And Arthur loved the way the truck came out so much that he grabbed this stunner for his own collection. And not to mention a totally different type of hood hinge system. He's a master metal guy and I have most of the tools he doesn't have anymore, so we can handle the necessary metalwork; I just want to get an idea how much effort it's going to be. With the use of a pin, determine where the hinge placement should be The pin acting as the hinging point. Four-wheel power disc brakes were supplied to help this beast come to a halt.
Cut the outline drawing and lay it over the photo. Here are some pics of my custom truck. This design would be short lived because for 1948 Ford ramped up its design team and started production on the F-series pickups; the truck that would one day become one of the best-selling American-made automobiles in U. Restore your vehicle to a like-new condition with high-quality Ford repair panels from Raybuck. When sliding the front end on it not only self aligns it secure the front end and fasteners are only needed in the rear.
In the bare metal pic you can see the long relief cuts that I made to get the two hoods to mate. Because we know how important it is for you to find exactly what you want and need, we offer a wide selection of quality Ford repair panels, including: Rocker Panels — Cab Corners — Cab Mounts — Door Skins — Cab Floors — Chrome Bumpers — Bumper Brackets — Upper Wheel Arches — Door Bottoms — Pillars — Battery Trays — Bedside Sections — And more These are that will restore your Ford to its previous appearance and serve as a long-term solution for added life within your vehicle. Tilting One Piece Front Ends Most of the work to tilt a full fendered front end can be accomplished at the drawing table. Mercury trucks of this era did there grilles horizonally, I always thought it made the front end look like a 50's Dodge truck. With a bit of ingenuity this body can be adapted to a variety of mini truck frames.
The two-tone paint scheme gives the truck a modern look, while harkening back to its vintage roots. To help this rad ride stay cool, the original radiator was recored with a more modern core and altered to make room for an electric fan setup. When finished the hood lined up and opened and closed as stock. My truck was built using a 41 Ford car chassis so I positioned the front clip as stock and moved the cab back about Inches to get the rear of the front fenders just ahead of the door hinges. He then called back and said the '41 was narrower in back, and way different at front.
Ground wire required for electrical. Custom Stepside Bed Will not fit original '40 Ford Heavy Duty Features: - Double panel side walls, with a smooth grey gellcoat inner and outer finish. With the cab moved back the 41 Car hood is now to short. Torchie Thanks Chris for the clarification. First off, the multi-section hood was welded together to form a single piece.
Once finished these cabs look exceptional and should just about last forever, however, sit down and Please give some serious thought before ordering. Myabe someone else knows if a different model year will bolt right up. As it sits now, there's a 46 Ford cab with a Dodge bed on a S-10 frame shudder, I know. The 41 is the narrowest of those years. So for now, Art enjoys putting the feisty Ford through the ringer out on the twisty roads in Southern New York, and is always looking forward, contemplating his next big build.
I don't know them well enough to have caught that; truck bodies haven't been much of an area of study for me. Comes separately and requires professional installation. No interior, no insulation, tinted plexi windows, metallic blue paint like the Stone, Woods, and Cook Willys lettering on the doors, and a 6-71 Blower peekin' out the hood. A custom dual exhaust system was fabricated from scratch and routed out to a pair of chrome tips, exiting just below the bumper out back. Note: Factory installed floor braces may need to be trimmed or removed for desired fit. In the bare metal pic you can see the long relief cuts that I made to get the two hoods to mate. .
I'd like to gather as much information without having to track down the parts to try as I can. A Lokar shifter and boot handle the five speeds and looks great doing it. Love to see what some Hambers are doing with these. I wouldnt want to change them for the earlier style. For either double or single hinges, you must start by fiberglassing a 1 x 1 steel bar into the front end, just above and in front of the hinge point.