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Must be Flatbed Season

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by weekendwrench, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I bought this hunk of ***** last summer because it was cheap and had a nice 8’ ultra mount on it. Well I did about 90% of the mechanicals on it last fall and over the winter and haven’t done much since. I rebuild the front end with all new ball joints and u joints, new alternator, battery, starter, transfer case shift linkage thingy, and the typical tune up stuff. I know the truck is not worth a dam because it is pretty whooped and rotted and if I wanted something to fix up nice I would have started with something way better, but I own this POS so oh well.


  2. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    So, there it sat until that fateful day I stumble across this on Craig’s list. Now I have a project. The plan is lots of sandblasting, lots of this POR15 stuff, new fenders, maybe doors, 86 the back tank and a new plastic front tank, and way too much more then I can list. I am thinking painting the frame and flatbed silver and the cab blue. That blue that Ford put on the Super Duties a few years back it was nice and bright not dark. This is more of a for fun project not a for work project if you know what I mean. It has taken me a year to get this far lest see if I finish it before hunting season.



  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Lol welcome to the rotted world of fords. Don't top coat with por15. It has no uv protection. It turns purple in the sun. Just sandblast and epoxy prime and then single stage urethane. I used omni brand which is ppg lower brand. I did use ppg Dp epoxy primer though. See link for build up.
  4. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    diamond in the rough thats a cool truck looking forward to seeing it come back to life. id much rather have that rusty old truck than the super light duty next to it
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Wierd. My links are gone in my sig. with driod.
  6. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    if you dont mind me asking what did you pay for it? did it come with a plow or just the mount. I love that body style have a few myself
  7. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    thought I've seen that truck around the area....
  8. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    You think thats a hunk check out my thread! I like those style Fords, cant wait to see the finished product.
  9. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Well Tuesday was productive. Looks like I need a radiator core support as well. All in a day’s work.:mechanic:



  10. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    This aint my first rodeo with rotted fords. Isn’t rust a standard factory option on fords? Thanks for the info on the paint. I am not a painter by no means, but I have lots of friends that love to paint and a few that do it for a living. A case of beer and a bottle of liquor later trucks painted.:drinkup:

    I like my new truck warranty. That’s the one thing I don’t have to fix myself.

    $2000 plow is the background of one of the pics. Yah I have had 3 of these body styles now. They were all beat to hell too. Don’t think I have ever driven one that wasn’t.
  11. 1996f250460plow

    1996f250460plow Junior Member
    from us
    Messages: 5

    351 or 460?
  12. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice start to a great project !
  13. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Looking good so far! I love my OBS Fords!
  14. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216


    Looking forward to completion!
  15. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    cant wait to see it finished
  16. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Any updates on this?
  17. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    Yeah I'm interested to see the turnout.
  18. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    just saw this thread now. looks like a similiar project i took on. here's the thread detailing what i did to the truck - much of the same stuff you are doing.


    i do have a dumping flatbed i plan to put on the truck at some point as well.

    lets see an update on this truck.
  19. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    I hope you are making it a "dumper" you will be glad you did.
  20. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I did manage to start sandblasting the frame last summer, but hunting season started early last year in New York State. Literally, October first as opposed to late October. Lots of green in the woods on opening day.