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vonhef 06-23-2018 07:05 PM

55 F100 Project
 
I acquired a new-to-me project! This was my uncles for many years... and now I will keep it in the family and continue his work. It has been in storage for 18 years and needs a lot of maintenance. The brakes are shot and the engine has coolant in one cylinder. I will post updated photos as things progress.... but needless to say that I am ready to start.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...12c1bb5649.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...952f53fe41.jpg

abe 06-23-2018 08:36 PM

Vonhef, welcome to FTE the best Ford truck Forum on the world wide web!

That's neat that you got your uncle's truck. It looks pretty good.

I see you are from God's Country. Here in PA we call Potter County God's Country. But the license plate says OK.....

Thanks for the pictures and keep them coming as you work on your new truck.

vonhef 06-23-2018 09:22 PM

Hehe... it took me a little time to remember that I wrote "Gods Country" on where I am from. Yes, I am from Oklahoma! I appreciate the welcome Abe. You guys can call me Adam. I look forward to learning from you guys and all of the expertise in this forum!

vonhef 06-25-2018 04:25 PM

Well... I got her moved and into the shop!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...dcbd41cf87.jpg


This truck has set for 18 years. My plan was to first look at the motor and determine how extensive the work would be to get it in shape, but my priorities changed when we went to unload the truck off of the trailer. It seems that when I hit the brakes, the front wheel cylinders locked up and wont release!!! Had a heck of a time pushing the Ford into the shop and onto the lift!!! But now shes in the right spot and I have ordered the front disk upgrade, a firewall mounted booster & master cylinder, and other hardware to modernize the entire system.
The motor will have to wait until another time. :)

Fomoko1 06-25-2018 06:02 PM

Welcome Adam and congratulations on a very sweet ride! A nice mate to mine.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...d71766c8d4.jpg

vonhef 06-25-2018 07:47 PM

Wow.... that is one nice Mercury! :-X22

Fomoko1 06-25-2018 09:37 PM

Thank you Adam, your`s looks every bit as nice! Mine is still flat head powered, what`s your`s?

vonhef 06-25-2018 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by Fomoko1 (Post 18055808)
Thank you Adam, your`s looks every bit as nice! Mine is still flat head powered, what`s your`s?

My uncle installed a 350 Buick in it many years ago. It has been in storage so long that the engine has some mechanical issues.... so I have some decisions to make. I will keep you posted. :)

Fomoko1 06-25-2018 10:16 PM

A 5.0 would be a prefect replacement. ;)

vonhef 06-29-2018 09:50 PM

Started on the brake upgrades today!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...ee246776ba.jpg

Lifted the front-end




https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...6607078e79.jpg

Off with the old....



https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...8f7f451b60.jpg

On with the new

Fomoko1 06-30-2018 12:34 AM

Looks good, what brand of kit did you use? I really like those wheels, nice ones are getting hard to find now.

vonhef 06-30-2018 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by Fomoko1 (Post 18063504)
Looks good, what brand of kit did you use? I really like those wheels, nice ones are getting hard to find now.

The brake kit is from CPP through MidFifty.com. Thanks.... my uncle said that the wheels were bought from a Ford dealer many years ago. I assume that they are factory Ford wheels... but I am not sure.

Fomoko1 06-30-2018 08:06 PM

I think those wheels are from a later 70`s F150, I always liked them a lot.

56panelford 06-30-2018 09:05 PM

Why did you have the twist tie on that loose nut..?

vonhef 07-01-2018 09:57 PM


Originally Posted by 56panelford (Post 18064565)
Why did you have the twist tie on that loose nut..?

Hehe... that is a good question. Each wheel has a locking lug nut, and what you are seeing is actually a steel cable attached to the "key" that was sitting on the locking lug right after I used the impact to remove it. The locking lug is still partially threaded on the stud.


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