18th April 22:09
'67 F100 update
Nice to have the selection of parts. I'd like to stick an under dash
A/C unit in mine. Doesn't really matter to me if original, but I guess
the original is nice from a "purist" point of view.
You can check out some pix of the last weekends field day. We had it
at a fire training facility. "Richmond TX" They got a few shots of the
truck at different angles. "The four pictures across labeled "Mark's
Beam", and the one labeled "Anthony-Fox news". Fox came out with a
camera dude, and shot pix. They put us on TV that night. We mentioned
the "Homeland security" aspect of it, and they ate that crap up.
Usually, they film us, but don't put us on much. I just got rid of the
old split rims and bias truck tires, and got some tubeless wheels for
10$ a piece from a friend at a salvage yard. They were varying colors,
and I decided to paint them white, instead of the black I used to
have. White was the original wheel color on that truck. I'd like to
find some 3/4 ton hubcaps to go on them as was original. They are not
as easy to find as 1/2 ton hubcaps though. Also switched to radial
tires. One shot has a good rear view of my weird camper setup. The
upper part of the tailgate was off in that shot. Pretty weird looking
with that narrow cap on a utility bed, but it's very functional, and
it's still wider than the inside walls. That bed is 7.5 ft, and the
standard 8 ft shell is too long. That shell is probably from a
midsize. I slept in it that night for the first time, and it was
pretty comfortable. I've got carpet in the back. You can see a good
shot of my mobile antenna in one of the beam shots.
It's home made, and works all bands 80-10. It's ten feet tall, and
center loaded in that shot, and I also have an extra 3 ft extender
mast I can stick under that if I really wanna get with it. I hauled
the beam and tower on a motorcycle trailer this year. Worked great..