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December 16, 2021

1952 Ford F100


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Step into the past and the future simultaneously with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1952 Ford F100 in Sherman, Texas. This vintage F100 isn’t just a truck; it’s an icon of rugged reliability, style, and timeless appeal, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic trucks meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1952 Ford F100, we’re not just restoring a truck; we’re rekindling the essence of American truck excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic F100, from its robust design to its enduring performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced durability and reliability, we’re crafting a Ford F100 that captures the rugged essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a truck enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the reliability of vintage F100s, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1952 Ford F100 into a rolling testament to classic American trucks, ready to tackle the open road with style and dependability once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage F100s are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

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History

The F-Series is a series of trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford. In production since 1905, the F-Series is a range of light trucks marketed as full-size pickup trucks, slotted above the compact Ford Ranger in the Ford truck model range. Since 1999, the F-Series also includes the heavier-duty Super Duty series, which includes pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and medium-duty trucks. As of current production, the Ford F-Series includes the F-150 pickup, F-250 through F-450 Super Duty pickup, F-450/550 Super Duty chassis cans, and F-650/750 Super Duty Class 6-8 trucks. The most popular version of the F-Series is the F-150, now in its fourteenth generation.

The first-generation F-Series pickup (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the precious car-based pickup line introduced in 1942. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school bus chassis body styles.

Before…

We will be tearing this truck down for media blast and some engine work.

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During…

We have begun to tear down the cab and front clip.

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The front clip has been entirely removed. Along with some of the interior.

We got the engine pulled to begin working on diagnosing it.

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Breaking down the engine to get some machining done.

The dash has been completely dismantled and working on removing the gas tank.

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We have removed the rear fenders from the bed.

We have epoxy sealed the frame to protect the metal and prepare for paint.

Beginning to teardown the bed for some metalwork.

We did some repair work to the core support to make it more stable.

Working on repairing the metal of the trucks bedsides.

Repairing the rear fenders with patches and metal work.

Here is the bottom of door needing metal repair.

Working on the interior of the rear fenders to do metal repair.

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We have been working on the cab corners metal repair.

We have braced to cab to remove the old floor pan.

We have cut out the floor pan to replace with a new one.

The new floor pans have been welded into the cab.

Repairing a few spots on the running boards.

We have epoxy sealed the cab of the truck.

The cab has been painted a fierce black.

The side panels and fenders of the truck bed have been painted black.

Taking the bench seat apart to repair and upholster with new material.

Reinstalled the engine and transmission.

Distributor, fuel pump & generator mocked up for placing brackets & wires for new replacement parts.

Cleaning up the the frames to prepare them for paint.

Acid washed the seat frames and seat brackets.

We are prepared to start shaping the foam for the bench seat.

The foam has been molded into the shape for the bench seat.

The seat frames have been painted black.

The bottom portion of the bench seat has been covered with the new upholstery.

The bench seat upholstery has been completed.

We have installed a new fuel pump, 12V coil and bracket, alternator and aftermarket bracket.

All new brakes have been installed.

Running the new wiring harness through the engine bay.

A new master cylinder has been installed.

The new starter has been installed in the engine bay.

Mocking up the inner fenders.

Working on the charging circuit, mounted the main circuit breaker along with new wires.

Custom built break lines being installed along the rear axle and frame.

Restoration of the instrument cluster.

The dimmer, ignition, door and head light switches have been installed, fuse box installed and curtesy lights in glove box installed.

Installed the gas tank in the cab.

We have installed the fenders on the front end.

Cleaned up the under dash wiring in organized strands.

Sealing truck bed wood slats.

Working on rebuilding the distributor.

We have begun to install the bed slats.

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The bed slats have all been installed.

We have reinstalled the running boards and rear fenders.

The grille has been reinstalled and the wires have been run to the headlights.

We have cleaned up the dash wiring on the firewall.

We have gotten the headlight buckets installed and wired in.

The bed slats are completely installed.

Tail lights have been installed on the rear of the truck.

Working on the under dash wiring.

The wheels have been installed on the truck and back on the ground.

The transmission cover and gas pedal have been installed.

After…