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09-03-2016, 10:49 PM
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Posted By CAMiniTruck

Mark, been drooling over your build for a while....

Mark, been drooling over your build for a while. I would say you are biased with cause!
09-03-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Electric motor swap in F-5?

So, thought I would pulse the community. Anyone swapped (or thought of swapping) an electric drivetrain into these old trucks? I've changed direction several times on repowering my F-5, and am on the...
03-06-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,836
Posted By CAMiniTruck

From the CA DOT "Who must stop at scales" page: ...

From the CA DOT "Who must stop at scales" page:



Stopping at Scales (http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/engineering/trucks/weigh-stations/stopping.htm)
03-06-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,836
Posted By CAMiniTruck

I haul my F5 on an extra-wide "standard" car...

I haul my F5 on an extra-wide "standard" car hauler from Carson Trailers, no problem. Moved from San Luis Obispo to the Antelope Valley that way, and around the Antelope Valley.

By law you will...
03-01-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By CAMiniTruck

I spent a fair bit of time working on shoehorning...

I spent a fair bit of time working on shoehorning a Ford/IH 6.9 (very similar size class) into my F5. Ran into too many problems getting clearance between the headers and frame rails, steering box...
02-03-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 44,741
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Kudos for a very slick solution!

Kudos for a very slick solution!
02-03-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By CAMiniTruck

There is an optional in-line vacuum booster from...

There is an optional in-line vacuum booster from the larger trucks that sits between the master and the rest of the brake system. The seem to recall the wheel cylinder bores are different enough...
02-03-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,062
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Are there any "acceptable deflection" criteria...

Are there any "acceptable deflection" criteria for these trucks? I understand a certain amount of torsional flex is desirable, but when I was changing the oil in my differential, I had the inner left...
02-02-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,062
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Replacing Frame Rivets

Hey all - has anyone replaced the frame rivets on their truck? There is an awful lot of frame flex on my F-5, leading me to suspect some of the rivets have loosened up over the years. I saw Ford has...
01-16-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By CAMiniTruck

I'm going to go against the flow here and suggest...

I'm going to go against the flow here and suggest that your tank is, in fact, salvageable. You'll need to descale it (gravel works well), give it a good soaking (vinegar or diluted molasses both work...
01-03-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 230,133
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Out of morbid curiosity, has anyone checked these...

Out of morbid curiosity, has anyone checked these truck starters against Ford's tractor starters of the same vintage? I just replaced the starter on my 850 (p/n D8NN11350CA), and the photos of your...
02-12-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Joe - I don't have any good photos, but my F-5...

Joe - I don't have any good photos, but my F-5 had metal outriggers welded to the frame. The flaps were connected to the outriggers via chains. Outriggers weren't anything heavy-duty.. just some...
02-10-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Looking for some "parts"...

http://s7.postimage.org/6kk8yrnmz/door.jpg

Looking for the top of the door (window frame?) on the right and left hand doors for a '49-'52 pickup - see red box in image.


Anyone happen to have...
02-10-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 230,133
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Hey Joe - Quick question for you. I didn't see...

Hey Joe - Quick question for you. I didn't see anything in your build thread about a bed on the truck (been away for a little while, so I may have missed it!). Are you still running bed-less, and if...
12-27-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 230,133
Posted By CAMiniTruck

Beautiful work! Makes me jealous - mine has spent...

Beautiful work! Makes me jealous - mine has spent the last few years in the back yard waiting for me to find some free time.

Quick question on the seat belts: were the actual belts part of a kit,...
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