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Old 03-12-2013, 11:36 AM
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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)
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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!

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Sorry for the sun flare in some of the pics.
Yes truck is a driver and is lots of fun.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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good looking project. I have been watching your progress.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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