I dont want to sell my truck, but if I cant get it fixed up for a reasonable price, I may be forced to. Help me out fellas!
First off, I live just outside of Philadelphia so you know where Im located. Im looking to get my 76 F100 back in good running condition, and inspected, or ready for inspection if you do not do that yourself. Im looking for someone who is honest and wont rip me off. Work can be done at your pace day/night/weekends is fine. The truck isnt running right now, so it would have to be towed to where you want to work on it. I am also willing to help out in any way I can and get my hands dirty to help out, if you direct me what to do.
Its a 76 F100, 390 V8, 2wd, Auto. Single cab, 8ft Flareside bed.
It was a daily driver two years ago, but has been sitting for a while. I had alot of work done at a garage in my area in '03 and I really got screwed over after spending a small fortune. Ive tried starting it, even with jumper cables but it doesnt want to start up. Definitely needs a new battery, and all the fluids changed out. Last time I drove it I remember the turn signals not working correctly either, even though I payed a (shady) mechanic tons of money to repair that along with LOTS of other things.
Heres a list of what was (supposedly) completed in August of 2003. This list will help you to get an idea of what has already been done, so youll know that there shouldnt be a whole lot to do. Mileage driven since this work was completed is less than 10K miles easily.
Floor Pans welded in
Spark Plugs and Wires
(2) Cat Converters
Front Brakes (rotors, calipers, pads)
rear Drums cut
Front Wheel Bearings
Lots of body repair and paint
Things I know need to be done:
Change all fuids out (oil/tranny/coolant, etc)
Clean engine up
New tranny filter
New Fuel filter (if it has one)
Check turn signals/wiring.
The suspension is really rough, so it probably needs new shocks or struts or something, you could let me know.
smokey, welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter Forum. Why don't you click on the Sign Up thread and become a member of the chapter. Depending on where your at I'm sure there are members who have the knowledge to help you out or know a reputable shop that can get your ride back on the road reasonably.
welcome aboard Smoke, and thanks for doing that sig thing. That is a nice truck, depending on how far from Philly you are I know a good shop that is knowledgeable and fair in their pricing and honest. I'll PM you my cell number, call if your interested.