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Username Post: New Member        (Topic#364327)
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reg: 02-13-21
02-14-21 07:26 AM - Post#2814241    

New to the group. Thanks for allowing me in. My current project, not yet started is a '51 3100 3-window. It appears to have a lot of metal under a cheap paint job, but... I spent a number of years working on a '55 210 sedan so I'm sure this one will go quicker. Hah. The truck is targeted for my wife as she loves the old farm trucks. The only rule that I have to respect on this restomod is that I can't slam it to the ground. Other than that, I'm allowed to do what I want. I have a 327 in good condition that I'll want to put in there. I have a Muncie M-21 available, but not sure yet, that's the right direction. Fairly certain I'll to modernize the front end and make the truck easy to drive for her. Thank you in advance for all the questions you can answer and the posts you point me to.



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02-14-21 10:55 AM - Post#2814253    
    In response to rkueg53

Welcome to CT Ron. Hope to see pictures of the truck soon. My wife wants a ‘49 5 window. I told her there aren’t many differences in the years until ‘54, but the first one she saw that she liked said it was a ‘49. I’m not certain it even was. I’ve seen far too many of them misidentified over the years and I didn’t pay attention to any details to narrow down the year on that truck.

In my opinion, three pedals is the way to go. Though I would go with an overdrive these days.

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02-17-21 06:19 AM - Post#2814442    
    In response to rkueg53

Welcome to the group Ron. Post some pics of your truck so we can see your starting point.

That 51 will be an enjoyable driver with a modern suspension, engine/overdrive trans and all modern electronics inside.

Do it. Time is a wastin'

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02-17-21 10:10 AM - Post#2814459    
    In response to rkueg53

Welcome aboard.

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Age: 53
Loc: Grant, AL
Reg: 08-30-20
02-20-21 05:17 AM - Post#2814690    
    In response to rkueg53

hey man, welcome. I too have a 1951 but its a 5 window, on a s10 frame , putting a 283 in it with th350. are you keeping the original frame or looking to do something else?
I'm using the Henry Panza "Coffee and Customs" frame swap bracket kit. totally adjustable from 6 inch off frame ( stock height) to 2 inches off frame (lays frame but needs frame notches ,air bags drop spindles ,and a lot of other modifications.)
Some guys use Code 504 kit.
Some use the OG frame and install a Mustang II front clip and 4 link the rear.
Lots of ways to do it.

Life's more fun, in a '51

Edited by 51 AD 3100 on 02-20-21 05:21 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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