Cain saw this and couldn't pass it up. It is a 1965 Ford F250. We think the first part of it's life was spent as a commercial vehicle until it was parked in a garage where it sat for the past 20 years. The paint is original and the pink slip is pink.
It's a CustomCab with a 352 in it. Whoever had it welded in two extra gas tanks (very nicely done) and covered the pin holes for the "custom cab" badges. We're going to put those back.
Right now, we're not sure what we're doing. I wanted an orange truck but dang, the paint is in good condition considering how old it is. The body is straight, very few dents, the tail gate is straight and perfect, and the dash is a original. Even the cardboard glove box is still there. Has just over 100k on the clock.
We are going to get bumpers and but a hitch on it though.
I like them too, it sounds like you found a gem. Mine was not as old as I like & had been restored, I'll have to hunt the pic' down. My partener had an old cream Ford truck I think it was a "68 it was neat too. I will be interested to see it when you are finished
The black is big here. Murdered out with red on the wheels is on every other old rat rod. I had my heart set on something in the orange or green range, but this blue looks so nice with the white, I think we're staying with it.
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Damn Chris's that turned out to be a serious diamond in the rough. The issues with what TT emailed me won't be any problem for you to spruce up and it looks like on the front seat that Carquest is helping you with that already.
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The PO had many issues trying to get it to run and fiddled with this truck for a while.
So today I set out to figure out what was going on. Under the hood I found a fuel pressure regulator (I scratched my head at this one because with the factory style fuel pump putting out less than 6 psi I couldn't understand why he had put it on there) and 3 fuel filters.
So, I started taking things off and put it back together stock. Well as soon as I did gas came rolling over the top of the carb. I thought "stuck float". So I pulled the carb and opened it up. Somewhere along the line the clip that hold the float had came loose. I cleaned the carb up, snapped in the clip, put it back together and tiny put it back on.
We started it up and it idles freakin awesome. This was also the answer to the power issues the truck had.
Also, the PO had told me he had issues with gas in the oil. and now I know why. The vacuum line for the advance was stuck on the metal line coming out the back of the carb at the top. When the float would stick, the fuel would go down this line, fill up the vacuum chamber of the advance (which needs replaced) and down into the distributor and into the crank case. All problems solved thanks to a clip. tiny quoted Stephen King "for the want of a nail, the kingdom was lost".
Now onto the exhaust leak which I've narrowed down to the pass. side exhaust flange being bent kinda like a horse shoe. That will be fixed tomorrow.
The clutch is making a little noise but feels tight. Maybe from setting, we'll see.
I'm most impressed with the steering. So freakin' tight. No slop what so ever!
Here's tiny wrenching on her truck. I can't help it... This is HOT!!! I love it!