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I bought a new truck...... #6972639
08/24/20 04:09 PM
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New to me, that is. 1971 F150, 302 with 2 wheel drive and an automatic. Paid $500 dollars for it. She's not too pretty, but I'll just call it patina. Doesn't run yet. I can get it to cough and wheeze a little, so I know it'll run, but it's gonna take a shopping trip to rock auto to get her up and going.
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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972655
08/24/20 04:25 PM
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Lufkin, Tx.
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Sorry, it looks like a trot line weight to me.


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972656
08/24/20 04:28 PM
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West Central MN
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Gott'a love them old trucks! Simple to work on with so much class! Bet all the neighbors will be envious of you when you cruz past!


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972660
08/24/20 04:36 PM
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Got a whiskey demple on the rear fender.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972661
08/24/20 04:36 PM
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I had a 1979 with a 302. Keep an eye on your oil pressure

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972707
08/24/20 05:41 PM
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7mtns of CENTRAL PA
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Saddle blanket seat cover. Whooo hoooo fancy!!!


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972710
08/24/20 05:46 PM
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I had a 67 4x4 with a 360. Wish I had that one back and a 69 Cougar.


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: Rat_Pack] #6972713
08/24/20 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Rat_Pack
I had a 1979 with a 302. Keep an eye on your oil pressure

I had an old "68" Ford Custom with a 302 in it.When I went to the gas station,,I would say fill it up with oil and check the gas. smile


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972718
08/24/20 05:55 PM
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Iowa
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My 79 had a 429 with high rise intake and a 750 holley carb. Kind of a sleeper. laugh

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972721
08/24/20 05:59 PM
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Nice find! A "Shade Tree Mechanic" can fix about anything on a truck like that. The body doesn't look too bad. Where I live a vehicle that old would most likely be a heap of rust.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972734
08/24/20 06:12 PM
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Love them old trucks ...put some weight in the bed throw some snow tires on the rear and go trapping. Auto or manual?
Cant beat the price.

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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972735
08/24/20 06:12 PM
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Had one just like it, even same color.. Bought it for a dollar from coworker who lost his license to dui and I bought it so we could keep getting to work with the tools.
What a truck.
Jim


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972736
08/24/20 06:13 PM
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Looks newer than a 71, Id guess 74.75 looking at the body lines.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972737
08/24/20 06:14 PM
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Nice truck. Good price , will always be worth at least or more than that , and will increase in value.

Had a '68 with a straight 6 and a 3 on the tree , 2wd. Solid and simple.


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972738
08/24/20 06:16 PM
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Learned to drive in one of these without a shifter. The column shifter broke so my dad installed one on the floor. Then that broke. We had a hole in the floor right over the transmission and a tire iron on the front seat. You would clutch and stick the tire iron through the hole in the floor to manually operate the two shift levers on the top of the transmission. It wasn't bad once you learned how to do it. By the time I was driving it, it was just a truck that ran around the farm.


-Ryan
Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972748
08/24/20 06:27 PM
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I love them old trucks! That one is from an era where truck was still a truck. The carpeted, cloth-seated, air-conditioned, power-everything garage queens of today don't compare!


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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: lumberjack391] #6972827
08/24/20 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by lumberjack391
Looks newer than a 71, Id guess 74.75 looking at the body lines.

Yeah the title and driver's door says 1977. I'm not so sure, because it's got points and from what I could find, ford trucks had duraspark in 77. So I'm not totally convinced it's a 77.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972834
08/24/20 07:50 PM
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A few before and after pics of some comet scrubbing.....
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A coat of BLO afterwards will preserve the "patina" look. (If ya wanna call it that grin)

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Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972850
08/24/20 08:03 PM
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The best thing for that is new rods and main bearings and new oil pump.last a lot longer.
Nice ride. Had many of the old fords.

Re: I bought a new truck...... [Re: loosegoose] #6972859
08/24/20 08:13 PM
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Nice truck. Good find

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