June 9, 2023

1975 Ford F100

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The Ford F-Series is a series of light-duty trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford since the 1948 model year. Slotted above the Ford Ranger in the Ford truck model range, the F-Series is marketed as a range of full-sized pickup trucks. Alongside the F-150 (introduced in 1975), the F-Series also includes the Super Duty series (introduced in 1999), which includes the heavier-duty F-250 through F-450 pickups, F-450/F-550 chassis cabs, and F-600/F-650/F-750 Class 6-8 commercial trucks. The most popular version of the model line is the F-150 pickup truck, currently in its 14th generation. From 1953 to 1985, the entry-level F-Series pickup was the 1/2 ton F-100. The F-150 has a long-running high-performance off-road trim level introduced for 2010, the (SVT) Raptor currently consisting of three generations.

The sixth generation F-Series was introduced in 1973. This version of the F-Series continued to be built on the 1965 fourth-generation’s revised platform, but with significant modernization and refinements, including front disc brakes, increased cabin dimensions, full double-wall bed construction, and increased use of galvanized steel.

The FE engine series was discontinued in 1976 after a nearly 20-year run, replaced by the more modern 335 and 385 series engines.

In 1975, the F-150 was introduced in between the F-100 and the F-250 to avoid certain emission control restrictions. For 1978, square headlights replaced the previous models, such as Lariat and Ranger, and in 1979 became standard equipment. Also for 1978, the Ford Bronco was redesigned into a variant of the F-Series pickup; 1979 was the last year that the 460 engine was available in a half-ton truck.

This F-100 came to us in pieces for us to rebuild. We will be starting with the frame, tearing it down and spraying it with raptor liner.

We have begun tearing down the frame to clean up and spray with raptor liner.

We have gotten the core support, inner fenders and chassis epoxy sealed.

We have sprayed the chassis with Raptor Liner

The core support, inner fenders, small parts, rear axle and U bolts

The rear axel has been installed.

Assembled and installed the rear brakes.

We have gotten the front brakes and suspension assembled and installed.

The new motor mounts have been installed.

We have installed the new gas tank on the chassis.

The new engine and transmission have been installed.

Mocking up the core support with the radiator installed.

We have gotten the transmission crossmember painted and installed.

Running fuel lines from the engine to the fuel tank.

Installing new weatherstripping to the drivers door jamb and passenger side complete.

We have installed new vent window weatherstripping.

We have removed the evaporator and heater core to diagnose and repair.

We have begun installing the fuse boxes and starting running the new wiring harness throughout the cab.

Installed engine fuse box under the main fuse box.

We have mocked up the inner fender to run the headlight wire harness.

Built the maxi fuse harness and attached to firewall.

We have gotten the power steering reservoir installed.

The brake booster has been installed.

The master cylinder has been installed on the brake booster.

Modifying the throttle bracket for lines and will be installing the throttle pedal.

The driveshaft has been installed.

Sanding the firewall to paint it black.

The firewall has been painted black.

We have installed the inner fender to the firewall and core support.

We have installed the exterior fenders and hood.

We have gotten the ECU installed.

The steering column has been installed.

We have fully installed the bed on the chassis.

The new instrument cluster has been installed in the dash.