My '63 Unibody (Integral Cab)

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by BobbyFord, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I was first to like that post and the pics were always up the right way for me....:idunno:
     
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  2. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    They’ve been swapping back and forth from right side up to upside down.
    Last night on the truck website they were upside down, this morning they were ok :blink:
     
  3. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Same here.
     
  4. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I want to put this list of parts here for my records. This is part of what's been done on the truck since Dec. 2018


    Moog 8455B King Pin set
    Cardone master cylinder 13-1617 (1975 F100 Disc/Drum)
    1973-1979 F100 Disc/Drum proportioning valve
    Cardone FT7 brake booster 54-73515
    Standard electric brake light switch SLS66
    Rebuilt GM D52 brake calipers
    Wagner ZX614 front brake pads (1996 Impala)
    Bower BCA L68149, LM11949 front wheel bearings
    Monroe OEM Spectrum Front shocks 37186
    Eaton Detroit Spring ML-2742 front leaf springs
    C1TZ-5304-E Rear of front leaf spring bushings
    C1TZ-5304-G Front of front spring bushings
    E5TZ-5A636-A Front leaf spring bumpers
    C2AZ-3571-A Worm gear bearings
    C2AZ-3552-A Worm gear bearing cups
    National 472560N Sector shaft seal
    Moog ES416R, ES416L tie rod ends

    ----------*1969 F100 rear axles and brake backing plates*----------
    Toyo 514003 rear axle bearings
    Wagner PAB263R premium rear brake shoes
    Bendix PDR0141 rear brake drums
    Wagner WC17507, WC17508 rear wheel cylinders
    Carlson H7041 brake spring kit
    National 51098 rear axle seals

    -----------------------------------Engine---------------------------------------
    Derale 16828 Electric radiator fan assembly
    Summit Racing 384025 Aluminum Radiator
    Auto Cool 85 PWM Fan controller
    Gates 20431 Lower radiator hose
    Gates 20046 Upper radiator hose
    Anchor 2141 Engine mounts
    7127-9 10SI GM 3 wire alternator
     
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  5. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Wow, I just went on the truck website to post this same parts list and my pics are upside down again :mad:
     
  6. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Got the left backing plate installed this afternoon and the other axle. The brakes are awesome. The truck is off the jack stands and finally back on four wheels. I also made some new hard line across the back of the diff.
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  7. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Umm...GReat job running the break lines bobby...that looks better than stock
     
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  8. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Awesome Bud!
     
  9. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Drove an effortless 80 mph on the freeway yesterday. Unreal how well this truck drives. I’m used to sawing the wheel between 11 and 2 while going down the road. I have to get used to holding the wheel steady, like a normal vehicle.
    I got the sheet metal back on the truck by about 2pm on Saturday, I had to fix a split rear corner on one of the fenders. The lower spot weld on the inner bracing came loose and cracked the edge of the fender...
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    Easy fix...
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  10. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’ve decided on 1966 Arcadian blue with a Corvette white grille.
    Do a Google search for that color if you’re interested, it’s a powder baby blue. Should look good on this truck.
    I’m going to need to work some overtime to pull this off $$$. :(
     
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  11. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    So interested in Bobby's build I came to see for myself! Such an awesome job!
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  12. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    :D
     
  13. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I'm getting anxious, Bobby. Such a cool truck.
     
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  14. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’m anxious too. I wish I could afford to just finish it all now but it’s going to take a bit of time. I’m focused and I’m going to stay after it and get it done as soon as possible.
     
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  15. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Nice grill attachment. :D
     
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  16. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The hood latch is locked but safety latch is in a box in the kitchen. I’m not taking any chances. :D
     
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  17. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    With the Yellow Zinc it looks brand new!
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  18. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’ve been trying to stay busy.
    The truck was hit in the right rear taillight before I bought it. Poor repair.
    Light is tilted to the right, old-school screw type drill and pull fix. Bulbed out on the outer edge.
    [​IMG]I found a replacement bed corner in 2005. [​IMG]
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    I cut the bed corner off and installed the replacement part.
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  19. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  20. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

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  21. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I had some extra Dynamat.
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    Stripping the new doors to get them over to the blaster...
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  22. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The fit on the bed corner turned out nice. I also took the opportunity to weld in the stake pockets.
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  23. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Looking good, Bobby. Lots of love going into that survivor.
     
