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Keep up the good work, ZZ.
When I was younger and 'hillbillyer' I put an FE motor with a manual clutch in a seventies something truck. When I put the headers on the throwout bearing linkage caught on the collector flange, just like yours did, so I strapped a kitchen knife on the collector end over the flange to guide the linkage past the flange without making much noise.
I think the headers were Blackjacks, and not high quality.
 
A full day of fab and the trans tunnel is done, covering up the big 'ol truck tranny, trying to keep it as close to the housing as possible so I can have room to put the gas pedal in there and get my clodhopper on it :cool:

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Keep up the good work, ZZ.
When I was younger and 'hillbillyer' I put an FE motor with a manual clutch in a seventies something truck. When I put the headers on the throwout bearing linkage caught on the collector flange, just like yours did, so I strapped a kitchen knife on the collector end over the flange to guide the linkage past the flange without making much noise.
I think the headers were Blackjacks, and not high quality.

Ha, ha, good bush fix [cl
These headers are Flowtech (Holley), obviously nothing was learned in the years between...
I put a set of headers on the 460 in my 79 F250 years ago, though it had a C6, same thing, both collectors were touching the bellhousing, one pipe even touched the starter, had to put some heat wrap between so it didn't cook...
I think its a conspiracy against Fords.... :rolleyes:
 
I done a LS swap on a big '93 Blazer and put a set of mid length headers on it, had to cut the ears off the transmission for them to work. Must not be just a Ford conspiracy :rolleyes:
 
More recycled parts mounted, F100 gas pedal, old school with a rod to the carb instead of one of them newfangled cables.. Grafted the 34 Caddy stick to the Ford stub, managed to put a curve in the top end without damaging the 88 year old chrome :) . E brake handle of unknown origin mounted, looks right at home :cool:

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Got the rear cab skin tacked on, the back is not totally flat, gave it a slight curve to fight the 'oil can effect', it will get caulked to the inner structure to further tighten it up. Working on the quarter window shape and placement...

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Got one of the quarter windows framed in. For the frame, I made buck from the cutout piece, wrapped it with a 1" sheet metal strip and formed a piece of 1/8 x 3/4 angle iron around it with the torch.

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Made the rear window frame from 1"x1/8" angle iron, cut outer edge to 11/16" wide. Mounted with weld-on stainless tool box hinges (so they won't rust inside) so it can just slide off. Model A arms and thumbscrews hold it open or closed. The glass will be glued to the frame and I'll make an outer trim from 1x1/4" brass which will glue to the glass.

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Head clearance should be fine, they'll just jab me in the neck :eek::mad:
Hmmm, helmet maybe?? It occurred to me that this may be an issue and now that its in, it kinda obvious. I'm thinking on some different way to mount the arms that won't result in brain damage.....[S:confused:
 
How about one arm at the middle bottom. Curve the arm a wee bit. This will only affect the grandchildren that have to ride in the middle of the truck every so often.
Keep up the good work, ZZ.
 
Fresh from the R&D Department, design #2 for the rear window arm should result in less bodily injuries....

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Made the front window frame and mounted it today, no re-do needed on that one, thankfully :)

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Getting tired of welding and grinding, decided to make some sawdust for a while instead, starting on the roof wood...

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