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Rich's Street/Rat F100 Build Thread

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by UNDR8D, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    I bought something today.

    It is a project.

    I was going to tell you what it is but then I realized I only took three pictures before the camera died and none of them are dead giveaways.

    Although if you know what you are looking at, you will be able to narrow it down.

    I'll give you a hint: It's old lol

    I'll take many more pictures tomorrow when I go back with the trailer to bring it home. Until then...
     

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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    Looks like a mid-50's american truck.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Ford truck. Some where around late 50's to early 60's
     
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    Ford 292 y-block. Probably a f-100 in the range of 1955-1964. Not much else to go on.
     
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    Got the truck and got the ford part... That's pretty much all that's presented by the pictures.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    you better bag and body drop that bitch!
     
  7. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    You guys are pretty fuckin good.

    It is a '57 F100. It has a 312 Y and a 4 speed, which are for sale.

    It also has a 9er, which is worth as much as I paid for the truck.

    I will indeed be bagging it, although I may have to body lift it as the rockers already hang down below the frame level.

    The body is straight and the glass is good with the exception of the rear window, which is flat so it shouldn't be a problem to replace.

    First order of biz is to pull the body off and bag it. I need the front clip from a Grand Marquis, Towncar, etc. to get some IFS under it. It has a gay solid axle right now.

    Really it needs everything. I forgot the camera and it was dark by the time we got out to trailer it so I will take pics in the morning and post them up tomorrow. It is quite the turd.

    Btw I paid $600 for it.
     
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    Thought it was a 9 inch. What are you putting in? 302?
     
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    nice, my dad has a 56 f100 in the shop that ive been wanting to tear into for ages.

    theyre good looking trucks. cant wait to see what you do with this.
     
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    Wait, $600? Wow. Good deal. I thought it read $6000 the first time I read it.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Decent amount of cleaning up to do from what it seems.

    I know where a 69 C30 sits right now with a running 350 and 4 speed, clean interior. slight cab cancer. 500....
     
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    I wish I was in florida :(
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    We have a mid 90's 351 out of an f250 in the shop. We also have a spare C4 but I want a T5.

    I am going to document this meticulously, as I have regretted not doing that in the past.

    Ya $600...definitely a great deal I think. I mean, it needs EVERYTHING but...my goal is to build the entire thing for as close to free as possible. I foresee snags in this plan for air ride parts, raw steel, wiring, and things like brakes and misc. hoses.

    I got a freebie set of chrome steelies with red centers and baby moons today though! See, the deals are already rolling in. Here are some pics I took today. We have yet to roll it off the trailer lol:
     

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    Holy straight as shit you got a good deal, I wish there were deals like that around here, last truck I saw similar was a 65 chevy straight 6 three on the tree, bed floor rotted out, body in similar condition, 6000.
     
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    hell yeah man! cant wait to see progress pics on this build.

    i might be getting a 3rd Ford Ranger. guy at work has a 1998 extended cab Ranger with a bad motor hes gonna sell me for $100. a few dings here and there but shit who cares!
     
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    Nice project, no serious noticeable rust, and damn near complete. I'm more of a 55 man myself though.
     
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    Everyone has a 55, I can't stand em.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Ya a bit too bubbly. I'm not too good with body straightening so I like the big flat panels. I'm tearing down on Monday. I will take pictures of any easter eggs and atrocities that I find.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    *update*

    I feel like I've gotten enough done to warrant a progress update so here goes:

    I started the tear down by removing the bed and cab mounts and the doors and hood.

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    Got a free set of headers for a 351:

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    The front fenders were by far the most difficult thing to remove. They were held on by at least 12 two sided bolts so everything needed to be backed up and a lot of them were in really shitty places but finally, I prevailed:

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    Spent Saturday pulling the cab. We have a forklift so we just ran straps through it and lifted it right off:

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    Spent two or three hours today pulling the core support, motor/trans, and the front and rear suspension. I threw away the front beam axle and all the leafs and kept only the 9":

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    So that's where I stand. I get to start the fun stuff next week.

    Here's a pic of the future ride height lol:

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    It's gonna be sofa king bad ass...

    The frame is straight as fuck. It X measures identically to 1/32".

    I'm going to keep the flat center section with the cab mounts and build new front and back halves.

    The rear will have a true cantilevered four-link and the front will be Zd up with some donor F150 IFS goodies. It will lay HARD.
     
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