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Old 03-27-2014, 09:01 PM   #41
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Wow! This truck is going to look NICE this color. I normally don't like blue all that much on vehicles except Bimini blue, but this shade is very nice!

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It is a handsome color. I'm sure whatever color you chose will be a winner.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #42
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Supposedly that's Sheridan Blue?
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:41 PM   #43
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You may be able to re-gear the stock rear axle. I have heard conflicting reports on using new Dana 44 parts in the Dana 41 axle. It is something worth looking into though.
This can be done, I built my rear axle (1951 f1) with an auburn posi unit for dana 44 and a used 3:54 ring and pinion from an 80's or 90's jeep cherokee or wagoneer (cant remember). turned down my original bearing to use as "setup bearings" and bought a timken rebuild kit for dana 44 on epay. The tricky part of this rebuild is that the axle side gears for the f1 are 19 spline, the later model dana 44 stuff is 31 spline. you can get carriers from early jeeps that are 19 spline but they usually will only accept ring and pinion sets up to 4:11 or 3:93 from what I can remember. I got lucky, as the auburn posi unit was built for 3:73-3:23 or some to tall for drag racing ratio, so it was on super sale. I'm running a mustang v6 t5 with this setup and a flathead, problem is I never use 5th gear, only on I-80 going to bonneville. The best part of the stock axle is the bolt circle, 5 on 5.5, you keep that and can run stock 16" wheels and all manner of early ford hubcaps. Glad your'e saving another one!!!

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:56 PM   #44
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And more inspiration for me. I don't like the red wheels or stake bed rails, but otherwise, very much what I want to paint it now.

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:14 PM   #45
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Looks like you're off to a good start, enjoy ITV1
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:17 AM   #46
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Thanks.. Much appreciated.

No longer concerned with this...

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:29 AM   #47
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We'll agree to disagree. By your own emails, you were shopping other sellers for a better price. Not a done deal from my end if you are looking to shave a few bucks off.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #48
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:21 AM   #49
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kWow, a jr. member attacking a sr. member who has contributed quite a bit to this forum for a long time. Not such a great start.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #50
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:31 PM   #51
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Not worth talking about anymore.

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Old 03-29-2014, 07:58 PM   #52
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Well, if anyone still cares to speak to me, I found the VIN on the right frame rail... all that's legible is RC401413... There is an upside down RC, like they were going to stamp it one direction, and changed their mind possibly? It was a little close to the motor mount rivet area.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:30 PM   #53
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Went to the swap meet today... Full set of Bob Drake flathead valves and guides for $80. I also got a small chromed air cleaner for ten bucks. I also got a bicycle I could resell and make back the money I spent. It was a good day. The weather was PERFECT too!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:06 PM   #54
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Yep, need a radiator support, and some crossmember repair. I believe I have this gauge. If not it's very close!

The 8BA, now with a little more elbow room.



Yep, rad. support is officially toast.



Crossmember isn't much better. I think I can fix it though.

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Old 04-07-2014, 04:41 AM   #55
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Found a radiator support, and the bolt/spring kit. Thanks to all those who offered one....
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