View Full Version : best day EVER....

06-30-2009, 08:18 AM
My fella brought me home a gift today...



Tis a 1965 Custom Cab Ford F250. It's been in a garage for the last 20 years and only has 100k on the clock. Best gift ever.

06-30-2009, 08:35 AM
Wow. That is cool. Congratz.....

06-30-2009, 08:36 AM
So that's why they call you tiny terror?

06-30-2009, 08:54 AM
We were just standing out there talking and looking at the truck in the moonlight and Chris opens the side gas tank. It has three and we couldn't figure out why. Travel Tank is what it says.

It was a camper. That's why the bed is in pristine shape, the tailgate is perfect and the paint is almost perfect except where the straps from the camper rubbed it. It also explains why there's so few miles on it for how old it is.

Oh and I learned all about carburetors today and fuel lines.



06-30-2009, 09:06 AM
You'll need to learn about points and plugs as well.

Enjoy your new toy!

06-30-2009, 11:31 AM
I do have a soft spot for horizontal speedometers.

06-30-2009, 04:16 PM
If your ever in need of a paint job or body work email me! Thats what I specialize in (Well I work with the guy who specializes in antique body work lol)

06-30-2009, 04:33 PM
She's a beauty!

06-30-2009, 04:38 PM
Pick 'em up truck!

06-30-2009, 04:47 PM

Leah J. Utas
06-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Beauty. I learned to drive a stick ( sorta kinda) on one very similar. Pic took me back. Thanks.

Jersey Chick
06-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Awesome! I'm already itching to poke around in that engine compartment! :D

When I was a kid, my best friend's dad had a similar pickup, only there were plywood boards up along the bed sides - it was a huge treat for us to be allowed to ride in the back of that truck. And we loved it. And no one ever fell out or got killed riding in the bed, either....

memories.... :)

06-30-2009, 06:36 PM
My dad's face lit up when I told him we'd got it. Turns out my truck was made the month and year he got out of the Navy. I bet it was one he admired back in the day. I have to get it registered in the next few days so I can drive it over there. It's been off the books since the 80s.

I'm excited. :D And I can tow my jeep with it.... or a camper!!! :D:D:D

06-30-2009, 07:24 PM
WOW! What a find. I'd be all excited, too. Looks like a lot of fun. :D

06-30-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm excited. :D And I can tow my jeep with it.... or a camper!!!
John Steinbeck used a very similar truck and camper when he traveled around the country and wrote Travels with Charley (Charley was his French poodle).

07-04-2009, 08:30 PM
We painted the hood last night. We're going to shoot the whole thing eventually, but Chris is military and the hood was bothering him being primer. I liked it, but now it's blue.



Love mah truck.

07-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Does it work?

07-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Yeah, it runs beautifully. Turns out the problem was a stuck float in the carburetor. We took off all the extra filters and regulators the PO had added and now that V8 roars to life and potatoes at an idle.

07-04-2009, 08:34 PM
I want it.

Give it to me!

07-04-2009, 08:38 PM
Weird thing is, we basically got it for free. We traded our old YJ for a motorcycle and the guy threw in the truck to get it out of his driveway. It hasn't been registered since 1983. Her name's Grace. We're also rebuilding a 1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon. Blood red interior and Wimbledon White outside. She's primer grey at the moment and not running. :D

And no, you cannot have it. :P

07-04-2009, 08:43 PM

Have fun with it! You should go out to a super-fancy place--wearing super-fancy clothes--and pull up to the front for valet service.

07-04-2009, 08:43 PM

That's perfect.


Roll, baby!

07-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Beautyful! Just Beautyful!