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What it looks like now, last update 07/05/2009


New Fenders, Inner Fenders and Air Deflectors finally installed. Only loose fit for now will tighten fit and finish next time I get a chance. Current plan calls for complete reassembly to drive this summer while I finish body work. I will take it down again next winter for paint.

I have a 56 grill and gravel pan to install next.


The C4 tranny which came with the truck would not engage reverse. I bought a 93 Mustang AOD transmission for $100 off Ebay but picked it up locally. I figure I will need the overdrive anyway for the 3.89:1 Ford 9" gears. It should allow me to cruise on the freeway more comfortably. The tranny was installed in a day, my Dad came over and helped so we made quick work of the swap. After startup the new tranny shifts in all gears so it appears to be a success. Another weekend of Dad's help to install the new rebuilt 351W.

Seat is out ready to go for new upholstery. Now I just have to decide what?

View of new 53 Steering Wheel with 50th anniversary horn. Hooked up the horn this weekend, getting ready for inspection.

Another view with the seat out.

Reupholstered Seat, ready to go back in

Seat back in!