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Here is my 50 ford im building

Discussion in 'Classic Ford Trucks - Pre 1973' started by creed247, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. creed247

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    Runs and drives. Nine inch rearend off late 70's ford pickup. Need original bed for it next along with mustang ll steering system.

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    Big block or small block?
     
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    Good looking truck, I like the old Fords.
     
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    has an olds 307 in it when i bought it. runs great so i am going to leave it in until I get suspension done then Ill decide on what motor I want to use. Was thinking about 460... but just have to see about money. I know i can build a healthy 350 for cheaper but would like to keep all ford.
     
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    looks like a good start. i really like my 5.0 lt. h/o power plant. good luck

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    That is sweet. Small block would be nice to. Is it fuel injected or carbureted?
     
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    Whats the interior look like shag766?
     
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    it's injected with buckets and floor shift, auto. i am still working on interior albeit slowly. trying to find buckets that are smaller. these interiors are tight to say the least. any thought's appreciated.
     
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    I would love mine to be injected. I have no clue on buckets, I have been looking all over trying to figure out which would be the best.
     
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    i have a hold on a pair of buckets out of a fiero so i can check them out. he won't sell till i get a look. maybe, it's a pretty small car. as far as the injected motor goes, i think there were lots of fords with the 5 lt injected but the h/o might prove more difficult.
     
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    Let me know if they work. And Ive been looking at some 5.0s and may get one thats not an HO and do my own upgrades. It dont have to be real fast I just want it to sound great and run good.
     
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    Nice trucks!! I had a 51 Ford wiht a 350 in it. I sold it when we had our first child and I have missed it ever since.
     
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    Have been extremely busy but finally got to order some parts for my 50 ford. Ive got a mustangII rack and pinion kit ordered and on its way. Gonna have power steering disk brakes and coil spring. Also just got in my 32" chrome tilt steering collumn. Gonna be comfortable driver soon I hope. Will put some pics up soon.
     
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    That's going to be a nice ride with power steering, disc brakes and coil springs.
     
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    If Creed don't mind I took some pictures of some of the new parts he has in my eagles nest where I keep Victoria
    Up on the top shelf is all new brake calipers, spindles, very cool rotors and a all new interior and rack system and steering column
    Creed has been a busy musician, engine builder, house builder and know a father.
    He scores a dandy hood with all the chrome trim and nice and straight
    He is enjoying it as a daily driver and things are going good :drum:

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    Why spend all the time and money to put a Mustang front suspension under it? These trucks ride and drive fine with the original suspension,and you aren't going to be road racing it,so why worry about how it handles in the corners at speed?

    What's wrong with a old truck that drives like a old truck?

    BTW,you can't rebuilt a GM 350 any cheaper than you can rebuilt a 302 or 351W.
     
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    To the first I aggree with you not, because my 1956 F100 had a MustangII-front suspension with disc breakes when I bought it. The first : the breakes gives you a better feeling also at high speed and the suspension is more comfortably then the old ones. The car isn´t not "swimming" on the road.
    My F100 got also a additional after market pwr steering from Speedway motors, so now I can turn the steering wheel with one finger... and that´s comfortably !
    I don´t wanna miss it !

    To the second: I confirm with you !!! It´s a shame, to convert a Ford to a Chevy by build in a Chevy engine !
    My Ford has a 351 with a HEI Distributor and drves like a modern car with it.
    Also it has a 9" rear axle with the strenght also for more power.
    I parted the Pickup in all his parts till the last screw, overhault it or give new parts to it while building it together to the actually performance.
    Heres are some pics and a short video from the first drive after 14 month.
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    @creed247:
    Good luck with your project ! Make the Pick up new, so as you like, the 50´s
    trucks are rare and nice objects!


    Greetings from Leipzig, Germany

    Peter

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    Creed !! where ya been son ?
    :boink:Ok!! I will update this thread for you

    He has a 460 ready and sitting on my engine stand, wait! looks like it is his engine stand

    This will be a great cruiser and is moving forward the front end is a must do..
    We got some good news yesterday!!! our friend is going to get the truck in a stall so they can get
    moving on it :cool2:

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    So true Pete, and Creed is going to spay the interior about the same color as your truck, He has all new head liner and we set it in and it sure looks good, it's a light gray and he is moving forward on it, Trans, engine, is ready to be installed :becky:, it's been a very busy year for him and looking forward to getting the olsmobile 307 and trans out and get the frontend in and set for the 460 :yo:
     
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    that 56 is really nice for sure. its a model we don't see up here very often for whatever reason i don't know. really like the colour.

    !! It´s a shame, to convert a Ford to a Chevy by build in a Chevy engine !

    i agree wholeheartedly with that statement. you go to a show or cruise and a really nice car or truck pulls in and when they lift the hood, it is cross bred. why bother spending large $$ on the body and cosmetic's just to screw it up cross breeding the power train. makes no sense to me. but, opinion's are like a-holes. everybody has one. lol

    "He has a 460 ready and sitting on my engine stand"

    that will be different and neat at the same time. i can understand why you want it moved forward a bit. good luck guy's keep us updated pls.
    i have a 67 f camper special in nice-nice shape with the original 6 cyl that runs good. i have a 390 with trans i was going to drop in but a buddy of mine talked me out of doing it. it is for sale and his logic was leave the orig in it as is and offer the 390 to go with it. lots of people will want it pure stock. their choice. it made sense to me.
     
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