Wow. Pics of my last project; 1957 Ford F100. I wish I had pics of it all out back together. I tore it all the way down. The front straight axle was replaced with a torsion bar independent front suspension, Ford 9 inch rear end with highway gears since you do a lot of driving in Cali. 4 wheel disc brakes, power steering, power brakes, cruise control, Vintage Air heating and cooling, shaved door handles, Painless Wiring wiring harness, fuel tank was moved to under the bed and a motorcycle gas cap was installed inside the bed floor.
I was given a 351 Cleveland with 300,000 miles on it for free and a free C6 transmission. I rebuilt both of these, 352 horses at the flywheel when done, but was built for comfort and gas mileage.
Since I was in the Marine Corps at the time I didn't have much money so everything had to be done myself. As you can tell I sanded the frame down and painted it instead of powder coating.
After 5 long years it was about 85% complete. Went through a divorce and lost it of course. The plan for the paint job was going to be Pearl White with Charcoal Gray accents.
In hindsight I should have used a GM power train because they are much more versatile. With a Ford power train all the parts were specific. It was fun though...😎 #Ford #classic_trucks #rebuild #F100 #classic #1957 #classic_ford_trucks #ford_classic