Tim here in beautiful downtown Gretna. I just bought a 65 F100. It has a rebuilt 360 in it and it HATES Nebraska winter mornings. It is my Daily Driver and I will dedicate as much time and money as my wife allows to truck related projects. I named the truck Clifford, Here's some pics:
Well Chef, I looked those stills over pretty well and I have some news.
That orange truck only needs one project done on it. That would be a large magnet
permanently attached to your jack handle/lug wrench. See what I mean?
Now the tool can't fall out through the floor of the bed and you are done.
No more projects needed. That truck is perfect in my eyes.
Besides, you would be amazed at how long an old ford will go if you just don't disturb
them too much!
You've mentioned that a new box might be in order. There are a couple of places that find and sell 'rust free' boxes. They go down south and find them. I've looked at a couple of them and they really do look rust fee! You might also want to head out to the Fremont Swap Meet to see what can be found. Swap Meet Fremont Nebraska Antiques Cars Parts Tractors Cards