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Old 06-15-2011, 09:24 PM
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I think that truck looks sweet with just the 33''s, mine is same way, sometimes I think I'd like some lift, others I like the stock config. You found a diamond in the not-so-rough.
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Point well taken.
One of these days soon I'm just gonna close my eyes and jump.
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My '76 F100 4x4 has twin tanks, the manual says the rear is the optional tank and the in cab is the standard. I notice your truck has the rear tank and no in cab. Guess it was different in '74? Mine has the single speed dana 21, how about you? I love this thread, great find of a truck and beautifull pix from a place I'd like to visit, if not move to!
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My '76 F100 4x4 has twin tanks, the manual says the rear is the optional tank and the in cab is the standard. I notice your truck has the rear tank and no in cab. Guess it was different in '74? Mine has the single speed dana 21, how about you? I love this thread, great find of a truck and beautifull pix from a place I'd like to visit, if not move to!

You would be in your element out here.
When it gets to running I'm sure my brother and I will make a run to what we call the "high lakes".
I'll make sure I post some pics.
Four wheel heaven.
Here she is after degreasing today.
Almost forgot, you asked about the t case.
To tell you the truth I don't even know.
I'll call bro and ask.
Remember I'm in SoCal the truck is in NorCal and my brother is workin on it till I get there.
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OK new info
NP435 through a Dana 21 to a 9 inch with 3:50s.
Your basic light duty setup.
Bro said something interesting. While he was degreasing he noticed there was no thrown oil, as in this truck was probably driven fairly slow its whole life. There was no oil on the firewall, it all went straight down. This makes sense as I am only the second owner of the truck and the first as we know is a nice older gentleman that probably didn't beat the tar out of it at all.
So I've got some decisions to make and money to spend.
Going to research maybe swappin in a Dana 20 (how problematic) or ?(ideas welcomed). Keep the high rear gears and get a low range (fuel mileage)? Or gear down and wail (and not care).
And just for "bama" here are a few shots from the Feather river canyon area.
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Been thinkin about that.
Maybe something with a hitch style receiver so that a winch could be switched around to the rear.
Just thinkin out loud.
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Got some time to climb around "Smokey" (yup that's her new name) this week.
She did not run when I got her so this week I rebuilt the carb and gave it a shot. Woo boy did she smoke (thus the name). I remember Mr. Foley saying he poured oil (I'm assuming it was something like Marvel Mystery oil) down the carb (just to keep 'er lubed up). Actually glad he did because it sat around so long.
Had a big miss and a loud valve. We figured it had a collapsed lifter.
As we adjusted the carb and it ran more, it started to smooth out a bit and the smoke eased off.
Didn't have the time or the right wrench to adjust timing. So all in all I'm pretty happy with it. She runs and drives great.
Also tore out the snow plow hardware and wiring.
The coolest thing was interior related. The instrument panel lense was so burned you could not see through it. So I took a new one up with me. Upon removing the old lense I could not believe how perfect and unfaded the gauges beneath it were. Hot doggies.
After crawling around underneath my first observations are that it needs a bigger, badder transfer case (I didn't remember how tiny the Dana 21 is) and I also didn't remember that they had ram style power steering (gonna have to research that). Seems like a lot o stuff hanging out there to be snagged or beaten on rocks.
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I don't know what it is but I like the looks of the 73-91 trucks on tall skinny "pizza cutter" tires/rims.
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I agree with you.
In fact this truck is so good that I am having pangs of keeping it stock...............................naw, ain't gonna happen.
But I thought about it.
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I agree with you.
In fact this truck is so good that I am having pangs of keeping it stock...............................naw, ain't gonna happen.
But I thought about it.
I'm the same way with my 78.. Well once it gets back to stock, but I can't just not lift it, to much redneck/4x4 blood pumps in my veins lol
Although, I will have the stock rims fitted with some tall skinnys to ride around on in town, in the woods... I'm thinking about some pretty wide wagon wheels with 35's at the least..
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Theres a saying down under here with four wheel drives, "go big or go home"
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It's so original now, I think it would be cool to do a stock restoration.
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Those are pretty damn sweet.
Are they the right year? I can't remember.
If you want to part with them you can PM me anytime.
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