And a 6bt requires the crossmember to be cut up.
looks sooooo nice! im pretty jealous at this point
There's a guy I've been talking to for a while on another forum that makes a living off of dropping 4bt and 6bt engines in trucks and his personal vehicles are bumpsides. He dropped a 4bt in his highboy he sold and he said it was a very simple swap, no cutting required. He didn't even have to make new engine stands he just cut his down. But he says if you put a 6bt in, you have to notch the crossmember.
Worked two old Ford's all day
Damn that old iron is sexy! Now I need a tractor! I wonder how these snobby bitches around Newport Beach would react if I drove down the road on one of those????
That pic looks like it could have been taken in 1970.
77 F-150 build http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/gene...ion/112478.htm
haha yeah everyone needs an old ford tractor! Even me.
That thing is pretty dang fun!!!!! Pulls gnarly wheelies
I think if i turned it into black/white it may look great in some original literature from back then
6bt FTMFW! especially if its going to get used for towing at all.
black and white shots are rad!!
I haven't driven the 4x4 in a week now... just sitting in the driveway. I've been driving the race truck.
This summer i plan on putting most of my paychecks towards the 4x4 and putting the race truck aside for the most part. I'd like to lift it 3", 33's (race truck's 35's would be on for wheeling, 33's for towing), re-paint or at least finish the paint, swap in a new tranny, and if i have time I will be putting in a np205 t-case and a d44 high pinion front axle.
Poor truck is dead. Started dying on me while driving it, did it off and on. now it won't start. This was last week... One second it acts like fuel issues and the other it acts like ignition. haven't even looked at it.
been daily driving the race truck, don't have time to fix the 4x4.
Good news is that after this race next weekend i should have lots of moneys to put into the 4x4!!
A dodge dually that can barely feel the 8,000 pounds fitted with chase rack and such
I really wanted to have the pair of old fords at the race but it will have to be next time. When it's running perfect... and i'm going to put a cam, exhaust, new intake, and more to better suite it for towing far distances.
After this race all my money is going to the 4x4 to finally finish it
You ever get the 300 stuffed into it, or did that idea get scrapped?
Nope, still has the 390. Plans keep changing! As of right now the plan is to do exhaust and put a cam in the 390. Also plan on swapping the streetmaster intake for a performer, and possibly swapping out the carb.
Anyways, i got it running again today! Tried a bunch of stuff then cleaned the points, contacts and rotor thing in the cap and it fired right up. It probably tows nicer than it did before with the crap cleaned out of the carb.
If i don't dump money in the race truck soon like i dont plan on doing, then I'm ordering 2" lift springs for the front. Which is about a 4" lift over what it is now, because my springs are sagged. Then I'll be shoving more leafs in the rear to lift the ass end up 2", also stiffening it more for towing.
Then i need to find some 33's.
Also need to finish painting the truck or re-paint the whole thing if i have the time/money.
I half assed the body work the first time around, the truck was one wavy mo-fo. It's pretty damn straight now, still not done though.
I welded up the trim holes, fixed a couple small dents and spent the past two days just block sanding. Another full day tomorrow.
Most likely the whole truck will be the same red, no more two tone (except white roof). I don't want to run trim for several reasons which is why I welded the trim holes back up. Unless i find a nice way to divide the two colors then it will be all red.
Last edited by 1969f100; 06-09-2011 at 09:14 PM.
Paint the bump black - it's a nice way to divide the red and white...
I'm not a fan of the bump being painted a separate color on bumpsides, so i'd like to avoid that. I'm thinking a pin stripe would probably do it, or some nice strip of chrome, but still not sure.
3rd day in a row of body work, somewhat almost done.
Once i finish with the paint i can focus on the lift, front receiver hitch, and other more fun stuff..
