BUILDUP A 1976 F-100 Flareside Dragster

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1976 Ford F-100 Build

It’s not uncommon for a fan of the classic Ford trucks to pursue a 1970s era truck build, but this one certainly stands out. Ford truck enthusiast B.Petry began this build after a bet was initiated that stated that he couldn’t build a street vehicle that could run the 1/8th mile in seven seconds for under $4,500.

In time we will see who won this bet, but the truck certainly looks promising.

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B.Petry picked up this truck for eight hundred dollars on Craigslist and has since bought and sold several parts though the same site. The truck originally came with a 289 engine, but now has been equipped with a 302 that has been stroked to 347.

The price of the engine? Seven hundred dollars. He also picked up a NOS kit, headers, a like-new carburetor, and replaced the original C4 transmission with a C6. B.Petry will soon also be adding a Crown Victoria front end. His goal is for the truck to look completely stock, but to really be a true and valiant racer.

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Along the way he has also had quite a bit of help — from two very helpful young lads that I’m sure are a hand full in the garage!

Though there is still a long way to go to get this truck sprinting across the line, B.Petry has already sunk $1,675 into this project as a whole and has done quite a bit with it.

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We’ll have to wait and see if he can get this truck to be the powerhouse it needs to be with his remaining budget of $2,825!

Go check out B.Petry’s build thread and show your support!

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