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Old 08-25-2010, 02:21 PM
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Welcome! Nice to see another 52 in the ranks amongst us. Finding good sheetmetal could be tough, but if you have time, you'll come upon something. Too bad that you're thousands of miles away. I have a complete 51/52 F1 bed with good fenders and tailgate. I also just obtained good and solid running boards if yours are rusted through.

I'd go with a MII set up in the front and keep the rear stock. You can find a 9" rear end out of a 1957-72 F100 and directly bolt it in instead of the current stock rear end. You'll get better gearing and could actually be able to go over 55mph without it humming. You can also buy adjustable leaf spring shackles for the rear that would allow you to lower the rear to your desired height. I have this same exact set up on a spare frame.

Also, I'd like to talk to you about your 6 cyl engine if you don't plan on keeping it. There are a few parts off of it that I'd like to obtain. Since you don't have the minimum required posts to PM or email, could you email me at modelking2000 at hotmail dot com.
Not sure what im going to do with the engine. its the original engine so i will probally keep it incase i deciede to sell it one day. IDK what im going to do about a rear end. I want to be able to do over 100 in this truck not that I will be doing it but i would want it to do 70 easily. I have no idea what rearend it has in it now but im pretty sure the truck is all stock.
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:36 PM
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are there any aftermarket rear end assemblies that are just bolt on? somethign with the disk brakes and all included with it? Everythign has to be replaced on mine and im trying to find full kits for all of it.
 
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52 merc gave you a link to just that

TCI has great rear suspension options, as well.
http://www.totalcostinvolved.com/pdf/TCI_pg23-24.pdf
 
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awsome I see that now. I just over looked it earlier. seems pretty expensive but it will be well worth it when its finished, worth alot more than a riced civic will ever be lol.
 
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awsome I see that now. I just over looked it earlier. seems pretty expensive but it will be well worth it when its finished, worth alot more than a riced civic will ever be lol.
It's becaue you're not dealing with a throw away car. It's all U.S. made American steel.
 
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do any of you guys know a good torino forum? I have one of those now also that ive just gotten but can seem to find a good forum. I found one that seemed like it would be good but its filled with spam bots.
 
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Hello Brian

and welcome to FTE... the acronyms you'll pick up quickly... you already know two... IFS & IRS so you're on your way...

good info is at your finger tips... check out the link at the top of the forum.. that is a ford-ipedia of what we've done to our trucks, parts that fit and don't, wiring diagrams, rants and other pertinent information

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/6...-articles.html

for a rookie I'd also like to offer my article

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/788439-help-for-all-you-newbies.html

might give you some other things to think about while you're dragging it up on the trailer...

don't be afraid to ask questions... there is NOT a question you can think of that we haven't answered, guessed at, postulated on for weeks, hijacked, laughed at and ignored ! Seriously nothing is too simple to ask... we all had to figure out which way to tighten a bolt at one time or another and most of us remember it and can help...


Invest in a digital camera and start taking pictures when you walk out in the field to load it up... and continue taking them during the process... they will be priceless 4 years down the road when you're trying to figure out how something goes together... a camera and a can pf PB Blaster will be your best friends... and zip lock bags and a sharpie... and bandaids...

fun !!!!!

enjoy
john
 
 
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