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  • My 1972 F250 project

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    This project started in spring of 1972 when my Dad bought this truck, it was less than 6 months old. Built in Ontario in Sept of 1971 and picked up at the factory by the original owner . Dad needed a truck for the garage and this came home. F250 4x4 ,360 cid V8 , 4 speed trans, 2 speed divorced transfer case, light duty front end (closed knuckle Dana 44 ) with manual locking hubs, power brakes, manual steering built as Sport Custom trim level. 7.50 x 16 nylon Jeep service lug tires on split wheels and a dealer installed step bumper.

    As the truck needed to earn its keep it was soon equipped with a Fisher 8’ power angle snow blade which would remain on the truck until the early 2000’s . The last vehicle inspection expired in 1996 . The truck received a thick coating of grease graphite undercoating when it arrived in Guysborough .
    I credit that application of undercoating and a couple of Dad’s additional guards in making the truck last. What you see is all original doors, fenders, box sides etc.

    About 2004 Dad repaired 2 small holes in the bottom of the doors and the truck was prepped and painted and went in the building you see in the picture . The spark plugs were removed, the cylinders oiled and the truck was covered and did not move until May of 2018.
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    In May of 2018 the next chapter started when we rolled the truck into the light and loaded it on the trailer to bring it home
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    • #3
      Nice truck Gerry.
      Nice project.
      Cool!
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      • #4
        It is a beautiful truck and a nice story to go along with it. Gld to see you bringing it back out.
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        2001BlackGTVert : 17" Cobra Wheels, Lowered 1 1/4", Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust,Mac Pro Chamber H pipe, Ford Shorty Headers, KN Filter, 4:10 gears, CDC'S Convertible Light Bar, B&M Ratchet Shifter, Ford Racing Tonneau cover, strut tower brace, Smoked Headlights, Smoked Tailights and Brookspeed tune.

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        • #5
          Sounds like it's a family member, Can't wait to see it

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          • #6
            Now that is great stuff, especially when it was your dad's. Keep the story going Gerry, enjoy reading about it !!
            Fun GT 2005 GT Premium, 3d Carbon body kit, Roush spoiler, Roll bar, TSW wheels, Bear brakes & Hawk pads, BBK intake, SCT, Flowmasters, Pioneer/Clarion sound, and lots of billet parts.

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            • #7
              Gerry being the guy he is, a bit modest.
              this thing is very cool. Amazing condition,
              the stuff it does need is small.
              Gerry being who is, will pick away at it for years


              2016 GT350R
              5.2 Flat plane crank V-8

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              • #8
                Looking forward to seeing it Jerry, lovely truck, great story.
                2014 GHIG GT Convertible
                2003 Centennial Limited Edition GT Convertible

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                • #9
                  We took the truck from its resting place for the last 15 years
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                  Loaded on the borrowed trailer - and yes I towed it home with a GMC


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                  Just before it left we took a picture of the Three amigo's - 3 generations - As you can see we all dressed up for the photo.

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                  And backed it in to its new home! Thanks to Alex and Brian who came along for the move


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                  Still have a bunch of parts to pick up - Dad keeps finding parts he bought and put away.



                  Last edited by 05 gt 5spd; 13-May-2019, 09:37 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Well after a full year back at my place I’m close to back on the road ! There were a few surprises(leaks) after topping up fluids so new seals in the transfer case and both differential pinions were in order. A quick oil and filter change to get rid of the 15 year old oil and a carb kit were in order to get the 360 back to life. A trip around the driveway and I found that the front brake wheel cylinders on both sides were a bit rusty and leaking so they were replaced. Front and rear bumpers were cleaned, rear one painted and installed after making new brackets, mirrors painted and new stainless hardware used to install the brackets . The doors went back together after replacing the window rubbers on the drivers side.
                    A look at the frost plugs in the old 360 made for another project, replaced all 6 of them with new. I found out the rear 4 are easy, the front 2 required removing the motor mounts and the front tires but the job is done. Fresh coolant and a new thermostat finished up that part of the project. Don’t use 1-3/4” they are too small, you need 1 -49/64” to get the proper fit . (Had that advice from DAD)
                    He was 100% correct.


                    Almost ready for a road trip. Time for the Mechanical fitness inspection ( passed , no issues) so I now have Antique plates and am legal for the road.

                    Last edited by 05 gt 5spd; 04-Jun-2019, 10:06 PM.

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                    • #11
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                      Getting closer, washed 15 years of dust off

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                      • #12
                        Wow that truck looks awesome, love the whole story ..Would love to see it in person

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                        • #13
                          Very nice truck and story indeed.
                          Cool!

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                          • #14
                            Truck looks Great Gerry, and from what You have described is certainly Road Worthy. Happy Travels.
                            2001 BULLITT Mustang, # 02058 , of 5582 Built , one of 722 Produced in True Blue. MGW Short Throw Shifter, K & N Filter , Projector Headlights , Smoked LED 3rd Brake Light.

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                            • #15
                              I hope to get out this weekend and see the updates since later winter
                              2016 GT350R
                              5.2 Flat plane crank V-8

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