1968 F250 Project

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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:22 pm

hfdco4 wrote:Any updates?


Not really, but I did manage to get the passenger bedside sanded down. I really appreciate the offer on the windows, it's too bad you aren't closer.

67mann wrote::2cents: unless you really like to put the elbow grease to it.......do not epoxy(primer) your whole truck...use a high build blocking primer. I epoxied the inside of my cab...thought my frickin arm's we're going to fall off :roll: :lol:


I'll take that into consideration when I start looking for primer.

I'll admit that I have been slacking a little on the truck, especially since I picked up another project... When will I ever learn :lol:
78 bronco, which brings the total up to three broncs. :evil: At least this one is in really good shape; at least for Wisconsin.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Jacksdad » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:34 am

I've been following your build for a while now, and just sat for 45 minutes reading it from the start again. If you didn't get your welding merit badge for this at least, there is no justice in the world :wink:

I used to live in the UK where rust is a given, so I understand what you were working with. My Dad had a shop and a lot of talent, and more importantly, the patience to teach me some of his skills. Cars would come in for a couple of rust holes, and within a few hours we'd be calling the owner back to show them why we'd warned them it might be a bigger job when they dropped it off. By the time we'd finished heating and beating to get back to good metal, a small hole in a rocker panel could be rusted out chassis/outriggers, inner and outer rockers, floors, etc, etc. I've fabricated and rebuilt huge sections of cars from scratch, but what you took on truly was a labor of love that would have beaten most people early on in the project - if they decided to take it on at all. At this point in my life I appreciate that sentimental value makes all the difference in the world, but it's heartwarming to see someone so young cherishing a family connection as you have. Well done - your great-grandfather would be so proud of you :thup:

I feel bad about the stuff we have sitting in wrecking yards over here in SoCal - a flat bed trailer, and a looong road trip would have netted you so many of the parts you spent countless hours fixing - but I honestly think there's value in saving as much as you can. I had a huge gaping hole in the back and roof of my cab from the walk-through motorhome conversion that was done when it first rolled off the production line, and it would have been easier to get another one rather than fix it. Our thinking though (and my son has been involved from the start, especially since he named her) was that the cab was part of Bessie, if not the biggest part. We have a lot of emotional attachment to the old girl now, and felt that to switch it out without trying would have made it a different vehicle. By doing what you did, you're sitting in much of the truck that your great-grandfather did when he drove it, and that's got to be an awesome feeling. You made a lot of extra work for yourself, but you absolutely did right by him and the truck.

Can't wait to see how it turns out when you paint it. 5-6 grand for paint? After everything else you've done, painting it yourself shouldn't be anything to shy away from. I genuinely don't think there's anything you can't tackle on this rebuild/resurrection with your attitude.


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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Manny » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:26 pm

1968-f250 wrote:I'll admit that I have been slacking a little on the truck, especially since I picked up another project... When will I ever learn :lol:
78 bronco, which brings the total up to three broncs.


You won't its the same here. Got two broncos. the 74' and then 84' never owned a 78-79. Looks like some nice ones there. Yep they are just as bad as the bump trucks. :lol:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:07 pm

Jacksdad wrote:I've been following your build for a while now, and just sat for 45 minutes reading it from the start again. If you didn't get your welding merit badge for this at least, there is no justice in the world :wink:

I used to live in the UK where rust is a given, so I understand what you were working with. My Dad had a shop and a lot of talent, and more importantly, the patience to teach me some of his skills. Cars would come in for a couple of rust holes, and within a few hours we'd be calling the owner back to show them why we'd warned them it might be a bigger job when they dropped it off. By the time we'd finished heating and beating to get back to good metal, a small hole in a rocker panel could be rusted out chassis/outriggers, inner and outer rockers, floors, etc, etc. I've fabricated and rebuilt huge sections of cars from scratch, but what you took on truly was a labor of love that would have beaten most people early on in the project - if they decided to take it on at all. At this point in my life I appreciate that sentimental value makes all the difference in the world, but it's heartwarming to see someone so young cherishing a family connection as you have. Well done - your great-grandfather would be so proud of you :thup:

I feel bad about the stuff we have sitting in wrecking yards over here in SoCal - a flat bed trailer, and a looong road trip would have netted you so many of the parts you spent countless hours fixing - but I honestly think there's value in saving as much as you can. I had a huge gaping hole in the back and roof of my cab from the walk-through motorhome conversion that was done when it first rolled off the production line, and it would have been easier to get another one rather than fix it. Our thinking though (and my son has been involved from the start, especially since he named her) was that the cab was part of Bessie, if not the biggest part. We have a lot of emotional attachment to the old girl now, and felt that to switch it out without trying would have made it a different vehicle. By doing what you did, you're sitting in much of the truck that your great-grandfather did when he drove it, and that's got to be an awesome feeling. You made a lot of extra work for yourself, but you absolutely did right by him and the truck.

