Unstoppable ’64 F-100 is Back on the Road After Six Years
Promising Ford truck project has gotten a new lease on life.
It’s a tale as old as time. You buy the project of your dreams, but it needs a little work. So, you’ll get to it next week. Or next week. Or… next week. And so it goes while your project gathers dust and the months – or years – go by.
At this point, how many of us have bought vintage rides that have spent years languishing as projects? Some classics are doomed to live a life in limbo. But every now and then, a feel-good story comes down the pike. Like this one, recently posted on Reddit.
User u/pugaboy89 has a 1964 Ford F-100 Custom Cab that’s been off the road for six years. But as of summer 2018, it’s back on the road. He’s owned the truck for the past 14 years, and as of now, he’s thrilled to have his truck back. ” I would love to fix this up eventually,” he says. “New engine, upgrade brakes, suspension, powertrain. Someday!”
For now, the truck looks pretty rough. But it comes by it honestly. The F-100 is covered in black primer, with a bright red dash hinting at a previous color. Under the hood, the original 292 cubic inch V8 still does its job 54 years after it first rolled off the assembly line. Based on what we can see, we’d say that this truck has a lot of potential
Unfortunately, the owner doesn’t say exactly what it took to get it roadworthy again. But the body looks pretty clean for the age (its Utah plates might hint at a life lived in dry, high-elevated air), the original-style bench looks surprisingly intact, and it has a desirable short bed. The kicker? The owner paid just $500 for the truck 14 years ago. Sounds like he’s gotten more than his money’s worth.
After looking at this classic F-100, we hope that you get out there and give your neglected project a little love. We know that we will. In the meantime, we hope that the owner gets around to making all the upgrades he wants. While continuing to put more miles on this classic, of course.