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1964 F-500!!!

  I don't have this anymore,  but it's still a cool truck so it stays.   

 Well, there was no way I could go without an old car for too long, so I picked this baby up.  It's a 1964 Ford F-500 with Big Block Ford V8, and GMC School bus front and rear axles.  The engine is a 429 Thunder-jet out of a 1970 Torino with a Carter AFB on top the stock 4 BBL manifold.  A Carter industrial 5 speed with granny low takes care of shifting duties, and the 2 speed rear end is shifted with a motor driven Eaton shifter.  Runs and drives good, but the synchros are out for 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears.  8.25x20 tires on 2-piece rims all the way around,  no retreads.  The bed is a custom job.  So far I have added a nice little K&N air filter with an aluminum top that I had laying in the garage.

    Future plans include,  an electric air compressor and air tank,  removing the fender mounted turn signals, installing a C6 tranny beefed up for towing.  I also need a new speedometer cable,  new fuel tank sender, tailgate for the bed, a new headliner, and a new floor mat.   There is virtually zero rust in the entire truck.  Apparently it was a maintenance truck for the city of Los Angeles for it's first 20 years.  I'd also like to install roller rockers, a new oil pan, and some aluminum valve covers.


Here's a few shots.