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My 1975 F150 Project

I am in the process of resto-modding my Father in laws old truck. He bought it new in 1975 and they have owned it for 37 years. He died in 1986.

I am in the process of tearing her down and rebuilding her.

This is what I started with. A 1975 F150 Custom Explorer 2WD with a 390FE and C6 Tranny. Options are a dealer installed A/C.

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The first thing I did was to remove the old box. Which was shot. The floor was rusted and the sides are rusted out above the wheels and corners.





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Then I removed the tank and cleaned and painted the rear half of the frame with POR15. I also removed the 9" and springs.

I had the springs sandblasted and I painted them. I cleaned the rear end, replaced the bearings in the axles and bought a new 3.73 Traction Lock from Bronco Connection, replacing the 3.00 open that was in the truck.

I also installed Energy Suspension Bushings, a set of lowering shackles, and KYB Shocks. New brake lines, and rebuilt the rear brakes.









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Then I found a nicer restorable box with a good floor in Scotland, SD for $250.00 and a 73 F100 Ranger XLT Parts truck for $400 in Springfield SD.



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Then I removed the front end of the truck. The sawsall was needed on the radiator support which was also junked.







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The cab is next. Getting ready to remove it from the frame and get the rust fixed.











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The new intake and bolts showed up Yesterday for the project.

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Here is my son's 99 F150 4x4 and my 2004 F150 4x4.

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Cool project!

It looks like you've got a good start on it. Keep up the good work.
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I sure hope your wife is proud of what you are doing there. Admirable taking your father inlaws old picup and restoring it. Great work.
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I went and bought this today to help with the project. Still in the process of finishing the hook up. 80 Gallon Tank from Menards.

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Today after work, I got the cab separated from the frame and moved back with the help of my son.

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The 390 and C6


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This cab mount was rusted through


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Not much done today, just took all the accessories off the front of the engine. Went pretty fast thanks to my new air rachet
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I sure hope your wife is proud of what you are doing there. Admirable taking your father inlaws old picup and restoring it. Great work.

Thanks and she does
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I am going to restore my father in-laws old truck next year. Looking good !!!!!
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