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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 Robert M. Simpson on October 3, 2011 at 6:25pm
Steve, are you going to use a chrome bumper? Where are you gonna get it rechromed?
Comment by Steve G on October 3, 2011 at 3:01pm
Ok I'm not crazy. Well that determination can not really be made by what I have to say. Hit a salvage yard today and found 1 front bumper. How much you ask. $20. I was gonna build the bumper and leave mine alone in case it didn't work out. I am gonna pull mine and go for broke. Here is the plan: Eliminate the plate recess, cut rectangular h***s in it for driving lights & weld the mounting bolts to it grinding the heads off for a blind mount. No bolts showing on the outside. That's the plan now to see how well it comes out.
Comment by Steve G on October 2, 2011 at 3:27pm
I'm bored! Called a guy who advertised F100 parts hoping to pick up a couple front bumpers so I could start on building my front bumper mockup. He wants $150 for the pair. Maybe I am the one who is nuts but I was thinking more like $20/each. They are old painted bumpers that aren't perfect in any way. Guess I won't be building the bumper today.
Comment by Bruce T. Lytle on October 2, 2011 at 2:48pm
Steve, I ain't afraid of working on them, it's just that  I know they are very carefully designed for the vehicle they are in, and I don't think my seating arrangement will come even close to the MK VIII's. The critters can hurt/kill you even when they work right. I just don't care to tempt fate any more in my life. ;<)
Comment by Steve G on October 2, 2011 at 12:03pm

Bruce since you said you were afraid of the air bags I assumed you had not taken it out of the column. Not sure what they would fetch but I remember days when used air bags would fetch in the $800 range a piece. I always wanted to mid engine with transaxle (Olds 455 from a Toronado) a short bed D50/ Plymouth Arrow.  I preferred the Arrow just because it was a Plymouth branded truck. Don't know what the '85 looks like but the one I wanted was the narrow grille area & the truck looked kinda like a wedge. The later ones looked like a block (flat nosed) just like full size trucks.


Yes I would try my best to keep it all lower than the top of the bed and use a bed cover and quiet mufflers. ;^}

Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 2, 2011 at 9:47am
Must be a good frame. My neighbor had a '03 Dodge (hemi) and while sitting, he got rear ended by a guy doing about 70 in a duramax. The Dodge got folded in half.
Comment by Bruce T. Lytle on October 2, 2011 at 9:08am

Woo Hoo! Went down to a buddy's place in Molalla yesterday, traded my suspension parts for his. The difference being, mine were rusty (from living in Ohio most it's life) and beat up (might have something to do with that hidden 9mm magazine I found), his weren't. As an added bonus, I got the Air Springs (that I didn't have) and level sensors! Got home too late to do anything with em. When the sun comes up, I'm going out to pressure wash and unload em from the truck.

Steve, Why would I take it to a shop to remove? It has been in my mind to have a custom wheel for it. If some one else already makes sumpin, I'll get it. I've already got the air bags out and set aside (way aside!) I should put em up on craiglist or ebay just to get rid of them. I've thought about taking them out in my field and setting them off, just to watch. (There is a procedure in the Lincoln manual on how to do it.)

Yeah, I've heard that commercial, I thought it strange. My 85 D50 has a boxed frame on it, I'd assumed everyone's truck frames were boxed.

Comment by Steve G on October 2, 2011 at 6:44am
Anyone paying attention to the new Chevy truck commercials? "Fully boxed frame for added strength to protect the most precious cargo you haul" I am para phrasing but that is pretty close to what they say about their fully boxed frame.
Comment by Robert M. Simpson on October 1, 2011 at 11:50am
Bruce, I live a couple of miles from the store/factory, pretty convenient, so yea I saw them in the store. they have lots of other really cool stuff in there also. I went on their website and asked why this other stuff isn't listed, but haven't heard back yet. As soon as I do, I'll post with the reply. Stuff may be listed in hard catalog.
Comment by Steve G on October 1, 2011 at 10:35am
Bruce couldn't you take the column in to a shop and have them remove the steering wheel. Buy an aftermarket steering wheel and adapter kit. Tada!

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