to "take a whack at it" and see what I can come up with.
 
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To Daddyo's garage - Mike

This appears to be a truck with the back doors done from another pair of 56 doors. Looks nice!

 
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feast on this

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dan thats going to be one sweet ride when it's finshed! Crap, it is now!
 
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This is the other side of the same truck. It only has one rear door because it was made for the rail road. Not a factory made, but a coach built truck (cab) from 1956. I took these pictures last year during the GSM F-100 run.


vintage56, you been holding out on us that thing is awsome!!!!

brian...
 
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Nice !

Thanks for digging up that picture. Way Cool!
I'd love to see it when it gets finished.

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Here's the same photo and I took the liberty to radius the front and rear square corners of the doors. I think it looks better than one hard curve going into a hard right angle. I also added the other rear missing wheel and did some body work to it, too (upper rear quarter of cab and rear of front door worked). It's too bad real body work isn't as easy as it is to fix with photo editing.

While I was working on it, I also shoehorned a big diesel into her. Trust me. It's there under the hood.

Again, It's just a hobby. I hope they never find a cure for it.

 
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Vintage 56, I hope you can find the back to back pix. Way cool! Jag
 
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sorry guys, been crazy busy 'round here with 16hr work days and deadlines and... enough excuses. I'll try to post up a few more as soon as I can.
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okay, so I'm cuttin this day short after only 15 hours of labor.
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NICE! I wish I had one. Jag
 
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Your truck is a real head turner was the roof the hardest part to match up.Can a project like this be dun in a home garage I'm a excellent welder but i haven't had much experience with metal fab work.It looks like you are a body guy with lots of equipment at your disposal.What engine do you have under the hood.Grate truck lots of luck keep on trucking
 
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Your truck is a real head turner was the roof the hardest part to match up.Can a project like this be dun in a home garage I'm a excellent welder but i haven't had much experience with metal fab work.It looks like you are a body guy with lots of equipment at your disposal.What engine do you have under the hood.Grate truck lots of luck keep on trucking
I stretched the bronco in my sig in my garage.
 

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