My 1970 F100 Flareside (Pic Heavy) - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Bumpsides Ford Truck

My 1970 F100 Flareside (Pic Heavy)

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
My 1970 F100 Flareside (Pic Heavy)

OK, everyone. I finally got some time to get some pics of my new to me 1970 F100 Flareside.

Truck VIN decode info (thanks NumberDummy for clarification)
Quote:
F10 = F100 2WD

B = 300 1V I-6.

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

J35198 = 1970 (Production Date listed elsewhere).*

115" Wheelbase.

COLOR (blank - Domestic Special Order).

F100 2WD, 5,000 lbs. GVWR

3 3: 3 = Pastel Parchment Kiwi Vinyl & Pastel Parchment Diamond Basketweave Vinyl - 81A Standard Cab // 3 = Flareside Pickup.

F = Borg Warner T-18 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

H3: Ford WFF 9" Heavy Duty Rear Axle with a 9 3/8" Ring Gear / 4.09-1 / 2 Pinion Traction-Lok (Limited Slip) / 3,600 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.

5,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

135 net HP @ 3,400 RPM

830187:

83 = Purchased by US Government.

0187 = Domestic Special Order number. When these is no COLOR code, the vehicle is painted a non standard color per the original purchasers request, making the vehicle a Domestic Special Order.
Here is what everyone always asks for, The PICS!
























Sorry for the sun flare in some of the pics.
Yes truck is a driver and is lots of fun.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
On a side note, can anyone tell me what the hole in the dash by the drivers door is for?
it is shown in the last pic.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-12-2013, 01:03 PM
67nukeford's Avatar
67nukeford 67nukeford is offline
Nebraska Chapter LDR
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Omaha/Elkhorn, NE
Posts: 161,106
67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation67nukeford has a superb reputation
Great pics Greg!! That hole is where the brake failure light goes, if I remember right. It's just a red light, with a chrome bezel, that comes on if the brake pressure gets too low.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-12-2013, 01:41 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
there is a light plug seen hanging in the pic.
I guess I need to find a cover and mount for it so I can return it to it proper place.
Thanks for the info. Gives me something else to look for when I get to the pick a park this week.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Freightrain's Avatar
Freightrain Freightrain is offline
Shiftoholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8,052
Freightrain is a name known to allFreightrain is a name known to allFreightrain is a name known to allFreightrain is a name known to allFreightrain is a name known to allFreightrain is a name known to all
Yup, that's the brake warning light. That light socket would snap in the back.

By the looks of the extra tank in the back that lil 6banger will go cross country on one fill up!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-12-2013, 03:25 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
the tank in the bed is 20-21 gallon tank.
Original tank behind the seat is not there but another tank is.
It's not mounted and is not the correct tank for the truck.
Mounting holes across the top do not line up.
If anyone is interested in that tank I can get pics, just PM me.
I am still undecided about putting an original tank back in the cab, but if I do I want the proper tank.
Tank I believe is from 67-69, it has 3 mounting holes across the top instead of 5.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-12-2013, 04:27 PM
MavSprint MavSprint is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 553
MavSprint is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm working on almost the same truck. '70 SB Flare Side. But, mine is a lot rustier. Yours looks very solid. Great starting point.

At 5000# GVW, I assume you have the factory helper springs in the back, as mine does. They'll come out someday.

Mine was originally light blue and has a similar red paint job.

I'm currently installing a 22 gal Mustang fuel tank behind the rear axle. Behind-the-seat tank is in the shed.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-12-2013, 04:39 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
I am considering the underbed mustang tank install but that is in the distant future.
Main things I am currently working on are drivability and cheaper missing items.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-12-2013, 04:47 PM
MavSprint MavSprint is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 553
MavSprint is starting off with a positive reputation.
Oh, yeah, and I'm glad to see how the side mount spare tire looks. Mine didn't have it but I have the bracket and indented fender. Need it since the fuel tank displaced the spare tire from under the bed. You have that part already done.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-12-2013, 04:55 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
something to keep in mind with the side mount is that is doesn't fit larger tire/rim combos.
I have a set of 16 inch rims that are an inch deeper than the stock wheels and with 235/75r16 it won't fit properly on the mount.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:05 PM
MavSprint MavSprint is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 553
MavSprint is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gembone View Post
something to keep in mind with the side mount is that is doesn't fit larger tire/rim combos.
I have a set of 16 inch rims that are an inch deeper than the stock wheels and with 235/75r16 it won't fit properly on the mount.
Good to know. Its doubtful the old aftermarket wheels & tires currently on the truck will fit on the side mount. Expect the spare will be in the bed for a while.

I won't buy new wheels & tires till after the CV front end swap and Explorer over-axle rear end are in and the truck has 5X4.5" lug pattern. Then I'll have to redo the side mount studs anyway so I should be able to accomodate whatever the new wheels & tires are.

Periodic posts on my project are on http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-it-worth.html I started it when I was considering buying the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
good looking project. I have been watching your progress.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:18 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is online now
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 66,660
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by 67nukeford
That hole is where the brake failure light goes.
Not according to the parts catalog pic, it isn't.

1968/72 F100/350: "Low Brake Fluid Warning Lamp" located to the left of the ignition switch.

COAZ-10A840-A .. Instrument Panel (optional) Parking Brake Warning Lamp Bezel & Lens located in empty hole.

Shown here: 1964/72 Ford Truck Parts Catalog ~ Body Illustration Section 030 ~ Page 12.

Whiz over to Fordification.com, they have this catalog on their website.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-12-2013, 10:05 PM
Gembone's Avatar
Gembone Gembone is offline
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,567
Gembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to beholdGembone is a splendid one to behold
Thanks again for the info NumberDummy.

Well, just my luck. The radiator I ordered is incorrect.
mounting plates are facing the wrong direction.
puts the core towards the grill instead of towards the motor.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-12-2013, 11:13 PM
MavSprint MavSprint is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 553
MavSprint is starting off with a positive reputation.
The 3-row Champion aluminum radiator fits. It is the width of the wider, optional radiator and mounts in holes beyond cut out on the driver's side.

If you look closely you can see the white mark where I'll cut the radiator support to expose the whole radiator.

The frame around the Champion radiator provides for mounting the front side on the radiator support and mounting a shroud on the engine side.

I have a Campion alum radiator in my Maverick and like it a lot. The one for the F100 is guaranteed to cool 850 HP.

Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel Stud Question Gembone 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 09-24-2015 12:38 PM
Pertronix woes Gembone Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 9 04-25-2015 03:57 PM
New to me 300's. need advice Gembone Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 3 12-13-2014 03:07 PM
Fuel sending unit help Gembone 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 04-30-2013 11:23 AM
dipstick length Gembone 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 14 04-06-2013 09:17 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.