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  24. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Thank you.
    I can't help it. I love this truck.
    Last Sunday someone offered me $4K for this truck as it sits. I wouldn't sell it for $20K, which is way out on the other end. I like the truck and I don't need the money.
    It's a crazy driver, chirps the tires going into 2nd gear. I just like it.
    I'm gonna fix it up nice but I'm still gonna load lumber into it and use it like it was intended.
    I'm swapping out the doors so I ordered a new warranty plate (VIN plate) and rivets from Marti.
    A used, rotted out Uni tailgate can run upwards of $1500 so I'm going to fab a custom tailgate out of tube and sheet metal.
     
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  25. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    Super nice job, Bobby. Really enjoy reading your trials and tribulations as you progress. So far, everything is looking good. Pulh-leeze, keep the photos and reports coming.
     
  26. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Thanks, Whizz.
     
  27. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Nice build. I watch a lot of car programs but I enjoy following your progress. You show the stuff they don't show on TV.

    I saw a '60 Chevy pickup on my in to work today (nice street rod), he left some rubber when the light turned green.
     
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  28. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The bench seat in this truck cracked and tore from sun exposure. I had it reupholstered about 10 years ago.
    I found a buck tag on the seat that indicates it’s a 73-79 seat.
    I ordered a seat upholstery kit from Stock Interiors, it arrived a few days ago and I attempted to install it today. The seat foam is degraded so I’m on hold until some high density auto seat foam arrives next week. :(
     
  29. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Rats. What a bummer.
     
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  30. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’m antsy. I hate waiting for stuff.
    I also ordered some high quality C.S. Osborne hog ring pliers, Dacron polyester batting and some Camie 303 spray adhesive for the upholstery job.
    There’s a some surface rust areas on the roof and on the body so I also ordered a cheap little gravity feed blast gun and some coal slag abrasive to deal with those areas. I’d rather blast with media than sand with paper, especially around the contours of the drip rail.
     
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  31. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    My VIN tag shipped today. Ford called them “warranty plates.” I’m pretty happy about that. The old one looked terrible with many, many different coats of paint over the years. I’ll post a pic when it arrives.
     
  32. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Hooked on this thread Bobby Ford. Good photography and interesting
    problem solving. Thanks !
     
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  33. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Thanks, bud. It’s really fun doing stuff to this truck.
     
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  34. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Foamed the backrest today and got the upholstery installed. Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out, I've never built foam that extensively, I should've taken pics of the process but I was too involved. The contour of the upholstery widens from top to bottom, I had to build out the front of the lower corners where the backrest will meet the seat. I don't really have any foam shaping tools so I tapered it by hand with a pair of titanium Fiskars shears.I used zero Dacron polyester batting because it won't be here until tomorrow :D but I trimmed the foam well enough that I really don't have any noticeable waves or wrinkles in the vinyl. The seating area is going to be a little more difficult because it needs more extensive foam work, plus I have to make sure that when I mount the halves together the center vinyl lines match up.
    That Camie 303 spray is for real :blink:
    I reused the same blanket backing material from the last upholstery job...
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  35. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I also added 1/8" mild steel rod into the bolster piping where the hog rings attach for added stability.
     
  36. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Outstanding! Great job Bud!
     
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  37. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Damn fine job. There's no way in hell that I could ever do anything like that.
     
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  38. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Damn, the bottom section of the seat is proving more difficult than the backrest. So much foam to rebuild. The seat upholstery is baggy in the front corners. Through trial and error I finally found an effective method of shaping foam. 40 grit flap wheel on a 4" grinder has been really effective.
    With the frame and spring repair I figure I'll have 40 hours into this seat redo when it's all said and done.
     
  39. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    How beautiful is this? Replacement door VIN tag from Marti. Ford called them "Warranty Tags." It will look sweet on my new door. Comes with factory "hollow" rivets.
    I can also mount it to the inside of a glovebox door because 62/63 was the split year that they changed from glovebox door to driver side door and I have a late 62 glovebox door.
    DSO 71 is Los Angeles :)
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  40. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Gorgeous upholstery, Bobby. Damn fine work you're doing.
     
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