Hello to everyone.
My name's Nathan and I'm 27 and live in Iowa. More personal information
beyond that you can find at www.nathanpralle.com.
I've just joined these forums because I've recently decided that I need
2 major things: 1) a truck and 2) a project vehicle. I'm not a mechanic;
at most I'm an armchair mechanic and do light work on my current two
vehicles (03 Mitsu Eclipse GTS and 96 Dodge Intrepid). But I've decided
that the best way to learn is to do.
So, I've been scoping out various vehicles with the mind of having both
a useful vehicle for hauling things and something to occupy myself with
in the spare time. To this end, I've become very enamoured with the look
of the 1948-1952 series F-x trucks. I think that I'd like to get one of
these as a project restore and truck. They're very nice looking, classic
vehicles and should be simple enough in engine, drivetrain, and body
design for an amateur mechanic.
I'd be interested in hearing from people who have owned and/or worked
on/restored these vehicles. I have not purchased one and don't plan to
for awhile, until I have done the proper research (or random whim comes
along!) I'd like to know which model is the best to get (F-1,F-2,F-3),
problems and caveats to watch for with these trucks, how expensive it is
to find proper parts, links to webpages concerning their construction or
restoration, and any other advice, recommendations, or comments people
might have about them.
Thanks much for reading and any help you can give!