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Old 02-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #31
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Been working on a '65 Ford F100 Shortbed w/ 390ci and 4 on the floor for a couple years. Has come a long way compared to the condition I found it. Made a lot of progress on it but always something to do. Had a 352 but replaced with the 390 which I had totally rebuilt a year ago. Next big item is getting it painted.

Looks like the body is it good shape and no rust. Guess you don't have to deal with the road salt that we do. Its a killer on the vehicles.
Very kool- The old 390 is a bull
Only salt is down on the coast - I steer clear of used vehicles from down there
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Congrats Hossfly, LMC should have the chrome that you are missing. Shoot them an email and they will send you a catalog with everything they have for that model truck. I have an 83 C-10 with a 350 with a 700R4, a great truck to play with or haul a load with. The 700R4's really work better with a shift kit and a few upgrades, the 350 options are almost endless.

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Congrats Hossfly, LMC should have the chrome that you are missing. Shoot them an email and they will send you a catalog with everything they have for that model truck. I have an 83 C-10 with a 350 with a 700R4, a great truck to play with or haul a load with. The 700R4's really work better with a shift kit and a few upgrades, the 350 options are almost endless.
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I'll do that- Figured JC Witney wud have it but nope-
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i did a 57 Chevy very similar for a customer using a Nova subframe. if i ever did another, i would use an aftermarket frame instead. lot of cutting and fitting and welding!
Yes it was. Those after market frames are very nice.
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Yes it was. Those after market frames are very nice.
57 Chevies are like 1911's
Lots of aftermarket goodies to be had
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Nice score Hoss, 205mph real nice love the 56's almost had my hands on a 49 years ago.

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Looks like a very nice truck for a project,new paint will make her look new again. I enjoy messing around with older vehicles on the metal,painting,and mechanical....Enjoy!!

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YES SIR , I do know better than that.! Only my demented humorous attempt
at a very "High' compliment..!
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Congratulations, HOSSFLY! Looks like a beautiful truck.
I envy you the project!

Here’s one I did a few years back. A Silverado 1500 converted to a dually. No adapters. One ton rear end and front suspension. Put in a small block 400 with headers, four-core radiator and a 4-speed automatic built for the drag strip. Did most of it in my driveway. It was quick away from a light!

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Congratulations, HOSSFLY! Looks like a beautiful truck.
I envy you the project!

Here’s one I did a few years back. A Silverado 1500 converted to a dually. No adapters. One ton rear end and front suspension. Put in a small block 400 with headers, four-core radiator and a 4-speed automatic built for the drag strip. Did most of it in my driveway. It was quick away from a light!
I knew a guy who did a truck like that... But he used the dually rear end out of a tow truck. It was the same length as a standard rear end, so it doesnt have the fenders that stick out, he did have to make the inner wheel wells deeper though...
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