Here is a side view
Here is a rear view:
Here are the rims and tires:
Here is the driver's side interior:
Here is the engine that powers the beast
Here is the new Flowmaster exhaust system:
And last but not least, here is the comparison picture between my old Dodge, and my new real truck:
Engine Size: 351-M
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual with a Granny Low
Tires & Wheels: American Racing Rims wrapped in 33" BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tires
A Little About Myself: My name is Brendan. I'm 19 years old, and a student a Wentworth Institute in Boston. I am studying Construction Engineering. I have loved 1973-1979 Ford trucks ever since I was a little kid. My dad owned a 1977 F-250 Shortbed when I was 9 years old. I loved that truck, and was pissed when he had to sell it. Ever since then it was a goal for me to own one at some point
How I Found This Truck: When my first truck, a 1987 Dodge Dakota started to die, I began looking for a new truck. I was mainly looking for something dependable, that could work. After being to a hundred dealers looking at rotbox after rotbox, I decided to look for my dream truck. An old Ford. I found them all to be very expensive, and not in great shape. Most of them were old plow trucks that had a lot of body rot, and front ends that were all over the place. After about three months of searching I found this one competely by accident. I was driving with a co-worker to a job site, and saw this truck sitting by the side of a building. I could see that it had a near perfect body and said to myself "That's the kind I need". To my surprise there was a "For Sale" sign in the window. I hopped out, got the number and called the owner as soon as I could. When I talked to him, he said the truck had been sitting for a year, wasn't running, and needed a new exhaust system, and probably a new engine. The engine was making a squeeling noise, and he said the 8th cylinder was gone. He was asking $1000. I went to meet him, and with a little work, was able to get the beast running. I still was not sure what the noise was, but I figured even if I needed to swap the engine, it was worth $1000. I bought the truck and got it home. Shortly after, I solved the squeeling. All it took was a little power steering fluid, and a new water pump. The engine was fine. What a steal.
What I've Done So Far: Since I bought the truck, I've put few bucks into it. I replaced the starter, battery, starter solenoid, and all the battery connections. I put Dynomax and a nice Flowmaster exhaust on it. I also did new U-joints in the front end. I had to do the front brakes too because the calipers were frozen from sitting.
What I Plan to Do: I plan on making a nice RestoMod out of this truck. I would like to pull the engine next summer and do a complete rebuild. I do have some minor body work to do, and would like to do a paint-job. I am going to put new tires on in the spring, and may upgrade to 35".
I have a lot of plans for this truck, and I'm sure I'll have a ton of fun doing it. This truck will haul anything, and kinda drives and handles like a 10 wheel dump truck. I like talking to other Ford owners, as I am always wanting to learn more about these trucks. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
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