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    all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:47 am

    Haha
    I like trucks from the 1930s.
    I have a 35 Ford that I built from the frame up.
    It was bad junk when I started so of course it got a 350/350
    and old timey 3 deuces
    and modern air conditioning!
    and 25,000 miles a year for the first 5 years I drove it.
    (I had a girlfriend 420 miles away)
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    Post  55f350 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:05 am

    ok so where's it at ???? all i see is a avatar pic af an a bone ??????? new trucks?????????? hades i think of my son inlaws ih travelall all as new ..............
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    Post  RUSTY50F1 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:15 am

    Looks good. Like the green wheels, Women are always puttin Miles on my trucks. (two daughters in their 30's still kids,) worse than my 19yr old son
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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:52 am

    bgarrett wrote:Haha
    I like trucks from the 1930s.
    I have a 35 Ford that I built from the frame up.
    It was bad junk when I started so of course it got a 350/350
    and old timey 3 deuces
    and modern air conditioning!
    and 25,000 miles a year for the first 5 years I drove it.
    (I had a girlfriend 420 miles away)

    That's about the right distance for a GIRLFRIEND ...

    I like the older stuff too but there ain't none of it around I can afford. If I had it I would probably Darkside it.


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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:14 pm

    I sprayed the 1960 BRIGHT yellow today.

    *edit* now I've gotta figure out how to post pictures!
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:44 pm

    bgarrett wrote:I sprayed the 1960 BRIGHT yellow today.

    *edit* now I've gotta figure out how to post pictures!

    You can post pictures in galleries from your computer. If you want pics in the threads they have to be hosted online someplace like photobucket or your own website.

    Just click on the little icon above that looks like a computer monitor amd put the URL of your picture in and click OK.

    Hope that helps...


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    Post  Guest on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:31 pm

    where is this 'computer monitor' of which you speak?
    I still have to paint the hood and back fenders.
    I got a chrome headlite bar and an aluminum grille for it and want a chrome front bumper.
    It will get better looking wheels of course and the tailgate has taken a lot of welding and reinforcing and needs more still before paint.

    I looked up the weight of the 460 and its about 340 pounds heavier than a Y block and this truck had a six in it so I guess I will have to add leaves and maybe re-arch the spring pack.
    I like it low in the front, but its only about one inch from the bump stops
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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  havi on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:36 pm

    I host my pics on photobucket. At photobucket, I hold the mouse over the pic, til the drop down menu pops out, and I roll the mouse to IMG, highlight, then copy and paste directly to my post. Works just fine for me.
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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:03 am

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    If this works, you see I havent painted the roof yet.
    It will be white

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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:09 am

    It worked!! Heres a gate I made
    The center is a 1935 Ford hubcap

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    Post  havi on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:30 am

    Well, it worked! And it looks great!
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:46 am

    bgarrett wrote:where is this 'computer monitor' of which you speak?

    When you are writing or editing a post there is a line of little icons across the top of the box you are typing in. It is the 16th icon from the left. Click on it and you can put the URL of you picture in the space provided and then click OK.


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    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:12 am

    [img][/img] It works! Its great that the pictures are so big on this forum
    This is the engine in my 31 coupe.
    I made the stainless steel manifold to accept SU carburetors
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:30 am

    WOW !!!

    Now there is something you don't see every day...

    You are definitely a Darksider.

    Keep posting Man...

    You must have more of this stuff.

    Later Man...


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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:50 pm

    This Model A has been 'fixed'.
    I corrected Henrys deficiencies
    Its a long list
    The high compression head is the best thing you can do for a stock engine.
    The fully syncronised 3 speed with overdrive is Wonderful after dealing with Henrys awful double-clutching can't-downshift tranny.
    The 1976 Chevy self energizing self adjusting brakes mounted in 1940 drums are nice.
    This picture shows the dropped floor in the trunk.
    It was taken before completion, its painted black now.
    It bolts in and lifts out
    No butcher work
    Henry wasted a lot of room in the trunk and I drive this car thru 3 states and need room to carry stuff.
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:55 pm

    Nice work Man...

    You might want to also post some of this stuff over on the body work amd welding forums.

    L:ater Man...


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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:14 pm

    I have wondered if anyone else welds sheetmetal with 1/8" 6011's Smile
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:22 pm

    bgarrett wrote:I have wondered if anyone else welds sheetmetal with 1/8" 6011's Smile

    You can count me out on that one...

    I use a MIG and a TIG


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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  havi on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:45 pm

    bgarrett wrote:I have wondered if anyone else welds sheetmetal with 1/8" 6011's Smile
    Did it in tech school, but not since then. I'm more of an oxy/acetyl guy myself, lol.
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    dropped trunk in modelA

    Post  tomget on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:52 am

    Hey Bgarret

    I really like that "dropped trunk" treatment. I never thought of that. That's a great idea. What year is that yellow truck of yours? Is that 57-60 F100?? Just curious. It looks cool.

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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  Guest on Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:41 am

    Its a 1960
    I have been painting it.
    I hope to get the hood and grille back on it today.
    Next I will put 59 Caddy taillights in the rear fenders then paint them.

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    Re: all you guys with modern trucks from the 1950s

    Post  55f350 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:50 am

    i like yer truck guy ! there's a boneyard up in peoria il , callears acroos from the race track on farmington road that has a couple of them sitting there like yers . she crashed the " putor , again , sunday so all the pics i had , and re-down loaded are gone , and i still haven't figured out how , even with my photobucket account to post 'em , or i'd put them up . one had a 289 in it . the other had a big ol' caddy mill that the ol' man thought was a 59 , and the auto trans . don't get up there very often , as im always busy , and if i do i'm bringing that 54 f-350 wrecker home with me , then looking for a place to live !!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!

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