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    1953 F-800

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    wmjoe1953

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    1953 F-800

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Wed May 06, 2009 11:47 pm

    My major project is my 53 Ford F-800 semi. Basically, I have highlighted it in the Big Truck section, but I'll give up a brief description here too. The donor frame and power train came from a 1974 Ford L-8000. Caterpillar V-8, Spicer trannies (5x4). Twin screww, full air brake. The bodu came from my 1953 Ford F-750 fire truck. This truck came from DeWitt, IA, and had 6800 miles on it when I got it. It had 7200 when I stripped it down. I was going to restore the nearly perfect fire truck, but decided to part it out after discovering the second rate brand and quality of the apparatus. Some no name company from the 50's that went out of business with a very small number of produced trucks. It would of cost me tens of thousands of dollars to resote the truck, as I would of had to of started from scratch and search for unit to rebuild it with.....not worth it. Basically, that's it in a nutshell. I am eyeballing another fire truck, this one is a 54 F-900, in far better shape than my 53 was, but with a few thousand more miles.
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    wmjoe1953

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    Join date : 2009-05-06
    Age : 39
    Location : Madras, Oregon U.S.A.

    Re: 1953 F-800

    Post  wmjoe1953 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:20 am

    Uploaded some pictures. Check em out!!


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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

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

    1954 F-100: Ground up Restoration

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

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