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Old 11-01-19, 16:17
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Brought the truck in and started disassembly, removed the cab and front end, down to bare frame, replaced a couple of the cross members. A great thing about these 40 trucks is the amount of parts that are avaliable, virtually every part original or reproduction can still be had. Makes a restoration relatively straight forward.

Warning!! Purists look away!

I also want the truck to be easily driven on a daily basis, part of the appeal of these trucks is the Hot Rod community that is very inventive, I am putting a Borg and Warner 5 speed T5 transmission behind the flathead.

The HAMB forum, has a lot of information and really unique enginnnering solutions.

Link to https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...T5+TORQUE+TUBE

I wanted to keep the Banjo rear end and torque tube so I have been following the build out on the HAMB, hopefully the link works.
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Old 11-01-19, 17:26
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Default Banjo rear axle

A friend of mine built a hot rod a couple of years ago and used a 1946 Ford rear axle with an automatic transmission. He bought a kit to convert the banjo rear axle to an open driveshaft. I think the kit came from Speedway Automotive. This may be an option for you also.
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Old 12-01-19, 04:55
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Thx Paul, I wanted to keep the torque tube configuration.

I was able to pick-up a built flathead motor from a fellow in Quebec and was able to arrange shipping from Quebec to Alberta. He packed it very carefully and it arrived unscathed. I was more than happy with the motor, it should be be a real intresting combination.
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Old 13-01-19, 02:28
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I followed the directions on the HAMB link adapting a T5 to the torque tube, it was a lot of work finding the 2 transmissions first, then I had to find a new transmission case as the one I was planning to use was damaged. I did find a NOS case on Ebay that worked. It was my first time taking on a manual transmission rebuild but crossing my fingers I put all the pieces in correctly.
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I followed the directions on the HAMB link adapting a T5 to the torque tube,...
James, do you have a link to that thread, please?
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Old 10-06-19, 01:27
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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...T5+TORQUE+TUBE

This should work

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