I purchased this truck from the original owner in April of 2012. The truck was originally purchased from Bob Bales Ford in Morristown, TN. The previous owner ordered a new truck from them in 1985. Under the impression it would take several weeks for his new truck to be delivered, he had the engine rebuilt and a new clutch installed. He drove the truck for about 2 weeks afterwards and his new truck was delivered. This truck was then retired to barn life where I found it.
Rust wise its in pretty good shape. The bed has been hit and repaired at some point and the job wasn't done very well. I could patch it, but I'm really looking for a better bed. (arent we all!)
Floors are solid, even the cab mounts seem to be in good shape. Biggest issues are brakes, Fuel tank, and then the bed.
I've already rebuilt all the brake cylinders and flushed the lines, so now he stops. I'm currently replacing the in cab tank with a fuel cell under the bed.
Long term goals: Hmmm I'd like to be able to drive it. LOL But I'm thinking Big Block with a 4 speed and drop it with some 15x8's on the front and 15X10's on the back.
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on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:31 am, edited 1 time in total.