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    1951 Ford F1 Rat Rod Truck

     



    Just finished my Rat Rod project last month. It's a 1951 Ford F1 with 250 Chevy engine. Bought the cab the day after Thanksgiving 07 and began building Feb 08.







    Livin' on Route 66

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    Hey that came out great. I think I've seen that somewhere before .

    Again, nice job DMW.
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    Beautiful. Nice work. Lines and proportions are perfect.
    PLANET EARTH, INSANE ASYLUM FOR THE UNIVERSE.

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    Looks great, love the old signage! What kind of shift linkage did you go with?
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Really great build DMW56. Gonna start something else?
    Going to miss your build. Enjoyed watching along. Regards, Perley
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrodder43 View Post
    Really great build DMW56. Gonna start something else?
    Going to miss your build. Enjoyed watching along. Regards, Perley
    Yes, I've got to get back on my 50 Studebaker Champion and finish it. It's got a Fatman front subframe and suspension, S10 rear, 400 Chevy 700R4, Leather Trailblazer seats and console. I'm ready to pull the body off the frame, finish welding things up, cleaning it up, painting it, and putting it all back together.

    Plus I've got some Tri-Y headers for the Mustang, a Suregrip for the Challenger, some hood insulation for the Chevelle......... Then there's the 54 Stude pickup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Looks great, love the old signage! What kind of shift linkage did you go with?
    Gennie Shifter Swan tail mount
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    Got a new valve cover.





    And some pistripes





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    Ratty!

     



    What a fun looking truck. I love it! Very unusual combo, which makes it great!

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    Guess I'm doing this backwards but I already finished the truck.
    Here's what I started with a cab, an engine and a Minneapolis Moline tractor grille.





    The frame is from Spirit Industries. It's a 27 T roadster frame. Was cheaper than I could buy the metal at the time.


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    The rear is out of a 69 Camaro. 10 bolt, 3.73 Posi, new bearings, seals and axles. I removed the spring pads and welded on the hairpin/shock brackets.





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    Next to the front.
    Super Bell 4" drop I-beam with 40s style Ford Spindles. I started with the Model A bones but later changed to hairpins.




    The front brakes are 69-72 Chevy Mid-size 11" disc brake rotors and calipers.
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    Once the rolling chassis was mocked up I set the body on the frame. The body was channeled 4" and a floor frame of 1" tubing was installed.







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    Nice to revisit your truck . Everything about it has the "look" ,truly one of the nicest builds around . Wish you lived closer so I could eye ball it in person . LFE
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