You can keep the chrome - I'll take a 3rd color painted over that any day, but differences in styles/tastes are what keep our trucks from all looking the same.
almost done with body work. Just a matter of pulling the hood and fenders, double checking that they're straight and laying the paint. Might start painting tomorrow... not sure. going to go pick up a np435 tomorrow to replace mine since mine has bad gear noise. I guess i'm doing it all red. I really don't care, i keep looking at it both ways and theres no way im going to be able to decide so why not do it the easier route. I don't have any white anyways.
tomorrow should be interesting
Almost forgot! PIcked up a np435 to replace mine with! Mine has real bad gear noise in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. So I will get this new np435 looking good and then i'm pulling the engine/tranny out, swapping the transmissions, putting in a cam in the 390, swapping edelbrock intakes and replacing the rear main seal.
Should have some superduty front springs this week to make my own packs for 2" lift... and the 35's are going back on..
Turned out pretty good. Damn good for a 4x4 that will see trails anyways
Quite a bit of orange peel. Can't wait to colorsand and buff it out, or atleast some/most of it. I think i'll wait one week before sanding any paint though.
I just can't wait to un tape it in an hour and roll it outside into the sun.
It's 5 coats, I think...
Used 1.75 quarts.
Rustoleum again or something else this time?
The more I think about it the more I am leaning toward painting my '74 myself.
Same thing I did last time, same paint, same color, just ditched the two tone, and instead of rolling it on like i did last time i shot it in the garage.
THe paint is interlux brightside, it's a paint made for painting boats. I like it a lot more than rustoleum, Its more glossy too. $35 a quart,i used 1.75 quarts today. The brightside paint jobs look so amazing when wetsanded and buffed.. can't wait
Used my compressor, which is a smaller sized craftsman (30 gallon?), the purple harbor fright gun i bought a year ago on sale for 20 bucks, then today just before painting i picked up a $8 water separator, then grabbed my respirator and paint suit and went to town.
I will be lifting the truck a little bit tonight with superduty springs and putting the 35's back on.
Last edited by 1969f100; 06-13-2011 at 03:32 PM.
For some reason I thought you had rustoleumed the thing. Safe to assume the interlux is a basic single stage? Where can you get the stuff? Does it have to be a paint store or is it available at a West Marine, Home Depot, Lowes or a store like that?
Nope never rusto painted it. I've seen some great rusto jobs online just like i have seen brightside, but in the 500 page thread on moparts (that created the whole world of rolling paint on basically), about mid way through people started trying brightside and many have switched to it because it has a better gloss and it's probably a little more durable. So i skipped the rusto.
You can get it at westmarine, that's where i've been getting my supplies. Not including the time i rolled the paint on the truck, just including what i did today paint-wise, it was about a $100 paint job. 2 quarts... $70, interlux 216 thinner $20. Body work was $20 in sand paper. I had filler already but figure $10 if you need to buy a quart sized thing off filler. Harbor freight gun i had but that's only somewhere around 20 bucks.
Best part is I don't have to be too scared about going on trails, and i can touch it up myself. And i can say i sprayed it myself...
If you decided down the road in your project that you're going to do it yourself with brightside let me know and i will give you all the little details i know. I think when brightside jobs are buffed out it's really hard to justify why you would want to spend several thousand more dollars for a finish that looks just a tad better, you can't touch up yourself, and will scare you from using your truck as a truck
Awesome - sounds like the stuff for me - thanks for the info.
I'm looking at this stuff for my '74 supercab which will be used and abused hopefully. I like a lot about it - including the fact that is is cheap, I can do it myself, and it's easy to touch up WHEN I mess the thing up. Perfect for a truck that will get some "Mexican pinstriping."
While I'm not ready to shoot the thing quite yet I will be doing it at some point and I'll hit you up for info when I do - thanks.
Sweet, yeah it sure does have some benefits. A couple buddies and i are taking our rigs up to a trail over by the Rubicon (but not the rubicon, it's one level down on the gnar-scale) called strawberry pass, Should be epic. It looks like it's the perfect match for my truck. Might have to test paint durability... theres an obstacle there called painted rock, you can probably figure out why it's called that.
It's in the sun now, it looks awesome. Perfect red/orange color for me. I'll post pics of it in the sun tomorrow after i get the springs and tires on
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