Shouldn't Have .. But I Did

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  1. Rwc

    Rwc Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I would suggest the red centers for covers. Unless you got really lucky and found some of the blacks from an LTD.
     
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    67newport Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    No, not remotely my plan for a virtually 100% original truck. Refinish exterior, wheels and tires changing, adding giddy-up features, but nothing else :)

    I have several late '60s-early '70s FE 385 series mills (CJs, one SCJ, ThunderJets, PIs etc) C6s, and 9 inchers in the shed that would make for a real stump puller if I ever were to consider it .. but i digress (i still got a bus to do).

    I like this truck tho - has the "Ranger" option package. It would be kinda cool and a hoot to drive. Good mix of vintage and new without debasing the vintage looks, and they kept the powertrain mods in the Ford family, Cragars which would have been around back then, etc.

    Appears to have been sold to Canada eh?

    source: 1968 Ford F100 428 CJ Pickup

    Seller Description when for sale. Price probably in the low $20s, but I dunno for sure

    3,000 miles since restored... Excellent new dual stage repaint in Black with beautiful new Dark Red vinyl interior.... Fully restored condition...

    Frame off restoration of a rust free truck about three years ago. When restored, a 428 Cora Jet V-8 was installed, making this vehicle and extremely fast, completely restored truck ready for its new owner to enjoy...

    This truck has an excellent new dual stage repaint in Black. All chrome was stripped for a proper repaint. Beautiful new Dark Red vinyl interior showing no wear since completion. Excellent dash, door panels, new carpet and headliner. This pickup is a real head turner... Excellent new or original chrome & stainless.

    This lovely truck has been well cared for by its prior owners and will look great in your garage...

    AMAZING FRAME OFF RESTORED ROCKET SHIP.

    Facts:
    • 100% accident free, rust free sheet metal
    • Beautiful dual stage repaint in Black
    • New Dark Red vinyl interior & door panels
    • Original dash with new carpet
    • Excellent chrome and soft trim throughout
    • Rebuilt 428 Cobra Jet V-8 engine & 4BBL carb
    • Rebuilt C-6 automatic transmission
    • Brand new dual exhaust
    • Power steering & brakes
    • Original AM radio - new CD stereo in the glove box
    • Olds School look Cragars and new white letter radial tires
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    tbm3fan Senior Member

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    Those are nice. Here are my 65-66 chrome hub caps. Mine is a Custom Cab so I could have put on the full covers as they would have come on a Custom Cab or Ranger. However, finding the full cover with the red center is excellent condition is very tough. My current hub caps were all NOS and cheap as I got them more than a decade ago.

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    twostick Senior Member

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    If you were wanting to update to power steering, disc brakes and a 385 429 or 460, all the frame mounts, steering box and disc spindles will swap from any 70's 460 F150 directly.

    I had a 65 F100 we put a 429 in and the frame mounts from a 77 bolted in, no drilling required. I've had more trouble swapping a 440 into a 318 Cbody than putting that 429 in where one was never available before. F model frames were basically unchanged from 65 to 79.

    Kevin
     
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    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Update:

    I wasnt there for this. Guys took it outta my project building to do this, then put it back

    The old 390 (sitting since 1994) sat in Marvel Mystery Oil for a week, oil change, coolant flush & fill, plugs, wires, points/condenser. etc. Compression in 3 of 8 cylinders on low side

    After 10 mins of horsing around it started. Rough for a minute, puff of blue, then mostly black, shut down.. Fuel flow good after carb adjust. No blue smoke at restart, high rev pat of accelerator and let off, a mix of black and blue smoke.

    Ran hot but didnt boil over. DID lose water pump later

    Shifted good, but clutch stiff. 3.25 open diff. Brakes soft but stopped her ok.

    Mechanical plans include obvious brakes, brake lines, fuel lines, clean gas tank, water pump, etc. Gonna try to run around with current engine, but will rebuild clutch tho.

    Debating. I have a mildly built '70 460 out of a Lincoln - high compression, slippery rotating assy, etc. that could go in fast OR, build uup the existing 390 per original plan.

    Existing mill has got to come out for paint/body anyway. There's time to decide.

    Wheels/tires shown I am gonna go with. Had the 235/70 & 275/60 tires in inventory, wheels (mounted once) I like and found in 5x5.5/15 on craigslist so minimal investment, 15x8 front, 15x10 rear.

    OE tire (8.25x15) was today's equivalent of at 225/75-15. So, about 28 inch diameter but skinny. Much bigger tires can fit the back (33x12.5), maybe 30x9.5 in front. I dont wanna use mudders. May consider all-terrain models later.

    Rear bumper is like 2" higher than front. Truck has coil-over adjustable shocks with the leafs. I gotta look at that. I am told this baby "bounces" on the road.

    I am keeping 15 inch wheels. Old wheels shown, thinner wheels are original, rears 15x8 but do NOT appear to be a Ford brand and do NOT have "dog ears" on outside for 10 1/2 inch caps

    Anyway, my guys are "sheltering in place" in WNY. Very little progress being made. NONE on my bus for now


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