bill lanfear Posted July 4, 2019 Share Posted July 4, 2019 Started on a new build for my "day in 1979" diorama. I learned how to drive in a 62 Ford flatbed pickup and later we had a 64 1 ton dually flatbed that I put some miles on. This build will be a tribute to the dually. I am using the 66 Moebius stepside kit for this. I am making parts along the way as I build this conversion. This will be an all wood flatbed and the cab will be caribean blue/green. I started with the frame and stretched it to the longer cab and chassis wheelbase. Next was finding a dana rear axle. I used the firestone 78 Ford rear axle as it is for an F350. An issue I had right away was 1 ton leaf springs. I got on my computer and researched some pictures and made the rear springs with over loads. They are not 100% accurate for a 1966 but are close enough for me. Next up was altering the front fenders for F350. This was simple as I just took away the inner radius to achieve the right fenders. Next up was the wheels. I needed Ford 6 lug wheels and truck tires so I made some for this build. I will offer the wheels and everything else on my website "Rookieresin.com". I also made a straight axle for the front and used the firestone 4x4 springs for the right ride height. The 1:1 springs a flatter but I opted for the higher front end. Painted and weathered the tire/wheels and just set them up for a mock up and checking everything. I sanded off the chrome trim on the cab and hood and started on the bed and made a new dash bezel as the 350's had a different gauge cluster. Thanks for looking and comments are welcome! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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