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    New Green Truck

    Compared to 40 yr newer trucks:

    Accel is poor
    Decel is poor
    Steering is light
    Fuel mileage is terrible
    Price was good

    Means - perfect for me.


    Stumbled across this F100 and couldn't say no since the price was very friendly and the truck is well done.


    4 yr frame off resto by a very particular retired fellow.....


    I have had about 10 different trucks over the years...mostly Dentsides and a couple OBS trucks....this one is the nicest for sure. A/C is ice cold and original radio is perfect. I am the third owner.


    Already bought a 3" drop kit for the rear and a few other misc things to install....just need some vaca time.


    Plan is wheels/tires, level rear, remove the funky green tint, refresh some small items.....and probably sell it next year......


    Here are a few pic's that the PO sent me....truck looks the same at the moment...He restored it 15 yrs ago.
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    Wow John that is BEAUTIFUL!! Enjoy!!

    So in your old age you no longer care about MPG’s? :-)
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    Kickin it Old School somethingclever's Avatar
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    Oh I care about MPG's all right - but I don't need a truck everyday...usually about 2k miles/yr.

    New trucks are just too expensive and want to do the driving for you......blah


    Below is the lowes run truck......


    Going to start a thread soon on operation 1964.5 DD....hoping for 20+ highway with a carb...should be pretty easy depending on my cam choice.
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    Nice

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    I guess you sold your white crew cab? I saw one of them a few years ago when I bought the mig from you - just can’t remember if it was a CC or a super cab.
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    It's got a man pedal in it! Cool Rig
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    Nice little truck John. I'm sure with a few little changes you'll make some money on it. That white truck is awesome!
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    Thanks Ray - leveled, wheels/tires, remove the groovy green tint are on the short list....bought a couple new interior bits as well.


    Crazy what some ppl as asking for these F100's these days...


    At the same time i would be tempted to keep it....it's the most well-done dentside i've had to date....


    will see how things go next year....i am setting myself up for needing a garage addition.
    -JOHN

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    very nice truck congrats , what is the engine ? 460 ?
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    Thanks Troy - it has a crate 351M (335 series).

    It seems pretty torquey (relatively speaking)...guessing it has a straight up cam timing set instead of the factory 4 deg retarded set.

    Rear axle is 3L50 on 29" tires and T18 4-speed.

    There is/was a TKO 500 on C-list i have to keep looking away from.....
    -JOHN

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    Quote Originally Posted by somethingclever View Post
    Thanks Ray - leveled, wheels/tires, remove the groovy green tint are on the short list....bought a couple new interior bits as well.


    Crazy what some ppl as asking for these F100's these days...


    At the same time i would be tempted to keep it....it's the most well-done dentside i've had to date....


    will see how things go next year....i am setting myself up for needing a garage addition.
    Yeah, prices seem to be all over the place. I'd like to buy something a little cleaner than my 73 to start a build off of but everything seems to be either compete junk for $5-$10K or something somewhat nice for $25K and up. Not much in between
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    85 GT
    Heads and Cam plus other bolt ons

    73 F250
    Lifted, 35's, 460 4spd

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    Any plans for dream beams in the front? Ever looked into the vic front end swaps?
    Nice truck!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by somethingclever View Post
    Thanks Ray - leveled, wheels/tires, remove the groovy green tint are on the short list....bought a couple new interior bits as well.


    Crazy what some ppl as asking for these F100's these days...


    At the same time i would be tempted to keep it....it's the most well-done dentside i've had to date....


    will see how things go next year....i am setting myself up for needing a garage addition.

    I like those wheels - hell I like the whole truck!
    2014 GT Premium - Sterling Gray Metallic - MT82 - Track Pack - Glass Roof - Recaro seats - Spoiler delete
    12.76 @ 114.04 bone stock. Koni yellow coil-overs, BMR watts, LCA and LCA relo brackets, Borla S-type axle back.

    1966 Coupe - 331 stroker - Bullet custom roller cam - cam and motor installed and dyno tuned by Rodeheavers Hot Rod - Astro A5 - McLeod RXT - 486 to the wheels - more fun than my little tires can handle

    1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - currently NOT on jackstands

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo83coupe View Post
    Any plans for dream beams in the front? Ever looked into the vic front end swaps?
    Nice truck!!
    Hey Frank - yes I have thought about dream beams....probably what I would do if I knew for sure I was keeping it.

    While the crown vic swap brings other benefits to the table, for the limited amount I would actually drive the truck, the effort is not justified.

    My new 3 season DD starting this summer should be my 64.5 Mustang coupe so it leaves this F100 in an odd spot for steady usage.....aka my wife would have to say she wants to keep it for herself...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaxtonShelby View Post
    I like those wheels - hell I like the whole truck!

    Thanks Ron.....as for the crew cab...I did sell it....market really continued nuts on dent crews....I haven't even paid much attn on it for a while once pretty rough examples were hitting mid-upper teens. Restored trucks doing 30k+ last I looked.
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    Yes Really Nice truck!
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    13 SECOND FRANK turbo83coupe's Avatar
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    The vic swap is definatly cool and the way to go on the bunps and dents. I would be hesitant to go through it if i werent going to keep the truck however. I think Troy has done it?
    The beams are a decent price (for what you get and what they accomplish) and easy to swap out.
    I picked myself up a regular cab shortbed bullnose over the summer and i think the beams are in its future for this winter. I think its a little more involved to do the vic swap under a 80 and newer frame. Ultimatly id like to be able to tuck the 20s i put on the truck and not have awful camber issues.

    Also.... I never want to live in a world where i have to have a real reason or justify having or keeping a vehicle. I vote you keep it! Lol
    -Frank-
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    1973 F250 highboy-- 300/np435/np205 60f/60r 38's
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    Agree the dream beams are cheap for what they provide.....not sure how many places will bend factory beams anymore?

    I would first check with island leaf and spring just in case they do it. (they have a Greensburg store as well)
    -JOHN

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    13 SECOND FRANK turbo83coupe's Avatar
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    Im not totally sure on that. Iv read of people doing it bit it sounds like its an old school thing and has gone by the wayside.
    I think the plan going into this with mine is beams and a set of the 2" Belltech drop springs. Should put me around 5" drop in the front and ride decent. The camber issues in the front of these are real!! Lol
    -Frank-
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    1973 F250 highboy-- 300/np435/np205 60f/60r 38's
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    its hard to beat the crown vic front it gets you rack and pinion steering and big brakes and can be put in pretty quickly
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