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tafinucane
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From: Aptos, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-05-2006 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tafinucane        Reply w/Quote
I'm looking at a cheap F100 tomorrow.
It's got a six cylinder (I think it should be the 300 cid).

I heard second-hand (ie not from the owner) that it has front disk brakes. Does this sound likely on a 69 F100?

From pictures I can see there is surface rust. I'm more concerned with checking for rotted floorboards, etc. Are there any other problem areas of rust I should look out for? What about the cowl? Do they suffer the same rot as mustang cowls?

Rory McNeil
Gearhead

Posts: 1889
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 04-05-2006 03:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Take a good look at the front cab mounts and the surrounding floor area.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 04-05-2006 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
The cab mounts after the front tires are the first to go. Also look at the seams on the bedsides,where the lower quarters meet the bed caps.

Parts are cheap and fairly easy to get. They repop alot for those trucks.

The disc brakes were transplanted from a newer {73?-79} truck.

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68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 04-05-2006 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Good suggestions so far. Most of the problem areas are pretty easy to get at and check. I thought maybe the front disks were an option, but my 68 had 4 wheel non power drums. I looked at a 72 Camper Special that had non power front discs. The front disk swap is a pretty common swap though. I'm doing it to mine this summer.

It could have a 240 I6 in it. That's what mine came with. A 302 swapped right in though with v8 mounts, I used the same c4 that was in it.

Good luck and if the price is right, snatch it up!

tafinucane
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From: Aptos, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-06-2006 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tafinucane        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the feedback. I made a pretty good checklist and was ready to do a deep dive, but the owner balked.

Her boyfriend is trying to convince her (like that ever worked...), so I'm holding out hope.

It's too bad, because I really do need a truck.

It was 4 wheel drum brakes, so I was told wrong.

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