Oh Dear, where was all of this good advice and information when I started on my build. That is one great article. Every newbie should print it out in poster format and put it on the wall for future reference (and probably a lot of us more experienced builders too). I can only wish that I had known about FTE when the old Ford truck bug bit me, but I had to go and start my project on my own. I found FTE during a search for parts and realized how many of the common mistakes that I had already made and how many steps back that I had to take before continuing on the right path.
Newbies, read and heed this very important advice, it will save your sanity farther down the road
Excellent article, glad I didn't read it before I decided to start my own search for my truck. I probably wouldn't have bought mine; but then where would I spend the money I haven't got yet ?
One of the caveats should be WARNING ! Before sitting in the cab and looking out the windshield (if it has one) ; remove rose colored glasses. While sitting in truck, if you hear yourself making engine sounds or drooling; if may be too late to entertain any more realistic thoughts about truck restoration, you are hopelessly lost and you will have visions of it actually being completed.