I'm in North Dallas just got my hands on a 76 F150... looking at a slow rebuild but its in pretty decent shap as is... how about you?
For my 77 F-150 Ranger I've swapped in the 6.6L 400 from a donor truck to replace the 5.8 L 351m, new wheels (15x7 bullet hole machined alloys) and tires (Goodyear Wrangler 235/75/15s), a few trim pieces, new interior door panels, window regulators, window seals (all from JBG), cheap stereo and door speakers. The body is a little rough but straight and relatively rust free with an aging blue patina paint job. The A/C system is shot beyond repair. Now I'm looking for a new bench seat or someone who can reupholster one for cheap.
I have a few odds and ins parts wise if you run into anything (window roller handles, taillight bezels, grille inserts, exterior door trim, V8 engine parts). Coming up to GrapeVine this weekend to see friends.
I'll keep that in mind and thank you. At the moment I'm looking at a new elderbrock carb and intake, but more importantly I've got to get my 4x4 working correctly and my transmission is leaking like crazy... would you know any good shops in the area because this is my first build and honestly I don't have the know how to fix myself... figure everything else I can do myself with the help of a friend I have. I just got this on a trade a few weeks ago. Figure cosmetics will come last!!
I got a few friends around here that have trucks in that era. My dad and I are looking to get a project truck around this era too. Right now we are looking at a '72, but we've looked at a '79 and a '74 also. We light this '72 the most so far b/c it's a regular cab, short bed, 2 wheel drive. Looking to drop an aluminum headed 460 in it. Hopefully around 550hp or so.
I've got a 68. Almost the same just a little difference in the body. I have already done a crown vic front suspension and a 9.75 disc brake axle swap. Waiting for the right drive train to come along now. Also have a 72 4x4 that will be a full on trail rig when I get time to work on it. Story of my life right now, too many toys and not enough time to work on them.
Now I'm looking for a new bench seat or someone who can reupholster one for cheap.
I'm pretty sure LMC sells reupholster kits. Just slip off the old seat covers and slip on the new. It's real easy!! If you get the stuff, bring it out here and I'll do it for you. I"ll only charge you one cold Corona