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  1. limebronco
    01-08-2017 11:20 PM - permalink
    Great work on the rack install. I have the Cordoba crossmember from Gibbon in Nebraska. I have not installed it yet ( I have had it 10 years). My only problem is the stock Ford strong arm box. You said 2 1/2 turns L to L , that is amazing. 3 questions,
    What outer ends did you use to match the Ford taper in the spindle steering arms?
    Is a lot of effort required when stopped? Any thing you would change?
    Thanks, Jerry in Kansas
  2. underthebridgejim
    11-04-2016 07:26 PM - permalink
    I love your new seat. Makes me want one just like it..
  3. cdc3jj
    06-18-2015 12:58 PM - permalink
    Hello, I have a couple questions about that 05 cobalt rack you used on the straight axle. I'm looking into doing the same thing. What did you use for the slip steering shaft? And what tie rod ends did you use? I was looking at the no limit set up but I can't get them to respond to email and I don't really care about power steering anyways. Just want to remove the slop and keep my column shift. Thanks.
  4. GIGGER
    04-01-2015 08:29 PM - permalink
    10 - 4, I'll wait here for pics, hahahahaha...... you know I'm just kidding huh
  5. GIGGER
    03-13-2015 08:45 PM - permalink
    10 - 4
  6. SDElwood
    02-24-2015 01:48 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps!
  7. SDElwood
    02-16-2015 03:23 PM - permalink
    I don't think you'll get banned.
  8. 56panelford
    02-05-2015 08:17 AM - permalink
    That's very nice of you to say,thank you. You're welcome for the reps, may pleasure
  9. 56panelford
    01-23-2015 06:28 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the compliment, nice playing the word games with you.
  10. Ibuildmyown
    12-28-2014 07:46 PM - permalink
    Hello all. I'm always looking for new ideas and new ways to use common parts to improve on things . I found this site and looked around on here. I found the topic of the steering rack and pinion mounted to the straight axle. The kit was a little pricy for me so I built my own mount , bought a used manual rack built a bracket mounted it ,shortened the inner tie rods and took it for a ride . It works very well . My cost was 44.00 for the used rack . being a welder , I had a scrap piece of 4" by 3" angle iron for the mounting plate. I bought 2 trailer u bolts to secure it to the I beam axle for about 80.00 total. I put 80 miles on it the first day. I've done lots of cost cutting things and am willing to share my ideas .These old trucks are fun to build and drive. I'm looking for parts for my 1952 F1. I'm retired so I now have time to think.

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  • About Ibuildmyown
    Biography
    Self employed since 20 years old. Self taught welder, paint & body work , mechanic , owned a towing company 30 yrs,retired.
    Location
    Beaumont Texas
    Interests
    old cars & trucks , Indian motorcycles , car shows, swap meets
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Tx
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-1 through F-8
    Year
    1952
    Current Mileage
    125,000 - 149,999
    Miles per year
    1,000 - 4,999
    Gender
    Male
  • Signature
    1930 Model A Pickup ( in pieces )
    1952 F1
    1953 F100
    1959 F100
    1962 F100 Unibody
    1994 F super duty rollback

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  • Last Activity: 03-17-2018 09:17 PM
  • Join Date: 12-27-2014
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