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1959 F250 6 Replies

Started by Mauricius Helio Wegner. Last reply by Mauricius Helio Wegner Mar 3, 2013.

IRS install in a Ford pickup 9 Replies

Started by Steve G. Last reply by Steve G Nov 18, 2011.

Favorite project 4 Replies

Started by Bryce GRIFFITH. Last reply by Steve G Oct 30, 2011.

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Comment by William C. Howells on March 15, 2012 at 10:13pm

 Hey group, Been a long time since I posted last. I've got this International L130 49-52  (not sure of the year.) 1ton. I've been thinking of putting in a dodge motor & drive train in it. Just wondering if anyone would know what might work?

Comment by Robert M. Simpson on December 19, 2011 at 9:36pm

What's goin on? I found a guy to do my fenders. He's probably gonna do the rest of the body work too. I picked up a Plymouth Gran Fury (mid 80's). Paid $400 for it. I'm gonna use the suspension and motor and some other stuff. Every thing is at my cousins shop so he can do some tear down and other work while I'm out on the road. Hopefully most of everything will be done by June or July.

Comment by Steve G on October 16, 2011 at 6:31pm
Added some pics of the most recent changes. Did a plate recess delete on the front bumper along with blind mount. Changed the badges on the hood. Got the stone guard and hood primered.
Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 3, 2011 at 11:07pm
Thanks Steve.
Comment by Steve G on October 3, 2011 at 10:23pm



Check here. Call Riff and tell him Steve from Indianapolis sent you. If he doesn't have one he may know where to get one. He may be able to set you up with fenders as well. Not positive he goes back that far but he may. I know of another place in AZ that may be able to help. I will have to find their info though.

Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 3, 2011 at 7:38pm
Ah Ha! So your're the culprit. lol. I found it fairly confusing until I got used to it (the order in the forums). All of a sudden, stuff changed. Does make better sense now that it's changed. Using my calibrated eyeball I think Ididit has a A/C unit that will work in my '39. I'm gonna have to figure out what I'm gonna do about a hood ornament. Saw one on E-Bay a while back for my truck. Real nice condition and rare. $700. Oh sh=t.
Comment by Bruce T. Lytle on October 3, 2011 at 7:28pm

Yea! I asked gearhead (webmaster) to get the sort order right on the forums, it worked! Thanks Gearhead!

I spoke with Ididit today, they pointed me to Vintage Air, and yeah, they got something that'll work. And they have a local distributor.

On the Ford IRS, Saturday, I went down to a friends place, he has two trucks in his shop he's put them in. One his '53 Ford PU, and an Econoline PU. The Econoline he put the one I originally had and chopped up the front mounts on. He'd taken a piece of 2x4 Square tubing, inserted the mount in the ends, and welded it to the top part of the sub-frame, where it goes over the differential flange. It pretty much puts it at the same level as the rear mount, nice and clean. The `53 he mounted one unmodified in. Both nice.

I'm rebuilding the Lincoln front end and found something (not to) interesting. You can't get just an upper ball joint for them, ya gotta buy the whole upper control arm. Lincoln want's $273 for it, Moog, only $63. hmm.... All together though it's a little over $200 for new bushings, tie rods, ball joints, etc. not to bad (I think) to rebuild the whole thing.

Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 3, 2011 at 7:19pm
I know what you mean about being bored. I just got picked up by a company that had me down in TX for 2 wks doing safety, orientation and compressor maint. I haven't heard anything from them other than when I was down there, I'm supposed to go to Arkansas for my first assignment. It's hard to really get into something just to have to leave it. I've been struggling with the front fenders on the '39. They have some rust but been banged pretty bad. Trying to them straight and straighten the contours of the fenders is hard and time consuming. I'm having to do quite a bit of metal shrinking to get all the dents and creases smoothed out.
Comment by Steve G on October 3, 2011 at 6:35pm
I plan on having it chromed when it is done. Not sure where I will get it done. I will start looking locally. I know there is a place in Memphis but hoping not to go that far. Then again might make for a nice getaway. Things like this are what happens when I get bored!
Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 3, 2011 at 6:32pm
I got a response from Ididit. All they said was,'yes they sell Vintage Air'. Maybe they'll put it on their website.

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