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Discussion in 'Shop - Body and Paint' started by Grunion, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Grunion

    Grunion Member

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    What companies make glass for a 71 f100 I have found mcniel and autofab, not sure if there are others. There is a silver truck with some wiked glass I have seen in pics Im sure someone custom made it but I sure would love to have some that looks like it. Here is a pic.
    Thanks for your help.:D
     

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  2. steveG

    steveG Well-Known Member

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    Are you updating the truck?
     
  3. Bulldozer

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    that would be the f2000

    check out http://fordf2000.com/
    A guy on here by the name of "JohnF2000" I believe is the owner

    it's pretty much the gnarliest truck in the world. lol:eek:
     
  4. Grunion

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    Yes I am updating the truck. I have new wheels and tires and need clearance, I also plan on linking the truck.
     
  5. RSwenson

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    Try Flared-Fenders.com
    They have a front set that are wider than stock and a little different.
     
  6. Grunion

    Grunion Member

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    Thanks I have also seen that page on here. has anyone seen those in person?
     
  7. RSwenson

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    I looked at them.
    They are nice quality but require quite a bit of work with the cowl pieces. And there was quite a wait for the set as I recall.
    The only hood available is stock height.

    I'd like to see something more along the lines of 67-72 F600 med duty truck fenders.

    I have Autofab glass front and rear on my '69. Very good quality and good fit but not very wide, 82" wide in front,78" in the rear. The cutdown hood is a huge plus.

    I am in the process of linking and widening the rear now. Front will get wider beams next. I'm out of options for off the shelf glass.

    Fiberwerx wants 2.5 to 3k for the 1st set of custom fronts and rears. Ouch.

    A full 04-07 Boatec body is less than 2k and would probably be the smarter move.....but what fun is that?

    Anyone interested in a group split on the setup for custom glass for these trucks?
    Sorry to hijack.
     
  8. Grunion

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    I emailed the guy with the f2000 truck he said maybe next yr he would sell glass. I dont know why he would want to wait he could make money now. are you selling your old glass RSwenson? And yes thats alot to have to pay to have the first set of glass. And on the auto fab hood what do you mean its cut down?
     
  9. Grunion

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    I checked out auto fabs website again and i see what you mean by the hood now. To bad there parts arent wider. They would definatly work for now but I also plan to widen my truck when I have a slow week at the shop. It might be a possibility to widen the auto fab fenders and bedsides if I give it to my glass guys. I will ask them next time there at my shop. It seems hard to belive with all of the old fords running around noone makes somthing.
     
  10. RSwenson

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    I don't think the Mc Neil glass fits 67-72 trucks, its for 73-79.
    I am keeping my Autofab glass to modify unless I decide on the Boatec F150 body.

    That F2000 truck is truely a work of art but it deviates from the original lines for my taste.
    No disrespect to its builder!!

    The Autofab hood is 2.5 " or so lower in front than a stock hood.
    Autofab has a set of fronts for 73-79 that are 4" flare.

    I'll try to post pics of my truck.
    Its cut to pieces right now.
     

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  11. steveG

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    I think I remember John talking about molding wider glass for those trucks. This was probably a year ago, so I would call and ask. I bet more than half of his products aren't on his website.
     
  12. RSwenson

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    You are correct about the site. John has tons of other stuff.
    I called in Dec. and nothing in the works for wider 67-72 stuff.
    Im sure he will want at least a couple grand to make moldsfor fronts
     
  13. steveG

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    That sounds about right. If I remember right he said a couple people (old f100 owners) were thinking about splitting the initial cost. If 3 or 4 people interested in wider fenders went in together the cost wouldn't be too bad.
     
  14. RSwenson

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    I'd be in.
    Grunion sorry to hijack. looks like you're in Az. Im in San Jose. Kinda tough to do the legwork from far away. Autofabs in Santee.
    I think Brian (BHTool) and Greg G..of ROR fame both have bumpside Fords like this.
    Anyone else game?
     
  15. Grunion

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    Let me know the price I would probally be in also.
     
  16. Grunion

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    Your truck looks great.
     
  17. Peteh

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    that truck was so nice.:)
     
  18. RSwenson

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    Thanks guys.
    It will be nice again soon Pete.
    Now that its not a DD, We're making it a little more dirt worthy.
    Tired of whatching the Manfroys have all the fun!
     
  19. Grunion

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    Tried calling these guys today. I didnt get through so I left a message but no call back anyone know if these guys are still in buisness?
    This sure sucks I need some glass wide enough to clear my tires.:mad:
     
  20. RSwenson

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    Grunion if you have stock beams just use the Autofab glass.
    My beams are 2.5 wider ea side, stock offset Ford wheels and 12.50 MTRs... 82" total, just barely clears the glass.
    Unless you are wider it should be fine.
     

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