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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Well guys, I'm done with paint...finally. Heres the finished product
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It is quite nice to see the finishing here...!
I went through the whole thread and it was very tough task.
You have completed it in a very professional way but at the end i think, color scheme is not good.I think You should opt red color.

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Personally I love black/blue color combinations. Actually there was a plan to make it black/purple but that felll through due to budget. Red is just a bit too "flashy" for me.

So I have done some random here and there stuffs but here is some visual stuff for yall to look at

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Alright, there has been quite a bit of progress and I always forget to update this forum. if you want to read the story from the beginning:1973 F250 Build Thread - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

I'm happy to answer any questions, but right now all I have to do is bleed the brakes and get the tag.

Here's a little fun. The truck 11 months ago to now
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It turned out very nice and maybe pictures dont do it good but I maybe would have done another coat of black. But than again when you are on a budget, Black is a hard color to make look good.

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that blue that you chose is very strong and catches attention when partnered up with black so i can understand why you went with that. i like how you went the extra mile and actually soldered the speaker wires. cant say i'd do the same.
overall pretty cool build man. thanks for sharring.
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Okay guys, I have a bunch of little updates, so I shall share in pictures! (what I have taken in pictures anyways).

The brakes bled with no issues. The front brakes are incredibly grabby, but the rear ones grab at a weird point. Oh well, i'll get over it.

The interior is back together and looks awesome except for the red seat. I might get some vinyl dye and dye it black/blue.

I had a turn signal that didn't work. All the way at the back end of the truck, someone spliced in appliance wire to make a hookup point for a trailer port. My turn signal cam was trashed, so instead of buying the switch, I only bought the cam. Three days after I got done tinkering with it, it worked.

The first outing I was leaking coolant, lost a hubcap and lost my oil filler cap. And it takes about an hour to fill up tires with a pancake air compressor.

The second outing I found out that the truck was not getting near enough fuel at idle once the choke was open. DID NOT LOSE ANYTHING!

That pretty much brings you guys up to date. I fixed the idle screws and sometime after all this **** snow clears out, ill take it for its final run around before heading to school with it.


This has been a fun project, a fun exercise in spending only 1500 bucks, and turned out to be a really well mannered driver for a 40 year old truck. I will say that the steering box is much slower than new trucks, but I would have to say that is the only real difference I have noticed between my mom's 2001 F150 and my truck (other than the extra power ). Ill try to update this more often.

Now that I can finally think about future upgrades, I am probably going to: shift kit in the C6, build up a roughly stock 410, and upgrade all four brakes. This is actually going to be my drivers car as I attempt to fund and purchase a new "real" hot rod.







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