BUILDUP! A 1977 Ford F-150 Farm Truck Build
Most of the time custom builds don’t happen over night — they’re a long time coming. Whether that’s because one has simply gotten side-tracked, or it has taken extra long to gather up the necessary resources, that’s just how it goes sometimes.
What matters is seizing the opportunity when it finally presents itself, to have the chance to actually complete a long-term build, and seeing all the hard work and bags of money pay off. For FTE member Heliguy, that time has finally come!
Heliguy recently finished building his lovely wife her very own truck, and is now getting to work on his own rig. The truck is a 1977 Ford F-150 long bed custom with four-wheel drive, a 400 cubic-inch motor, a C6 automatic transmission, and factory air-conditioning. The mighty Ford truck only had one owner prior to him, and it has only been used on a farm as a cattle feeder truck. That being said, it’s time for something new!
Heliguy has already located a parts truck to use for the build, and is ready for work. He plans to remove the current propane kit, pull the engine, replace the gaskets and seals, rebuild the transmission, and give the ‘ole farm truck a fresh coat of paint. Boy, if that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is!