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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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My 68 f100 updates since crash

ok so soon ill post all the pics of my progress. but heres a bit of history since ive bought it.

as most u already know (a post from when it happened)

so driving my black 68 f100 short bed style side Friday, and this white chevy blazer swerved right in front of me, trying not to clip the car in front of 'it' while on the highway. i tried to avoid hitting it but both of us ended up sliding out of control along the highway. the blazer missed the guard rails.... but my truck didn't. i hit them probably going 50mph. it spun me around then the back end of my truck it the rails. and thats what stopped me. by the time i got out of the truck the blazer was long gone.... i hate chevys

well im alright so thank God for that, worse could of happen.

the whole front end needs replacing. fenders, inner wells, grille radiator core support, hood now has a dent in it but it could be fixable. bumper is bent. passenger side wheel is gouged. both doors tweaked abit. tail light quarter is bashed in. and i musta bend one of the twin eye beams cause one will is turned in.

all fixable, and most needed to be patched or replaced. but i would of liked to of enjoyed her for a while before starting the restoration.
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i just hope and pray the frame is tweaked. i can see dents and scrapes of where the bed and hit the cab. the driver side of the cab is sunk down about a 1/2 inch. the front cab mounts look to have taken some punishment. i just hope the driver side mount is compressed abit. the mounts needed replacing any how.

everything else seems to be fine.

ive never been one to 'what if' things that happen. but im pretty sure if i had a booster with disk brakes, and non-power steering. i think the out come would have been better. idk

do they make front/rear sway bar kits for these trucks


so its a forced restoration.
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1967 Fairlane 500 Convertable
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Re: My 68 f100 updates since crash

some updates.


taking off the front twin I beam and entire front clip.

got a good booster for free, figures it wont fit, it will make a good core when i buy the new one.

BAM!! the entire fronts off, twin i beam is bent its trash. front clip taking all the bolts and brackets off in case i need em.
Ive got a disk twin i beam ready to pick up off a 74, thats the next step to get this truck mobile again.

found a whole new front clip im going to buy in a parts book for a grand. comes with everything but the hood and grille.


after the new twin i beam is installed, im going to do some engine work while its so accessible. shorty headers with flowmaster 40s, edelbrock intake and 600cfm carb. new valve covers as well. also Mallory electric descriptor. im playing with the idea of going electric fan.

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Re: My 68 f100 updates since crash

Ok so some updates
i labeled the wires, and started cleaning up the engines bay and frame for some paint.



Did some engine work this last weekend. getting it ready for the performance parts.







i think the engine valley looks clean.
wish i knew more about the engines history.

heres the edelbrock intake i got for free.
before/while soaking

after soak

compared to the stock intake. im going to be painting it black here after i giver a one over with the wire wheel/brush.

the 600cfm carb i picked up in town for $140. its used but (so im told) it may have 50miles on it.

the new Mallory distributor i snagged for $50

new thermostat housing

and soon to arrive
new shorty headers

and valve covers


next ill post some pics of the intake painted and and hopefully installed and the fire wall being painted and the frame. along with some other parts.

the guy that has the disc front twin i beam has yet to take it off the truck. he lives a few hrs from me. ill keep the updates coming.

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Re: My 68 f100 updates since crash

Now you're moving and grooving!

Next set of pictures..... HOLD STILL
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lol thats cause i used an iphone

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Have you had it on a frame machine yet? You will want to do that while you have the twisted metal removed and before you start installing new parts.

These new computerized frame stretchers are good at bringing a full frame vehicle back into spec. It is a bit harder with unibody stuff depending on how extensive the damage. Basically, if the crash penetrates the essential driver/passenger protective bubble those vehicles are pretty much done. May not ever run straight although I have seen friends of mine do wonders with hoists, chains and porta powers on them.

Just a comment, you have a massive mis-match on your intake gasakets with the heads. What I do is glue them into position so that bolting down the intake doesn't have a tendency to pull them down. You may have the wrong gaskets for your heads. Unless you live in a really cold climate where it is needed I would get the gaskets with the biscuits that block off the heat cross overs.

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Have you had it on a frame machine yet? You will want to do that while you have the twisted metal removed and before you start installing new parts.

These new computerized frame stretchers are good at bringing a full frame vehicle back into spec. It is a bit harder with unibody stuff depending on how extensive the damage. Basically, if the crash penetrates the essential driver/passenger protective bubble those vehicles are pretty much done. May not ever run straight although I have seen friends of mine do wonders with hoists, chains and porta powers on them.

Just a comment, you have a massive mis-match on your intake gasakets with the heads. What I do is glue them into position so that bolting down the intake doesn't have a tendency to pull them down. You may have the wrong gaskets for your heads. Unless you live in a really cold climate where it is needed I would get the gaskets with the biscuits that block off the heat cross overs.
yes im gonna take it to a frame shop when i get a front suspension under it. any idea how much those jobs cost?

the header pic u see is a generic i got off line. the actual pics of the headers are in the making progress section.
heres the pic:

eye ball those gaskets and tell me if they are the right type.
if u have a link to the right gaskets that wont leak that would be great. any tricks on header install would be appreciated as well.

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Re: My 68 f100 updates since crash

I have never used shorty headers so I don't know how hard they are to install and I haven't put headers on my truck yet .

I was commenting on your intake gaskets. It looked like at least one of them had slipped down too low. What I do is stick mine to the heads so that when I go to fit the intake they won't move or have a tendency for the intake to pull them out of alignment when I torque the intake down.

Those look like the right exhaust gaskets but the easiest thing is to just put them up on your heads and see. On my hot rod I have to grind them out because the ports and the headers are larger than the holes in the gaskets. I run 1 5/8 Super Comps on the hot rod.

I've shopped around for headers for the pick up but I haven't been able to get the money up to get a set for spending it all on other stuff.

I will probably get some of these;


They are Dynomax 1 1/2 tube. Cost around $180. I can cut the pipes and weld the collector ends myself.

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