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  • 49 ford f1

    This is where im at with my 49 ford f1. I started out completley stock. Picked the the truck up off a local oldtimer. Its ben sitting in his yard as long as i have ben alive (24) years haha. I can remember this thing ever since i was a little kid goin over to his house with my grandpa. Always wanted the truck but he wouldent get rid of it. Well long story short i ened up with it some odd years later and i had to shovel the flowers the neighbor lady had growing in the bed. She was dissapointed lol. I took it home started to cut her up decided to go the rat rod direction since rust was taking over the body. So i picked up a tranverse front end out of a 1940 ford made a spring perch and welded it on. Got her mounted up. Heated and bent the old wishbone bars out so i could mont them on outside of frame. Extended steering arm. Chopped frame and lowerd it down and attached an 82 ford box truck rearend to it frame leafs and all for a high tow capacity haha. That was free from the neighbor. Chopped cab 6 inches. Rebuilt 1x1 square tube floor in the cab. Purchased a 425 wildcat nailhead v8 for her that runs very strong. All new seals and paint and carb on that. Headers into dual stacks are next step for exhaust. I will keep you updated as i go.
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    More pics. This is the nailheads first seat in its new home
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    • #3
      nice deere torque monster behind

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      • #4
        The rat

        Picture from rear. Gunna build a wood bed with stake sides.
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        • #5
          Nice. Nuttin like a dully. Cool ride

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          • #6
            Ok been awhile but i sure did get alot done... Frame exhaust cab is getting shot with flat black brakes is the next adventure...let me know what you think of my suicide shifter out the door.. Used the stock parking brake
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              Reach on the shifter
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                Suicide out of the E brake
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                • #9
                  Made these headers... Full stainless pipe free from work into dual stacks... Using the original stacks we picked her up with
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                  • #10
                    You are OK I'm my book by running duals in the rear! I love the shifter. Mine will be getting one similar.

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                    • #11
                      Haha thanks man... I love the duallys..my buddie and I that are building this went out to minnesota in jan and bought another 49 f5 that was already chopped and lowered with the origanal flathead in her...ill post a pic its the next build... I checked out your ride looks pretty awesome. Love the older 40's cabs and the diesel.
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                      • #12
                        Your truck is looking really sweet! I love the shifter, I'm sure my wife would beat me with a frying pan if I tried that lol.

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                        • #13
                          I'm really diggin the way you did those headers and exhaust! Don't ever remember seeing that done before.

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                          • #14
                            Awesome

                            Great work....I have the same year truck in process with a nailhead also....love teh work keep the pics coming
                            Robert
                            1949? F6
                            425 Nailhead

                            If its rusted....I probably want it!

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                            • #15
                              Thanks. Yea my truck is coming right along. Diesels are where its at! Im pretty much done with all the big stuff now I just have the little stuff to do like run brake lines and and rebuild all the brakes and master cylinder.

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