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Old 09-22-2003, 03:22 PM
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I purchased a Fairlane front end for my 48 F1. The previous post was right about the poor initial fit of these front ends. I had to do alot of modifications to it to get a good fit, including re-arching the hood to cowl area, making a new brace to hold the hood shape, sectioning of the lower fenders and numerous other mods. Don't expect to just buy one and pop it in place. The article on the 53 nose is over at the Ford Truck Enthusiast web site. It was written by John Niolan. I have talked to him by email at that site a few times and we both agree about the fit problems of these parts. I have some pics at that site that show the process of my installation in the Gallery area of the site. Mine are at Jim's 48 F1. Mr Niolan also has an excellent site there about his 53. Might be worth your time to check it out.
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