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J dot Miller

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My 55 Truck...
« on: September 09, 2007, 11:11:21 AM »
As of late, I have been dreaming of my 1955 F-250 Truck.  Over the weekend a guy was really interested in my Cougar.  He offered me $6,000 for it...  I told him after the Show season I just may be interested!  Oh no, now I have been dreaming of what to do with the cash???

Why not restore my 1955 and take her to shows?   You know something, I think I can restore her for under $6,000.  Unlike a rotten T-Bird or a dingy Cougar the Truck will be worth about $12,000.  How can I loose???

Here are some pictures of the engine...


That is a Ford single barrel carburetor...  :o

Yea She needs a bath...  But look at all that extra room!!

A guy can crawl up insider there and do some work...  You can even fit a MONSTER engine if you so desired!

A little FYI She is a Second Generation F series truck built between 1953-1956.  This years were the first to have the F-100, F-250 and etc designation...  For the 1953 truck year Ford invested 30 million dollars to re-design the series. 1953 was the first year the trucks had a curved windshield, large rear window, capped roof with full drip rail, lower window sill, large rear view mirror, gas pedal linkage through the firewall, new adjustable non-sag spring seat, better spare tire access, wider arc opening doors, new door handles and the engine size designation on the grill. 

The most popular year a is 56.  the 1956 was unique because it had the full wrap modern windshield and is considered the first modern truck.   The number 2 year is 55...  My truck is a 1955 which had a new grill design and white painted wheels.   The truck was re-designed again in 1957!
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: My 55 Truck...
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 01:40:20 PM »
need to change out exhaust  :'(
LETS GO CRUISING!!!!

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Re: My 55 Truck...
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 01:43:17 PM »
 whats with the pic under my name???????????????????? :o

« Last Edit: September 10, 2007, 06:15:49 PM by J.Miller »
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Re: My 55 Truck...
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 06:09:41 PM »
How did you do dat?  That is Rob from the TV show American Body Shop!.  I did not know you were a fan?? 

Rob's Bio...
Anything that you can dream up in your wildest dreams, Rob (Nick Offerman) can build it for you. Sometimes, it'll even work. The shop's suspension specialist is a renaissance man: part-time scientist, part-time philosopher, part-time poet, part-time prostitute enthusiast. As the father of a multi-racial, possibly homosexual child, he seeks to be the voice of reason and tolerance in Desert Body & Custom, which really isn't setting the bar very high.
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« Last Edit: September 10, 2007, 06:15:35 PM by J.Miller »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: My 55 Truck...
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 03:04:54 PM »
THEN WHO,S YOUR PIC OF??????????????? :-\
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Re: My 55 Truck...
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 09:26:17 PM »
Tim, he looks like me...   :o
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM