1966 F100.

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1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:25

I bought it to turn into a street truck to take my boys to carshows, and cruise around on nice summer nights.

I bought this from a friend, It had been sitting in there driveway not running for 6 years and not on the street since early 2000.

Here is a pic the day I picked it up.
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The specs.

newer rebuilt 390.
Holley 4barrel.
C6 auto coverted to floorshift.
Power steering.
Disc brakes.
9' rear.
Body is pretty rough, surface rust, but not that bad.

After getting it running and removing the cab lights.
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The motor with new air cleaner, cap and rotor, points, plugs,wires and new coil.
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My plan is to straighted the body and repaint flat red/white again, new rims with smaller tires and lower it a few inchs.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:26

Removed the old stereo and door mirror. I moved the 3 lower dash mounted gauges into the hole where the stereo was. And installed a new smaller door mirror.
Also took care of all the "custom" wiring under the dash.

New mirror
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Removed the rear bumper, waiting for the new roll pan to show up.
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cleaned up interior.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:32

new rims and tires installed.

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Just got to get the rear lowered a little more.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:36

welded in the huge hole on the driverside of the bed where the PO use to have a 2nd fuel tank.

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Also got a new steering wheel. It is the same size as the old horn button.
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Before..
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After.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:37

I have gotten some stuff done during the last couple of weeks with the sun breaks we have been having, and got some more welding and stuff done.

Removed all the molding from the truck
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welding in all the molding holes and multiple mirror holes that were made through the years
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changing the colors up.
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Tryin to get it presentable again.
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Also ordered new power steering lines so that huge puddle of fluid will stop staining my driveway.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:39

Here are a couple of pics after the new Satin black paint.

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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:41

Got the Front droped today.

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Still got to do the SUA swap to get the rear down where i want it.
Now i got to get the rear down about 2 more inchs. This is as low as this trucks going, until next year when it going to get full airide.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:43

decided Im not going to put the door badge back on, so i broke out the welder and filler and got some work done.

sanded down, ready for welding
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all welded up, now just needs grinding
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what holes????
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 08:44

couple more

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now im going to fill in the cab bodyline and keep moving around the cab to make it straight, then im gonna remove the bed, and fix and fill all the dents in it and make a rollpan, and while the beds off, do the spring under swap to lower it another 4.5 inchs. Should be Taildraggen nice then.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 09:29

Here are some pics of the SUA swap.

before. I removed the bed to make this easier.
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Leafs removed.
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cutted the old perchs off
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All back together.
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First coat of paint.
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And the bed back on tuckin tire.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 09:33

Then the truck got to come to the new shop location and have some more work done.

1st I had to modify the steering colum.
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Then I started welding in the cab seam and getting it ready for filler.
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And after with filler.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 09:43

Next was some bed work. there was a dent from the front all the way to the back of the bed, This is my truck, so I wanted to fix the metal, not just look for a replacement bed.

Started by sanding and grinding down to bare metal and using studs.
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This part was really mangled. I attempted to stud it and pull it.
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But winded up just cutting it all out and making a patch panel from scratch, using what was left as a referance.
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And after alot of grinding.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 16 Jan 2013, 09:46

Unfortantly this is where is project is today. I am planning the next stages right now which includes paint and a air ride suspension. Keep checking back for progress on this project.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by Edward » 16 Jan 2013, 10:42

Whoo Hoo Looks good, and the pics are just the right size too...
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 14 Feb 2013, 17:05

The 66 is back in the shop, gonna pull the motor so i can clean up and paint the engine bay along with new gaskets and paint for the motor. also a fresh coat of black all around. Also doing something diffrent on the roof check back for details.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 26 May 2013, 14:37

I need to replace most of the gaskets on the 390 in the 66, so I decided to pull the motor and put it on the stand to make it easier. I also wanted to clean up and paint the engine bay. The motor will also be getting a good cleaning and some new parts.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 26 May 2013, 14:38

here are some pics.

Almost out..

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Before the cleaning.

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The water pump and all the front pully are getting cleaned and sandblasted and a fresh coat of paint along with the valve covers. I will take some more progress pics today.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 26 May 2013, 14:41

I found out the 390 heads and manifold are acutually a set of 428 matching set worth quite a bit of money. Here are some pics.

Old ford blue and black..
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Engine bay cleaned sanded and painted blue and black.
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Ready to go back in.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 26 May 2013, 14:45

And then the task of putting it all back in..

Engine going back home..
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Kind of a pain to do this by yourself.
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And back in.
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Just a little more work and it will be ready to fire.
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Re: 1966 F100.

Post by RewT » 26 May 2013, 14:55

And here are a couple of shot after driving it out of the shop. Still got a few things I want to work out, but its already been on a cruises. I am still needing a set of headers or stock manafolds. for a 428. These 390 headers don't have enough bolt holes and are to small.

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