found 1948 F-1 that was in a barn for 20 yrs. So far added IFS by Heidts and a explorer rear end with limited slip, disk brakes. 350 chev w 700r4 for go. Working on body next. Learning to weld with MIG for body repairs. The frame was acid washed, wire brushed and sanded then primered and painted flat black. Rear springs are original with four leafs removed. Each leaf was wire brushed and degreased then painted flat black with rattle can. All the bushings and pins replaced.
Continuation of body work, Grill, lower and upper panels were soda blasted. All fenders were sand blasted. I put the fenders on to see how the 2" dropped front spindels and 3" lower rear end looks. I kind of like it, the original set up was pretty high about 4" off fender above the tires. I think the front end will probably drop another 2" after it gets driven around.
Took a break from fender rust repair and cleaned up the windglass frames. A friend who has a 1940 ford coupe suggested I don't replace them as you can get a window to fill the door window completely. But
I like to old look with the windglass. My truck will look stock, just like someone would drive it to work. The only tell will be the laker exhaust pipes sticking out from under the running boards, that somethings amiss.
The two pictures on the end I'd like to remove..