I know what you mean. Enfield is a little far for me, but if you find anything in my area I'd be happy to go out a get some photo's for you, or anyone in the group. Might save you a wasted trip at these prices anyway.
I have a 64 F100 with a 429 for sale. I am located between Bloomington and LaSalle-Peru. It is from Arizona and is a great start for a project. It already has monoleafs springs installed that lowered the truck 4".
Is it a manual trans? Lowered 4"?, I'll never understand this lowering thing. I still like to see some air between a car/truck and the ground. Too many potholes up here, or snow to deal with. Got pics of it? Is the title clear? Is it road worthy?
It has a C6 automatic in it. The truck is not roadworthy. The engine and transmission are mounted with aftermarket crossmembers but it is not wired or plumbed. It has a clear title. I do have a 64 shortbed that doesn't have an engine or trans that the 429 could be transplanted into. It has stock suspension.
Ron, you might be able to find a decent vehicle on the website auto-rv.com. It's the website for the free auto-rv trader magazine. All of the vehicles on the site are in the midwest(IL, IN, WIS, MI, Ohio). I've seen a couple of decent looking mid 60s pickups on that site.
I saw a nice looking 65 F100 that you may be interested in. It's at Hove Buick/Nissan in Bradley. The truck is pretty stock looking. It's turquoise blue with white grille/bumpers. It has an 8 ft bed, and I think it has a tonneau cover so you could keep your tools in the back. I don't know what they're asking for it, I seen it parked in their side(wholesale) lot when I drove by. Looks like a pretty clean truck though.