1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

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1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 11:11 am

Hey guys, I bought a pickup last summer and started working on it..This is a low budget build, or refresh..whatever you wanna call it..I originally had grand ideas of slamming it, and much more..BUT, I am really trying to stay "real" with this project..and the reality is, I don't have the funds to do a lot to it...So, I'll do what I can, when I can... Smile
I bought the truck for $220 from a farmer several towns over..He drove it years ago, around his farm, and on the back roads..It hadn't seen pavement in quite some time..It has a 390 in it, transplanted from another vehicle..(don't know much about where it came from) It has the original truck 4 speed..and near as I can tell, everything else is original..
The problem areas:
Top of cab is rusty
Seat was ate up by rats
gas tank was dirty
Engine didn't start
Brakes won't hold pressure
Transmission makes a growling noise
What I've done so far:
Started cutting out rust areas, and roughed in patch panels (I'm no pro, so I did the best I can)
Got a new seat (thanks Dad) Smile , just need to make mounts
Cleaned Gas tank and ran new line
Engine will now start and idle, rebuilt carb, replaced points, still needs complete tune up
I have researched that the throw-out bearing in these transmissions growl if they sit for too long..I still need to fully look into this problem
I drove the truck into my garage..the brakes may need to be bled..They have fluid in master cylinder, and no noticeable leaking anywhere...Might try bleeding, and hope that fixes...

Bottome line, I wanna get this truck on the road sooner, rather than later..Once I can comfortably drive this beast around the neighbor hoods, then I will start the body work..I plan on rolling on..I want a dark blue, and I think I will paint the wheels, grill and front bumper with either rustoleum hammered paint, or the rustoleum aluminum paint...I'd also love to make the pain job a 2 tone..maybe making the top a silver color..I don't know..
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TRUCK AFTER I FIRST BROUGHT IT HOME

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:20 pm

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INSIDE

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:21 pm

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ENGINE--ITS A MESS!

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:22 pm

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INSIDE ROOF

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:23 pm

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RUST ON ROOF

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:23 pm

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CUTTING OUT TO PATCH

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:24 pm

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ROOF PATCH

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:25 pm

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OTHER CAB RUST

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:25 pm

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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:25 pm

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OTHER CAB RUST (MORE)

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:26 pm


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TAKING A BREAK FROM BODYWORK, WORKING ON COLUMN

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 7th 2011, 12:28 pm



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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by 63Falconconvert on April 7th 2011, 12:54 pm

Welcome...
Great looking truck. Thats a steel at $220. The engine is worth more then that so your already ahead of the game.
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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by 78StangII on April 7th 2011, 5:37 pm

can't wait to see it when you are done. My son has a 1977 F-100 that we are getting ready to start on.
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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by austin26372 on April 7th 2011, 11:38 pm

Nice buy! Aside from the 6th gen, the slicksides are my second favorite Ford trucks.
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Post by rmdhokie on April 8th 2011, 6:34 am

Great project! I really like the styling of old ford trucks.
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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on April 8th 2011, 8:49 pm

Good project. You could really detail that out, interior and all. It should come apart and go back together pretty easily. The trick is getting it all straight, on an old work truck like that.
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Re: 1965 Ford F-100 Pickup (low budget build)

Post by retired plumber on April 9th 2011, 4:44 pm

Wouldn't it be easier and quicker just to replace the whole top (that is if you can find one) than to weld lots of strips in to replace rust? Seems to me there would only be maybe 24in of welding at most if it were cut through the windows and there would be a lot less metal warpage to dael with. Just my cents .
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Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 12:37 am

well, it really wouldn't..(or at lest not from my experience)..I have shown the worst spots...the rest of the roof is fine..(the inside shot of the roof is surface rust) It would be a lot more work to replace the whole cap..AND finding a decent one would be a pain..AND cost more money that I don't have..(remember, low buck build) Smile
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Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 12:39 am

63Falconconvert wrote:Welcome...
Great looking truck. Thats a steel at $220. The engine is worth more then that so your already ahead of the game.

Yes..I really didn't need it (or so my wife told me) but I couldn't pass it up! She now realizes the value of the truck and agrees it was a good buy..But....she still isn't the biggest fan...I am hoping that will change once I take her for a spin in it!
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NEW SHOES FOR OL' BLUE!

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 12:45 am

Just a quick update...no pics yet, but "ol' Blue" is getting new shoes! (and by shoes, I mean new tires, not brakes!)
I am taking the 15" tires off of my other project and putting them on Ol Blue...I am going to Tractor Supply to purchase a manual tire changer tomorrow, and maybe start using it tomorrow night, or Tuesday night! I'm not terribly eager about dismounting the tires off one set of rims, and remounting onto ol blue's set, but...I'm even less keen on paying $20 bucks a wheel for a tires shop to do it! I used to work at a tire shop, I know what it takes...so...manual labor, here I come!
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Post by Noah Zarq on April 11th 2011, 12:42 pm

scr8pin_f100 wrote:Yes..I really didn't need it (or so my wife told me) but I couldn't pass it up! She now realizes the value of the truck and agrees it was a good buy..But....she still isn't the biggest fan...I am hoping that will change once I take her for a spin in it!

Been fighting that battle since 1985, and my wife still doesn't understand a great piece of automotive awesomeness when she sees it! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 9:53 pm

Noah Zarq wrote:
scr8pin_f100 wrote:Yes..I really didn't need it (or so my wife told me) but I couldn't pass it up! She now realizes the value of the truck and agrees it was a good buy..But....she still isn't the biggest fan...I am hoping that will change once I take her for a spin in it!

Been fighting that battle since 1985, and my wife still doesn't understand a great piece of automotive awesomeness when she sees it! Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Thanks..I'll do my best to keep everyone posted...I'll try not to disappoint..
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Manula Tire Changer

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 9:57 pm

While I am waiting for my steering column parts, I went out and bought a manual tire changer from Tractor Supply..I have done some research and for what I need to do, I am thinking it is the best bet..basically, since I can't afford new tires for 'Ol Blue, I am forced to take the tires off of my other project..So, that is 4 tires off those wheels, and 4 old tires off 'Ol Blues wheels..THEN the new tires back on the wheels..and at $20 bucks a pop, I couldn't afford the tire shop..
But, with all that said, I have my doubts that this was the best route to go...MAN, this is a lot of work, wrestling those old tires off the rims are killing me!

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Tire Changer woes!

Post by scr8pin_f100 on April 11th 2011, 10:00 pm

Ok...after starting to fight with the first old wheel/tire, I realized the flaw in this things design..Just like I had suspected, the foot pads aren't no where near long enough..This results in a very unstable base..So, I am having to remedy this..unfortunately, the last pic is how I had to leave the progress for the night..I went to my local metal yard to pic up some metal to build a more stable base..My hope is once I get this done, I can rip through these things!!

I'm also thinking of spraying under coating while I have the wheels and tires off...
More pics to come!

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