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So it begins, F100 project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fredmotorco, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. fredmotorco
    Joined: Apr 4, 2010
    Posts: 27


    This is my first major project, a 1960 f-100 I pulled out of the woods. The story goes something like this: I was helping my buddy HeX out with his motorbike when I mentioned something about wanting a truck project to throw a bunch of time and money into. He said he would keep his eye out for me, next day he calls and says he remembered his father in law has a truck sitting in the woods. A little sketchy on the details, but a truck none the less. He negotiates a very reasonable price and the deal is struck. I ask another good friend to help me out with his truck and my boss' trailer to go retrieve it. Long story short it's home now and in process. It's going to need some TLC, but it is a good starting point. I got the interior out and the rotten gas tank and plan on pulling the bed front fenders and motor and trans this weekend. Here are some pics.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010
  2. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    good start ..
  3. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,656

    from ohio

    cool project, we just started on a '62 today!!
  4. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,396

    from nowhere...

    I love 'em!
    Looks like it had much more trash than rust in it...that is a good thing!

  5. T.W.Dustin
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 883


    I like it - good luck and keep us posted!
  6. jonathan
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 390

    from Phoenix,AZ

  7. dullchrome
    Joined: Jan 15, 2009
    Posts: 987

    from SoCal

  8. Kool Dude! I got a 1959 with a 60 grill. What are your plans?
  9. Great project

    Very important that you title it NOW before you get to far into it. .
  10. I love those trucks!!!

    Kennedy's dad just finished one. Maybe he can post a few pics.

  11. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 945


    Good deal.looks solid.Welcome to the club.

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  12. cjmac
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
    Posts: 241


    Cool..Looks like you are on a roll.
  13. international iron sled
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 40

    international iron sled
    from san diego

    and its got a y block! get that baby goin then post up a vid so i can be jealous i don't own one :D love these trucks.
  14. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

    Member Emeritus
    from Iowa

    Welcome to Fridge Land!


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  15. Good start! Love those trucks, hope you plan on keepin' the Y. ;)
  16. Chalupa55
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 152

    from So-Cal

    Looks like a good truck. Should be fun. I wanna get another. Someday...

    Try to keep the ol' Y-block, if your good to them they'll be good to you.
  17. I have a gas tank, PM me if interested,,,
  18. fredmotorco
    Joined: Apr 4, 2010
    Posts: 27


    Thanks everybody, my plans right now are to definitely keep and rebuild the Y-Block, pull the body and fix the rotten areas, powdercoat the frame, drop it about 4 inches and drive the piss out of it. johnathan, I already joined the group, and scrapiron I'm planning on making a new tank out of stainless, but thanks for the offer. I'll post pics as I make progress.
  19. LaSalle Gearbox
    Joined: Feb 3, 2005
    Posts: 115

    LaSalle Gearbox
    from ohio

    Nice truck! Nothin raps like a Y-block with dual glasspacks.

    A side note: an old guy showed me once, when you get a car up on jack stands like you have yours, to shake it good and hard from side to side. If it's going to fall, you can stand there and watch it go, rather than lay there and watch it squash you like a bug.
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 407


    Glad to see another one saved, looks like some good patina....dont paint it.
  21. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,880


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