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Projects Im waffling back n forth... Give your opinion.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Grumpy, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    **EDIT**Read my newest post from wed night....

    I just sold my bagged 64 C10. And looking for its replacement. Here are two options. Give your opinion. I can take it. I've got big shoulders...:cool:

    1960 F100 shortbed fleetside big back window
    292 3spd on floor
    Desert truck. 99% solid
    Has new flip kit and notch in rear.
    Has new Sids 3" drop axle, main leaf eyes reversed and a leaf removed.
    New kingpins etc.
    Brakes done
    Some wiring
    Matching tires for back, rear wheels included with truck.

    Next is...

    1963 Chevy C10 shortbed fleetside big back window
    327 saginaw car 4spd
    Stock suspension
    80% solid, typical rust at fender bottoms, door corners bubbling.
    Has some scrapes down side.
    Carb installed and motor tuned{been sitting for 4yrs}
    Needs hood installed, bed floor.
    Lowered a lot or bagged

    Both will be same investment to get to what I consider finished. Which is get in and go down highway.
    The ford is ok static dropped but the chevy HAS to be bagged for me to like it.

    And, whichever I buy, has to be done in 4 weeks to drive 190 miles to GGs in Columbus

    Ok...have at it

    Here's pic of F100 as it sets and of C10 from 4yrs ago before he began to take apart to "restore".

    **** pic of C10 on phone. So just close your eyes and imagine it;):D

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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
  2. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,386

    from New York

  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 51,244


    The floor on those old chevys will rot away pretty much completely, the rust might be a lot worse than you think it is.
  4. Leebo!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 800

    from Yale OK

    I like the ford pictured, for some reason im developing a taste for that body style!

  5. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,727


    I vote F100 too.
  6. Ford... Squirrel is right about the Chevys and rust.. what looks like a little can be more once you pull it apart.

  7. Ole_Red
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 596

    from 206, WA

  8. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    I'd chose niether. But the picture of the Ford looks better. So I'd chose the Ford. Seems to be a quicker fix too.
    Maybe I was closing my eyes too tight when I imagined the Chevy! :confused:
  9. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,136

    from Houston

    If both are the same invesment to get going. I would go with the c/10. It will always be worth more than unibody f/100...
  10. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 927

    John 79
    from Sweden

    You had a Chevy,go for the Ford.
    Its always fun to try something new and the Ford looks cool.
    Brakes an wiring is easy fix too.
  11. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    Ford .. but i thought you wanted to get another wagon?
  12. scrappin bottom
    Joined: May 14, 2011
    Posts: 119

    scrappin bottom
    from Austin

  13. Well I have owned more C-10s than I care to disclose and normally I would tell you tht the C-10 is your best bet. But in this instance I am going to have to say that the Ford is you better choice.

    I like small block Chevies but I like Y block Fords equally. Both are or can be dependable engines. The Ford needs nothing more than paint to be sharp on the outside as far as I can tell from the pic.
  14. I'm a Chevy guy, but in this case I
    gotta say shortbox Ford.
    Way less work to miles of smiles!
  15. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 768


    I'm liking the Fords lately. A whole lot of Chevys around.
  16. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    The ford looks to solid to pass up, unless you want to pass it to me?
  17. lowelife
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 399


    I love the C10's but I would have to say F100 on this one. Sounds like a better deal.
  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 51,244


    You could shop around for a nicer chevy too, but it would probably cost more
  19. triplexkustoms
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 327


    After all the Chevys you have owned I'm surprised you are looking at a Ford.
  20. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    After looking much closer, the wagon we wanted was too rough underneath. I even had my wife looking under it to prove it to

    As for the trucks..
    The C10 is the safe choice, only because I've had so many 60-66 C10s and 2 suburbans, that my 16yr old can damn near build one

    The ford is cool, and way solid, but I know zero about them, or Yblocks.

    I can swap a 3.08 rear in the C10, bag it with small notch, and have it rolling in literally a couple weeks. We've had so many its second nature.

    so do I want a bagged C10 with 327 4spd and 3.08s or a static dropped straight axle 292 3spd and 3.90s F100....?

    See....! Waffling...

    I change my mind every 10 minutes...haha
  21. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    It's a no-brainer.You've had a '60-'66 C-10, (along with me, and every one elses brother. Kind of a good example of, "If it were easy, everyone would build one") Step up to the plate, and knock that Effy outa' the park. It looks damn good already.
  22. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    Why did you sell your bagged C-10 in the first place? Why would you want another one? If the thought of owning something you know little about scares you, look at all the help you have here on the HAMB. Broaden your horizon. The "WOW Factor" is in the Effy with a Y- block, not another (yawn) SBC in an any year C-10. Plus, air bags aren't too traditional.
  23. while i would normally go with the c-10; im really diggin that ford
  24. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    A vehicle sitting without a hood on it (outside?) for 4 years might/probably need a new engine.
    Go with the Desert no-rust(?) Ford if that's the case.
  25. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,333


    simple short and wide FORD
  26. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,025

    Slick Willy


  27. servi53
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 338


    ford into your new project
  28. slickhale
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 772

    from Phoenix

  29. B.Sharp
    Joined: Sep 26, 2008
    Posts: 140


    I have a '58 apache if you want a different chevy to play with. I'm not much on fords unless its a 30/31. I don't know why you sold your c-10 either. I see your problem but do not understand the whole situation. Good luck with your decision.
  30. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    I sold the 64 C10 because wife saw a wagon she liked a lot. And me being the good hubby of nearly 23yrs said...Sure!
    But my mistake was not getting under said wagon the first time we saw it.
    **Note to self- Don't look at old cars you wanna buy while on way to a nice dinner.
    100% my bad.

    Carry on

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