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#1 freekwonder

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:15 AM

Picked up a 1966 Ford F100 long bed.  Previous owner had it for 30+ years. Took pretty good care of it, took out the 352 and put in a 302 and C6. No huge plans for now, we needed an around the house truck for home depot and dump runs.  Wanted something older so we could put it on our hagerty insurance and not our everyday insurance  that is expensive because of the teenage driver. So for now, just driver her and keep her running.  

 

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#2 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:06 AM

Cool Nice and Simple


Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

#3 Dolomite

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:38 AM

No plans for a cvpi body swap, lolz? It’s nice to see an old f100 that isn’t going that route.
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#4 freekwonder

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

No plans for a cvpi body swap, lolz? It’s nice to see an old f100 that isn’t going that route.

 

I'm not against putting the CV front subframe under the truck for better/modern brakes and a nicer, but no body swap. Bed needs to stay flat and useful. If it can't haul loads it isn't useful to the wife. 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:19 PM

Cool old truck that will probably outlast anything built today.



#6 Dolomite

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

I'm not against putting the CV front subframe under the truck for better/modern brakes and a nicer, but no body swap. Bed needs to stay flat and useful. If it can't haul loads it isn't useful to the wife.


Nice. They are fun with the body swap, but the truck really isn’t a truck anymore, I like trucks being trucks.
Chrome door handles are under rated.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Nice. They are fun with the body swap, but the truck really isn’t a truck anymore, I like trucks being trucks.

 

Exactly. I respect the work, but we got this truck to be used as a truck.  Can't do that when a rear crossmember is sticking through the bed floor. 

 

First thing is fixing the brakes.  Pulls hard to the left, lots of pedal movement, but they work.  So going to adjust and bleed the brakes. 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

I had a 65 short bed, wish I had it back but then I wish I had every vehicle I've ever owned back.

To me for a big truck they are right sized, todays big trucks are WAY too large I like being able to reach into the bed over the rail without a step ladder.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

How do you get Hagarty to cover it without lying about use?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:02 PM

Make it into a flatbed with. Good for transporting stuff. How strong are these things. We don't have these things in here. How much they carry?


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#11 freekwonder

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:58 AM

Make it into a flatbed with. Good for transporting stuff. How strong are these things. We don't have these things in here. How much they carry?

 

We saw some flatbed trucks, but with wanting to be able to carry dirt or mulch, we wanted a full bed. 

 

 

How do you get Hagarty to cover it without lying about use?

 

What do you mean? 
 

I had a 65 short bed, wish I had it back but then I wish I had every vehicle I've ever owned back.

To me for a big truck they are right sized, todays big trucks are WAY too large I like being able to reach into the bed over the rail without a step ladder.

 

yeah I didn't want a too large of truck. Honestly would have preferred a frontier or tacoma for their smaller size. But I'm not complaining with what we ended up with. 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:46 AM

nah..older truck is better you can work on them easily, more room. Can't stand new cars or trucks, too pricey!



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

Me likey

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

We saw some flatbed trucks, but with wanting to be able to carry dirt or mulch, we wanted a full bed. 

 

 

 

What do you mean? 
 

 

yeah I didn't want a too large of truck. Honestly would have preferred a frontier or tacoma for their smaller size. But I'm not complaining with what we ended up with. 

 

When they asked me if I hauled anything in my pickup I said occasionally, like 1-2 times a year, and they couldn't have declined my business any faster.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:02 AM

nah..older truck is better you can work on them easily, more room. Can't stand new cars or trucks, too pricey!

Eh they have their place.  Had a 2013 Nissan Frontier and loved it.  Didn't have to work on it, it just worked. 

 

Me likey

 

Come over and check it out and bring those 510 rear a-arms with you :-)

When they asked me if I hauled anything in my pickup I said occasionally, like 1-2 times a year, and they couldn't have declined my business any faster.

 

Don't know, filled out the online stuff and talked to my insurance agent and got setup. Didn't physically talk to anybody at hagerty.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

:lol:, totally forgot about the arms, I buried that shit in storage a couple weeks ago......fuck...

I yeald to the wisdom of Q on this one.

Fuck!!!!!!!! I guess QTip was right...


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:08 AM

:lol:, totally forgot about the arms, I buried that shit in storage a couple weeks ago......fuck...

 

shit lol.  It happens.  If you get bored and unbury them, let me know.  :rofl:


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Posted Today, 09:14 AM

Quick adjustment on drums and now doesn't violently pull to the left when braking.

 

And on a V8 aren't all 8 spark plugs supposed to be plugged in?  Two came right off in my hand without a fight. Still needs a good tune. 


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Posted Today, 12:35 PM

Eh they have their place. Had a 2013 Nissan Frontier and loved it. Didn't have to work on it, it just worked.


Come over and check it out and bring those 510 rear a-arms with you :-)

Don't know, filled out the online stuff and talked to my insurance agent and got setup. Didn't physically talk to anybody at hagerty.

...but you don't need to smog 75 and below in Calif.

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Posted Today, 12:38 PM

Quick adjustment on drums and now doesn't violently pull to the left when braking.

And on a V8 aren't all 8 spark plugs supposed to be plugged in? Two came right off in my hand without a fight. Still needs a good tune.

...hopefully they were just loose and spark plug hole was not stripped.