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1959 Ford F100 - Sitting in a barn.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HWould, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. HWould
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 5

    HWould
    Member
    from TX

    I'll update this accordingly. Until then, dug this out of a barn just outside of Albert, TX. Parked since '91. A gentleman bought it for use as his electrician's truck. Still has the matching toolboxes on either side of the bed, as well as his shop sign on the side. He passed on, and left the truck to his sister. It was driven around the farm fields, and into the city, until it was parked in the barn and used as storage. I somehow convinced her to part with it. But she's as lovely as this truck. :D

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  2. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835

    henry29
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    Cool old truck, whats in it?
     
  3. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495

    Rob68
    Member

    Excellent! That thing is gonna be cool.
     
  4. rbonazzoli
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 141

    rbonazzoli
    Member
    from Dallas, TX

    Nice find. I love those old trucks.
     

  5. I second that! Would be cool!
     
  6. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438

    raidmagic
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    That's too cool. Can't wait to see more
     
  7. IGOR
    Joined: Jun 27, 2002
    Posts: 645

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  8. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 680

    Hotrod1959
    Member

    Very cool. Good score.
     
  9. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,728

    khead47
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Search "How to wash a barn find" Har Har!
     
  10. Score! Nice find.
     
  11. Wow, sometimes I hate lucky shits like you. It's just jealousy though. I would love to have that as a tow truck. Good luck with it.
     
  12. Nice truck, I gots one myself! But I notice you yourself are a "barn find" ... joined in 2010 and this is your first post. Do an intro, do more pics of the truck as it gets worked on and search the archives for all the trick stuff which applies to the 57-60 fridges. Enjoy it all!
     
  13. 55chrysler
    Joined: Jan 25, 2010
    Posts: 175

    55chrysler
    Member
    from kelso wa

    Is it a long or short bed? I love it the way it is. I agree with the others lower it wide whites and drive it.
     
  14. HWould
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 5

    HWould
    Member
    from TX

    Wow. Appreciate the welcome everyone. Thank you. I'm a longwinded dude, so please bear with me. If it's too much, y'all let me know and I'll cut the next ones short. But these first few posts of mine I'm really trying to create a storage for my own records. This thread is that storage. Sorry.

    I will definitely get up some additional photos. I'm the guy that takes photos every 5 feet, so I'll try and keep them to a minimum.

    @khead47 - Your post actually made me laugh. I actually searched pretty much the exact thing. haha. Hell, I didn't know. The truck hadn't seen the sun in 22 years. I thought maybe there was some special treatment, or something. Yeah, it's called water. :cool:

    @Beep - I know the feeling, man. I've been the jealous one for 3 years now, reading about all of y'all's bad ass rides. Finally I have something to share!

    @iwanaflattie - You'll be glad to know the truck will not be repainted, and that signage stays like it is. I had quite a bit of plans for this truck, but have already received a couple offers. Made me 2nd guess my intentions. Seems there are guys that would prefer the truck stay like it is with original wheels and all.

    When I first saw @Blake84's truck, I was like, "Yes, please!" So, am hoping to follow his lead, with personalization. He has already offered some great advice, for which I am thankful. In the end, the truck cannot stay with me. I am fortunate now that I have some warehouse space for it to sit. Sooner than later, my boss will want it gone. As of right now, I'm thinking I might I have to quit and take my truck with me. haha. *Just kidding, if you're reading this.*

    Couple more photos of this adventure posted below. Got her out of the barn, out into the sunlight, onto the flatbed, into the shop for a wash, and took one of the toolboxes off just to see. At that point, we took stock of the condition. Really can't say enough great things about what we found.

    Seller said the straight 6 had been pulled, and an original V8 dropped in its place. I'm not sure that's right, so I'll have to confirm. Actually, I should say "we" are not agree. My shop buddy is Chris Stewart, one of the premier Jaguar V12 specialists anywhere around. He's built some 7-figure E-Types. Figured I'd give him a plug because without him, that truck would still be sitting on top of the hill outside the barn. I was too stupid to source shitty wheels/tires on it before trying to winch it up on the flatbed.

