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A long Truck project. #8263654 05/12/21 11:47 AM
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I watch a lot of restoration shows on TV. A while back I decided to try it myself. I am reasonably handy with tools and fixing stuff. I had a 1958 Ford F100 that I had got a long time ago. So I drug it out of the pasture and started this long term project. I hope I have enough years left to someday finish it. This is going to end up being a long thread so be patient.

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Ya can't finish if you never start. Good luck on your rebuild, I look forward to seeing progress pictures.

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I have read and seen where a Crown Victoria independent front suspension will fit under a F100 frame. Also the engine and other drive line on the F100 was past fixing. So I got a 2009 Crown Vic that was the Police Interceptor model that had been rolled. I am using the IFS, engine and transmission out of it.

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Wow. Looks as if there is a lot of work in store for someone.


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Interesting project. Hope to follow your progress.


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popcorn will look forward to seeing the progress ...


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Re: A long Truck project. [Re: don k] #8263821 05/12/21 01:33 PM
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Taking the project apart is the cheap part. When I restored my ‘ 68 Bronco I worked on it every day. Had it running and driving in 6 months. That was around ‘03, I had lots more energy back then.
Good luck with the project Don!

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
Taking the project apart is the cheap part. When I restored my ‘ 68 Bronco I worked on it every day. Had it running and driving in 6 months. That was around ‘03, I had lots more energy back then.
Good luck with the project Don!

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Ya got me Bill!

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One tip Don, when you get the truck down to bare frame, take several measurements to make sure it’s square.

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Sure wish you were closer Don. I'd love to come help!

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Pretty cool project your starting out Don.

I wanted to restore my great uncles 65 chevy. He had listed it for sale before and always chickened out so I figured I had a few more years and it would be my boys first truck, but this time he finally sold it. I remember riding in it as a small boy going to the deer lease etc.

Hope it comes together for you.


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Re: A long Truck project. [Re: don k] #8264185 05/12/21 07:18 PM
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I actually started this in Jan. Fairly far along but have a lot left to do. [Linked Image]

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Nice shop too

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The cab corners were in bad shape.

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Youch. Dad always tells me the corrosion resistance of modern vehicle panels is far better than the older stuff.

You doing your own body work?


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Youch. Dad always tells me the corrosion resistance of modern vehicle panels is far better than the older stuff.

You doing your own body work?

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Yes, seeing how it turns out.

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Very nice! I look forward to watching your project. I bought a 77 GMC Jimmy years ago with intentions of doing something similar. It was in about the same shape as that, but being a college kid at the time, I quickly lost interest unfortunately.

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Good job on cab corner!

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Both cab corners done.

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Looks like a fun project, Don. I have a concern with that CV. You said it had been rolled, and if I’m not mistaken the IFS is aluminum, I would check it for square and cracks before going through the headache of installing it and finding out later.


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Progress looks great. Rome was not built in a day.


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Very nice metal work Don.

You’ve got a lot of work still ahead of you... I’d recommend considering your driving plans when done on what to do with the front end. It’s not rocket science, but it can be one helluva rocket to build doing a subframe swap, etc. New bushings, joints, etc combined with a small lowering spring and current technology shock will bring a lot. Plus, it’s all new vs swapping in something old and likely worn. Nobody customizes a vehicle for a comfortable ride! 😀 I’d upgrade the stock stuff...

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