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Old 09-01-2017, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default 1952 Ford F8

Well she hasn't seen sunshine for quite a while, and although she's still not finished; she starts, runs, drives and stops all on her own!!



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Old 09-01-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Grouse!

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Old 09-01-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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Pretty !!
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:09 PM   #4
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Nice. What kind of bed are you going to put on it? What are you gonna haul?
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Beautiful, I like trucks.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:12 PM   #6
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Beautiful truck... except the color... LOL.. not my truck, I have no say..
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:24 PM   #7
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Nice. What kind of bed are you going to put on it? What are you gonna haul?


Probably a wooden rack body. Not gonna haul much of anything, mostly for show.


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Old 09-01-2017, 05:25 PM   #8
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Beautiful truck... except the color... LOL.. not my truck, I have no say..


And what color did you paint your truck?


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Old 09-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #9
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Great looking big truck, are you going to put a dump body on it? Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #10
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Here it is in a quick video.
https://youtu.be/zB7x_d4iu9E


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Old 09-01-2017, 05:39 PM   #11
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Great looking big truck, are you going to put a dump body on it? Keep the pictures coming.


No I don't think a dump body. I think I'll stick to a wooden rack body.


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Old 09-01-2017, 05:56 PM   #12
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I know Ford big trucks used Lincoln engines; does this one have the new OHV or still the 337? I like it a lot either way!

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The Ford 279 (similar to Lincoln 317) was introduced for big job trucks in 1952.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:18 PM   #14
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Nice truck, you could give hay rides with a stake bed and a ladder.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:32 PM   #15
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I know Ford big trucks used Lincoln engines; does this one have the new OHV or still the 337? I like it a lot either way!


It has the original 317 y block.


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Old 09-01-2017, 06:33 PM   #16
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"rotorwrench" - Are you sure? I am kinda into fire trucks and knew a guy who had a '53 with a 279. The whole thing was very confusing, because everything we could find said the 279 was built for the 1954 model year only, for trucks only. We finally came to the conclusion that with fire trucks, the year is not that important and can vary a year or two. (I once had one titled as a 1974 Seagrave that was actually a 1973 Ford F900.)

Anyhoo, I always thought that the Big trucks initially used the 317 ci version, like the cars. Maybe the O/P will check back in and clear this up.

(Oooops, I guess he did while I was typing.)
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Grouse!

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First thing... I dont understand this comment???
Second... I love that thing!!... Wind 'er up and let 'er whistle Bubby!!... where are ya? I may gave some parts.... Mark
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:36 PM   #18
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Pilot,
IMHO that red makes it. It's got depth that bright reds just don't have, good
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:56 PM   #19
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First thing... I dont understand this comment???
Second... I love that thing!!... Wind 'er up and let 'er whistle Bubby!!... where are ya? I may gave some parts.... Mark

Gotcha! ....."grouse" = cool : late 60's early 70's "hippy era" saying

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So it's probably a Aussie/kiwi thing...sorry for the confusion

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Old 09-01-2017, 09:37 PM   #20
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Nice; Note on wood bed boards... like house deck boards... the curve of the growth rings ends go down, so it won't cup up on the edges. My factory bed is only half right in board installation. Newc
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