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Old 11-04-2008, 08:59 PM
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Default My '63 F100 build (pseudo-rat)

My real rat is gonna be my Olds, but I figured I'd put this build up here too. I'm not going anywhere fancy with it, it's my Daily in non-salt weather, and I use it as a truck. I've been kind of a 'gold-chainer' on this by buying some stuff new, well really just patch panels mostly, so maybe I'm just a Tin-Chainer'.

Anyhoo - It's a 1963 Ford F100 long bed.

Farm stock when I got it. Drove it 300 miles home hoping it would make it - it did except the exhaust.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:07 PM
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This is after I painted it, found some Chrome dash trim, and ground some WWWs. Tore the rear gears out of it - rebuilt that. Rebuilt the 292: big valve heads, bigger cam, a progressive 3x2 carb set up, and headers. And a pic of where it gets stored in the winter (for you southern 'boys', that is snow I keep it covered in for protection.)

NOTE: After I covered the rust spots with left over paint, I came out after getting a beer and realized it looked like a clown car. Next day I rattle canned it all black!
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Not so current build - '29 A Rats-N-Rice. Drivers! - '48 Olds '63 F100. Pile of parts - '30 Tudor.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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This is where it is now. I dumped the modern mirrors for some West Coast Jr's and a few other mechanical things somewhere along the line - disk brakes (safety!), removed 300Lbs of diamond plate from the bed, rewired front to back, tach, new floor pans and front cab mounts. Had a guy put on a nice exhaust - hated it - went back to my burned out cherry bombs!

Tailgate I got off e-bay for .01$ and a 'new' '65 bed - body lines match. (original '63 factory bed lines don't match cab!)
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Not so current build - '29 A Rats-N-Rice. Drivers! - '48 Olds '63 F100. Pile of parts - '30 Tudor.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:31 PM
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My finished cutom tailgate. Cut and rewelded the letters onto the PO's custom tailgate (which I also finished). And a pic of my new suicide knob and shifter (old door knob).
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:35 PM
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Good job on the truck Sam Fear. I really like the engine.

Thanks for clearing up the photo with the white stuff in it. I was wondering what that was.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:46 PM
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good lookin old ford-my first ride was a '66 f-100 i had always wondered about that 63 bed/cab thing......until i was informed about how bad the "unibody" trucks had been received and ford "threw" a 57 style bed on as a quick fix

anyway sorry about that rant and that y-block w/3 2's looks REALLY sweet!!

thanks for the pics! HRP
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:00 PM
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Gotta love a 292! Nice truck.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:31 AM
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Sam,
Really nice truck and you've done quite a job on it. Love it blacked out too and interior is awesome.

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:40 PM
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THANKS FELLAS. I had planned on painting it different at one time, but it's staying flat black now - I don't even like to wash it cause it might ruin the patina that s forming!

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Thanks for clearing up the photo with the white stuff in it. I was wondering what that was.
That white stuff is 'character builder'.
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Gotta love a 292! Nice truck.
I never thought about swapping it out after I heard it for the first time. Every morning on my way to work I get on it a little just to hear it sing...well, sometimes a lot.

This winter: Deck the block (because I didn't get it right the 1st time), a few other motor tweaks, and combine both beds into one.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:43 AM
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Great lookin' truck! I'm a Chevy guy by nature, but have a soft spot for any truck of the '60's. My first truck was a green '68 Ford 250 with a 360cuiV8. It pulled anything I tied to it.

Anyway, I noticed your exhaust out the side. I had the same placement on my green 250. Gearhead10 rigged up the exhaust stepped from 2 1/2" through the bend to 3" out the side...no packs or mufflers...loud as all heck. The only significant problem with it was the soot it left on the body-which was extremely visible on the green paint. You probably can't see it on the black, but I'll bet it's there!
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