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Old 08-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #26
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

Oldman3 -

That looks slick; I definitely like it. My current running boards are fiberglass reproductions, so I'm not sure what exact direction I'll go yet, either glass or sheetmetal. Still in the pondering stage currently - but thanks for the pics!

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Old 08-19-2019, 01:23 AM   #27
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

I'm digging the Falcon too. Love those 64-65s! I once owned a midnight blue one with side pipes.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:10 AM   #28
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I'm digging the Falcon too. Love those 64-65s! I once owned a midnight blue one with side pipes.
That 65 was the first project I completed that was 100% what I wanted - no compromises. That's why it took 6 years to finish. Not sure how this forum works being a new guy, but I can give a few details sometime if it's allowed.

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Old 08-19-2019, 05:07 AM   #29
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

sure its allowed dan....you can start a thread in the alt tinkering section if you want
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:03 PM   #30
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

Outstanding! I may drop a few pics if anyone is interested.

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Old 08-19-2019, 04:09 PM   #31
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Outstanding! I may drop a few pics if anyone is interested.

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Sure we are, just lets us know the thread number, or post a link, so we know where...Jim
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:08 PM   #32
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Sure we are, just lets us know the thread number, or post a link, so we know where...Jim
I'll see what I can come up with. Thoroughly impressed with this forum after just a few days on board!

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:10 AM   #33
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

So lately I've been pulling a tape and deciding my exact next move on the step notch. I tend to ponder things for a little while to try to avoid rework . . .

But, as luck would have it, another project has cruised in alongside the 53 so I'll work them together - the price was RIGHT, and it'll help bring things up a level . . . . .

Dirty? Yes. But here's 5 minutes worth of work . . . A few bearings and we'll be 100%.

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:35 AM   #34
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

nice..!!! you got 3ph power?
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:09 AM   #35
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nice..!!! you got 3ph power?
No 3 phase here. Just electrician buds. Will most likely run it off of a VFD.

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Old 08-31-2019, 08:51 PM   #36
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

hi i run my brigeport n vdf not that expensive and work great . they also give you variable speed in all gears. I would rather go through vdf than three phase .
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:31 PM   #37
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doin it right!. I'll be watching
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:40 PM   #38
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doin it right!. I'll be watching
Thanks! Somehow got roped into an 8.8 rear rebuild for a buddy and a side project for momma, but the 53 will be front and center again in a week or so.

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Old 09-05-2019, 04:00 AM   #39
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

So the side projects are almost done; bud's 8.8 is shimmed and in reassembly and bearings/ belts/etc for the Clausing are on the way. Hope to be cutting in the step notch within the week. More later -

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Old 09-12-2019, 04:39 PM   #40
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

Awesome build so far. Looking forward to more!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:26 PM   #41
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

Well, finally caught back up on side work a bit and back on the chassis. Working on the step notch currently, hope to have the chassis finished enough to start mocking up the body soon. More later-

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Old 10-13-2019, 01:52 PM   #42
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

A little more chassis work. Tying in the rear of the frame so building my own frame section with the plasma and the brake.

And for those wondering, the bottom of the notch is 6" above the axle at ride height.

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:14 PM   #43
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

Step notch done, started mocking up shock mount crossmember, and sway bar. Still a long way to go . . .

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Old 10-21-2019, 03:49 AM   #44
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Re: 53 3100 - complete rebuild and upgrade . . . .

I don't usually build trucks, but when I do, I like to build me a shop first, ha ha, this is going to be an epic thread, can't wait to follow all the progress

dumb question on the shop, is your floor flat or does it have a slant for water run off, some day I want to build me a shop but I am tired of all my work benches along the side walls being 3" crooked, ha ha
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:18 AM   #45
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I don't usually build trucks, but when I do, I like to build me a shop first, ha ha, this is going to be an epic thread, can't wait to follow all the progress

dumb question on the shop, is your floor flat or does it have a slant for water run off, some day I want to build me a shop but I am tired of all my work benches along the side walls being 3" crooked, ha ha
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Shop floor is flat. Really messy stuff gets done outside in the gravel. Thanks for looking -

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Old 10-23-2019, 05:10 AM   #46
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You are moving right along and it is looking incredible. Keep it up!
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