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cab dolly, diy, do it yourself, f100, ford, how to, restoration, shop truck, wood dolly -

Project Shop Truck is a 1957 Ford F100 that we are building into a hot rod shop truck. During inspection we realized that the cab had a lot of rot.  Not anything that is uncommon to these old trucks and they are all parts that are available.  However, the rear window frame was rotten and in our search for a new window frame we found a cab that was more solid than ours.  Cab swap! Now this "new" cab has surface rust, but is very solid with minimal rot.  So we think it is a stronger candidate.  We won't know...

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In Project Shop Truck, we are at the point where we need to remove the cab of the 1957 Ford F100 from the frame so we can get to work on the TCI Suspension upgrade to the chassis. This will include welding in a new Mustang II front suspension and doing a c-notch kit with the parabolic spring kit.  We will also be installing a 1969 Mustang gas tank into the rear of the frame so we don't have the gas tank inside the truck cab anymore. When we rebuild the original Ford 9" posi rear-end, we will also be...

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diy, do it yourself, f100, ford, how to, truck bed, wood dolly -

Our next project is called Project Shop Truck that will be a 1957 Ford F100 Styleside short bed.  The truck will have a Mustang II front end from TCI, rear leafs from TCI, and a 351 with a C6 automatic.  But more on the project details and designs later... This post is about how to build your own wooden dolly to put the truck box on to move around and work on. For this project you will need the following: One (1) 4x4x10 Six (6) 2x4x10 Two (2) 5" Casters Two (2) 5" Swivel and locking Casters Box of 2 1/2"...

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british car, classic cars, custom cars, hot rod, restoration, sports car, sunbeam alpine -

IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH THE FIRST DAY… About a week ago now I was searching Craigslist as I usually do and I came across an add that caught my attention. It was for a 1966 Sunbeam Alpine V. Now, I don’t mind British sports cars so I thought I would check out this project. It ended up that a lot of money was already invested. Body, paint, chrome, engine, and a new wiring harness were all new or rebuilt. The rest, well it was in boxes. It also came with a factory steel hardtop. It seemed to be something worth...

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