You will have to get a driveshaft made or cut to fit the shortened chassis. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Proudly manufactured at our shop in Baltimore Ohio. This is how I plumbed the master cylinder to the proportional valve. Then use your cardboard templates to mark the booster mounting holes and where you need to notch the frame to make the booster fit. Here I have bolted the booster and master cylinder onto the bracket.
You can know set the cab onto the chassis. Example of bare frame, contact us for a quote. . WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. I still have to put the rubber bushing in. Feel free to email me with any questions. I found cutting just in front of the bushing mount hole leaves enough room for the sway bar mounting brackets.
Many other chassis options are available, such as Custom-built ride heights, Air ride, Wilwood brake upgrades, new 3rd members, etc. You can see how I have routed the front brake lines copying the factory design. At the time, the industry recognized seven standard weight classifications, instead of the eight currently in use. The popularity leader of the 1948 Ford truck range was the F-1 pickup. I cut the floor out of a '73 Ranchero and have trimmed it to fit the cab. In the 1948 F-1, full instrumentation was tightly grouped in front of the driver.
Any '70s Ford car should work. Let's examine how Ford's 1948 truck line differed from the one it was replacing. Ford's top management knew full well how crucial the new 1948 F-Series truck program was to the company's long-range goals. Take a tape measure and make sure you mark is exactly center. Note: the Supercab proportioning valve on the left. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
Ford's terminology was perfectly acceptable, though, because compared to its other trucks, these were indeed heavy and extra-heavy duty vehicles. The previous owner told me that it has not been started in a couple years. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The master cylinder is frozen so it has no brakes. Here is what I will be cutting out to make the frame rail sit lower. Chevrolet was the industry leader in light duty and medium duty trucks, while International dominated in the higher end of the medium duty class and in heavy duties.
Last updated on April 22, 2010. Feel free to come check it over. According to standard industry practice, they would have been classified as medium duties and heavy duties, respectively. Our rails mimic the original shape, contours and widths of the original frame, unlike mandrel bent box tube. The only commercial body types that didn't reappear in 1948 were the car-based sedan delivery and the Vanette. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. I cut the corners off on the frame notch to make booster mounting easier.
Here is the shaft I made to connect the brake pedal to the booster. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. You can put the engine and transmission into the frame now. Call or email for information and pricing for your specific needs. This is how I bent the rear brake line.
Make some cardboard templates of the booster's mounting holes and the side profile of the booster. Ford's F-1 through F-6 vehicles were aimed directly at Chevrolet, while the new F-7 and F-8 models targeted International. You will have some radiator clearance issues if you use the back radiator mounting holes. The new engine was a 337-cubic-inch L-head V-8, commonly known as the Lincoln engine because a version of it also powered Lincoln cars beginning in 1949. Not only does this create a stronger frame, but it allows room for modern transmissions.
The driveshaft place will help you get the correct measurements as it is very tricky to get the correct length. You will have to make a new transmission tunnel. Take some more measurements from the 48-52 frame for the front radiator mounting holes. If you're using a different engine than what came with the truck you will need to get the correct engine perches for your particular engine. The rails are fully welded, and the corner welds smoothed. Go to the next section to read about Ford's 1948 light-duty F-Series trucks. I still have do some work to do before it looks factory.
First of all, and critically important, Ford's truck range was substantially expanded. The length will vary on what booster you use and design. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. In order for the front sheet metal and bumper to fit, the Supercab bumper mounts have to go. The cab, fenders etc are in pretty good shape. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. For Long bed trucks, inquire.