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Old 03-01-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default 52 F-1 Panel

I'm going to start calling this truck Ruffus. I found the name scratched in the headliner. MW

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Old 03-01-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Neat panel truck you have there.

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What ! No rust holes? This is to easy! Very nice!
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:30 AM   #4
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Great looking Panel! You are in the right place for info. Ray
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:49 AM   #5
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Hi MW, welcome to the Barn!

I like that panel of yours, would you like to give a little roundup of what you have done/are doing/intend to do?

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Old 03-02-2014, 05:44 AM   #6
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:58 AM   #7
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Great truck, welcome
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:07 AM   #8
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Welcome, fellow 52 owner!
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:56 AM   #9
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 AM   #10
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Nice panel truck! And welcome aboard! I think you will like it better over here.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #11
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Hello and welcome from the other end of the world.. I know someone who lives out your way..
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Welcome. Nice truck.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #13
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Welcome to the Barn! Love the panel.

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Old 03-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #14
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That truck could reside with mine. Welcome.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:51 AM   #15
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Welcome nice truck O love it Rog MN
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:19 PM   #16
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Welcome aboard! We ♥ F-1's here!
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:17 PM   #17
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Welcome to the Barn. Had 2 F-1 panels. You got a super clean one!! Lot of F-1 guys here. Ken
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I found it 12/21/11 but paper was from Kansas. I really wanted A Colorado Tittle, seller thought he could get it done, low and behold on 2/22/14 I get a call and it's mine. $2,000 for a running 8ba (3 speed is gone ) but the linkage is all there and a 4 speed sits in it's place. I put wheel cylinders, a master and all the line in. Packed the bearings changed the fluids and as soon as I find a seat I'm going for a drive. It's in way better shape than I thought. I'm going to clean it up and put it on the road. Thanks for the positive replies . I'll have a few more pics. up soon. MW
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Welcome to the Barn! Like your panel!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:25 PM   #20
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Welcome, nice panel
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I found it 12/21/11 but paper was from Kansas. I really wanted A Colorado Tittle, seller thought he could get it done, low and behold on 2/22/14 I get a call and it's mine. $2,000 for a running 8ba (3 speed is gone ) but the linkage is all there and a 4 speed sits in it's place. I put wheel cylinders, a master and all the line in. Packed the bearings changed the fluids and as soon as I find a seat I'm going for a drive. It's in way better shape than I thought. I'm going to clean it up and put it on the road. Thanks for the positive replies . I'll have a few more pics. up soon. MW
Man,sounds like you got a heck of a deal!!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:36 PM   #25
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Very nice looking panel. Looks to be really nice in all the tough areas. I have built a couple panels and still have a 51 and a 52. Where in Colorado are you located? Welcome to the barn.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #26
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #27
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Darn nice 52, love the color
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #28
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Darn nice 52, love the color
Yep. Agree. That paint should buff right out, don't ya' think?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:12 PM   #29
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The Greeen is a custom color I'm guessing.... The red you can see is on the firewall and under side of the hood too. Looks like front fenders and grill were black. The paint code on the tag is SS so it's not on the chart I found. The truck started out in Kansas in a small town Water Dept. I would suppose they ordered it Red and Black. Would that make sense? I thought I might just go back to the red with black fenders.
Oh yeah I drove Ruffus to the car wash down the street today. Really need to put an Exhaust on him. WE will be pounding around Arvada real soon. MW
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:41 PM   #30
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I found a stuck intake valve #3 sprayed some penetrant down the guide. Tapped on the valve through the spark plug hole and it snapped shut. Really runs a lot better now. I put up a few more pics. of Ruffus on my page.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #31
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I put the best windows and latch parts I had back in the OE doors and put them back on the Ruffus where they belong. The paint is flaking off on the bottom of the doors that's bare metal showing not rust. I don't think it will take much to clean it up and paint the fenders black and the rest a close match to the red/orange that shows here and there.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:48 PM   #32
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The floor looks better than I thought it would now that the junk is out of it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:37 AM   #33
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That is a NICE truck. I'm sure you'll have fun with it. Like Shadetree said, we love F-1's, we have a '51 Pickup and a '53 F-100 Panel Truck.
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Welcome to the site! That is a fantastic truck and really in superb shape. You got a real deal for that price. I love panel trucks.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:36 AM   #35
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Shad tree that truck wasnt that clean when it was new Nice truck
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Love the peace sign inside the back door!
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right up my street , love it ...jim.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:29 PM   #38
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I wanted to thank everyone for the comments. I think the positive attitude here in the Barn is a great reflection on all of you. Thanks again. MW
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Great Panel. Keep posting those progress pics. I'll start doing the same next month on my '48 Panel.

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