Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum  

Go Back   Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum > General Forums > Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-01-2014, 09:09 PM
BadBird's Avatar
BadBird BadBird is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek
Posts: 1,076
New Toy / Project

I bought this 1949 F1 Ford Saturday in Eugene for a price so little I almost felt like I was stealing it. It has a V8 Flathead that will need to be rebuilt and I have no experience with those so my son will have to help a lot.
There is very little rust, and it is in great condition for 65 years old.
I have been looking for this truck for a year and couldn't find anything that was affordable and not a trash bucket.
The plans are to totally restore it and then sell it. Then............buy another and start all over..
Here are some pics and as soon as my garage is finished I will start tearing it apart. Larry
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image0001.jpg (172.5 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg image0002.jpg (127.4 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg image0003.jpg (129.0 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg image0004.jpg (176.3 KB, 17 views)
__________________
Larry Smith
1964 Futura
347 stroker


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-01-2014, 09:15 PM
dhbfaster dhbfaster is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Federal Way
Posts: 811
Wow. Nice find Larry.
__________________
Don Bartlett
Federal Way, WA
61 Four Door Sedan
144-6, 3 on the tree


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-01-2014, 09:26 PM
redfalken's Avatar
redfalken redfalken is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,612
Blog Entries: 5
LOVE those old pick-ups! And that's a nice one!!
__________________

Kenny Likins
Ballard, Seattle, WA
www.redfalken.com

`62 Tudor Sedan (`69 200, C4, 8-inch 4-lug 2.79 rearend, Duraspark II, MSD, Weber 32/36 DGEV)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2014, 02:31 AM
ew1usnr's Avatar
ew1usnr ew1usnr is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 846
Very Nice.

I like the running board. When was the last year for running boards on a Ford pickup?
__________________
Dennis Pierson
Tampa, FL
"The Wonder Falcon"

'63 Futura Hardtop (260, Ford-O-Matic, bench seat)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2014, 03:43 PM
Luva65wagon's Avatar
Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline
Chapter President
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 4,417
Blog Entries: 4
Nice truck Larry! I had a 50 F2 for a while and then traded it to my brother-in-law for the '56 F100 Panel I drove for the next 25 years. Had both the panel and my wagon concurrently for about 10 years. Anyway, know the flat-head pretty well - and that truck. Worst rust location is the seam between the upper and lower front fenders. No doubt yours is rusty there.

As for the question: when the last year for the running board? That was 1956. In 1957 they moved the running board inside the cab. Drove a '57 in high school. It was our family farm truck.

Funny timing. Between you and Nathan and his early 60's 4x4 I've been antsy to get moving on my" pickup situation." I have a '67 F100 that is mechanically sound, but the body is rotten (the '67-72 trucks are known for rusting at every seam). Have been looking for a "donor" truck to transfer all the good '67 parts into and do it on a shoe-string... money being tight as it is. I really like the 61-66 body style, but they're up there in price or rust-buckets too. If I could find a 65 or 66 for less than $2K that would be great. Or a nice F1. Just kidding. Maybe, maybe not.
__________________
Roger Moore

63 "Flarechero"
powered by: '65 289-V8 | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2014, 05:03 PM
BadBird's Avatar
BadBird BadBird is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek
Posts: 1,076
New toy

This truck is amazing me. The rust issues are so minor that I can't wait to get started. Roger you are correct there is a little rust at the bed to wall on the right side. It still has the original metal bed that is in really good condition.
I hope some of you have flathead engine experience. I sure don't. If you have books, anything about the engines let me know.
The steering wheel is in great shape. The dash is good, the seat good, floor pans great, front grill almost perfect, frame is great, etc.
Anyway, I am pumped and will keep you up to speed when I start. Larry
__________________
Larry Smith
1964 Futura
347 stroker


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Nathan289's Avatar
Nathan289 Nathan289 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Deer Park
Posts: 1,100
Blog Entries: 1
Roger

There's a couple of 66 f 100 s over here for less than $2000.

There's a nice 64 north of me. Mint green and white. Priced at $2800 with a 74 Alaskan pop camper
__________________
Nathan and Jen Cooper
63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
* this spot is vacant for future project*
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2014, 11:22 PM
Jeff W's Avatar
Jeff W Jeff W is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,327
Blog Entries: 3
It looks like a nice clean survivor ... time to chop the top, add some bags and drop in a crate Chevy big block
__________________

Jeff Watson
Seattle, WA
'63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Luva65wagon's Avatar
Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline
Chapter President
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 4,417
Blog Entries: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan289 View Post
Roger

There's a couple of 66 f 100 s over here for less than $2000.

There's a nice 64 north of me. Mint green and white. Priced at $2800 with a 74 Alaskan pop camper
I may have to shift my search. Probably less rusty over there too. Getting them to Seattle - that's the fun part.
__________________
Roger Moore

63 "Flarechero"
powered by: '65 289-V8 | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Luva65wagon's Avatar
Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline
Chapter President
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lynnwood
Posts: 4,417
Blog Entries: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff W View Post
It looks like a nice clean survivor ... time to chop the top, add some bags and drop in a crate Chevy big block
Exactly what I'd do.
__________________
Roger Moore

63 "Flarechero"
powered by: '65 289-V8 | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear


Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-03-2014, 11:31 AM
SmithKid's Avatar
SmithKid SmithKid is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett
Posts: 926
I agree too, but the engine from the Falcon would go in the truck and a Coyote motor for the Falcon (no C#$@y). Maybe channel the truck, too.
__________________


Gene Smith
Everett, WA
'65 Ranchero Deluxe
302, 4-Spd
Granada Discs
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-03-2014, 10:56 PM
BillP 98201's Avatar
BillP 98201 BillP 98201 is offline
Senior Forum User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Marysville
Posts: 448
Larry,
Nice truck! There is a guy up in Big Lake who is an expert on flatheads.
My neighbor knows how to contact him let me know if you need his number
__________________
Bill Proctor .. 1963 Falcon Sprint. Looking forward to learning new things.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-05-2014, 08:14 PM
BadBird's Avatar
BadBird BadBird is offline
Paid Chapter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mill Creek
Posts: 1,076
New Toy / Project

Bill, I definitely would like that phone number and you guys are sick wanting me to cut up this truck. LOL. It will be stock looking outside and it will have a flathead, those items are for sure. No chopping, channeling, and especially no Cheby in this sucker.
__________________
Larry Smith
1964 Futura
347 stroker


Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-06-2014, 03:16 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff W View Post
It looks like a nice clean survivor ... time to chop the top, add some bags and drop in a crate Chevy big block
Don't forget to weld in a Chevy Nova front suspension.
__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-06-2014, 03:19 PM
pbrown's Avatar
pbrown pbrown is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,322
Blog Entries: 21
Here's a nice flathead. It would look good in a truck.

__________________
Patrick Brown
331 Stroker / T5 / 8" / Wilwood Disks / RRS R&P Steering / Megasquirt EFI

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T5 Project Coming Up pbrown Tech Talk 42 08-29-2014 02:09 PM
Anden... another 64 project... helomech Show Off Your Ride 16 04-23-2014 08:56 PM
Another project 64 philnlucky Show Off Your Ride 3 05-23-2013 12:51 PM
Anyone need a project? Or maybe 500?! redfalken Chit Chat 2 05-02-2013 09:38 PM
My while I am at it project cmefly Tech Talk 4 05-15-2012 10:45 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.