1953 FORD
F-100

Serial # 21953

Purchase date:  
00/00/2007

Stats:
Years built: 1953

Status:
Under restoration

Brief history:
We've been trying to
purchase this truck for
some 14 years or more.
It was sitting in a barn
lot about a half-mile
from my home. We were
finally able to make a
deal in Oct. 2007.

We aired up the tires,
jacked it off the blocks
and hooked it to the
antique Allis Chalmers
WD-45 for the trip to it's
new home.

We pressure washed it,
cleaned some mice
bedding out of the air
cleaner, shoo'ed the fire
ants away and the final
result is what you see in
teh first set of photos to
the right.

The restoration began
with the purchase of a
2nd 53 F-100 to use as
a parts truck. However,
we decided there's no
reason to part out a
truck with the availabilty
of reproduction parts so
we began a restoration
of that truck also. It will
be a full custom build
and can be seen on
THIS PAGE.

Suprisingly, we installed
new points and a fuel
filter as well as a fuel
pump on the truck and
it immediately fired and
ran like it had been ran
the week earlier, after at
least 18 years in the
field.

We stripped the frame
down, removing 50+
years of rust and
corrosion. All underside
areas are getting
Duplicolor Rubberized
Undercoating. At the
same time we began
rebuilding brakes with a
brand new power
booster and master
cylinder kit that goes
into the stock underfloor
location. All the steel
brake lines are being
replaced with Dennis
Carpenter
Reproductions parts.
New wheel cylinders
and shoes were added
after a complete
refurbish on each
backing plate and hub.

The fresh V8-302 bored
.030 over is ready for
installation.

Replacement panels on
the cab corners and the
cab floor is started.
Since new cab corners
are not available with
the original fuel filler
hold, the full corner
patch must be modified
to keep an original
location fuel tank in the
truck.

Interior preparation
begins with the removal
of the existing glove
box door and a steel
panel is welded in to
give the dash a clean
slick appearance. The
base color is sprayed in,
a second color will be
used to compliment the
interior's lower dash
area. That color is
unknown at the moment
but will compliment the
color choice for seat
covers, headliner, and
door panels when we
choose that color.
Rusty Bucks Ranch
Restoration / Rat-Rodding of a
1953 Ford F-100
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
1953 Ford F-100
as recoverd from a briar patch
in Waxhaw, NC
Partially stripped and frame
and sheet metal restoration
started
Partially stripped and frame
and sheet metal restoration
started
Partially stripped and frame
and sheet metal restoration
started
Partially stripped and frame
and sheet metal restoration
started
Frame in it's finished state with
rubberized undercoat applied.
Each of the 4 corners receive
attention to detail on the
backing plates and hubs...
...and new wheel cylinders and
brake shoes are added.
Brake booster and master
cylinder installed.


Photo
coming soon
New steel line plumbed and
ready to bleed (undercab)
New steel line plumbed and
ready to bleed (rear axle).
Brake upgrades and frame near
completion.
The freshly built 302 c.i.
engine that will find a new
home in the EFFIE.
The freshly built 302 c.i.
engine that will find a new
home in the EFFIE.
Cab Floor completed.
Cab Floor completed.
Rear cab corner replacement
begins - left side
Rear cab corner with new
patch tack welded in.
Rear cab corner replacement
begins - right side.
The 302 is mocked up into the
frame. The old cross member
will be removed and replaced,
A custom built square tube
cross member and motor
mounts will be fitted.
The 302 now mounted on its
new square tube cross member.
The custom built square tube
cross member is installed and
the engine mounted to it.
This "EYE POPPING" Orange
will be the primary color
for the truck.
The glove box door and
ashtray are removed and filled
to smooth out the dash.
The beginning of the interior,
dash, and window sill paint.
The beginning of the interior,
dash, and window sill paint.
The beginning of the interior,
dash, and window sill paint.
The beginning of the interior,
dash, and window sill paint.
The bed goes onto blocks to
begin metal fabrication.
The bed goes onto blocks to
begin metal fabrication.
The left side bed panel starts
getting some soda-blasting .
The interior of the bed will get
new lower lips fabricated.
   
The interior of the bed will get
new lower lips fabricated.
   
Click any photo for an enlarged view.
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