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Old 12-27-2018, 09:29 PM
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Grandad's 68 f100 build

Started my build recently. Started out as a bone stock, 68 360 f100 LB. This was the only new car my grand parents ever owned. My dad had done some upkeep and a few resto's.
The plan:
Swap front end with CV
DIsc all around
Refresh rear end currently 9" 3.50
Lower rear stance
Gut interior and clean, dynamat top to bottom
New headliner and visors
New old look stereo
New dash cover
Tilt wheel

Ditch the 3 speed manual, TCI Streefighter combo C6 to replace it

Powerplant:
416 Stroker- 390 w 428 crank
S Code intake manifold for 4 barrel Holley
268h comp cam kit
WIndage tray
HV oil system
HiFire Pertronix distributor







Block coming back from machine shop. 428 CJ crank balanced, prepped and polished



Needed to add a brace to the cheapo harbor freight stand.


Also added a set of large casters so I could move this pig around easier



Mockup


Original heads rebuilt, seats and guides installed



Went with Eagle H-beam connecting rods


Silvolite dished pistons should give around 9.7:1 with an 041 gasket




Degee-ing cam


Did not have to do any clearance work


Going with the earlier larger thermostat
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That's it for now. I already have the front end stripped, rear end reset with lowering kit. Waiting on some free time to grab a CV donor..
 
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:04 AM
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Awesome! It's a lot of fun to build an engine like that. It's going to turn out great.
 
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:56 AM
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Never got a chance to do a total build like that. I am sure it will be an awesome feeling of satisfaction when it is done.

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Old 12-28-2018, 07:37 PM
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Thanks guys.
Here's a couple more shots.
Grabbed the cv front end at the local tweak n pull.

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after a quick pressure wash at home.


Interior coming out




Roof brace was whammoed


Brace straightened up and dynamat going on


Waiting on a couple parts from Summit to finish motor. Then it's on the chassis
 
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Thanks for sharing your build. Fun! Even if only vicariously experienced.
 
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Looking good so far.

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Old 12-31-2018, 12:23 PM
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Digging out the old seam sealer. Most of it was rotted away.






I'm lucky that there is no rot in the cab corners at all.


Got the rear disc kits installed. Had to get the axle flanges turned to 6.25 for the rotors


New brake lines
 
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Is Grand dad still around to see this?

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Is Grand dad still around to see this?

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No unfortunately he passed in '91 I wish he was around if not for anything but to tell me how I'm doing it all wrong
 
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That is too bad. But you can keep the legacy going.

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Making slow progress on the cv front frame work.

Sleeved with chrome moly tube, plated lower frame rail, ground flat and getting ready for upper rail plates. Re-worked trailing arm bushings too.













Lot's of cleanup work to do yet and paint of course.
 
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Looking good.

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