I've had this project posted on another site for a while now, but I spend a lot more time here so I thought I'd post it here to see what you guys thought.
My project is a 1977 F250 4x4 400M. It has a D60 out back and a D44HD up front.
I bought the truck last year for $1000. The previous owner is a family friend and he cut me a good deal.
When I bought the truck the body work was already done, just needed paint. The engine, transmission, and transfer case had already been rebuilt.
They gave me every part I needed to finish it, plus access to a 78 F150 and a 73 F350 for any extra parts, no charge.
The truck is being built to replace my dad's 76 Chevy as the farm truck, but it's all up to me to build it.
Here's what I looked like when I reattached the panels and finished sanding. The door that is all primed had to be fixed, the patch panel that was welded on years ago caused the sheet metal to warp
Paint! I picked up fleet paint (no need for primer) from Napa Auto Parts, it's not supposed to be sold to the general public because it is so much cheaper than car paint, but the guy cut me a break
This was my first painting experience, I made a few mistakes, but I have a better gun now, so the next time hopefully it will be better
Next I traded the original bed for a flatbed ( I think I got a better deal)
Need to cut a hole for this
Probably not the best way, but it was the only way
Finally got the windshield and back glass installed, no glass shop in my area wanted to touch it (because its a locking gasket), finally found a guy that had been doing this for a long time and got it done
The truck is getting there, next time I'm home I'll get some updated pics and hopefully get the side windows finished
BTW, I have gotten rid of those 2 piece steel wheels, I picked up some 16x8 steels for $100 for the set, and I mounted my dad's 10 ply Firestones he had on his superduty
2001 Ranger Edge 4.0L 4x4 Build thread Interior: OHC, LED lighting, Alpine SPS 517's - JL amp, Eclipse 10" sub - custom box, Rockford amp, black interior, Explorer console and buckets, LED gauges, Cobra 19, Exterior: CAI, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake and reverse lights, PA speaker, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill Drivetrain: D30 SAS, 31 spline 8.8, 35x12.5 Toyo Open Country MT, 20x10 Fuel Mavericks 77 F150 351M 4x4 "Grandma's Truck" Pics here
I don't have any updated pics yet. I spent my spring break replacing bearings in our JD manure spreader. and replacing axles seals in the JD 50.
Plus the battery needs to be replaced before I drive it. But I did change out the 28 year old oil. After the interior gets finished I'll probably replace the brakes, I've heard that even though it sits, the fluid does need to be changed after a long time