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02-18-2010 03:26 AM

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 03:29 AM

A ‘56 Ford is my dream car/truck….But I certainly wouldn’t turn down that ‘53.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 03:32 AM

Yeah, I like that big window on the ‘56.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 03:40 AM

Looks nice.

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 05:24 AM

Thanks Woodworker!

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 06:03 PM

My first lumber/ladder rack was made from salvaged 1” pipe. An old pipe-threader kit I bought at a garage sale was sufficient to get all the threading done, some fittings and unions, and voila! Then, I discovered “Kee-Clamp” which is an assortment of awesome cast iron or aluminum fittings with set screws, enabling you to make awesome things with black-iron pipe.
Abbott… your ‘53 looks like it is sitting on a later 4X4 chassis. Is that how you did it? Looks great! Back in the mid-60s, the popular thing to do with 53-56 F-100s was to stuff an enormous 394 Olds or Cadillac motor under the hood. These trucks had the biggest engine bay imagineable. Even with a blower with velocity stacks, you could still close the hood all the way. As I recall, any GM motor/transmission combo would mate exactly to the Ford front driveshaft U-joint perfectly. Every issue of “Hot Rod” featured at least one 53-56 project in those days. Great truck!

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 06:08 PM

Looking good a very cool truck

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 09:01 PM

Good morning Katman,

Yes, the truck body is on a later model chassis, a 1979 Ford Bronco. I didn’t do the frame, body or paint work another backyard mechanic did. This was the third 53-56 Ford pickup he’s done and this one was his daily driver. The first truck he did went to a fellow in the Netherlands, as far as I know he still has the second which reminds me I owe him a phone call.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 09:01 PM

Thanks Jim I also like it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 02:25 AM

One chain rail in for the dogs. Actually both are in and the paint is drying but I don’t have a photo yet.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 03:45 AM


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Those rails with the metal rings (galvanized ground rods) are for my dogs. I hook the dogs to the rings with about a 12” cable lead when they ride with me. That allows them to roam front to back in the bed of the truck and keeps the dogs safe from falls and folks who get to close safe from bites.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#11 posted 02-22-2010 02:24 AM


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Progress today, the project is almost complete.
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They are ready to dissemble and install on the truck.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 05:49 AM

It was two hours of treacherous work but the rack is back on the truck. It took a couple of sawhorses, 2”x4”s, a 2”x6”, some 4”x4” blocks, some 4”x8” blocks, a couple jack stands, a floor jack and a 55 gallon drum but it’s up there with no casualties.
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-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 02-22-2010 07:34 PM

The only thing that would have made the job of getting the rack back on the truck any tougher yesterday would have been if zombies would have attacked while lifting it. My wife just said “I would have told them to calm down and help!” :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#14 posted 02-23-2010 01:48 AM


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Those boxes look like they will help with installs.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#15 posted 02-23-2010 06:20 AM

Thanks for the PMs guys, I will have the final photos up tomorrow evening.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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