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Nice F 100 with 351 Cleveland

1968 Ford F-100 F 100

Make: Ford
Model: F-100
SubModel: F 100
Type: Pick up
Trim: Long Bed
Year: 1968
Mileage: 81,847
VIN: F10BRC85665
Color: Burgundy
Engine: 351 Cleveland
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2 WD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

Description for Ford F-100 1968

1968 Ford F100

This is a great looking/running truck. It was restored in the past, but could use some freshening up.

Mechanically this truck is sound. Previous owner put a real 1970 351 Cleveland 2V in this truck that originally came with a 6 cylinder. The 351 runs great and sounds so good running through the new exhaust system. The 3 speed on the column was replaced with a truck 4 speed. There is a vibration in the drive train because when they did the switch they reused the flywheel from the 6 cylinder. It bolts up perfectly, but the 6 cylinder flywheel is neutral balanced, the 351 Cleveland is not. It will need to be replaced with a flywheel from a 351 C, M, Windsor or a 302.

The brakes are good. Tires are brand new. It does not squeak, rattle or wander as you drive down the road. There are new universal joints and new suspension isolators.

The perfectly adjusted doors shut tight without slamming. The body lines are perfect. The truck was originally red and white, now it is maroon and white. There is almost no rust. I pulled the rubber floor mat and pulled out the sound deaden-er and found surface rust for the most part. On the passenger floor board there are about 6 small rust holes. I used navel jelly to neutralize on both driver and passenger floorboards, and then painted it. There is NO rust in the battery tray area, or in the door jams. On the driver’s side near the tail light there is an area where body work was done in the past. The filler is separating from the metal and will need to be redone. I looked in the space between the outer and inner bed and the damage was minimal. I looked at all such spaces around the truck and found no more damage.

Every light burns bright. Gauges and switches work right. Heater blows hot, and the wind wings keep the air fresh. All the glass is perfect, no chips, cracks or bulls eyes. The original head liner is surprisingly nice. The seat was recovered in the past and for the most part in good shape. The driver’s side unfortunately has seen better days. Dash pad had been removed, but the bright red paint looks good. The door panels had been cut for speakers, why do people do that?

I found the stock Ford rims and put them back on, with new white walls. I really wanted to lower it… but I decided to let the new owner make that call. It would look cool.

This is an awesome truck. It’s fun to drive and with the right flywheel and a car 4 or 5 speed behind that hard to find 351 Cleveland it would be quite the little hot rod.