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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 12:38 p.m.

Exhaust finished 

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/26/21 2:04 p.m.

Cool truck and it looks like they did a nice job on the exhaust.

I wonder if you can find any traces of the original color under there.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 4:10 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

Cool truck and it looks like they did a nice job on the exhaust.

I wonder if you can find any traces of the original color under there.

Still nothing on the original color. Taking it home now. 

 

While I was photographing our 87 Land Cruiser, ran into this. 

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/26/21 6:59 p.m.

Good score! The underside pics must drive rust belt people crazy. 

Azryael
Azryael Reader
2/26/21 7:15 p.m.

Now I want one of these.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 7:24 p.m.

Got a sample and comp to work with. Yes! 
 

 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1951-ford-f-1-pickup-22/

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/26/21 7:30 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Now you know what not to do (wheels) lol

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 9:49 p.m.
Azryael said:

Now I want one of these.

Buy this :) 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 9:50 p.m.
OHSCrifle said:

Good score! The underside pics must drive rust belt people crazy. 

Thanks! 
 

Having  no windows really bother me. I have all glass and 1/4 window 

need to sort out and install 

 

front tires rubbing jn turns 

need to grt under there and sort it out 

 

but man she runs amazing 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/26/21 9:51 p.m.
yupididit said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Now you know what not to do (wheels) lol

Exactly ;) 

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
2/26/21 10:20 p.m.

Too bad there is so little Ford left in it. But is sure looks way prettier than a similar era GM.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/27/21 6:05 p.m.
TurnerX19 said:

Too bad there is so little Ford left in it. But is sure looks way prettier than a similar era GM.

Yup that part is out of my control 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/27/21 6:06 p.m.

Waiting on all parts ordered 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/28/21 8:44 p.m.

Looking at this for build copy 

 

wawazat
wawazat Dork
2/28/21 8:54 p.m.

Nice score dude!  
 

I'm generally not a fan of that particular vintage Ford truck but that last pic/color scheme really works.  

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/28/21 8:54 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Excellent choice. 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
2/28/21 9:37 p.m.

I kind of like the wheels that are on your truck now, with those hubcaps, although painting them some other color might help.  Getting rid of the white walls would be nice though...

Cool project.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/28/21 10:53 p.m.
wawazat said:

Nice score dude!  
 

I'm generally not a fan of that particular vintage Ford truck but that last pic/color scheme really works.  

Thank you sir 

 

funny all my car friends seem to hate this vintage Ford. 
 

wife said "this is the best looking car you brought home in 3 years" 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/28/21 10:54 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Excellent choice. 

Gracias!

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/28/21 10:55 p.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

I kind of like the wheels that are on your truck now, with those hubcaps, although painting them some other color might help.  Getting rid of the white walls would be nice though...

Cool project.

Thank you. The current wheels are growing on me 

 

I gotta figure out the suspension this week. Can't even turn the front wheels without serious rub 

 

not sure if the offset is wrong due to disc brakes 

 

a friend suggested airbags but thats $5k 

 

might have to look into front coil overs or figure out a way to raise it a bit 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/28/21 11:04 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

Looking at this for build copy 

 

 

That's perfect down to the blue F O R D lettering

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/1/21 8:31 a.m.

I have a hunch, and if it's in the thread already and I missed it then apologies, that the front suspension has been completely replaced with something else.  Like Mustang II or 2nd gen F-body front and discs along with it.  Good way to get a wheel to body mismatch going.

Maybe the easy button is a wheel swap and add spacers to the back to get the width back in it (or just fronts that clear things better that match the rear wheel style).

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/1/21 9:35 a.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

I have a hunch, and if it's in the thread already and I missed it then apologies, that the front suspension has been completely replaced with something else.  Like Mustang II or 2nd gen F-body front and discs along with it.  Good way to get a wheel to body mismatch going.

Maybe the easy button is a wheel swap and add spacers to the back to get the width back in it (or just fronts that clear things better that match the rear wheel style).

Yes it's a Malibu front end . If wheel swap works that's what I will do, as easy button is ok 

mAin issue is I know 0 about these things 

 

so I don't even know which wheels to start with. I am a JDM guy in the wrong world 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/1/21 9:39 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Maybe find some g body rally wheels for cheap to test fitment

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/1/21 11:00 a.m.

I think I'd measure the current, get an idea of how much the outer lip needs to come in towards the body, and call somebody like Summit Racing or US Wheel and just play dumb until they got me hooked up with a couple of new fronts to fit.  OR take it to a local tire & wheel place and play dumb.  Playing dumb is key here, don't ask me why.

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