Good Evening Ladies and Gents.
This is my baby and never ending project. The truck is a 1979 Ford 1/2 ton long wheel base 2WD. I purchased the truck when I was 14 from an old farmer for 400 dollars (CDN). The truck really was not rusted all that bad on the body but the frame was in very poor shape. I then bought a second truck as a donor for a few parts, and managed to find an almost rust free frame for my base. My goals for the truck are pretty big and I know I'll realize them someday, I'm just not sure when. I currently have a few mods done to it. I have the roof chopped 2 1/2 inches in the rear and 2 3/4 inches in the front, the truck has a 1972 Crown Victoria IFS grafted onto the frame, and the tailights and stake holes are filled. I have not worked on the truck for about 6 years due to going back to school and now trying to pay for it. I've since purchased a 4-link rear suspension and some tires for it so I can start to figure out what back spacing I'll require for my wheels so I can set up the suspension. I've also got a set of suicide hinges for the old girl as well.
A few pictures to get you started on what I'm up against.
when I got her home
going into storage
as it sits now
few pictures from along the way
beside dads 75 for roof comparison
Fresh after the chop and prime
the frame before IFS
While my style may not be everyone's style it is my own and I have a vision in my head for this truck. Please don't come in here telling me you hate lowered trucks, or that 2wd trucks are useless. I love hearing ideas and comments from other people regardless of their personal preferences.
Questions and comments welcome.