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  • About 52 USCG Panel
    My truck was my dad's and has been in our family since 1958. Originally, my truck came from the Coast Guard base at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I received my truck from my Dad in 2012 in original, but somewhat "run-down" condition.
    Deerbrook, WI
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    Country of Residence
    F-1 through F-8
    Current Mileage
    75,000 - 99,999
    Miles per year
    Rather not say
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    52 ford F1 panel 4sp 215 (project)
    68 Plymouth VIP 2d fast-top 383 super commando (stored)
    01 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 (deceased)
    12 jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7 (daily driver)

    "On Wisconsin" Arthur MacArthur--Missionary Ridge Chattanooga, Tenessee--1863


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  • Last Activity: Today 01:05 PM
  • Join Date: 10-28-2014
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  1. ct50f1
    06-09-2019 08:06 PM - permalink

    I'm trying to move ahead with the truck but I made a tactical error. I've been retired for a couple of years but a former client asked if could help out when his controller quit. I said I really wasn't interested in working again but I would give him a hand if he couldn't find anyone else. I'm not sure how hard he tried to find someone but the bottom line is that I'm back working a couple of days a week. I've really been surprised how much the outside work has cut into the time I have to devote the truck and to projects around the house. I still have a few things to wrap up on the truck and I'm trying to see if I can just farm them out and pay for it with my new paycheck. I'd really like to make it to PA but I can't commit to it yet. I'll try to keep you posted on my progress.

  2. 49f3dls
    03-29-2019 09:15 PM - permalink
    Hi Jim- I hang around sometimes and have posted a few times. It's just disappointing a great forum that I had a lot of respect for went in this directiom
    I know it is not everyone but for some reason I just felt it was disrepectful to the girls and families that are on the forum. I know you can just not look at a thread you don't like. but that is like walking away from something going on you know is wrong. I'm just tired of people staying silient when they should
    speak up. Enjoy the forum, have fun at TS in PA. I was trying to make the TN TS but it looks like there may be a family function the same weekend. I will just have to wait and see,
    have fun, thanks for the kind words.
    Dave S
  3. topmoo
    02-11-2019 05:13 PM - permalink
    I have been too busy working to even drive the truck much. So far I only have 80 miles on it. I finally think I have the serpentine problem solved, had to get online to Gates to find a belt slightly shorter than the one March supplies. Theirs is just a little too long to be able to adjust to the right tension, with the slightly shorter one the belt is staying on and not shredding. But I have only driven the new set up about 15 miles so not totally sure yet. I am kind of sick of fooling with it, it really gets frustrating. Now I have a coolant leak somewhere and I haven't had time to look into it. I am finding out that I am not a great mechanic, a decent welder and able to put things together but not enough experience to trouble shoot. If it was all made of wood I could fix anything!
  4. 56panelford
    07-01-2018 05:59 PM - permalink
    I'll still be up here, look forward to the visit..
  5. underthebridgejim
    02-11-2018 02:07 PM - permalink
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and reps with me, always appreciated.
  6. 49fordv8f4
    11-07-2017 06:36 PM - permalink
    Thank you for the reps, Jim. I really appreciate it. Happy to help.
  7. Rusted56
    10-11-2017 06:18 PM - permalink
    No problem, well deserved, you have a great looking truck.
  8. 56panelford
    08-25-2017 11:15 AM - permalink
    Thanks for the reps, hope it does help you..
  9. 05-14-2017 04:10 AM - permalink
    Hello! Was searching for seat upholstery pics, and found your posts about your seats in your 52 panel. Nice looking seats and panel too! My '49 F1 is still a long ways from being on the road. Still thinking of making it a 4x4 so I can drive it all year round.

    I noticed you're not too far from our summer cabin in Wisconsin. I get up there about 6 or 7 times a year, and be up there next week to open the cabin for the summer. If you're ever headed over towards Laona/Mountain area in your panel, shoot me a line to see if I'm up that way. Would be great to see another old Ford truck, and I could buy the ice cream.

  10. df85732
    11-02-2015 06:48 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the words of encouragement. Seward is still a nice little town. Probably hasn't changed to much other than the people and businesses. Do you have a project or just like reading the posts?

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