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Old 05-19-2008, 06:54 PM
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Newbie w/ 66 F100

Just finished up another project last week and brought it to its first car show..

Today I dragged out the going on 10yrs of ownership

1966 F100 Short Bed Custom Cab

Pretty nice all original Arizona since new & rare Orange/White 2tone

300 6 Cyl Automatic

Today is picture and documentation day then tomorrow I start to tear it apart!

Another reason I have not started project is could never make up my mind which engine combo to go with. It changes daily. How about a little feedback on which engine to go with?

my ideas below

1) 1966 427 SIde Oiler 2x4's because I have one on engine stand & also have a Cobra Jet C-6 for FE

2) Boss 429 using Kaase Components

3) 5.4L Shelby GT500 engine with auto trans (because I have a GT500 & love the engine)

4) 7.3L Diesel because its my daily driver engine and love it

5) 6.0 or 6.4 Diesel

6) 429 or 460 PI because I have one of each

7) Keeping the stock 300. Not high on my list but will for sure do concours detail and rebuild just to have it to put back to stock.

Nothing will be modified where it cannot be easily be put back to stock

I also have Power Disc Brakes and Power Steering from a 77 F100.

Only mods in external appearance will be lowered but not totally slammed and custom made wheels in larger size where I can use my stock NOS hub cabs

pics to follow

edit add: this is going to be a frame off Resto Project

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:19 AM
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here is pic of truck prior to start of restoration. More in a few



So far am leaning towards the 427 Side Oiler with CJ C-6
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Pics what it looks like today along with 427 shot
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a bit of progress made today!

2:00pm it looked like first pic and now like last pic



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Looks good!


A vote here for the side oiler!
The diesel engines are too heavy for what you want - and would require too much work in terms of axles/suspension/engine mounts etc.

The 5.4 would be nice, but too much work for what you are going to gain from it.
Either the Boss 429 or the side oiler, and because you have the side oiler sitting there and doing nothing, it might as well be under the hood!
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A vote here for the side oiler!
The diesel engines are too heavy for what you want - and would require too much work in terms of axles/suspension/engine mounts etc.

The 5.4 would be nice, but too much work for what you are going to gain from it.
Either the Boss 429 or the side oiler, and because you have the side oiler sitting there and doing nothing, it might as well be under the hood!
I really want to have the truck done by middle of August so the 427 Side Oiler it is. I could very well change over to the Boss 429 once the parts are avail from Kaase.

Only items I need for the S.O. are a custom roller cam and a set of roller rockers. Pretty much everything else on hand. (the solid roller I have for it now is a bit much for an auto trans)

Need some feedback on what all of resto I should post.
Any thoughts appreciated as do not want to over post the project.
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few more pics before day starts.

Hopefully will get the carts made for cab & box today




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Spent most of day picking up the metal needed to make carts for the cab and box.

Stripped the hood (very very nice), made stand to hold fenders which I will use for stripping paint (one done), priming,. blocking & the painting.

Carts for cab and bed will have adjustable height and work in concert with my hoist.










larger framework is upper portion for cab cart/stand. THe small adjustable deally bopper I made to hold the 20' pieces while cutting to size. Seems like I made more mess than anything!
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to make it clear.... I am just showing how *I* am doing this resto and in know way am saying its how it should or shouldn't be done. And yes this is my first pickup restoration (complete) Did a 77 F150 years ago but was not a frame off and did not do the undercarriage.

Seeing as this is my first on a older pickup any suggestions to make it easier would be appreciated.

Is it ok to post a pic of my last resto? A 4yr project but not a truck but a FoMoCo.
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For sure, go for it!

Pics look great
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Pics look great
Here are a couple:







Weather not cooperating so only have 12 miles on it and most came from parade last weekend. Plaque is from this show for Muscle Cars thru '73 all makes and models with count well over 100 cars.
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Great Project! cant wate to see the Final results.
And I cant wate to start Mine, But I dont know which way to go with it yet.
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Great Project! cant wate to see the Final results.
And I cant wate to start Mine, But I dont know which way to go with it yet.
Hardest part is to really get going. First pickup resto so new carts and stands have to be made to make the job easier.

A few pics of cart build and with it finished. (upper portion) Am also building lower portion to lift cab up 2' for blasting, painting etc. This cart will be used for holding bed. Should have it finished today sometime. Then its off to the races!




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Great Project! cant wate to see the Final results.
And I cant wate to start Mine, But I dont know which way to go with it yet.

Bill, Lived in AZ for over 20yrs and have current place for sale so we can move back. This truck is from AZ as is my Boss 302, daily driver and others.

I really had a hard time trying to decide which way to go with this truck too. It has only been in last week when I decided to tear it apart before I had any direction.

427 SIde Oiler it is but color is still down to 2 choices. Because its a super rare 5M paint code would like to have it those colors but really love the Calypso Coral on my Boss. Only problem is the interior may not match up that well as found NOS material for seat which should be done next friday.

Am adding disc brakes and power steering and will drop it a bunch but absolutely no mods to body or chassis
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