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Old 05-04-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default 1951 Ford F1 stock build

Ok so I am new to the Barn! Hope I can figure this out.starting a 1950 ford f1 stock restoration. I have the truck down to the bare frame. How do I check to make sure the frame is straight? Do I need to take it to a shop? Just want to start off the correct way. Thanks
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Barn!

You can check the frame using a tape measure to check diagonals, from left-front to right-rear and vice versa. Set the frame on jack stands and measure off the floor at front and rear to check for twists/bends. The workshop manual has a pretty good write-up on doing this, and includes this diagram.
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Thanks for the info! I will give that a try.
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:33 AM   #4
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You can get an 8 foot straight edge at the hardware stores (for sheet rock & plywood sheet measurements). This will help with straightness checks.
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