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Old 03-21-2017, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default 1952 F-1 Project

We have both a 27 and a 35 Tudor, but have been looking for a truck project since I retired 18 months ago... brought this home Sunday...
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:04 PM   #2
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Don't know why some of the pictures rotated... original flathead and optional four speed still in and running... just need to start hunting parts for the restoration!
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Looks like a good, solid project - enjoy!
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:57 PM   #4
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Thanks! Plans are to keep the original drive train, perhaps lower slightly with Posie springs, and update the brakes to front disks, the rest remains stock...
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Sweet! You will find the 52 parts are tougher to track down that every other year but they are out there. Enjoy the adventure and keep us posted.

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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Nice project truck !
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:31 AM   #7
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Sweet! You will find the 52 parts are tougher to track down that every other year but they are out there. Enjoy the adventure and keep us posted.
I'm starting to experience this already...front fender extensions for starters...
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Congrats!

I also have a 52 f1, purchased about 2 months ago. It's been keeping off the couch and in the garage nightly. So, I'm helping the truck get a new life and it's helping me

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:39 AM   #9
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That's my plan as well, thanks for the encouragement
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:43 AM   #10
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The fender extensions are hard to find, no matter what year( 48-50 or 51-52 ) I was lucky, I found 2 NOS ones for my 1950. Fiberglass is out there. Carpenter's is working on them. Don't know if he has released them yet. Nice truck.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:29 AM   #11
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On the driver's side head, what's that thing sticking
up a "mile" off the head?
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #12
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Block heater.... one on each head.... they're both coming off!
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Nice old truck! I've just started in on a 49 and plans are just about the same as you. I hope you post a lot of what you do so us new F-1 guys can learn along with you.
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The fender extensions are hard to find, no matter what year( 48-50 or 51-52 ) I was lucky, I found 2 NOS ones for my 1950. Fiberglass is out there. Carpenter's is working on them. Don't know if he has released them yet. Nice truck.
Carpenter is reportedly on "hold" with fenders after very poor quality prototype parts from China.

Be careful with used/nos extensions. F1 is different from F2/3 but only due to a bigger opening in the fender for the tires for the F2/3.

The 48-52 F series fenders and extensions suffer from an internal brace at the joint. This often collects debris and moisture between them and the outer fender panel causing rust out, and more importantly swelling and distortion of the outer panels. It looks like you may have some of that so be sure that the metal is brought back to proper shape when the fenders are worked on.

For fiberglass please consider http://www.wescottsauto.com/WebCatal...up-C72-C73.pdf
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:39 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the replies... Karl, thank you for the link to the glass fenders... I may consider them as an option if I can't get the steel to work. I've got three corvettes, there's nothing wrong with fibreglass...
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Thought I should post an update.... lots of the old sheet metal off, I've collected a new box, rears and running boards so far... working now on stripping down to the frame in preparation for sandblasting and painting it, and then the restoration really begins...
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:36 AM   #17
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My favorite of the F-1's is the 1952 body style. Great looking truck. How about a photo of that '35 too?
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:53 AM   #18
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Looks good so far, glad you have the talent to restore, keep the progress posts coming, I like the old trucks.
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Very nice work!
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Cant beat a old truck, looking good!
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