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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.

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    Just Saying Hello

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    mt54

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    Just Saying Hello

    Post  mt54 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:28 am

    Hi All,
    Just getting tings set up here. I think most of you know me. I'm building a 54 f100 chopped and dropped, completely dark..

    Mike
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    Post  charger on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:50 am

    welcome to the dark side!! who are you?? sounds like a cool project,please post pictures of your truck i`d really like to see it, i`m doing the same thing to my `55.
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:11 am


    Hi Mike,
    Glad to see you are getting something posted here... I'm with charger, we want more pics !!!

    And Welcome to the Darkside. Did you bring cookies???

    Later Man...


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    Post  mt54 on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:41 pm

    Well I haven't figured out how to post any pics yet. workin on it
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    Post  charger on Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:08 pm

    its pretty simple in the little boxes on top when your putting in a reply about the center t(box with a computer and a photo) called host an immage, just hit that download the picture you want, copy and thenpaste it into your reply.
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    Post  tomget on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:07 am

    Hey Mike

    Your motor looks great, I too would like to see more build pix. Your truck sounds great. I think those 54's look good with a haircut. Not all the Effie's do--imo. But your year for sure. And I like'm with haircuts!

    Good luck Tom
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    Post  mt54 on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:17 am

    I have] put some pic in my gallery, I'll give it a try here in a post
    [url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7&u=14531174][/url


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    Post  mt54 on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:22 am

    There we go.. I think I got it now.
    This shows my visior and my custom filler for the one piece side glass
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    Post  mt54 on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:44 am

    I'm Mike frome North western Pa. I've been working on my project for over 5years now. The frame and drive train are completer for the most part.
    I'm running a Cordoba IFS in the front and Explorer rear.
    I streched the wheel base about 3 inches or so. I cut and moved the front fender wheel opening forward to even out the look of the fender, eliminating the long nose look of the fender.
    All shaved and seems filled. I built a single piviot forward tilt hood that uses power actuators to raise and lower.
    Running a 289 cid all fresh and brand new, with a rv cam, edelbrock intake and carb.
    behind it is a AOD tranny completely rebuilt with a shift enhancer installed.
    I built a custom grille, starting with a 53 grill and shaving the back to set it in and changing the whole look of the front.
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    By George, I think you've got it !!!

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:23 pm


    Hi Mike,

    Hey Man, you got the pic thing worked out. Good show Man... I like what you have done so far. There is a guy in AZ that is on the FTE and maybe here too, I can't remember... He did that thing you did on the window opening of the door. I have something like that in mind because I would like to mount some remote control mirrors there. I have some from an Aerostar and another set from a Lincoln Mark 8 LSC that I have been thinking about using.

    Anyway, great work and keep posting the pictures. I will be watching with interest as I have two '53 F-100 projects to do.

    Allow me to suggest you aet this up as a build thread and add to it as you go. If you do I will make it a sticky so it will stay at the top with the other two build threads. How does that sound to you???

    Later Man...


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    Post  tomget on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:18 pm

    Mike

    thanks for the additional photos. That's a big project. I think you're really putting together a good combo of motor tranny performance/and fuel mileage. Should be a good useable truck for a long time. Keep at it. I see you mentioned 5years so far. For sure it can take a lot of time. Especially with all your mods. I think you've got a sophisticated build what with the front fender opening "realignment" etc and the stretched wheel base. I like it when people are willing to go the extra mile. I don't expect or demand it, but its cool to see someone pushing the envelope and giving it so much thought and effort. I admire Andrews build for the same reasons.

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    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:36 pm


    Hey Mike,

    I was looking at you integrated visor and it looks pretty darn cool. I would like to do that with my '53. Do you have any pics of the work while it was in progress???

    Later Man...



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    Post  mt54 on Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:31 pm

    I'll have to take a look for pics.
    It basicly is 16 or 14 ga. cut to fit, after removeal of the side drip rails I let the visior rest on the front welded taht then welded to the cab. To finish it off I took 1/4" round to mak the lip and continued that clear back over the door then contoured it down the back of the door where I then tappered it off to nothing approx 1/2 way down the door window opening.

    That thing sat on my truck for a good 3 months just tacked until I committed to it.
    I like it.
    Heres about all I could find for pics




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    Re: Just Saying Hello

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:56 pm


    Hey Mike,

    Thanks for the speedy come back and the picture. I was considering something slightly different in terms of going back further up the roof with it to make it a smooth transition but I'm not sure how much harder that would make it to do. I was also considering some recessed LED marker lights. But I'm just dreaming right now.

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    Re: Just Saying Hello

    Post  charger on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:03 am

    hey Mike now i know who you are! well welcome here , really like what you have done to your truck , looks awesome!

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