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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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'62/'65/78 Ford F-100

Ok. I guess I will start at the top. I had an 84 Chevy 1 ton 4x4. Great truck, lots of fun. I got rid of that and ventured into Ford-land with a 1973 CJ7. I know what you're thinking, thats not a Ford. Actually the only thing left Jeep was the frame. It had a 289 with dual quads, and a 9" rear, with a Ford T-18 transmission. Lots of power. That thing would pull the front wheels out of the hole 3 feet in the air. Well after being bitten by the "bug" I got rid of the JeepStang, and picked up a '62 F-100. It has a 400m from a 78 Bronco, along with the C-6, Dana 44, and 9" Rear. It had mismatched tires and rims, along with a jacked up interior. The shocks and rear leaf springs were worn out. I replaced Rims and tires, put some shocks on it, cleaned up the interior, and am in the process of looking for a good set of used leafs. A short pictorial:

Started with a Chevy....
It had a mild 350 with 40" tires

Then the Jeep...
289 built all to hell with 42" tires and fiberglass body

Then came the '62.
My favorite so far. It was built and bought in Mexico, so there is very little rust for its age.
Before, when I first got it. Tires were dry rotted and bald, steel rims, 16" in the back and 15" in the front.

Then after with new 15x14 rims, sporting 39.5x18 tires.

Interior with the gauges mounted in the dash and shifter put in reach with driveway made shift knob.

An old Grant steering wheel my buddy had laying around...

This truck is not for the purists, as its really a 65 cab put on a 62 frame with 78 Bronco running gear. Getting it titled in the US was a real chore. I got all the documentation with it, including the original bill of sale. Too bad its all in spanish....
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Re: '62/'65/78 Ford F-100

I could tell by the right side floor pan it wasn't a 62, but nice looking truck.
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A couple of the hard core ford guys have pointed that out. But this was made in south america, and as they said, all bets are off. I can't find any Mexican Ford guys who could decode the VIN/warranty numbers. I will continue to drive it though.
Actually my son took it to a car and truck show today, and won first place in the lifted truck catagory.
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That's a bad ass truck man. I have a 72 chevy stepside shorty set up about the same, but I'm not a chevy guy. I have a few 70's ford "monster trucks" but they're all 3/4 ton longboxes. not nearly as fun for 4byin. my first rig was a 62 ford unibody that I did'nt have the money, time, or knowledge to restore. After seein your pics I'm really hating myself for selling it. I hope to have a project similar to yours in the near future. I hope you stick to fords and keep that thing on the road. I'm sure you'll be turnin heads and jumpin stumps for years to come.
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Re: '62/'65/78 Ford F-100

hey i just bought this truck, its my first truck an ive been having fun with it, anything you know about it that could be helpful?
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