1967 Ford F100 Truck

I’m starting a new series on my Youtube Channel – 1967 F100 restoration.

Loading it up with cord wood.
Loading it up with cord wood.

This series should be fun and very informative at the same time. If you’ve ever restored a vehicle or you are currently restoring one, you will understand the love hate relationship you can have with these projects…. Mostly love, but man sometimes you can grow to hate a particular part of the rebuild process… for me, it’s sourcing all the correct parts. I used to have fun in the various junk yards around Greenville, Tx; searching through the isles of trucks and cars until I found the approximate vintage vehicles to pilfer through. Looking for those obscure parts that were broken or missing on my latest “masterpiece to be”.
Now-a-days the junk yards that you can still walk freely around in are called something like, “Pick-a-part” or “Pick-ur-parts” and you have to sign a waiver and almost give blood to get back there… But there are still some parts that can be found.
I’m currently post processing my first intro video of the project and should be linking it in here in the next day or so. I plan to do a lot to the truck, like making it an everyday driver; safer, okay on milage, nice driving manners, a good stance, a refreshed motor and drive line and lastly the interior and body mods needed to make it mine.
For the engine, the truck came with the original (VIN matching) FE big block in the 352 ci size.  I plan to keep this engine, but I’ve already discovered that the engine is drinking coolant; so that means a head gasket or cracked head. So I’ve recently obtained a donor motor – a 1962 390 FE. The heads are the same model heads as the ones on my 352, so I’ve already got them refreshed at the local machine shop. 3-angle grind on the valves, .010 off the face of the heads to true them up, painted flat black (for now), sitting in my shop ready to go on the engine.

More to come… stay tuned. Clay

5 thoughts on “1967 Ford F100 Truck”

  1. I watched about a dozen of your youtube vids today. You mentioned “You Fix Em” I belong to that group also.
    You got me hooked on the CV swap. Was it expensive to do this swap with all the aftermarket parts? I realize the CV was the most expensive but all the accessorizes?

    1. Hi Kevin, the swap is about the most in-expensive you can get for an IFS for these old fords. I’m happy to hear that you are getting some good ideas and help from the videos – that is what keeps me going man. Thanks for the comment and keep watching, I have more coming finally after our big move back to Texas. Take care, Clay

    1. Hey Ryan, still haven’t got the driveshaft hooked up. I just mounted the rearend on the Explorer perches as they were with the exception of moving the pin holes out slightly as in my last video. Thanks for the question and for checking in. Sorry I’m so far behind on my truck due to our move last year, but plan to get on it soon. Take care man, Clay

  2. Your videos have been inspiring. I know the crown vic swap is fairly easy, but it’s nice to watch it being done first. All the little things that go into it, etc.
    My ’72 has been sitting for the last two years (with crown vic/explorer rear sitting as long), just got rolling on it.
    After I asked the question, I realized it wouldn’t really helped anyhow, I have a short box. But still interested if it was close.
    Like you, I have way too much going on to alot much time to the F100.
    Hope to see new videos soon.
    Thanks

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