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Old 12-26-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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I picked up a new truck a few weeks ago.

A 1953 Ford F-100 built on a 1979 Ford Bronco chassis with a 302 ci under the hood.


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Old 12-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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Looks good! my grandfather had a 50's truck I think it was a Chevy though. I wish I was older at the time when he got rid of it, because I would have taken it off his hands.

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Old 12-27-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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Very Sweet. Two thumbs up.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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defitnatly my favorite ford pickup year.Funny,that does not look like a big block chevy under that hood nice truck have a ball!
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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Nice lookin' truck! Looks like the previous owner made some "adjustments" to the draglink, to compensate for the lift. May want to look into a drop pitman arm, I think they make a knuckle kit for them too, or guys were swapping knuckles....hell I can't remember, but I'd straighten-out the steering before I spent much time on the hiway.

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #6
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Bummer...someone destroyed a nice Bronco!
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Bummer...someone destroyed a nice Bronco!
I'll give you that that's my favorite Bronco body style, but I've never been impressed by a 351m or a 400m which bums me out about them.


That is a sweet truck and well done. The only thing that might make it cooler is if it was an original Napco conversion, but I think that's asking an awful lot out of a Ford that old.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:25 AM   #8
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good looking truck IIRC 1979 was the last year for the original bobtail bronco and the new full size bronco's. your truck looks like it's on the new full size style chassis that is more user friendly on road than the old bobtails, did i mention cool truck
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Bummer...someone destroyed a nice Bronco!
I'll give you that that's my favorite Bronco body style, but I've never been impressed by a 351m or a 400m which bums me out about them.
You haven't driven the right one...some planning can turn a 400M into a rip-roaring 400HP beast cheap.

And, of course, a 460 bolts right in...
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Bummer...someone destroyed a nice Bronco!
I'll give you that that's my favorite Bronco body style, but I've never been impressed by a 351m or a 400m which bums me out about them.
You haven't driven the right one...some planning can turn a 400M into a rip-roaring 400HP beast cheap.

And, of course, a 460 bolts right in...
No doubt! I look at those heads with their ginormous valves and I can't help but think there must be some potential to get some upper end power out of them. But....by the time I see them they're in old, worn, tired out rigs that get a 460 right away anyway.
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