Darksider's Realm

(this is not a place for lazy video game freaks. We Darksiders have been around doing our thing for decades before the mindless couch blobs latched onto the term Darksider)

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.

We will not be asking you for donations or any kind of monetary payments. We will be asking for help in terms moderators and encouraging you to spread the word and add to our membership.

Darksider's Realm

A message board & forum for automotive builders, fabricators and customizers who think outside the box.

    Moving forward


    Posts : 187
    Join date : 2009-05-06
    Age : 41
    Location : Madras, Oregon U.S.A.

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    Post  wmjoe1953 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:06 pm

    Well, it's getting to be the warm season, and the Big Job juices are starting to bubble up again. Been wrackin my brain, trying to make a forward moving plan, but it's been slow going. I finally may have found something that'll straighten me right out. My goal with my Big Job, is to have a full on tractor truck out of it. I had it going once, but the Caterpillar V-8 died, and it's been bouncing along the bottom of the priority list for more than a couple years now. So, while cruising the local Craigslist, I came across something that got me thinking. I had to inquire about it, and may go get it. It's a 1971 Ford F-9000 (I think the guys high, and it's really a L9000 but won't know until I go look it over). It's got a Detroit 8V71 under the hood, which is a 318 horse, 700ish lb ft torque monster. It's on a tandem axle air bagged rear suspension, and it goes forward via a 10 speed transmission. That would be one bitchin' combo in an old '53-'55 Ford F-750 body. If it's a go, I'll stick to the idea of a day cab truck, unless the wheel base is long enough to support a sleeper. If it is, it'll have to be a 60" or longer flat top. He want $1500 for it, and it was driven in to where it's at, and comes with a clear title. From what I understand, the trip it took to it's current spot, was about 20-25 miles, so I'm thinking it should be ok. I'll know more when I go take a looksie. If this happens, I'll be parting ways with as much extra stuff as possible, to try and recoup some of the cost, so let me know if anyone needs anything.

    1953 Ford F-750 semi: 6-71 Detroit with 9 speed Road Ranger on air leaf suspension

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

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    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

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