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- Mike -
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You know, because I don't have enough already

As with everything else I buy, there's a long story associated with it. I've always wanted a '58-'60 F-100 like the one I grew up riding in as a young kid. My dad's was huge for its day, having converted it to 4-wheel drive to access areas others couldn't to cut firewood. It was running military 36" bias plys in the 80's and was our families only vehicle until he bought a '66 chevelle.

I have always wanted to build my own version and specifically wanted this rare combo of the custom cab, wrap around rear window, short box style side. It's certainly not a body style truck for everyone, they are kind of awkward looking and homely as my grandma would say, lol. I am not in a position to afford another project, but a good friend that understands how much I want this, found and bought it, then sent me the address to go pick it up! I'll be making payments and now probably charging a little to finish his LM7 swap in another truck, having spent a couple months putting his newly found Torino back on the road this summer, he said he owed me.

Needless to say, it will sit for a coupe years, although I've already picked up a 351 Windsor and a C6 :)  



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- Mike -
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It’s got a ‘60 front clip, will be on the lookout for a ‘58 grill, clock face radio, and a tailgate. Currently a worn out 289/cruise o matic 9” rear.



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Solid truck Mike!

Fun project



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- Brad -
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That is cool!

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Cool! That’s really unique. Kinda surprised it took you this long actually! I was getting worried about you, thought maybe you lost the bug. wink



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We're taking all your car trailers away from you for your own good.smile



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66SSFan wrote:

....Currently a worn out 289/cruise o matic 9” rear.


But it DOES run and drive right?

Please do not take out the motor until your 66 runs and drives!!!    biggrin

cartman

 



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- Mike -
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It kinda runs, the carb is shot and it smokes more out of the valve cover breather than the exhaust. There’s a sweet Lokar shifter, but linkage is so hacked together it only shifts into drive. I’d have to replace the carb to see if it will run under a load or not, I barely got it on the trailer. The passenger side king pin is sloppy and the brakes are shot. The nice thing is the body is great and the parts are cheap!

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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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You are going to need to add a lean to on the far side of the shop.

It is a interesting look, nice to have something different. Cool backstory.

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