1974 Ford F-100 Makes the Perfect Project Truck
Redditor buys old Ford pickup then seems intimidated by potential repairs. So, will he keep it or drop it?
When it comes to potential project trucks, we can’t think of a better place to start than with a ’70s Ford pickup. With iconic styling, legendary toughness, and a simple platform to work on, these trucks make great projects for everyone, from novices to skilled pros.
Reddit user BaDoogz falls into the former category, which is why he sought help from his fellow Ford truck fans after purchasing this 1974 F-100. “My ’74 F-100 project truck that I bought off Craigslist for $1,800 bucks. It may have head gasket leak. Any advice before I repair or sell?”
You can’t blame the OP for being a little intimidated by this sort of repair. But as RedsRearDelt points out, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. “Head gaskets on these old trucks are so much easier to fix than you’d imagine. But, while they’re off, take the heads to a machine shop and have all the valve seats, valves, springs, etc. refinished. Also have them make sure there’s no warping or cracks. That’s going to be the most expensive part of the rebuild. But it’s worth it.”