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    Dan's 35 Build

    Hello everyone.

    #20 arrived at my place the 14th of July.

    Going with a 302, auto tranny, power steering and fenders.

    Like everyone else, a bunch of back ordered parts.
    All I have done so far is powder coat and loosely mount what parts I do have.
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    Welcome to the mayhem. I am no. 15.
    Looks like you are missing spindles and shock adjuster tubes like me. Have patience.
    I am passing the time by drilling holes in aluminum panels.
    Ralph

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    Thanx Ralph.

    Waiting for parts is not fun, but I understand that FFR is at the mercy of their suppliers.

    Let the sanding and filling begin...

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    everybody is waiting on parts ! that's OK its fun just having it in my garage ! parts SOON COME
    by the way looking good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb fraser View Post
    everybody is waiting on parts ! that's OK its fun just having it in my garage ! parts SOON COME
    by the way looking good !
    I grin every time I open the garage door !

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    Received most of my back ordered POL parts yesterday.

    Now have a rolling chassis.


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    You must have gotten my shock parts. I am still up in the air. If you ever get up Loveland way, we can compare notes.

    Ralph

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    LOL
    Need to check my own thread once in a while.

    And if your ever in the COS area you are always welcome to swing by.

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    Some progress.

    Master cylinder and brake lines.
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    Fuel Lines
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    Didn't like the suggested location for the horns.
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    Slowly but surely ...

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    Very elegant brake line routing.
    Ralph

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    Small update ...

    Wiring and heater ...
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    Overflow bottle and heater bulkheads.....
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    Your brake lines are supper clean. What did you use for the feed through grommets on the firewall?

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    On the backside is a union the master cylinder lines go to.
    On the front is a long flare nut and a an -3 nut.
    The hole in the firewall is just big enough for the flare nut to pass through.
    The an -3 nut and union clamp the firewall when the an -3 nut is tightened.

    Simple and cheap.

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    Very nice. Ive been watching everyone's builds on the 35 trying to decide between the GEN 2 33 or the truck. Think I'm going with the truck after seeing the finished product evolve. Looking forward to your paint

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by bnelson View Post
    Looking forward to your paint
    So am I if I could ever decide on a color ...

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    LOL, I hear ya. Ive been talking with military buddy of mine for the last few years on these. Showed him the 35 today and told him I had changed my mind to the truck. He asks how i would paint it. I just laughed and told him Ive been painting these things in my head for years. just have to see what dreams i have in about a year from now

    It will come to you!

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    Not too keen on paying almost 200$ for the FFR recommended battery that has about the same cca as a 60$ lawn mower battery.
    Going to use this saw box as a battery box.
    That way I can use a common size battery with some good cca.

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    Dash

    IMG_20181224_152907.jpg

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    Still need to add the heater controls and defrost vents.

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    Looks good, I’m new here and just starting my build watching how others are going about building theirs. Rob
    FFR 35 p/u # 0016 Dart 347 TKO 600

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    Nice job!
    2008 FFR 5851 Copperhead Orange with ghost stripes by “the Bat”, Ford Racing 345 HP, Tremec 5 Speed
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    I was thinking the same thing about the dash. Can do so much more with being flat. Even fit a glove box.Nice!

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    Thanks all!

    It's easy to do.
    Sanded every thing down then added glass to the thin spots and punch throughs from the back.
    You might end up with a low spot where the original gauge location was.
    I built that up with dyna-glass.

    A glove box is the goal.
    I want a place to stick the fuel injection and transmission controllers and still have easy access.

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    Things are coming along very nice.
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    Battery box.
    Used a group 26 battery.

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    Will paint the interior of the box later.
    The battery fumes will probably eat it up pretty quickly if I don't.

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    That is one unique battery box. Creative thinking.
    Ralph

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    what you doing for air cond pump mount ?? should run dual belts, ford is kinda a problem I got 8 left over water pumps from last project
    which trans are you gonna run ?
    I am doing AOD w 370 gears
    I got truck #44 and would like to put it on floor but missing lower control arms for both ends
    your engine have the 3 bolt crank pulley or 4

    think jegs has a chrome 2 belt water pump pulley
    I used alan grove air cond pump mount on rh side on last project and run alternator on the bottom

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    No A/C

    I have the 4 bolt crank pulley.
    4r70w tranny with a US shift Quick 4 controller.
    Had to have the drive shaft lengthened and the correct slip yoke added.
    The AOD slip yoke is smaller diameter.
    My axle is 3.7 also.

    The pulleys are from CVF Racing.
    Super nice folks.
    They sent me the CAD drawings so I could measure everything and make sure it all would line up.
    Last edited by dan04mcs; 01-06-2019 at 07:52 PM.

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    Looks good Did you build the box out of glass? And looks like quite a bit of room, are you running AC?

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    Sorry. Never mind, I see your post saying no AC

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    Used glass.
    Made a mold out of hardboard.
    With out A/C there's a plenty of room for a box.
    That one is 8 inches deep.
    You cant tell by the pics but the bottom is angled down about 5-10 degrees. Keep crap from sliding to the front.
    Will use flocking to line the inside.
    Need to come up with a lid support and a latch.

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    Finalized the dash layout.
    Made a pocket for the FiTech controller.

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    Heater controls.
    Once painted Ill move the heater control labels over to the dash.

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    nice job !!!! looks like you have a few hours on that dash but in the end it will look great
    FFR 35 p/u # 0016 Dart 347 TKO 600

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    Thanks!

    Still need to decide on colors .......

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    Lots of creativity. Thanks for taking the time to document it.

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    Looking good. Like the bomber seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan04mcs View Post
    Finalized the dash layout.
    Made a pocket for the FiTech controller.

    IMG_20190113_154350.jpg

    Heater controls.
    Once painted Ill move the heater control labels over to the dash.

    IMG_20190113_155317.jpg


    Not sure if you are aware that the FiTech controller stays powered up by battery all the time when plugged in. Only data goes blank when key is off. Maybe you can wire it up to shut off with key. Thought you should know. I really like how your truck is coming along. Keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace18 View Post
    Not sure if you are aware that the FiTech controller stays powered up by battery all the time when plugged in. Only data goes blank when key is off. Maybe you can wire it up to shut off with key. Thought you should know. I really like how your truck is coming along. Keep up the great work!
    Did not know that.
    Ill keep an eye on the battery.
    If its killing the battery Ill rig a cut off of some sort.

    thanks for the heads up.

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