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DARKSIDER In the world of automotive hobbyists a Darksider is one who modifies and or customizes any and all sorts of vehicles. The Darksiders are in a class of their own simply because they endeavor to be different and do things that others would not attempt for a number of reasons mostly being related to a lack of ability and fear of non conformity.

This is a forum for people who think outside the box in everything they do. It doesn’t matter if you are modifying or building from scratch. It doesn’t matter what brand or brands of vehicles or components you are using. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a mini car or a bus.

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    wmjoe1953

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    I'm a little sad on this one

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:34 am



    Dad just sent me this picture. I learned to drive in the '55 F-350 when I was quite young. Her wheathered, and aged appearance makes me sad. I plan on a full ground up concours perfect restoration for this old '55 F-350 Express.


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    Re: I'm a little sad on this one

    Post  Darkside Dave on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:14 am

    We can save it Joe, We have the technology...


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    Re: I'm a little sad on this one

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:21 am

    Yeah, the old gal's savable. As much family history, and stories I can tell with this old thing, I don't think I can do anything dark to her. I know she won't fit in here to well, but maybe she'll end up being the "Granny Smith," or "Aunt Jemima" of the Darksiders Realm." Lol. She's gonna stay red, so I think granny smith prolly works the best. I showed the pictures to my boss this morning. His immediate response...."man Joe we gotta get that old truck up here and start rebuilding her." I said I aint got the room right now, his reply was "get her up to the shop and start tearing it down." So, I know I have a good location for the restoration. I have a body shop picked out already, and a metal shop that can handle rebuilding the bed sides for me, or the whole bed if needs be. I have a machine shop that can handle rebuilding the heads, and installing hardened valves, seats, and guides for unleaded gas, and I guess there will be adrop or two of dark in there as I do think I'll end up with a .010 over bore. I want to keep stock rods and mains though. I'm going to go back to the canister type filter, 6 volt positive ground wiring. I think I'll send the wheels to Stockton or something and have them welded up, or rebuilt into non Widow-Makers. We'll see, since dad is going to help with the costs. It's gonna be neat rebuilding the very truck that was as much a part of our family, as our family itself.


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    Check it out @ photobucket:

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    1963 Ford Falcon Futura 2dr Sedan: Finished, and SOLD

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    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

    Check it out @ photobucket:

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    Re: I'm a little sad on this one

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:07 am

    Hey Joe,

    It doesn't have to be Dark to be here... This is basically a place for Darksiders and that refers to the people more than the vehicles. As Dark as I am I have to say that even I would not Darkside something that is good enough to restore. At least not beyond basic safety mods.

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