'72 Ford body onto 2002 F-150 chassis

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looking good...:cheers:
Looks good so far. :thumbs:
yes but the looks are being deceiving right now.....:eek:....... me looking at the truck for an hour > :wtf: .... LOL read below it will explain.






Well been working on the truck but ran into some problems getting things to line up, so I had to blow the front end apart again. The radiator core support isn't lining up with everything else. I marked where the mounts should be with everything bolted to it and lined up but it still isn't working out, my holes I drilled didn't end up right at all. (to far forward). So I had to stop and think this one out before doing any more fab work. The frame rails are different sizes from side to side and the driver side sit a 1/4" lower. Spacers will work to make up the difference but still need to get the mounts in the right spot. I have a plan to fix it so hope to have more pic's soon.
 

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Ok, so after a lot longer than I wanted I finally have the radiator core support done, as you can see from the pic's the first round hole I drilled didn't line up to well and you can really see it looking down through the bolt holes. Still not sure how I got it so far off :hmm:

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I leveled the frame to the shop floor and took some measurements. With the front end all lined up and bolted together you can see that the bottom of the radiator core support is at 26" on both sides but the top of the drivers side frame rail is 1/4" lower than the passenger side.

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So I took the supports I had cut off of the 2002 frame and cut them to match what I needed for each side.

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I then lined them up and tacked them into place.

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On the passenger side I cut right down through both the new plate and the frame then clamped it in place and welded it in.

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The drivers side I traced it onto the frame & cut it out. Then tacked it into place to check how it lined up.

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Burned in the drivers side, cut off the rounded part that was sticking out and welded in a little plate. and then ground everything smooth.

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So now I can bolt the front end back on and get back to the front bumper...
 

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Had an unexpected take-over of my shop.... a dam chevy moved in....LOL I ended up getting a great deal on a 1997 suburban parts rig for $450.00 (no engine or trany) but I needed a new fender, AC compressor and a bunch of small items for our suburban so a lot of left over parts to sell. I think I should be able to clear $2000.00 very easily, and that will help out the ol project a lot!

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The project might be on hold but that didn’t stop me from some fun with the boom truck from work again. Sure makes parting out a vehicle a lot easier.....


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So my wife says my truck is my mistress and that I spend more time with it then her, so today being Valentines Day I bought my truck a gift. a new dash bezel and white gauges..lol not really my wife got them for my Valentines gift. Here are a few before & then the new one.

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Have to say she did a very good job on picking out my gift this year...beats the box of chocolates any day.
 

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A buddy of mine has a 99 Ford F-150 and was running 24" wheels. He ran the tires down and went in for a new set but ended up with a whole new tire and wheel package so he brought over his old wheels and we put them up under the 2002/1972 truck. Now he says I should buy them from him.... He thinks it looks great but I'm not sold yet. He told me I could keep it parked on them until I make up my mind. Now I know this look isn't for everyone so I don't expect everyone to like it but I still would like some input here. The last pic is photo shopped to make it sit about 4" lower and that's how I like the look of it but please give me your thoughts on it.

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And the 4" lowered pic

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IMO the 24s are a lil bit too big and a lil too flashy. I think some nice 18 or 20s would look good.
 

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