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bbrix

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    Location:
    idaho
    Occupation:
    custodian
    1992 ford tempo, 1962 ford f100 unibody short box
    none
    I grew up in Idaho and I am nearly sixty years of age. I have three grow children living in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I attended a small Christian College in Colorado and was a youth pastor for a few years until becoming facilities manager for twenty years at a large church in Indiana. Until marriage I always owned nice street cars, IE, "63" Chevy Impala SS, "67" Camero SS, "67" GTO. Was never really interested in restoration until about about two years ago when I came across this old truck, a "62 Ford" unibody. This truck was originally purchased in Ontario, Oregon and had been passed around in the same family for all its years. Before purchasing my 62 uni she had been sitting in the middle of a field for the last twelve years and was scheduled to be hauled to the crusher. Knowing this, I took the opportunity to check her out. The truck was very rough from sitting with windows either down or gone. It had a camper shell on the back which drained water into the cab from the missing back window. Seat was shot and the interior covered with lots of mild surface rust. The exterior was much the same. Lots of surface rust, bad hood, a tore fender, and floor of bed rusted near the cab. Under the hood it had a 292 cid y-block. I was able to get the engine running, but it was beyond wore out. I was able to look beyond the pickup's obvious problems and see what it could be. So, I bought the pickup, rebuilt the engine, which runs like a sewing machine, and have begun the process of repairing the rest of the body. In the process I've decided to install a late model four speed tranny, attached to a three speed bell, to make it a little more driver friendly. The engine is bored 20 over with silvo-lite pistons, Mummert 265s street cam, rebuilt rockers from Rocker Arms.com. and headers from Reds. I have a new Center Force clutch kit to install with tranny change this winter. Other than that I don't plan on doing too much more. It is on the road again, runs great and I can hardly wait to get er done. Hope this was what you wanted for info. Thanks loads, Bob
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