A Tough Looking 1961 Ford F-100 Build

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Over time, old rigs can really change a lot. As they change hands from one owner to the next, and each one leaves a mark in some way. Some simply damage the vehicles and then pass it on, whereas others will repair and change things on the ride to makes it run better, look more appealing, or improve the reliability. Whatever the reason, many rigs didn’t have many original parts left by the time they fell into the current owner’s hands. However, this isn’t always a bad thing.

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FTE member David (A.K.A. “Davids61F100“) recently picked up a 1961 Ford F-100 project truck, and it is definitely interesting. It is sporting a 1964 F-100 bed, a Chrysler 318 motor, and 727 transmission. The engine and the transmission are in great shape, so, despite not being what David would have chosen to drop in, he’s going to leave them. His goal with the build is to make the F-100 a reliable daily driver, get it to the point where it can haul like a pro, and to prep it for a little bit of racing on the side.

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David is already making great progress with his ride, and has gotten several lights working, scrubbed the rig down, and made a large number of plans for what is to come. Go stop by his build thread and show your support!

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