TRUCK YOU! A 2006 F-250 and a Wonderful 1967 F-100 Build
If you’re an avid user of the Ford Truck Enthusiast forum, then chances are you have seen Pat (A.K.A. “67nukeford“) lurking around quite often. With over 130,000 posts, this guy joined back in 2005.
But despite the vast accumulation of time spent here on FTE, he has also managed to accomplish quite a bit in regards to his Ford trucks. This guy leads the Nebraska chapter on the site, and is an “avid hater of all things wintery,” so we’re sure he’s glad that spring has finally arrived and the air is starting to warm up and melt that awful snow.
He is the proud owner of a 2006 F-250 and is currently working on a wonderful 1967 F-100 project, and today we’ll get a chance to step into his garage and take a closer look at these two glorious machines!
We’ll start by looking at the classic beauty (or potential beauty) that Pat is currently working on. The ride, as we said before, is a 1967 F-100. The rig is a 4×4, and it has a long bed, a 300 cubic inch inline 6 engine, and a four speed manual transmission.
It would be impossible to tell you everything that he has done to make this ride the best it can be, but his goals going in were to do an entire frame-off restoration, install a 390 motor, and install a late model 5-speed with a two speed transfer case.
We encourage you to go read up on how well this build, which has been going on since 2009, is going by checking out Pat’s build thread.
But the ’67 isn’t Pat’s only Ford, either! He is also the owner of a 2006 F-250 which he has nicknamed “Black” for rather obvious reasons. With his mechanical skills it is clear that this ride wouldn’t be completely stock, and it isn’t.
The rig sports ARP studs, an EGR delete, an SCT tuner, a Delta tookbox, Ford splash guards, a back-up camera, and more. The rig came stock with a 6.0L Powerstroke engine, a long bed, a leather interior, 20″ factory wheels, and more. Oh, and did we mention that the ride is turbocharged? Pat picked a wonderful truck to make his daily driver, especially when that means putting many, many miles on it every year.
It’s always great to see a garage full of Ford. In the past Pat has also owned a 1988 Ford Ranger, which was actually his first new truck, and a 1995 F-150, which we’re sure was a very beautiful rig to have, as well as several more. Pat seems to have a great love for Ford trucks, which is no surprise at all.
Go check out his garage and leave some comments, browse the photography, and have a good time! Be sure to keep your garage up to date and maybe you’ll be featured next week!