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Old 02-03-2013, 11:15 PM
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I'm starting a new "Project" thread with an overview of the past couple months since I acquired my '66 F100. It's been something I have been wanting to do for the past year or two due to my growing interest in older trucks, particularly older Ford trucks. My dad has had a '69 F100 since 1971 and I learned to drive in it using the three-on-the-tree. LOL. Started driving around the neighborhood w/ him when I was 13. The name of his truck is "Old Blue" so that's why this project is named "New Blue". I'm gonna surprise my Dad with this truck when it's completed. He has no idea I even have it. Here are some pics showing the progress up to now...

After blasting, only a few spots of rust!
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There was an old 350 in this truck
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The previous owner used home insulation in places in interior...
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:18 PM
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First coat of primer

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 PM
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Doors in primer

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The hood needed a little work...

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First coat of primer, then truck was sanded smooth. This is second coat primer

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:35 PM
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Two coats of base, three coats clear

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:45 PM
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Very nice, keep up the good work! Nice shop you have there, I'm envious!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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The day I brought it home!

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In the garage next to Bernice

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Prepping the floor board

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Subframe before

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After scraping, a little grinding, and paint

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View from under driver side of core support

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Down the trans tunnel before

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After

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Brake cobwebs

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Drivers side after cleaning and paint.. still have a few areas to hit again

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Passenger side

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Inner fenderwells painted

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Work space

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:26 AM
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Windshield is in

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Pretty straight!

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302 I got from my family friends local u-pull it for $350 w/ warranty!

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Bought a lot of new parts:

front brake components (will do rears as well)
shocks and struts
poly rear leaf spring bushing set
SS fuel lines
SS brake lines and brake hoses
weatherstrips and body seals from Dennis Carpenter
HID headlights from LMC
rear and vent glass
bed bolt kit
door handles in and out
main and vent window handles
various little stuff

Junk yard parts:

complete bench seat from 72 F100
complete pwr steering setup

These parts are getting blasted:

front coil springs
rear leaf springs
rear end
motor stands
center link
drag link
tie rod ends
brake pedal assembly
bumper brackets

I am gonna get soon:

C4 tranny
American Autowire harness
ignition
headliner
gauges
various dash *****
front and rear bumpers

If you guys have any suggestions on rim and tire combos that would be awesome. I am gonna have the truck at stock ride height.

Any comments or suggestions/pointers are welcomed. I will be updating this weekly until he's out on the streets!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:30 AM
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Very nice, keep up the good work! Nice shop you have there, I'm envious!
Thanks hooch! The shop isn't mine though.. It's my paint/body guys, unfortunately. I am doing the assembly in my 780 sf two car garage at home. Still blessed to have that though. Seems like you have a nice stable of vehicles as well
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I like the Blue! Keep the photos coming.
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Got the body looking great your moving along nicely can't wait to see more pics
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Pretty straight,and rust free. Keystone classic is my vote for wheels. Put some tall gears in also.
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AWSOME work !!!!! You are making some great progress. Should be burning up the roads soon.
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Thanks for the good words! Here are some more pics from the past few days.

Rear end is out. Had a Chevy rear end in it. I guess b/c there was a 350 in the truck.

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Box of parts getting blasted as we speak along w rear end and leaf springs

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Started getting the Fat Mat on ceiling

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This is "Old Blue" in all his glory LOL

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More to come....
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WOW! Very nice! Your dad is going to be VERY pleased.
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