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I picked up a rear view mirror. Seems to be in decent condition.







Next I swapped out the Hub-Lok hubs with the Warn hubs. They look a lot nicer. Now I need to get the rims repainted...





I was also able to make enough time to pull the seat and clean some of the floor. Still some to do, but it's looking good so far. The old paint still has a bit of shine left.



Just behind the driver's seat on the top of the gas tank (never noticed it until I was cleaning there) is another instance of the ROT number 152. That's the third instance of it so far.



Three of the six Wittek inch and one sixteenth heater hose clamps were original. I really wanted to replace the heater hoses and there was no way they were coming off without a fight. They do have a date code on each of them of 1/66, which is first quarter 1966 as I understand it.





I had to switch to my normal digital camera to get this close-up. The phone camera just doesn't focus that tight.
i saw a rearview mirror on ebay nos like that.. pretty nice shape too..
mr number your 100% right.. still gonna make em fit lol..
i saw a nice arizona 66 f100 custom cab for sale on ebay for 2k.. nice rust free body.. i was thinking of shipping it back here
 
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Another one!

Just got home with the second 1966 F250 4x4. Here's a picture of it with the couple that owned it since 1968.

 
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Just got home with the second 1966 F250 4x4. Here's a picture of it with the couple that owned it since 1968.


Very nice TA! You will soon have the market cornered on 65-66 4x4's!

The washington~oregon area is a hotbed for these trucks no doubt. Especially the 4x4 versions.

Please post more pics and tell us the history of the red one.
 
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made those clips fit..
Yea i saw a 66 f100 custom cab for sale on ebay from arizona.. im thinking of buying that.. $1900 for a rust free body.. worth every penny here in the salt belt

Hows everything mr boss9f100??? health??
 
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Very nice TA! You will soon have the market cornered on 65-66 4x4's!

The washington~oregon area is a hotbed for these trucks no doubt. Especially the 4x4 versions.

Please post more pics and tell us the history of the red one.
Only 66...

This one was bought new by Ray's Meats (in Yakima) on 5/6/1966 from Pingrey Ford in Selah, WA. They've been in business since 1928.

Ford Dealer Selah WA Used Ford Cars Cowiche Selah - Pingrey Ford

Ray's Meats sold it in 1968 and the couple in the picture bought it. They used it for camping, boating, hauling wood, etc. It's got about 178,000 miles on it.

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Here's some pictures of it from back in the day.











If you look close at that second to last picture you can make out the license plate from 1966. Got those plates, original registration, invoice and build sheet.

As the crow flies, the distance between the Eatonville dealership where the white one was sold and the Selah dealership where the red one was sold is very short. But, Mt Rainier sits right square in between them.

I graduated from Mt Rainier high school, too, back in the day. Serendipity.

I drove it back over Snoqualmie pass this evening. It did well, but the semi-truck drivers are frankly crazy in the snow.
 
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Another great find! Thanks for sharing photos. Appears to have been used as a recreational vehicle all its life, which is a good thing, less wear and tare. Owners of RV rigs show more pride in keeping and maintaining their vehicles The color contrast with the red and white top and being a Custom Cab is very sharp. I hope a set of factory innie wheels are in the immediate future!
 
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Merry Christmas to you. Its even a Christmas color. Nice keeper you got there. Makes me a little jealous. But I have one 65 F100 4wd you more than likely will never own. HaHaHa. Makes me want to get mine both on the road with color too.
 
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Another great find! Thanks for sharing photos. Appears to have been used as a recreational vehicle all its life, which is a good thing, less wear and tare. Owners of RV rigs show more pride in keeping and maintaining their vehicles The color contrast with the red and white top and being a Custom Cab is very sharp. I hope a set of factory innie wheels are in the immediate future!
Thanks. I did get the original split rims with it but I don't think any tire shops will deal with them any longer. I was sort of thinking of some bigger tires on those 8 spoke rims. They've been on the truck a long time.



He also threw in a power booster that he hadn't ever installed. You can see it sitting there on one of the rims.
 
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Merry Christmas to you. Its even a Christmas color. Nice keeper you got there. Makes me a little jealous. But I have one 65 F100 4wd you more than likely will never own. HaHaHa. Makes me want to get mine both on the road with color too.
Merry Christmas to you, too, Vic. One of the reasons I got this one is so you didn't. Hahaha. You've got some great sounding rigs. Someday we'll have to have a get together of some of the 4x4's in the state. Someplace very mutual to all, like Ellensburg or Vantage or someplace like that. Canyon Road between Yakima and Ellensburg was a stunning drive yesterday. Some great places for some photo ops. Yakima river running through the canyon. The railroad tracks next to the river. The dam. All the basalt formations. Click on these links to get a sense.

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I was out driving the new truck today. Got home. The wife got home from shopping. A few minutes later she said "The truck looks like Christmas". She's a keeper, too...
 
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Sitting here racking my brain and I can't for the life of me figure out why Ray's Meats would have bought a red and white truck. I'm just not sure...



I do know I want to save out the 352 motor and put in a 427 side-oiler. Maybe use a 428 crankshaft. Thoughts on that? I noticed Boss9 has a 482" side-oiler. Do you have a thread about that build up?
 
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Damn Chad, you're on some tare there! Love the new rig and love the vintage pics. Good luck with it!
 
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I do know I want to save out the 352 motor and put in a 427 side-oiler. Maybe use a 428 crankshaft. Thoughts on that? I noticed Boss9 has a 482" side-oiler. Do you have a thread about that build up?
If you get a 427 block, I would use a 4.375" stroker crank. That would give you a 492 barring that you don't have to bore it.
 
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I've got a handle on a brand new 427 side oiler block and LeMans rods. Standard bore, in other words. Should not need a bore. I want to build something with good power that can turn 5K all day long without blinking. Reliablity is top priority.
 
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Sitting here racking my brain and I can't for the life of me figure out why Ray's Meats would have bought a red and white truck. I'm just not sure...



I do know I want to save out the 352 motor and put in a 427 side-oiler. Maybe use a 428 crankshaft. Thoughts on that? I noticed Boss9 has a 482" side-oiler. Do you have a thread about that build up?
I have done a bunch of 427's starting way back in 1978 on the first one, dozen's since.

A few things you need to watch out for vs the standard FE, Align hone and rods are 2 of the most important. I have run many a set of Lemans rods with no issue but the stock bolts must be replaced then rod reconditioned with care. Rod dowels must be tight etc.

I would also bore~final hone with deck plates even if you need a custom piston to where it cleans up.

My 482 build can be seen here:

Projects 1966 F100 "FE" Powered Project - THE H.A.M.B.

A 482 is 4.250 x 4.250 Thats a .020 427 a good combo.

If you want to make good power I would ditch the lemans rods and get a stroker kit, I prefer the 4.25 x 4.25. If you Block is NOS std bore then a custom piston say .005 over so you can clean up blocks with deck plate hone. Even torquing the main caps in proper order is critical.

Not sure what price on NOS block is but you may want to consider a aftermarket block. You will also need a much better Cylinder head.

Expect to spend 10k minimum to build a decent 427

If done right it will turn 6500 all day long. Stock steel crank 427's would turn 7k no problem.
 
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Not crazy power. Just a nice wide band and plenty of juice. The truck will mostly be driven unloaded and I don't want to make so much power I start breaking other things. I'm planning on sticking with the NP435, etc. Just don't like the 352 and not where I'm wanting to go as I'm sure you can see...given your unique perspective.
 

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