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    1955 F-100

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    Jaye

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    1955 F-100

    Post  Jaye on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:42 am

    I've been working on my truck for the past 20 years I purchased it in Galatin, TN for $800 drove it away; a few miles down the road I realized I need brakes to stop and steering to keep it on the road so I pulled over and got a tow truck. The only original part left on the truck is the spindles and engine every other part has been changed out over the years. I'm running a 1971 302 w/C4 trans, drop axle w/disc on the front & 8.8 Explorer rear end, reverse fiberglass hood.[img][/img]
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    Darkside Dave
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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:18 am

    Hey Jaye,
    How's it goin buddy??? Did you ever get your front fenders painted? If not, don't feel bad because I have never done anything with the Fenders I bought from you last year. I'm still collectinmg parts and trying to get the Scoobygator project out of the shop so I can get started on my trucks.

    Later Man...


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    Jaye

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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Jaye on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:21 am

    Not yet Dave, I plan on going up to the National Parts Depot tomorrow and get new bed sides, then I'll be looking for a painter maybe by the fall it'll be painted if I have the money.
    talk to you later
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    Holmsey

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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Holmsey on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:54 pm

    Hi I have a 55, was imported from California to the Uk in 2003. I Ran it for 18mth as a stocker all bar a 302 and a C4. Took 3 1/2yr to re-build into I truck I feel is a pleasure now to drive. Got Jaguar suspension, steering and brakes rest is all Ford, yep a Ford in a Ford.
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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:43 pm

    Hi Dave,
    A lot of people here are finding Jags and using the suspension. I understand it works out pretty well. Thanks for posting.

    Later Man...


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    Jaye

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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Jaye on Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:15 pm

    Holmsey,
    I went through your gallery a few days ago; man that an awsome build you did I really like the finish product. There was a lot of thought, planning, and hard work on your part.
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    Lowlid

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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Lowlid on Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:50 pm

    Jaye

    I noticed that you said your truck was bought in Galatin, Tn. Do you live in Tennessee? I live south of Nashville in Lavergne, not far from the Nissan mfg. plant.

    Andrew
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    Jaye

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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Jaye on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:42 am

    When I was stationed at Ft Campbell I lived in Clarksville, I live in SC now
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    Re: 1955 F-100

    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:36 am

    Hey Andrew,
    Holmsey is in the UK, you know... Merry old England and all the rot. Where he lives he's the only guy on the block with the steering wheel on the wrong side.

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