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1942 Ford F-450

As some of you know the wife and I are in the process of buying a 1942 Ford 1 1/2 ton truck. Deal should be finalized in the next day or so and then on Friday this week I will go and pick it up.

I am starting this thread as a way to keep track of progress and for everyone to give me ideas and encouragement when I get over whelmed.

So this is what I will have to work with.

Regular cab long frame.
Flathead V8
Manual Trans
Possible 2 speed rearend
Good cab, hood and fenders

Ideas

4-53T Detroit Diesel with Jake
SAE #2 Bell housing
Road Ranger 10 speed splitter
duel stacks and saddle tanks
Custom flat bed
40's era 5 hole aluminium wheels
Marmon Harrington AWD conversion (if I can find one. Porbably wont happen).

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Subscribed...a unique build to say the least. What about a front axle out of a 70s era f600?

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Thats a cool truck nice find

2007 F250 king ranch 6.0 powerstroke
SCT w/ custom tunes from innovative
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FINALLY SOLD!!!!
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Subscribed...a unique build to say the least. What about a front axle out of a 70s era f600?
I an trying to keep the original bolt pattern or maybe step up to a 10 lug bolt pattern. I have though about deuce and a half axle's.
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what bolt pattern is it?

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The big five.

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The big five.
Wow that really narrows your choices...I like the duece idea. cheap and bullet proof

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Wow that really narrows your choices...I like the duece idea. cheap and bullet proof
Yup!

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I dont know if a 4-53 would really get that thing moving... A 6v71 surely would. I would love to put a 6.0 in a 50s F100 and run tall stacks out of the bed or next to the bed...
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Im currently building a 73 chevy stepside and swapped out the 1/2 axles for 1 ton military axles out of a 86 chevy. Everyone was like yeah yeah simple swap...Nope had to weld on new spring perches and shock mounts. Biggest PIA was making sure the axle was centered. I have my fingers crossed that you find an axle that fits in all nice a purdy like.

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Exterior: 8inch Rize 4Link, traction bars, Deaver Leafs, Raceline Rims, 37inch Toyos M/Ts, Leer Cap, Bushwacker Pocket Flares, Tints, Lights and little stuff
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