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Old 03-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by crownver View Post
This truck is a '77 Ford F100 shortbox. Nothing special, right? So, as I said I'm using it to practice, and to have some fun.

I had an idea for the truck that may be dumb. You know how the '56 Ford trucks had that eyebrow, peak, whatever you want to call it? Was thinking of doing that to this truck. Just not sure how it would look. Tried to mock it up last night with some 1/2" flat bar and construction paper but that didn't work.

One way I thought of doing it was to slice just above where the rubber goes along the top of the windshield, and then across the roof about 6" back, and move that piece forward a couple of inches. Maybe take an extra slice off to drop it a bit. Just don't know how to figure where the second cut should be to keep the slope similar. Also concerned about welding across the roof without warping the roof badly.

Any ideas, opinions?
You know I was thinking about what you said, about your 1977 Ford truck not being anything special and you referenced a 56 Ford for some of the modifications that you where planning on. Well I got my driver's license bock in 1971 and was looking for old cars for a few years before that. When I was 14 owned a 54 Chevy, when I was 15 I bought a 56 Chevy 2 door post, these cars where 17 and 15 years old at the time, that would be like somebody Hot Rodding a 96, or 98 Chevy Impala...."Crownver", your truck is 36 years old, a 36 year old Ford truck when I was younger at 16 would have been a 1935 Ford. Sure they made a lot more 77's than 35's but, putting everything in prospective...You may not think it special but, as Brian pointed out with the Photos of the "Show Truck", with passion and attention to detail it certainly can be...just like a 35 Ford would have been back in 71 and if the truck is kept in good shape, how will it be looked upon 30, 35 years from now? What we discount today, we often regret later.

Just something that I thought about last night before I signed off.

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