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48 F-1 dash

Dash is complete with Autometer electronic gauges.
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looks really nice.

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looks great. nice shifter. need more pics. whats that black, vent looking assembly in the center?

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that is one smooth dash, I like the pics. Did you make the center console?

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looks great. nice shifter. need more pics. whats that black, vent looking assembly in the center?

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That black in the center is 2 pieces. On the original truck the top piece was removed and the radio was installed there. The radio speaker was installed behind the lower part.
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that is one smooth dash, I like the pics. Did you make the center console?
I made the console out of 1x12 wood and plywood. I used good polyurethane glue and screws to put it together. I covered it with vinyl and sprayed it to give me a common color. I have 2 cup holders in it and the arm rest is out of a 2000 Chevy Malibu.
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I have quit a few pictures but still have not figured how to post more than one from Photobucket, Still working on that. Here is the truck frame with the 4.6 engine and 4R70W transmission .
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I made the console out of 1x12 wood and plywood. I used good polyurethane glue and screws to put it together. I covered it with vinyl and sprayed it to give me a common color. I have 2 cup holders in it and the arm rest is out of a 2000 Chevy Malibu.
It looks awesome, nice work.

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I have been trying to get a good 48 F-1 for just such a project. Up here they are all rust buckets.

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Is that a GM steering column and a steering wheel from an 80s Oldsmobile?

Why not put a ford in a ford in a ford in a ford?

But in all seriousness, nice work, it looks like it's going to be really neat, I dig it
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Is that a GM steering column and a steering wheel from an 80s Oldsmobile?

Why not put a ford in a ford in a ford in a ford?

But in all seriousness, nice work, it looks like it's going to be really neat, I dig it
That steering column is GM. It came out of a 89 S-10. That is the S-10 steering wheel. The horn button was made from aluminum to take the place of the one that had a bowtie imprinted in it. The reason I used a GM column was the wiring harness has all the connectors for a GM column without changing any thing. It was the easy way out. Most of the aftermarket colums such as Ididit and Flaming River are also set up for GM wiring. Thanks for your interest. Larry
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That steering column is GM. It came out of a 89 S-10. That is the S-10 steering wheel. The horn button was made from aluminum to take the place of the one that had a bowtie imprinted in it. The reason I used a GM column was the wiring harness has all the connectors for a GM column without changing any thing. It was the easy way out. Most of the aftermarket colums such as Ididit and Flaming River are also set up for GM wiring. Thanks for your interest. Larry
That's interesting...I didn't know that about aftermarket columns...come to think of it I've seen this same thing in a lot of hotrods...that explains it...
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Nice job : if you have time I have a gutted ford ranger with a 351 windsor could really use that finishing effect you have going there ..lmao Nice to be that far along
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I do have a lot of pictures but don't seem to find time to post very often. We are doing body work on doors and fenders and will soon put the bed together. It seems to take forever when you want to finish so bad.
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WOW.....that is sweeeeeeeeeet! My favorite truck is a 51' - 52 F-1.

I have never found a good 51'-52' F-1 up this way to rebuild.

What front suspension is that from?

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looks great. nice shifter. need more pics. whats that black, vent looking assembly in the center? The seats worked out fine and have an electric powered drivers seat.

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What front suspension is that from?
Looks like tbird suspension to me

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Looks like tbird suspension to me
You are right about the suspension. T-bird suspension front and rear.
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Is that the stock frame that you boxed?

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Is that the stock frame that you boxed?
It is the stock frame. We cut it down from a 3/4 ton to a 1/2 ton, removed all the cross members except the front one and replaced them. We boxed the frame, sand blasted it, put on two coats of primer and two coats semi gloss enamel with hardener. The original frame was in good shape, but we needed something more ridgid with the new type suspension.
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I had a '52 F-1 when I was in high school (1984-85). Mine had a 390/C-6, stock '52 rear with 4.27:1 gears. Not much of a highway runner, but it had so much twist to it that I had trouble keeping the main leaf springs in one piece...

I want another someday, and I have wondered how a MN12 suspension would work. Kudos to you. I would imagine yours will handle a lot better than mine did, especially without the boat anchors I had in front (mine still had a flathead in it when I first got it). I love the old FE's, but there's something to be said for lightweight fuel injected V-8's with overdrives. The '33 Terraplane I have in my garage right now had a 289 in it when I was a kid, but it has the original Hudson inline 8 back in it now. Light years apart in drivability.

So please, more pics!

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I had a '52 F-1 when I was in high school (1984-85). Mine had a 390/C-6, stock '52 rear with 4.27:1 gears. Not much of a highway runner, but it had so much twist to it that I had trouble keeping the main leaf springs in one piece...

I want another someday, and I have wondered how a MN12 suspension would work. Kudos to you. I would imagine yours will handle a lot better than mine did, especially without the boat anchors I had in front (mine still had a flathead in it when I first got it). I love the old FE's, but there's something to be said for lightweight fuel injected V-8's with overdrives. The '33 Terraplane I have in my garage right now had a 289 in it when I was a kid, but it has the original Hudson inline 8 back in it now. Light years apart in drivability.

So please, more pics!
The top speed on this truck was 48 MPH. Those frames were made to twist. It actually felt like you were rolling over hills they flexed so much. The original engine was a flat head 6. I drove the truck a very shot while before we started our project. Four in the floor non synchronized double clutcher.It rode like a tank and drove like a tank. It drives and rides like a 95 T-bird now.

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It drives and rides like a 95 T-bird now.

Is that the donor car to the right in the picture?

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Is that the donor car to the right in the picture?

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That is the donor car. We used so many things off of that car and I was very surprised. It was a one owner car,belonged to my neice, 98,000 miles ,well taken care of and she wrecked it. All the running gear is in excellent shape. She just had the transmission rebuilt for that famous shuttering. I really like the quiet original exhaust system.
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