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  • About harleymsn
    Retired in Tennessee
    Crossville, Tn
    Retired Police Lieutenant, now a lazy bum who plays with old Ford trucks, attends and photographs car/truck shows.
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
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    F-1 through F-8
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    Rather not say
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    1951 F1 5 Star Extra (in progress) "Dollie"
    2003 F350 CC 5.4, 2000 E450 Hippy Bus 7.3 PSD


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  • Last Activity: 06-17-2019 08:34 AM
  • Join Date: 12-12-2001
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  1. 02-19-2017 07:37 AM - permalink
    Somewhere in a post you indicated that you wanted to end up with stock ride height. I believe that with the Jag mounted as you have it (very similar to mine) the front will be quite a bit lower than stock. You can use the spacers (big washers) that Jag used to adjust ride height some. The spacers(I have seen both steel and teflon) can be placed at both ends of the springs. There is a limit to how many spacers you can use since too many will result in a significantly angled down lower A arm. You could also source the stiffer XJ-12 springs which will help some. I think that to get to stock ride height with the Jag it would be necessary to add spacers between the frame and the Jag mounts.
  2. underthebridgejim
    06-09-2016 06:56 PM - permalink
    Hi Joe, I just wanted to thank you for the reps you gave me on the supporting local business thread. I would also like to thank you for you years of public service, Its men like you that rescued me from myself, and I do appreciate it.
  3. deanwitmer
    03-21-2016 12:22 PM - permalink
    Could you tell where I could find aluminum wheels like you have on your truck for our 1951 F4?
  4. 12-28-2015 11:50 PM - permalink
    Hello, my name is Zac, I live in Clinton, to. And came across your profile. I was wondering if you had some time to chat about my new project. It's a 53' ford and I'm about to tackle he wiring... If you are interested, I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance!
  5. 11-01-2015 06:58 AM - permalink
    Hope all is well. I wanted to reach out to you. I have the engine wired up now, but I can't seem to get it started. Do you have any tips to check distributor. I see 6V coming off ignition coil to distrib cap, but at the plugs (my coil wires are exposed on top of the plugs) I see nothing? And in addition, I'm not sure if gas is getting into the carburetor? Any checks or testing steps for that? I'll post to the forum but thought I'd check with you. The engine turns over well
  6. 09-14-2015 08:13 PM - permalink
    What is the wheel base on your F5?
    What is the length of the bed you made?
  7. 07-25-2015 01:45 PM - permalink
    Ok, my son found on the other side (driver side) on top of frame what appears to be the VIN. The title says 87HT29396, the truck shows * 87 *29396 * ?? Thanx.
  8. 07-25-2015 01:02 PM - permalink
    Well I stripped that location, no stamp? I'm going to try a couple of other places but this sux.
  9. harleymsn
    07-23-2015 08:14 PM - permalink
    the stamp is very light, you will have to strip the paint off to find it. Best to use a wire brush. I know that they used to stamp the frames in 3 spots but I am unaware that they continued that with the trucks starting in 48.
  10. 07-23-2015 06:43 PM - permalink
    well after searching high and low, I cannot find the serial number. It appears someone painted the frame and there is no #. I've check everywhere. I have pics of the transmission top, etc. no luck. Inside of engine compartment there is a metal tag, but cannot be read. I've heard there are serial stampings under the cab, but I can't take it off.

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