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My '65 F-100 is almost finished...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CMenard, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. CMenard
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    What started out as a pretty rough truck is starting to look kind of cool. I found this truck on Ebay last year. It's a '65 F-100 on a '73 Torino chassis with a decent running 351C in it. The price was right and the thing had some potential so I bought it.

    Here's how it arrived at the house:

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    I put an AOD in it and changed the hood. Then added some new wheels. Put a few thousand miles on it like this, but was tired of the lack of a bed the truck had.

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    After making new frame sections in the back and installing a '65 Mustang gas tank I started rebuilding the bed floor. With the purchase of a '66 F-100 for parts, it started to donate pieces of it's bed. It took both to make one decent bed.

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    After media blasting the thing I could really see what I had to work with. The truck was in pretty damn good shape.

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    Here's where I'm at today. Just need to have someone install the glass and redo the hood. I thought that the '64 trim holes would work with '65-'66 side trim but I was wrong.

    The color is '64 Chantilly Beige and I used PPG DBC basecoat only. No clear on this thing. My brother has a '64 Fairlane this color so I thought it would be cool if both vehicles matched. Although his is nice and shiny the bastard....

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    I've really missed driving this thing and can't wait to get it on the road again. If you know any good glass guys on the south side of Atlanta let me know. Once the windows are back in the miles are going to start racking up.

    Curtis
     
  2. Very nice,,,,My ol' 65 is in the barn waiting for me to finish some of the other projects,,,,,someday:rolleyes: ,,HRP
     
  3. blue57ford
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    Good looking truck. I really like the color. It works well.
     
  4. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
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    That truck HOT HOT HOT!!! Love the color. Thats a Ford color, yes? Gives me inspiration for paint on my '56. Good job!
     

  5. That's tasty. Love the color...
     
  6. Sweet truck......Love the color
     
  7. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    from Troy, MI

    Sweet truck dude - nice work!
     
  8. mortecai
    Joined: Mar 10, 2001
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    I like it without the clearcoat. Great job "C"!
     
  9. 30modelacoupe
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    That is one awesome Ford Truck. I couldn't be prouder of my oldest son. Great Job Curtis!
     
  10. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    Sweet ride. Love the look and stance. Color is great with the wheels and tires combo. When you're finished, please post pics of engine and interior.
     
  11. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
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    Those are just rubber gasketed windows, right? Install the seal on the window, run a piece of string around the seal, and install it yourself. Start the glass as best you can from outside, and slowly pull the string to do the rest of the seal. Piece of cake.

    Cool truck, good luck.
     
  12. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Looks great, it has a very classy look to it! I think a white top might make it pop a little bit more.
     
  13. Very nice! I dig it. Hopefully someday my '61 F100 will have nice paint.
     
  14. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    Wow, man, I love your truck. The color and wheel/tire combo looks great!

    Have you thought about bringing it down just a little in the front?

    Malcolm
     
  15. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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    what a transformation, nice job.
     
  16. Norris McCarty
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    That color fits that truck. Very nice!
     
  17. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
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    your truck looks really good!
     
  18. wow, that turned out to be one nice ride. I am diggin' the color too.
     
  19. Crosley
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    from Aridzona

  20. 48 Poncho
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Man I love that truck...no other color would have looked as good...just clean!!!

    If you feel like doing another one here's my 66:p !

    48 Poncho
     

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  21. falconmad
    Joined: Sep 21, 2005
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    That truck kicks Ass!! i have a 66, love that body style. That color looks Great.
     
  22. lodaddyo
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    thats the cats ass
    nice job
    love the color too
     
  23. CMenard
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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    CMenard
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    Thanks for all the great comments and suggestions. I'm pretty pleased so far.

    Some really good ideas to consider have been thrown out there as well. Truth be told the top was going to be Wimbledon white and cleared. I just got lazy/in a hurry.:)
     
  24. akreone
    Joined: Aug 5, 2005
    Posts: 139

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    from SLC 801

    Thats the coolest 60's Ford I've ever seen! Great work! Love to see more pictures when the glass is in.
     
  25. bigd4xman
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 740

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    Looks good, makes me really want to work on mine. Need to pull out the body lift I put in years ago (long story), get a fuel pump, new front axle assembly (another long story), set up steering and brakes, build driveshaft and start drivin it! Man, I do miss the looks I got in that old truck, but the fuel mileage is gonna suck now with the built up (around 500 horse) 460 I've got in it.HAHAHAHA!!!!:eek: A reign of terror will come down upon this little town when she lights off again!:D
     
  26. hemi35
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 284

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    from Australia

    Well done!!! Your truck is a credit to you.
     
  27. very nice! dont think my family hasnt ever not had a 65-66 in the driveway. whenever one leaves another comes right in. great work and happy driving!
     
  28. made a very nice pickemup out of it, great job man, looks great
     
  29. chazzin
    Joined: Oct 27, 2003
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    from butler,ga

    that looks kool im diggin the wheels and paint
     
  30. deuceguy
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    I've never been a big fan of the 60's trucks but everything about that one is just right - color, stance. Very nice job.
     

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