1969 F100 Project Thread

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1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby donutcat » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:17 pm

Figured it's about time to start a project thread for my granddad's 69 F100, the red one seen in the pic below. The green one is mine, also a 69, and the blue one is my brother's, a 74.
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Brought it home about 3 years ago this summer for $1800 running and able to be tagged. Turns out we made a mistake by not pulling a valve cover before buying as the poor 390fe is all gummed up. It still runs way better than it should and has really good oil pressure, just smokes a little when you start it. To replace the 390, we have a 351w that's fairly built that we pulled from my granddad's 82 bronco. The bronco was meant to be his main project vehicle for several years, but trying to work through its gremlins and get it to pass inspection was going to cost too much money and effort.

At the moment we have the bed off to try and fit a gas tank under the bed.
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The tank is the MTS 3019E HDPE tank for a 1972-1980 Scout II. We chose the tank since it fits well between the frame, we only have to move the crossmember about 6" back from its normal placement, we wanted a side fill so we don't have a filler in the middle of the bed, and because there's some documentation of it being done before.

This is how far back we pushed the crossmember, just beyond the spring hangers.
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You'll also note my brother's 74 on jackstands to the right, that's from it losing a tire on the way to school. Ended up slightly denting the fender, cracking the brake shoes, and scratching the inside of the drum a little. Other than that, there is remarkably little damage from the incident in a 55mph zone, even though he had to drag it out of the middle of road into a gravel driveway afterwards. We'll get the drum surfaced and he'll reinstall brake bits this weekend.

These are the top straps that we made up for the tank.
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These are bent from 1/8" steel and meant to be solid for the tank to push up against.

Picture of the tank against the torch cart.
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Really not that big for a 19gal tank compared to the in-cab tank. I may use the same tank for my truck, but my install is a little more difficult since I'm running Holley Sniper TBI.

Turns out that shock mounts are painful
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Oh well, wouldn't be any fun if I didn't get injured working on it.

Got the top straps and the crossmember mounted with Grade8 hardware, 3/8 for the crossmember and 7/16 for the straps.
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Also notice that we have an extra 1/4 plate added into the forward crossmember since we notched it a little for clearance.

Probably not a lot getting done tomorrow since we need to go get the brake drum surfaced and get a grocery run in,

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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby popeyes71 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 am

Nice stable of Fords and great thread you started! Keep us up to date on the progress and pics. It will be very helpful for others that are contemplating installing the Scott fuel tank.
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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby XABN82 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:11 pm

Is that red Georgia clay on those tires?

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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby donutcat » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:54 pm

XABN82 wrote:Is that red Georgia clay on those tires?

Close, NC red clay. Got a whole driveway and field of it.

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Found a picture of the seating arrangement in the truck when we drove it to get the rivets cut out of the crossmember. Our old air compressor just doesn't have the output to drive a good air chisel, so we brought it up to our buddy the mechanic. The bench seat is out cause we're also swapping in buckets from a late-ish explorer I think it was, and we didn't have the gas to bend the brackets for the passenger seat for the ride to the garage, so I just braced myself for the short trip.

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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby Manny » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:17 am

Looking good like your tank mount. :thup:
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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby donutcat » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:19 pm

Got a little more work done this week.

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Front clip being prepared for removal.

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Crossbrace bolted on for keeping the back of the clip straight and a good lift point.

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Front clip removed via our preferred lifting method.

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Some more bracing to keep from setting it on the edges of the fenders.

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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby donutcat » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:55 pm

Decided we're removing the cab in order to replace a rusted mount and make removing the stupid heavy engine+trans combo a little easier.
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Brake lines were the last thing going from the cab to the engine or frame.

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Fabbed up some nifty lift brackets mostly to keep the cab from tipping.

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What we thought was going to be an easy way to lift the cab, 1 fork through the windows and the other strapped to the lift brackets. Turns out that the cab is heavy as balls and the tractor didn't like it at all. We ended up just jacking and blocking the cab up until we could roll the frame from under it.

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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby Lone Ranger » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Wow good thinking bracing everything for tear down. Looks like it worked out for ya. Good job.
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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby Manny » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:21 pm

Looking good nice job on the clip pull.
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1984 bronco 302 c6 35's
1994 F350 7.3 5spd dually.
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Re: 1969 F100 Project Thread

Postby hfdco4 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:29 pm

I like the lifting bracket idea. When I go to put my cab back on these will get made!
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