Well, I hit my goal. I bought the truck, in pieces, the day before the 2012 Superbowl. My goal was to have it on the road by Superbowl 2014. I made it by less than a month, but I thought two years from this:
to this, was doing pretty well.
There are a lot of things I would do differently, but overall, I am happy with it. I have several things to keep me busy, like gas pedal issues, a carb that needs tuning, bed wood, etc. Luckily, none of them will keep me from making my trips into town.
The thing I was most happy about is that my son and I did everything ourselves, short of machine work (turning brake drums, honing kingpin bushings, etc) and 3 brake lines that, for the life of me, I could not get to take a straight flare. This was also my first attempt at bodywork and paint which, while not anywhere near the product most of you are capable of, I was quite happy with (especially since I am not a finish work person).
Basic specs are:289V8, C4, 9" Ford, speedway front disc kit, Toyota PS conversion, power brake conversion, Speedway wiring harness, all new brake lines/components, all new glass cut locally, Mojave heater, 275/60 front and 255/60 rear tires, and a lot more.
This site's members were, and will continue to be, an incredible help throughout the project.
While it still isn't done, and may never truly be, I had to share.
Schuyler '65 F100 // 240/3spd/9" // power disc brake conversion '56 F100 // 351m/c6/9" // Down and Forward springs/Sid's drop axle // Short and Smooth rear springs/extended rear hangers/adjustable front hangers
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