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I like it - looks like a good project
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Anybody have any ideas where to start as far as a resto goes?
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I like it - looks like a good project
Thanks, i got it for next to nothing, And I want to drive it to school next year. We are going to start by dropping in a strong 390 thats just been waiting for it's day, then we will be putting in a new rear end, fixing the brakes, and painting it.
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Anybody have any ideas where to start as far as a resto goes?
Ah - you don't want to go to all that trouble, do you? All the busted knuckles, greasy fingernails etc....sounds like a lot of work to me.

Tell you what - I'll save you all of that grief and give you a couple hundred bucks for the truck so you don't have to put up with all of that hassle, huh? Whaddya say?
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Im closer...been looking for an early 4WD for a long time...and a 3/4 ton is my preferred choice...if you choose to sell...Im a bit north of Pdx...


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Ah - you don't want to go to all that trouble, do you? All the busted knuckles, greasy fingernails etc....sounds like a lot of work to me.

Tell you what - I'll save you all of that grief and give you a couple hundred bucks for the truck so you don't have to put up with all of that hassle, huh? Whaddya say?
Nice try, but i think ill have to stick with my pile for now.... But maybe one day..... Nevermind, this truck aint going anywhere.
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Truck aint for sale, but we do have a 74 f250 Ranger 4x4 long bed... $700 and its yours
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Im closer...been looking for an early 4WD for a long time...and a 3/4 ton is my preferred choice...if you choose to sell...Im a bit north of Pdx...


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Nice try, but i think ill have to stick with my pile for now.... But maybe one day..... Nevermind, this truck aint going anywhere.
I don't blame you - I'd keep it too!
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Anybody have any ideas where to start as far as a resto goes?
Estimate the $$$$ restoration costs before doing anything.

Mechanical work FIRST, then body and paint, last upholstery.

I've seen more than one clueless so-and-so paint, chrome and upholster first. Then when they do the mechanics, guess what happens?

Some people new to the hobby have the bad habit of taking EVERYTHING apart, working on the project *****-nilly with no idea of what they are doing, or what to do next.

They don't label anything, stuff gets lost, mixed up, thrown away.

Then...when they find out what the true cost factors are, some just load everything in the pickup bed and send the truck down the road to oblivion.

Take pictures and video...this will enable you to put everything back the way it came apart.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: Whatever you estimate the cost factors will be...double the figure...then add 10%.
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Tell you what - I'll save you all of that grief and give you a couple hundred bucks for the truck so you don't have to put up with all of that hassle, huh? Whaddya say?
This is exactly what you need Steve, a REAL truck instead of that Luxo Stupor Duty Land Yacht you're driving now.

You know what a real truck like this has to offer, doncha?

Buckboard dental jarring suspension.

Manual non power drum brakes that take a city block to stop the truck at any speed under 30 MPH.

Armstrong steering that by now has a greater play factor than a battalion of kiddies.

Non syncro first gear transmission. Grind me out a pound. The necessary double clutching will do wonders for your arthritic knees.

A cab that's so tight for 6 footers, you'll need to visit a chiropractor on a daily basis.

Most of the parts are obsolete, meaning you'll have to find them from the obsolete parts sharks.

You'll have to take out a mortgage on your residencia to pay for all this jazz.

Just what you need. Step up...or step back.
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I had a '62 F250 4x4 for a number of years, Bill - and everything you said there is true with the exception of the part about the brakes.

Mine had 4:56's and a T 98 - it wouldn't go much over 30mph.


Even with all of that - I'd love to have it back.
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I had a '62 F250 4x4 for a number of years, Bill - and everything you said there is true with the exception of the part about the brakes.

Mine had 4:56's and a T 98 - it wouldn't go much over 30mph.


Even with all of that - I'd love to have it back.
Is fun_suv's '69 F100 still available?

The price wasn't half bad...got me to thinking about it...till I woke up...that is.

The 1967/72 cabs have much more room, better brakes, power steering was available, and the suspension is Twin-I Beam.

Despite the roomier cab, he prolly couldn't fit in it, as he's larger than both of us put together......prolly the reason he wanted to sell it.
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Anybody have any ideas where to start as far as a resto goes?
I thought I'd post some pics of my truck to help motivate you. I've been working on it pretty steady since the beginning of February. I just finished painting the hood today, and should have the box done and the truck back together within two weeks. These old 4x4s are worth fixing up and hanging on to, not that they'll ever be worth much but theres just not many of them around.
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The white steering wheel was an option and is very hard to find today.

The steering column should be painted white to match the dash and steering wheel.
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I restored the wheel and got the information from you on it's proper shade of white last fall. The steering column in this truck has no evidence of ever being white, and there were spots where the black paint was worn through to the bare metal. Although I haven't had it since new, this truck hasn't been fooled with much over the years, and I'm 99% certain that it's never been removed from the truck. Maybe some were white, some black?
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