Im new to the forum and well let me tell you about my truck. Its a 83 F100 inline 6 that needs to get replaced. Texas truck that belonged to my uncle then grandpa who recently passed away in december and luckily I'm the car enthusiast in the family so i ended up with it. I plan on redoing it and dropping a different motor in it when its nearing completion just gotta find one first. The body is in great shape and wanna paint it the same colors. Plan to keep it stock. This is going to be a budget build and all the work will be done by me start to finish. Im not working rite now so this is what ill be working on to keep me busy, will update daily and let me know what y'all think.
got the paint striped today on the bed and DA'd most of the bed still gotta start the tailgate but shouldn't take long paints original on the tailgate and flakes off. Has a few dings on the bedsides so will do some metal work tom and try to get some epoxy on it before my filler work
didn't get to much done today had to clear my storage room so only worked like 2 hrs but to a few picture also show y'all what i been using on the truck
my tools DA, 3m roloc wheel for tight spots, n screwdriver to get out the seam sealer
this is the epoxy ill be using its called direct to rust a lot of restorations shop will use this to fill in the pits n even can fill in the deep scratches from a grinder. Best part it makes 2 gallons sprayable so you'll have enough to do a truck and then some, only cost a $100 bucks too
Made some progress past few days got some epoxy on the bed and started sanding it out minor filler work on the passenger side but the beds pretty straight. I got some final sanding to finish up then will primer it up with some slicksand. Also had my buddy come over and give me a hand with the hood and started striping it, hoods got a skim coat of filler on the whole thing.
Looks good. Welcome to the site. You should post this in the 80 to 86 section. Where you located on the bayou, I am on it also. I run all over the lower parts of Louisiana. Let me know if you are trying to find any parts or need a hand.
Pull a part out there by you usually has some decent trucks to get parts from. The one in Baton rouge is pretty much picked over. I go to the one on the westbank in Harvey.
How is your seat? I have a really nice split bench sitting in my 83 in the pasture at my parents place. It is from a 95 bodystyle truck. It is grey.
the bench seat ripped on the driver side but idk what I'm going to do with the interior it red upholstery and silverish paint... part of me doesn't want to mess with it cause the family used it even some that passed away but does need a update, seats ripped dash cover is cracked carpet is beat but i got a new one, other than that its okay