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For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage
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1952 Ford Pickup Truck

Read our beginning-to-end series on our 1952 Ford F1 Pickup Truck Restoration Project.

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 19: Making Some Adjustments

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We wanted to undo a earlier frame modification before continuing on with the project. …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 18: A Second Look

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After moving our garage, now is a good time to review our work and plan for the future of this project. …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 17: Test Fitting Cab to Chassis

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 17: Test Fitting Cab to Chassis

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We wanted to test-fit the cab of our '52 Ford restoration project to be sure that everything fits as it should. …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 16: Test Driving our Ford F1

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No, we didn't finish our truck project while you weren't looking...we just want to check things out before moving on to the next phase …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 15: We Tackle Some Sort-of-Forgotten Body Work

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 15: We Tackle Some Sort-of-Forgotten Body Work

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We decided early on that we'd be uncomfortable tooling around sitting on top of our gas tank. So we decided to move it elsewhere, but that left us with a big hole in the cab... …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 14 - Our Ford Truck Needs to be Cool

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We want our truck to be really cool.... Of course, that means air conditioning …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 13 - What Should Have Taken an Hour...

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To move along toward our next milestone, which is testing our chassis, we set out to rebuild the steering drag link and install the steering box. Simple, huh? Maybe not …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 12 - Progress Report (or lack thereof)

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The truck project has slowed down a bit. But now that summer's about over with, we hope to pick up the pace. Here's what we've done …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 11

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 11

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We haven't forgotten our truck project, although other things like press events, vacations, parts ordering and a host of other diversions have delayed work for awhile. Anyway, we're back in to the swing of things and got to work putting some brakes into the …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 10 - Rolling Right Along

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Whaddya know, the darn thing started right up! …keep reading