    The manual (in the glovebox along with some the original title and receipts/registration cards from the early 60's) states it is a factory original V8. The mounts where the 6 would sit have never been touched. No marks on the frame. Bolts on the V8 are factory original (we believe). It's also my understanding the clutch line would not be where it is had it been a 6. The 3-on-the-tree has been moved to the floor, but all original parts have been stored in the toolboxes. Truck still has cleaner-than-expected fluids. Oil smelled fine, glass fuel pump still in-tact and clean. As you can see from the photos, truck is straight as can be, few small dents, just in great preserved condition. All the normal rusted out spots are as solid as can be. The undercarriage is covered in caliche, which acts as a natural protectant, I hear. We've yet to really clean out underneath, so that remains to be seen. We'll get her up on the lift in the next couple days.

    Until next time . . .

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  15. bpg_austin
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    bpg_austin
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    from Austin, TX

    Love it.. what a find!
     
  16. Wow, really nice. I'd get those OG steelies sandblasted and powdercoated and get some wide whites!
     
  17. X2

    Stock wheels, ditch those wheels and caps . Keep the tool boxes and do not touch the body looks too cool. Maybe lower it just alittle nothing crazy. Lose the piping in the bed aswell. Other then that the truck is bad ass!
     
  18. DenverFlash
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 112

    DenverFlash
    Member
    from Denver, CO

    Great truck - love the gear & lightning bolt emblems, plus the white dash knobs.
     
  19. What he said^^^^!!! The ones with the inside nubs are sorta hard to find ... hang on to them if your not going to use them for now, real keepers.

    I think those side-boxes are too new for the truck though .... I bought a exact set in 76 ... ... the charm is in the door signs.
     
  20. That's super cool. The door signage is awesome. Yes DON'T re paint it!!
     
  21. Nice score! $$$
     
  22. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

  23. not bad! yeah id keep the patina, looks cool. im all for the wide whites, and a touch of lowering. i think this is the first truck iv'e seen with the same seat as mine!!! cool!!!
     
  24. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778

    73super
    Member

    Wow.. very cool project. Sweet!
     
  25. It looks like they painted over the lettering.
    On my coe they did the same thing...i used a rag with gasoline and took as much as i could,gas would not hurt the lettering like paint thinner would.
    I used a really fine grit with plenty of water on the letteres wher the paint was harder but being careful not to erase them..
    Just go easy and blend it in.
     
  26. HWould
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 5

    HWould
    Member
    from TX

    Again, thanks for the words of encouragement, guys and any gals. Agree with all of you regarding the wheels. At first, I popped the caps off, threw them off to the side, and the seller looked at me like I was crazy. That's when I figured I ought to reconsider. haha.

    My only real concern, other than getting her running, is whether I should keep it just like it is, with a slight drop, or remove the toolboxes/piping, with the same drop. Either way, it's getting lowered. Not bagged (I prefer it), but mainly because I can't afford it, and not sure if any new buyer would want to afford it, either. Just don't know if toolboxes and piping should stay. Looks pretty slick without that toolbox we removed.

    @SAM123 - Thanks for bringing that up. I know they're not original, as the seller stated they were not on there for the first few years of ownership. She couldn't remember when, but thought it might have been around '65. If you got some brand new in '76, then that could answer that question.

    @iwanaflattie - Dude, thanks for that info! I was reading around about how to bring those letters out. They were just painted over when the truck got handed down. Sure wish they hadn't done that, but makes sense in such a small town. I'm gonna try the gasoline and a rag trick.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  27. El Jefe ATX
    Joined: Jun 18, 2013
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    El Jefe ATX
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    from Austin TX

    Do NOT paint over the little man on the door.
     
  28. BLUMEANIE
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 183

    BLUMEANIE
    Member
    from St. Louis

    Damn! Original wheels, lower it and leave everything else alone!
     
  29. 64Fairlane408
    Joined: May 14, 2013
    Posts: 53

    64Fairlane408
    Member
    from Katy, Tx

    Sounds like a heck of a find... I can't see the pictures here at work.
     
  30. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 805

    Gene Boul

    Very nice, I like it. I have a similar 52 model. Not quite as dirty but almost. Everything disassembled... motor, transmission, etc. was located in the floorboard and in the bed.
     

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