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1 owner 1961 F100, 18,000 miles

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Chris, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,133


    So awesome.

  2. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,641


    Awesome truck! Good score! That year truck was where I got my first experience with four wheel drive trucks, in about 1965. A neighbor rancher had one. I worked for him occasionally.

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  3. Small victory last mentioned this truck had a slip tank in it most of its life. It was behind the car lot where the truck was on consignment. They asked if I wanted it, I said sure and we put it in the bed. I don’t want the slip tank but figured maybe I could sell it. I advertise it for 150.00 and a guy drives over to buy it. It’s an old tank, and had diesel in it. He shows up and first thing he says is “oh...that’s not an electric transfer pump”. I don’t k ow anything about slip tanks, but said “well the cords still on the truck”. The cord was in the bed and slipped down between the cab and box. He grabbed the “cord” and said “that’s a vacuum operated pump, not electric”. He was right, I never looked at it. Then it clicked...truck ran great but had a stumble and had to run with the choke out a little. I figured it just needed a carb kit, it had sat in that lot 8 months with who knows how old of gas in it...Nope, I had been running it with a huge vacuum leak! Guy loaded the tank up, as soon as he left I removed the line and plugged the port. Hit the key and it runs like a sewing machine now

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  4. modeleh
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 380


    Congrats! What a score. Gotta be the nicest original example of an early Ford 4x4 anywhere, I bought my 66 4x4 in Grants Pass over 10 years ago they are very rare in any condition and yours is exceptional. It will become a family favourite.
  5. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,301

    from NKy

    My Buddy is on his 3rd 66 , second was 4x4 . Where we live all of his were rotted and most returned to the earth . I have never seen one anywhere as nice as this truck . You did good , enjoy the find . All Ford stuff power-steering is an easy addition . Get parts from up to mid 76 , it’s power assist and bolt on stuff , no butchering up OEM , stuff .
  6. Over the weekend I got my new tires mounted on some original paint 16’s that I had. These tires are a 7.50 16 and about 3” taller than the old square tires that were on it

  7. Cheater Chrome
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019
    Posts: 38

    Cheater Chrome
    from So Cal

    Damn, didn't think it could get any better but it just did. Looks killer!
  8. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,590


    Good god damn what a find.
  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,370

    from Oregon

  10. Nice sunny drive the other evening after work. I still need to finish cleaning this thing up, but it’s a real treat to drive. One hand steering, zero rattles or squeaks. When you hit a bump it just makes a low “thump”... instead of the thing sounding like it’s coming apart.

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  11. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,653

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Wow Chris. Am green with envy.
    That thing is the cats ass.
  12. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,892


    Total time machine. Chalk marks still on the firewall, little paint worn off the door sill. It's like you bought a 3 year old truck. Nice!
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  13. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,301

    from NKy

    Super nice area where the pictures are taken also .
  14. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,410

    King ford
    from 08302

    She's a Beaut Clark!
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  15. Landmule
    Joined: Apr 14, 2003
    Posts: 458


    It’s great that the truck ended up in the hands of someone that really appreciates it. Congratulations!
  16. Too cool! I don't know how you're finding all these vintage 4x4s up there. Rarely do I see anything pop up for sale down here.
  17. I’m presently looking for an older Dodge but I would have jumped on that truck. Looks fantastic!
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  18. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 313

    Greg Rogers

    That is so nice. I would enjoy it as-is. One thing though, with the original single master cylinder please replace all the rubber brake hoses (age related dry rot, cracks) and check everything else real good in the brake system. No second chances!
  19. I pretty much finished buffing it today. I did inside the bed too. She sure is bright now

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  20. What a sweetheart! That is my favorite body style of Ford Truck.

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  21. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Seattle,Wa

    You did good! Came out real nice, probably been 50 years since it shined so good!

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  22. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 304

    from Dundalk Md

    Chris, enjoy that great find , also what better vehicle to have a lot of 1sts in ,1st drive home ,(withDad ) , nicest original, etc , and in an old ford , doesn't get any better , I would do exactly what you have done , now keep the old girl warm ,and enjoy it on those Crisp dry Wa. days when you can ,also I bet you can find the original material for the seat bottom at a source from someone on the Hamb ,enjoy, and God bless you and your family ,great story .
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  23. blackanblue
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 408


    X2 on the above comments. Amazing find and great story, enjoy with the family.
  24. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,179


    Now you just need an original year of make license plate for it.
  25. joncrane
    Joined: Apr 3, 2018
    Posts: 8


    What was your polish and wax routine?
    What materials did you use?
    Saw the buffer, how much hand rubbing?
    Thank you
  26. I have one for it, but it has a brand new set of tabs on it so may as well use what's on it for now
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  27. I used Meguires cleaner wax on a wool pad first, and then Meguires number 2 and 3 on a foam pad. No hand rubbing
  28. joncrane
    Joined: Apr 3, 2018
    Posts: 8


    Thank you for the information
  29. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,064

    from Indiana

    Amazing, a time capsule. Thanks for sharing, inspirational.
  30. Had some family/Christmas pictures done.

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