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Registering Rods in California You all know when it comes to building "special construction" cars the pain in the rear part is registering and getting a VIN assigned. The 37 Ford cab I own doesn't have a VIN because it was on the frame of the truck. I can buy a frame with the VIN on it and modify it ect. But I have a bill of sale for the cab and want to build my own frame. Something I can look at and say, yeah I did that. I'm hoping I will be able to ...
Do you know how many parts are in a Falcon Tailgate? Answer: Alot. Do you know how many aren't available new? You guessed it: Alot. So, every time I think I have this thing DONE... I'm not. But I'm almost there! Window goes up and down and the everything fits pretty good. I need  replace the badly worn/stripped phillips head screws that secure the hinges and, unfortunately to adjust side to side... which requires removing the inner panel... AGAIN! I fit it once, ...
Chassis Here is a pic of the frame when I first mocked it up. I used the original chassis. I purchased an original front axle,spring, and wishbone. I had teh axle dropped 4 inches. I reversed the spring eyes and split the wishbone. Onthe rear I have 1935 rear radius rods. I  used a 1940 spring and flattened the original rear crossmember. I am using a 1957 ford 9 inch rear end. The wheels are 16" 1940 steel ...
some body work pics Here are some pics from the project. I started by roughing out the big dents . I made a body hammer from a cap off of a welding gas cylinder. I used this to push out the big dents  
more bodywork pics Stripping the bonnet (hood). Yum Yum.
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