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    Ford Big Job part 2:

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    wmjoe1953

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    Ford Big Job part 2:

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:55 am

    Like the title says, part 2 for my 53-55 F-750 Big Job. I'm going to run with a '53 grille this time, so it will be a '53 from here on out. I got the donor chassis, as indicated in my other thread, a 1980 Ford LN-9000 (according to the vin). It has a Detroit 6-71 diesel, with a 9 speed Eaton/Fuller Road Ranger transmission. This whole package makes that worn out '74 LNT-8000 with Caterpillar look like a big pile of pigish junk. As of right now, I have the LN cab, and nose gone. I chopped a section out of the middle of the F-600 frame I have here to use as a sub-frame. I pulled the Peterbilt air-leaf equipped 3.73 axle off the F-600 frame too, and have it ready to go under the new chassis. I will also have the matching Peterbilt front axle/suspension out tomorrow. I'll get some pictures tomorrow too. I have a friend here locally that may have a 60" flat top sleeper, with Taylor air wing for me too, as well as a a pair of round fuel tanks. They may be coming to me for free, which makes them very valuable for my project.


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

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    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1953%20F-750/

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

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    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1963%20Futura/

    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

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    Re: Ford Big Job part 2:

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:15 pm

    Very busy day today. Took full advantage of the tolerable weather, and kicked some truck build ass. Got the rear axle assembly swapped, and scraps loaded in the pick-up (that was the longest part of the day). Dug the good '53 cab out of the garage, and as the weather permits, I will be slowly building my Big Job.















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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1953%20F-750/

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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1963%20Futura/

    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1954%20F-100%20project/
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    wmjoe1953

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    Re: Ford Big Job part 2:

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:47 pm

    Pulled the mock-up cab off, and finished preparing the F-600 section of frame to be used as a sub-frame/adapter frame for the F-750 build. Set the good cab where I want it to set, and through the fenders over the steer tires to see how much cowl, and hood modification I need to do.







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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1953%20F-750/

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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1963%20Futura/

    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1954%20F-100%20project/
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    Some progress updates

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:03 am

    Hey darksiders!!!!! Figured I should update my build page on here, since I finally managed to get some time in on the build. Busy, busy summer finally slowed down a bit, and I've been plugging away at the Big Job. I've had to completely rebuild the floor, toe-board, firewall, and cowl on the beast, just to house that monsterous 6-71 Detroit Diesel engine. I also have to build a nose for it. So, I worked the cab, and the cowl area over, built the frame work for the running boards, and started a rough in of the hood. Still tons of work to do for the hood, but I can get it over the winter. The truck is currently at a point where I had to stop cutting, and welding, and start assembling a few things inorder to finish my cutting, and welding. I got a chance to fire it back up, and man oh man, that 6-71 Detroit sounds damned good. While I ran it, I jumped the Jake Brake wires, and was able to crack the throttle, and let the jake come on. Oh, I forgot, I did this with out a muffler/exhaust system. Man, an uncorked Jake is LOUD!!!!!!!!. Anyhow, here:







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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1953%20F-750/

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

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1963%20Futura/

    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

    Check it out @ photobucket:

    http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/wmjoe1953/1954%20F-100%20project/

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