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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/23/21 2:00 p.m.

Need to order a tailgate.  Online seems $275-$313 for one 

 

 


 

 

 


 

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
2/23/21 2:59 p.m.

Beautiful!

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
2/23/21 6:29 p.m.

That looks like a sweet old rig. Nice score!

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/23/21 6:38 p.m.

THanks guys. 

 

Getting new mufflers put on now. No time to waste! 

OneSickGNX
OneSickGNX New Reader
2/23/21 8:52 p.m.

I'd trade a decent 65 impala for that f100... But I also love that body style f100. Also ever looked for a panel van from those years that's some big $$$$$

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/23/21 9:04 p.m.
OneSickGNX said:

I'd trade a decent 65 impala for that f100... But I also love that body style f100. Also ever looked for a panel van from those years that's some big $$$$$

I hate flareside trucks 

 

I bought a $45,000 loaded tacoma last month . But I love the design and flow of this f100 . My taco will sit for a while , while I enjoy this 

after I fix it I possibly will keep it at least a year. It really speaks to me even though these fords aren't that "desired" 

mainlandboy
mainlandboy Reader
2/23/21 10:08 p.m.
84FSP said:

Am I blind or is it missing a pedal?

Pretty sure that it's an automatic that happens to have a long shifter handle.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/23/21 10:47 p.m.

@mainlandboy is correct. Its gimpomatic.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 12:51 a.m.

Looks like this website will be my new best friend this week

 

https://midwestearlyford.com

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 1:43 p.m.
Uncle David (Forum Supporter) said:

The picture of the engine also shows an independent front suspension, which is not how Ford delivered those trucks. That means the front of the frame, or the whole frame, has been swapped.  It's probably a GM front end since the engine is a Chevy and 2nd Gen F-body front subframe swaps are popular.  S10 frame swaps usually work on these trucks as well (they're not very big), and the 2nd gen F-body and S-10 front ends share a lot of parts. The GM rally-style wheels are another clue that the truck has GM running gear. 

Check the entire brake system carefully. Many people screw up decent brakes with mismatched hardware (front vs back, and master cylinders)

Confirmed as you said 

 

definitely a front GM suspension swap 

 

once I get back from muffler shop tomorrow 

will post more pics 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 1:45 p.m.
914Driver said:

Was the truck's gas tank relocated to the back? 

Gas tank in bed 

a friend said lots of people moved and relocate the tank ? 
 

my main concern is once I order the rear beautiful bed means I will have to cut that for the filler neck 

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
2/24/21 2:45 p.m.

I actually really like the patina on the hood with the bright chrome trim. It's a cool look. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 5:07 p.m.
JeremyJ said:

I actually really like the patina on the hood with the bright chrome trim. It's a cool look. 

I do too! 
 

wish whole thing was patina so I wouldn't have to paint it 

 

debating seat belt yes or no ? 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/24/21 6:14 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Yes

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 6:39 p.m.

Thanks angrycorvair

 

paint quote $4300 

 

Debating  doing black satin with white /red hand pin striping ... i know played out....but figuring out what sells.

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/24/21 8:20 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Yeah. I've been there with my uncle. Not too far from his place. Forgot about them when we chatted. 

 

I kinda think that satin black cars from that era is a little played out. I still think red with a walnut bed. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 8:24 p.m.

In reply to bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you sir ! Need to order tailgate and bed from them

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 8:27 p.m.

Here are undercarriage shots, as we are doing exhaust. Truck has disc brakes. 

 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 8:29 p.m.

few more pics

 

 

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/24/21 10:31 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Please please please don't do black. It's so played out and just bleh looking. Satin pale yellow, teal, or lavender with pinstripes and fill chrome reverses or Cragars with the thin whitewalls. White vinyl pleated interior to all of the above.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/24/21 10:38 p.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Please please please don't do black. It's so played out and just bleh looking. Satin pale yellow, teal, or lavender with pinstripes and fill chrome reverses or Cragars with the thin whitewalls. White vinyl pleated interior to all of the above.

Won't do black. Hate black. Was just thinkign out loud for a minute. 

 

Pale Yellow/Teal , period correct is what I will go with. Hope to make color pick on Monday and send it to body shop

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
2/25/21 8:47 a.m.

What color was it off the VIN?  Might make it easy and "right".

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/25/21 9:16 a.m.
84FSP said:

What color was it off the VIN?  Might make it easy and "right".

Good idea. Let me check to see if we can figure out 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/25/21 5:03 p.m.

Not sure if the VIN plate would even indicate the original color on a truck that old, but...

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1948-1952-ford-fseries-trucks3.htm

 

The 1948-1949 Ford F-Series trucks came in eight standard paint colors: Barcelona Blue, Medium Luster Black, Feather Gray, Glade Green, Monsoon Maroon, Rotunda Gray, Vermilion, and Tucson Tan. Wheels were painted black, as were the bumpers and running boards

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
2/25/21 7:13 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

Not sure if the VIN plate would even indicate the original color on a truck that old, but...

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1948-1952-ford-fseries-trucks3.htm

 

The 1948-1949 Ford F-Series trucks came in eight standard paint colors: Barcelona Blue, Medium Luster Black, Feather Gray, Glade Green, Monsoon Maroon, Rotunda Gray, Vermilion, and Tucson Tan. Wheels were painted black, as were the bumpers and running boards

Appreciate it very much! Busy day with teo land cruiser pick ups - so didn't have chance to look 

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