Not exactly what everybody else has been posting lately, but...


PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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It's a work truck, so I hope you use it for what it was intended, not keep it in a garage for 20 years. Along those lines, you should get it sprayed with rustproofing goo. That is NOT the same as undercoating, but something like the Ziebart stuff of 30-40 years ago. It works, but it depends on the applier knowing how to get the goo into all the nooks, crannies, and crevices. On an old vehicle like that, it should be easy to get it into the seams and inner panels. My 1973 911 was sprayed with Ziebart when it was new, and then was driven for 20 years and 110,000 miles in Virginia, and it has one of the most rust-free bodies I've seen on an early 911.
 

soroush

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very cool find! congrats
 

2112

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It's a work truck, so I hope you use it for what it was intended, not keep it in a garage for 20 years. Along those lines, you should get it sprayed with rustproofing goo. That is NOT the same as undercoating, but something like the Ziebart stuff of 30-40 years ago. It works, but it depends on the applier knowing how to get the goo into all the nooks, crannies, and crevices. On an old vehicle like that, it should be easy to get it into the seams and inner panels. My 1973 911 was sprayed with Ziebart when it was new, and then was driven for 20 years and 110,000 miles in Virginia, and it has one of the most rust-free bodies I've seen on an early 911.


Good video on how to get such a coating into impossible to reach areas, like inside frame rails

 

DakotaGT

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Thanks for the nice comments, as well as the tips, guys. PeteK- I will look into that; and as I mentioned, THIS truck is going to get used and enjoyed "as is", instead of getting restored. I already have an over-restored '65 F100 to just get driven to shows and look pretty. This '67 is very presentable, but rough enough that it is at the perfect point for just driving it around and enjoying as a survivor. My kids have already become enamored with it, have named it Hank, and want to drive it to school some (which I will allow). My dog Josie (golden retriever) has staked her claim in the box every time we load up, too.
 

Ed Sims

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Unrestored! The best.

Ed
 

GTMD

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That's a fabulous truck. I also have a soft spot for old Ford pickups like that. Great find!
 

Ed Sims

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I love old Fords! Here is my '64 Ranchero heading off to the vintage moto-x races with my '67 CZ 250.

Ed
 

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Stef

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This truck is sweet. Congrats on you're lucky find!
 

steved57

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Nice find/truck Dakota
I'm at about 60% progress on over restoring a 64 Ford F100 4x4
 

FlorIdaho Chris

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F250 High Boy

OK, so I caught the old truck bug last summer. I bought (and have been working on) a 1968 F250 4x4. These trucks were known as "High Boys" since they came lifted from the factory.

For those interested, I have a build thread going (lots of pictures) on an old truck forum that you can see here: http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=87777

Here are a few photos after some work:
 

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Gene Cassone

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great finds!! after seeing these photos, makes me want to start looking!!
 

STORMCAT

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Gumby... your ride has arrived. :biggrin. Great find Clint..
and a cool project CW !!
 

FlorIdaho Chris

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...I'm at about 60% progress on over restoring a 64 Ford F100 4x4
I am really fighting the urge to "over-restore". I really want to drive this thing all the time and not worry about it. I have enough iron sitting around that doesn't get driven because I'm too proud of it!
 

KJD

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Dakota GT, that is a great F truck, thanks for posting. Much fun to drive those we choose to, it really makes the ownership experience much fuller. But isn't it great to have both a show truck and a go truck?

Floridaho Chris, what a great addition to your amazing stable. I've seen your posts here over the years and enjoyed your posts from the other forum, thanks for sharing all.


I too got the truck bug a while ago but mine is a bit older with much less HP. It was in nice shape when I bought it but I've since made minor changes to enhance originality and improve quality. Not really much of a driver, we get it out for slow rides on country drives, that's about it, but still fun.
 

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DakotaGT

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Thanks again for the nice comments, everybody.

Floridaho Chris and KJD, those are some sweet old Fords, as well! Thanks for the photos.
 

DakotaGT

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Gumby... your ride has arrived. :biggrin. Great find Clint..
and a cool project CW !!
:lol
 

STORMCAT

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:lol
just in case you are too young to remember this dynamic duo..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9-CaykIRoQ
 

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Specracer

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Chris, that is an awesome truck too. I had a 73 "high boy" in the 90's, I so wished it was in the shape both of these trucks are in, then (I'd still have it). Mine had a 390 with a 4 speed (manual), and open Supertrapps. Didnt look good, but sure sounded good. It even still had its "split ring" wheels (yikes).

Hope this thread brings out some more trucks!
 

steved57

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Haha I know what you mean - I plan on driving mine though
 

DakotaGT

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It may not be a NFGT, but the "fun:dollar spent" quotient is similar. I'm a sucker for old classic vehicle "survivors". One of my sons found this ONE-OWNER 1967 F250 pickup, in original Lunar Green color, with the original 80,000 mile 352 V8/4 speed/Dana 60 rear. It was purchased new by a now-92-year-old guy about an hour from where I live (Sioux Falls, SD). We drove over to check it out yesterday, and within the first mile, I knew I had to make an offer. I couldn't believe how tight and quiet and smooth this nearly 52 year old pickup was. Needs very minimal mechanical sorting, and then we plan to just leave as-is (no restoration). Maybe add some power steering. We went a bit overboard with my 1965 F100, (see thread here: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/32073-1965-F100-pickup?highlight=f100 ) and now it is so nice, we tend not to enjoy it as much as before we restored it and drove it to Home Depot, NAPA, etc for a parts runner. Now this will be the perfect truck for those duties.


1967 F250 by William Brunner, on Flickr

1967 F250 by William Brunner, on Flickr

1967 F250 by William Brunner, on Flickr

67 f250 by William Brunner, on Flickr

67 f250 by William Brunner, on Flickr


1967 F250 by William Brunner, on Flickr