Can't wait to see how it turns out when you paint it. 5-6 grand for paint? After everything else you've done, painting it yourself shouldn't be anything to shy away from. I genuinely don't think there's anything you can't tackle on this rebuild/resurrection with your attitude.


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I really enjoyed reading your reply. I know the main reason that I stuck with the truck the whole time was that it had value to me personally, in a truck that anyone else would have parted out and sent to the junk man. I still remember the smile on my great grandpa's face when we pulled the truck out of the barn and brought it back home instead of being crushed. I wish he could have seen it back on the road, but at least he knew it was going to be saved.
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1968-f250 wrote:I'll admit that I have been slacking a little on the truck, especially since I picked up another project... When will I ever learn :lol:
78 bronco, which brings the total up to three broncs.


You won't its the same here. Got two broncos. the 74' and then 84' never owned a 78-79. Looks like some nice ones there. Yep they are just as bad as the bump trucks. :lol:


Yep, the "new" bronco is number eight for me in total. Only three are currently on the road, well, two since the pickup is out of commission for a little while longer.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Jacksdad » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:22 am

1968-f250 wrote: I still remember the smile on my great grandpa's face when we pulled the truck out of the barn and brought it back home instead of being crushed. I wish he could have seen it back on the road, but at least he knew it was going to be saved.


That justifies every busted knuckle and dollar spent. Nicely done :thup:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Manny » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:52 pm

1968-f250 wrote:
Yep, the "new" bronco is number eight for me in total. Only three are currently on the road, well, two since the pickup is out of commission for a little while longer.


Jeez 2 broncos and 2 trucks is almost to much for me. More power to ya keep it up!! :eek:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Well, this thing with photobucket really fricken sucks! :cuss: Looks like all of my pictures are gone now and won't be coming back. I guess the same goes for most of us.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 67mann » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:44 am

1968-f250 wrote:Well, this thing with photobucket really fricken sucks! :cuss: Looks like all of my pictures are gone now and won't be coming back. I guess the same goes for most of us.


:? :eek: what's going on with photo bucket.....if I lost all my pic's :cuss: :box: :bs: :rant: :rant: I better find my project thread :pray:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Jacksdad » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:32 am

Mine are still up, but I include them in my posts as an attachment. I started noticing that weird "please update your account to enable third party posting" thing on someone else's thread the other day, but thought it was just my tablet not playing well with Fordification.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:19 am

I wish I had just uploaded pictures as attachments, but it was nice being able to have the larger pictures by using photobucket. So much for that. :pout: I still have all of the pictures though, and maybe on a rainy day I could go back and add some of them. Anyway, I'm currently doing filler work on the truck and I am getting close to being done with the driver's side of the box. The box is the final step filler wise, so I'm getting close. :D
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:14 pm

Well, the driver's side of the box is done, and I'll be working on the other side tomorrow. The tailgate is also close to being finished. I found a stress crack from one of the patches I welded in the bottom of the box that needs to be welded which shouldn't take too long.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Manny » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:14 pm

The suspense is killing me to see this thing in paint. :eek: Glad your still moving yeah the photobucket thing has been strange.
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:19 am

Manny wrote:The suspense is killing me to see this thing in paint. :eek: Glad your still moving yeah the photobucket thing has been strange.


Believe me, the feeling is mutual. It is really killing me not being able to enjoy it at all so far this summer!
Yeah, it really bothers me with the photobucket issue; and I don't see how anyone is going to pay them almost $400 a year just to link picutures. :loco:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby Lone Ranger » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:49 am

1968-f250 wrote:
Manny wrote:The suspense is killing me to see this thing in paint. :eek: Glad your still moving yeah the photobucket thing has been strange.


Believe me, the feeling is mutual. It is really killing me not being able to enjoy it at all so far this summer!
Yeah, it really bothers me with the photobucket issue; and I don't see how anyone is going to pay them almost $400 a year just to link picutures. :loco:


Imageshack is free... for now at least
Truck is looking great! Just clear coat it and call it good :lol:
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Re: 1968 F250 Project

Postby 1968-f250 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:54 am

Imageshack is free... for now at least
Truck is looking great! Just clear coat it and call it good :lol:


Right now I'm trying Imugr and it seems to work fine.
I always thought it would be cool to have a bare metal truck and clear coat it. I think someone on this forum actually ran his in bare metal, but I can't remember who.
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