1957 F100 build thread?

5one9

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Today I headed north and bought a couple of 500s from KZHurley. It was good to meet a board member and I got to see his 2x4 barrel FI Caddy engine fire right up. Very cool car.

I have been planning on putting a turbo on my Malibu, but I like driving the car so much, the engine bay is packed clear full already, and I am wanting to get the A/C on it. I might still do it but I want to start going back to the track for the street car shootouts and i'll get booted without having a cage. I am really not interested in putting a cage in this car.

So right now I am planning on pulling the straight 6 out of my Ford and putting a full cage in it. I'll have to decide whether to keep the all new straight front axle or install a Mustang II front in it. I'm leaning toward the Mustang II. At that point I'll do the turbo Cadillac engine in it. There are a lot of decisions to make regarding the engine but in the mean time I can get the chassis done.

I have a good spare TH400, converter, and 9" billet cap, 3.50 geared, Strange S-Trac rear already together. I have Currie axles for the Ford. It has the wheel tubs stretched to fit 15" wide tires if needed

Here are some pics of the Ford. I'll will keep updating as the plan comes together.


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This could be KOOL. And with a big Cad, Freak everybody out.
 

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I like the looks of that truck! The wheel size and design works, the color works. Now, about that door and the back of the cab. What happened there?

Overall, :thumbup::thumbup:

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The doors came from Minnesota and I never got around to painting them. When I bought the truck it had a 4” chopped top. I bought a parts truck truck from South Carolina for the roof and some other parts. All new glass and a Painless wiring harness. I think a twin turbo Caddy engine would set it off.
 

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I have hundreds of pictures of the truck from the day I hauled it home, through the nothing assembled and everything cut apart phase, through the first drive. The 6 cylinder takes about full throttle to push the wind at 60mph.
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