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Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by janschutz, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Look what followed me home yesterday.

    Julie wanted an old truck to replace her wrecked Honda. This is a 59 Ford F100. The body and interior is in great shape but the drive train is a chevy POS. It runs like crud and drips oil and drips gas everywhere (Like a DODGE) Even came with extra chevy parts :(. [​IMG]

    First project is to replace the fuel tank. I thinking saddle tanks would be great instead the the tank behind the driver's seat.

    Also need to find a good F100 forum.
  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Nice! Not a real common year. I like it. Looks very clean. So...just how big an engine you thinking?
  3. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Not sure yet, But I like the power of my 351W, so I might lean that way.
  4. AzPete

    AzPete Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    With all that space under the hood......a real sleeper is possible. I had two '60s several years ago that were sold mid project because of an offer I could not refuse.

    Upgrade the brakes and steering if they have not been done by now. You can hang a tank where the spare tire mounts if that area is not used.
  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I'm was thinking modern drive train. Pull the guts out of a 4.6 mustang. Plenty cheap these days to find. You could get crazy and put a twin-screw on top and nobody would be the wiser. The Wifey could still get upper 20's driving around town too!
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  6. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Very cool! Except for the Chevy drivetrain . why do people do that.

    4.6 engine would be cool. There are lots out there for sure.

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  7. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    That is a cool truck. My next project will be a truck. Kind of a old shop truck look is what I want.

    I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  8. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Happy Wife, she says the first project is to fix the gas leak so it is safe to drive!

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  9. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    You know what they say.

    Happy wife, happy life.

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  10. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Great looking truck. My parents had a yellow 59 when I was a young kid. I love the style.

    You might want to read up on putting a crown vic suspension and engine in the front end. It is becoming pretty common place and really helps with ride, height, steering etc. Also try www.ford-trucks.com for a truck forum.
  11. Stokes66

    Stokes66 Member

    I'd sell it if I was you. I'll even help out by buying it.

    Looks nice. Very cool body style.

    Sent via paper airplane.
  12. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    I am doing research on the Crown-Vic swap.

    Just some pictures of the current carb.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  13. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    The engine is in backwards!...who puts the distributor on the backside....silly Chevy guys!

    I have been following several crown vic swaps and I am definitely going to go that way with me 71 shortbed F100! Just have to figure if i can use the crown vic front end with my Mercury FE motor that resides in it currently.
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  14. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    The Chevy drive train is toast so a new Ford drive train is now needed to be ordered, I prefer a 351W and a C6 but I will see what kind of deals I can get locally.

    Time to get the Crown Vic front end ready. Out with the old and in with the new.

  15. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Nice. Make sure you show us the process so I can follow up with mine!
  16. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Test fitting different types of wheels on the Crown Vic front end. The stock wheels will not work, The stock are 5.5 by 5 where the new are 4.5 by 5. The power steering rack have computer sensors, need to see if I can use a pre-2000 rack instead.

    Found a local 90-era 302 that has a recent rebuild - has paper work, it has not been installed since the rebuild.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  17. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Very cool, keep us posted

    JRANGER Active Member

    Very nice....ford-trucks.com has many years. I have a 66 F100 i just started on so ive been using that site and slick60s.com
  19. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Teardown will start next week. I have to get my deer stand ready this weekend.
  20. I make oil

    I make oil Active Member

    I'm liking this. Please let us know where you are posting the build if you do it elsewhere please.

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