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Standing under the truck on the lift, he casually looks at the lady walking into the garage.
“Hello, I’m looking for the owner of that 1966 Ford F100 on the lift your under” She says with a seductive smile.
He looks at her, a smirk on his face, “The names Bond, Joe Bond” He says, raising his wrench back to the bolt he was working on.” Maybe someday, I’ll give you a ride in her.”
Some of our favorite trucks have a story that transcends just buying it, throwing on some paint and going down the road.
Joe found and completely redid aspects of this 1966 Ford F100, using old and newer technology and parts.
Make sure to read the details and see what he did, then go to the end and check out all of the pictures. (There are a lot)
I have included some video links of his drag racing for you to see and hear, as well.
When you are done, let Joe Bond know what you liked and what you think about his 1966 Ford F-100 in the comments.
What type of vehicle is this?
Ford f-100 1966
What stage is this in?
When did you purchase it and for how much?
I Bought the truck a year ago in March.
The purchase price was $7200 and it had been painted 16 years ago.
Why did you choose this vehicle?
I have no history with this truck, I have just always had old ford trucks.
I never owned a slick side and had always wanted one.
What sort of condition was it in when you started the project?
The truck body was in great condition and had already been painted in 2001.
The frame had some issues with rust and the original twin I beam suspension just wasn’t cutting it.
The rear springs were bent and it had all drum brakes.
What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?
I did a complete frame swap with a 2005 Ford Crown Victorian police interceptor.
I used the engine, a 4.6 and transmission from Vic.
I wired all the lights through the Vic’s electrical harness and switch by cutting down the Vic’s harness to only what I needed.
The body and paint had been restored in 2001, so, it’s not perfect. It was a daily driver and I now drive it everywhere.
I started the frame swap January 4 and was on the highway and driving it around on March 12.
Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?
The body is 1966 shortbed Ford f100 but everything under the body is 2005 Crown Victorian Police Interceptor.
That includes the frame,4.6 engine, transmission, rear end, front cross member and all the wiring.
I am running the cruise control that was on the original steering column for the Vic, but, I plan to change to an aftermarket column.
Where have you purchased your parts?
Really haven’t had to purchase very much. I made a lot of my own stuff.
I bought some adapters for the headlights to just plug right into truck headlights with the Vic harness, I think h4 to h11 adapters from Amazon, about $7.
I bought a SCT X4 tuner from a local distributor, NWMO Diesel Solutions, LLC for my tuning.
I bought the tonneau cover from extang truck bed covers, it was for my year of truck.
What about you?
I’ve always been the type of guy that, if it makes me scratch my head trying to figure it out, then I’m all for it. I always like a challenge.
I’m not a professional welder or fabricator.
The biggest thing that helped me was research! The majority of my project was research and asking others on a group I’m in on Facebook for pointers and what things to look out for. The group is Crown Vic F100 full frame swap.
Any stories regarding this project?
I was cutting out a bad section in my firewall and the cutting wheel jumped up and cut my left hand thumb pretty bad.
The entire build was very interesting and brings the crowd in for questions when I pop the hood at car shows.
I did most of it myself with my cousins helping to hold things up.
I had a baby on the way and also a 3 year old in the house, so yea, it was fun trying to balance everything from being with my family to working on the truck.
I worked on it a lot of times at night when everyone went to sleep, so I had a lot of 3-5 hour nights of sleep.
Any garages, parts stores, fabrication shops, etc you want to call out specifically?
Check out the Drag Racing videos here
Make sure to check out all of the pictures of this sweet ride
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