Thursday, May 22, 2014


The weatherstripping on this truck is old, cracked and hard as a rock. I ordered a kit that included door and window replacement rubber. Also ordered a front and rear window seal. I can't wait to get this installed.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rust... dang it.

The truck has a couple of small rust spots. It looks like a floor pan will need to be fixed, and the drivers door has some rust on the inside and outside of the front corner.
I found someone selling the floor pans on Criagslist, he took $70 for 2 floor pans. My buddy Dean lives near him in Northern Arizona and picked them up for me. When he brought the box over, it had floor pans, cab corners and cab mounts as well. SCORE!

I picked up the door skins from Summit Racing

I got the inner sheet metal from Jegs.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Plans for the truck

DJM Dream Beams / shackle and hanger kit for a 3/4 drop
Air conditioning
Chrome Smoothie wheels
Spray in bed liner with wood overlay
Disc brakes
headlight relay

Saturday, May 10, 2014


I had a 1969 F100 in high school. Primer grey, AC (not hooked up), straight 6, and long bed.

I got nostalgic and bought a 1972 F250 long bed. That lasted about 2 months and I realized I wanted a short bed if I was going to keep it for a while. So I sold the 72 and found a 67 in California.

My friend Rusty went to look at the truck for me, and said it was in pretty good condition.
I wired him some money and he picked it up for me.

A couple of weeks later, I took a flight to Irvine and drove the truck home.
It made it all the way to Goodyear, and the steering started to get a little rough. I powered through it and got home. I didn't want to risk getting stuck somewhere.
Once home I looked under the hood and found the power steering belt had come off and broken. Not too bad for a 7 hour drive in a 40+ year old truck I didn't know much about.

So here is how it looked when I bought it.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1972 F250

This year, I bought 2 Ford trucks, the first one didn't last too long. It wasn't the right truck. I should have waited a bit longer. On the positive side, I sold it to a friend at work, and he loves it!

I wanted the 67-69 grill and a short bed. So Old Blue went to live with Ralph.