Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Been doing some research…

So it seems that this old truck had some options on it.  010
It has Ford’s Magic Air heating system in it.  Some of the cables are disconnected and one of the levers are seized.  So I will have to take it out, clean it up and get the action smooth and free on it. I will also have to check each cable and lube it and ensure that it operates smoothly.
I would love to hear from anyone that has any info on this old heater. 
The only option it doesn’t seem to have is the old round AM radio and power steering.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Got a welder!

I finally broke down and bought a small welder.  I am just a hobbiest, so I feel that this will serve me best.

It is an Auto Arc and made by Hobart. It comes with a regulator, helmet, and a small cart that will hold a small gas bottle.  All parts are made by Hobart as well.

Not bad, plus free shipping!

Once I start using it, I'll be sure to give my opinions on it.

The Rear End

Well, I pulled the third member out this week end, just to see what I am working with.

Turns out I have a 9" 3.25 Traction Lock.  Not bad, but I think that I will eventually swap in a set of 3.50's or 3.70's.  It is still a truck after all.

Friday, May 27, 2011

And so it begins...

I just got my new wrench therapy, a 1960 Ford F100 Custom Cab.  According the the VIN Tag the truck was originally two-tone Corinthian White and Golden Rod Yellow.  I have to admit that I love these old truck when they are two-tone, but I don't care much for yellow.  Personally, I am thinking along the lines of April Green and Corinthian White, but that is a very long time away.  Drive train first, then body, then interior.

Function before form!

My goal is to keep the Y-Block, although the one it came with is in the bed!