1953 FORD
F-100

Serial #

Purchase date:  
00/00/2007

Stats:
Years built: 1953

Status:
Under restoration

Brief history:
We originally purchased
this truck as a parts truck
but quickly decided
against it. The
restoration began with
the purchase of a Crown
Vic for parts. The Crown
Vic full frame will be
used as he building
platform for the truck.

The Crown Vic frame
will put the truck down
in the weeds without
any additional lowering.

In December 2007, we
began the cab rebuild.
The cab will get a lot of
new steel replacement
panel including new
front cowls (left and
right). new rocker panels
(left & right), new rear
cab corners (left &
right), along with a new
smooth surface steel
firewall, and new front
floor pans. Basically it
will be a complete
rebuild of the entire
bottom half of the cab.
Rusty Bucks Ranch
customization / restoration of a
1953 Ford F-100

53 F-100
CUSTOM
BUILD
  1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
429 Thunder Jet with 460
heads in the parts truck.
1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
1953 Ford F-100
for use as parts purchased in
Garnite Falls, NC
Parts truck stripped shows 429
Thunder Jet with 460 heads in
frame with LTD front clip
Parts truck stripped shows 429
Thunder Jet with 460 heads in
frame with LTD front clip
Parts truck stripped shows  
frame with LTD front clip
429 Thunder Jet with 460
heads in frame with LTD front
clip
Parts truck cab ready for
fabrication
We also salvaged a nice low
mileage 89 Crown Victoria for
parts in this project.
We also salvaged a nice low
mileage 89 Crown Victoria for
parts in this project.
V8-302 EFI in the Crown Vic
will be used in a future project.
Crown Victoria stripped and
ready for the trip to the scrap
yard
Shows cab mock-up onto the
Crown Vic frame. Cab is
channeled to set down over
the frame rails,
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Restoration/Customization begins
Cab & Font End Mock-up, fabrication, and cab repair panels
With the cab channeled, it sets
perfectly down onto the Crown
Vic frame.
10-31-07
The truck sets down in the
weeds by channeling the cab.
10-31-07
Metal fabrication - left front
cowl panel installed
12-12-07
Metal fabrication - left front
cowl panel installed
12-12-07
Metal fabrication - left rocker
panel removed
12-12-07
Metal fabrication - left rocker
panel removed
12-12-07
Metal fabrication - left rocker
panel removed
12-12-07
Metal fabrication - left rocker
panel removed
12-12-07
Cab rear with left rocker panel
removed
12-12-07
Cab - right side shows bracing
installed to keep square
12-12-07
Cab - right side shows bracing
installed to keep square
12-12-07
Cab - firewall will be removed
to install a smooth steel
firewall.
12-12-07
Cab - interior shows bracing
installed to keep square when
firewall is removed
12-12-07
Cab - Right Side shows new
steel panels on the cowl,
rocker, and cab corner.
02-11-08
Firewall - Old swiss cheese
firewall removed and a new
smooth firewall installed.
02-11-08
   
Firewall - Old swiss cheese
firewall removed and a new
smooth firewall installed.
02-11-08
   
Project sold in progress.
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