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Old 12-31-2015, 02:23 PM
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My Ford project. Sigh............

As I stated in the introductions, A friend talked me into getting this truck. Some friend! 1st off, the engine runs excellent. That is a start as I am not a mechanic. But as you can see, she has a wee bit of a frame issue, among other things, We will be starting with the frame.

Have a couple questions before I get started on this though. Need some Ford know how.

1st I have factory 2 fuel tanks. I want to drop the front tank for the time being while I do some frame work. The question is, are the tanks connected with a return line if I am running off of the rear tank. I will have the in cab switch set on the rear tank, Just drop the tank and cap the lines? Or is there something else I have to do?
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:27 PM
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Here are some more of the frame. I went to a local junkyard a acquired 2 sections of bus frame to use for this repair. Not bad for 20.00 bucks.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:37 PM
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I know there were some variations in valving between the tanks in those years but I think if you cap your lines and leave the selector on your other tank you should be ok.

And holy hell... That is some rust! Whereabouts are you from to get that kind of rust? Guessing northeast or upper midwest?
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:05 PM
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Man I'm not sure that's a good footing for a 'project.'

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Old 12-31-2015, 03:56 PM
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I agree with Frank on the lines. I will never bitch about rust here after seeing that!
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:03 PM
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Wow. I would get a whole frame to set the body on.
Not sure I would patch a bunch of pieces of frame together
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:55 PM
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I will find out just how bad the frame is. I all felt along it and it seems to be in just those 2 areas. One on each side. I plan on cutting the donor sections down to fit inside as a liner. I think it will work ok.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:58 PM
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Wow. I would get a whole frame to set the body on.
Not sure I would patch a bunch of pieces of frame together
That to me is a huge amount of work. This is a weekend.
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You going to use something like POR15 on the frame?
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You going to use something like POR15 on the frame?
First I am going to tac a plate to the outside of them frame after I level it up a bit. Then I can pull the body off to make life easier. After it is stripped I will needle scale it and see where I stand. Go from there. definitely going to do something when I am done. Por15, Naval jelly, something.

This was a plow truck. It was parked in a yard most of the time. That's why the frame is so bad.
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