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restoring my truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ZOO YORK, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. ZOO YORK

    ZOO YORK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    well the time has come. ive been wanting to do a full restoration on my 1993 ford f-250 for a long time now. this is my first truck its been very good to me but the rust/rot is starting to get the best of it. still runs and drives great tho. what i need to do is replace the bed, as the rust and dents have really done a big number on it. anybody know where i can get a new factory bed? if i cant then ill just have this one restored i guess but it might be cheaper to replace. she needs a lot of body work i will be sure to post before and after pictures. i am painting it factory ford vermillion red, my favorit color. once its all done i am gonna get it lettered. nearing 140,000 miles and the truck is all original. cant beat that now can ya? i plan to keep her forever. so if any of you know where i can get a factory replacment bed for it that would be great. thanks a lot:cool2:
     
  2. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    im gonna start restorin my 86 150 xlt lariat.......the efi 5.0 is a nice motor....but how do you like that 351?
     
  3. ZOO YORK

    ZOO YORK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    i love the 351. very reliable motor. great for towing and plowing as well. has plenty of power.
     
  4. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    i bet it does haha.....good luck with the retore....i am lookin to restore mine soon as well.....so we shoudl keep in touch
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    I was just talking with my uncle, he has a 94 ( i believe) F350. with 329K miles on the original motor and >300K on the second transmission. no major rust either. He lives in NH by the seacoast too. He bought some sort of electrical nig-nog that runs electric current through the body and frame that prevents rusting.
     
  6. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    that sounds like a pretty cool gadget
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    When I was going to restore my 93 f150, I remember coming across a site that had all original body parts, that were already primed, so you just had to attach them and spray them.

    I remember an 8ft bed was around $500, fenders were around $65 each, and hood was about 250. I couldnt find the doors on that site though. I cant find the website now, otherwise I'd post it.
     
  8. ZOO YORK

    ZOO YORK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    redwings if u could find me that site that would be awsome. thanks for the help guys. right now im doing the rear drums brakes on it. what a pita that is lol i hate drum brakes:dizzy:
     
  9. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    Check the junkyards. Sometimes there are vehicles with mint bodies with shot drivetrains. Some body parts are the same from 80-96.

    Or, buy another shot F-series with a decent body for $500 as a parts truck. Use the parts off that for your truck, and gut the rest of it out. You can sell the rest of the parts at a swap meet, or just sell the parts in the paper. The money you can make off of that could be enough to get you a nice paint job for the truck you're restoring.
     
  10. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    zoo york, I have a 93 150 xlt with the 351w, anyway try lmc truck they have a kinds of ford parts for all years. I did some work on my 77 f-250 and they came through with all the parts i needed. hope this helps!
     

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