1965 Ford F250 that I picked up from a local guy. He was an aircraft mechanic at Hill AFB for a while so he kept the engine in really good shape. It has a 39... Show more0ci engine with what I believe to be a stock 4 speed transmission. The bed on the back was replaced with a flatbed about 10 years ago. All in all the bod is in pretty good shape for its age, the body mounts are begining to rust through and the floor pan will soon follow. But it runs like a champ and the bed is in great shape. So it will work perfectly for remodeling our house and making quick runs up and down the road to Lowes and back. Show Less
Everything is original except for the Steering wheel. The old one was leather wrapped and it was falling apart.
I spent the da... Show morey trying to find a good spot to run the wires for my new fog lamps through the fire wall. I salvaged the factory switch off a junked 87 TC and that is all mounted and wired up. Now all I need is dry day so I can mount the lamps! I took apart most of the dash before I found the spot to run the wires through. I even figured out why my PRN(D)D1 gauge was off. Good old 1984 engineers thought MD plastic would hold up for the little cable bracket... *SNAP* yeah. So I took the instrument cluster out and used some of my Insta-cure glue to get that to hold. So far it seems to be working (I havnt found anything this glue can't fix, and it cures in under 2 seconds!) I decided to take some pics of the dashboard all dismantled. The first pic is blury because the snow messed up the auto focus. The second pic shows the repair up close. I hope to have the fog lamps mounted by this weekend, but I still have to decide where to mount them.
A few pics of the engine.
UPDATE***JULY 6, 2005***UPDATE
Ive got plans to swap some engine components this summer while I am having the gaskets replaced. I have developed a few leaks in the back side of the intake gasket, so I am going to have them install a new Edelbrock Performer 302 intake while theyre at it. The stock 61A alternator is also being replaced with a new 90A one so I will stop having problems trying to turn on my turn signal while the stereo is cranked up and my headlights are on... The rear main seal also needs to be replaced, as well as the pinion seal. And while they are under there replacing things I am going to FINALLY get the custom dual exhaust that I have wanted! Only a few more trips to the junk yard to pick up misc spare nuts and bolts for the interior, and I still have to clean up the new 16" Al wheels before I can put them on. Then all the major work will be done!
And the nice trunk! Show Less