Engine has been set on
motor mounts and transmission bolts have been secured. Photo
Timing is set,
distributor is placed, plug wires are on, coil is
mounted. Photo taken 08-27-04.
Photo taken from front of
engine showing the new look. Photo taken 08-27-04.
I chose Terry Bros. Auto
Upholstery and Top Specialists to do the upholstery on the original seat. I had
them custom form the original seat to simulate bucket seats to offer a better
ride and more stability. Photo taken 09-22-04.
Byron Terry is test
fitting the new leather cover on the seat. You can see how he has formed the
seat to simulate "bucket" seats. The back of the seat will be fitted
and formed the same way. Photo taken 09-22-09.
This photo shows the
formed "buckets" in more detail as Byron Terry stretches and tests
the new leather cover for a snug fit. Photo taken 0-9-22-04.
Byron holds the back of
the seat showing the bucket forms and leather inset placement for driver and
passenger side. A 9" oval Ford "logo" is being embroidered that
will be centered in the top of the back of ths seat. Photo taken 09-22-04.
My #2 son Shayne (L) and Pete
Vaughn (R) applying one of 7 coats of Marine Spar Varnish to the Red Oak Floor
Boards that will soon be put in the truck bed. Photo taken
Vaughn installing complete new exhaust system. Photo taken 10-16-04
Pete Vaughn securing the
exhaust clamps and brackets on the new exhaust system.
Photo taken 10-16-04.
An original design
exhaust system was purchased from a local parts supplier. This system gave the
truck the "original" sound of the truck just as it sounded in 1967. Photo taken 10-16-04.
Terry of Terry Brothers Upholstery and Pete Vaughn sit on the new upholstered
seat. Photo taken 10-26-04.
close-up of the "Ford" logo that was embroidered into the center
piece of the back portion of the truck seat. Photo taken
The truck was taken on
its first drive to Terry Brothers upholstery shop to
have the new upholstered seat installed. Photo taken
What a beauty and its
'one-of-a-kind". The original seat was used to add forms to make the seat
appear to have "bucket seats". Photo taken
The "Ford" logo
was embroidered into the black leather of the center top portion of the seat
cover. Photo taken 10-27-04.
This is the finished
installation of the Red Oak lumber that came from one of the huge trees on
Dad's farm that was blown over by Hurricane Eloise in 1975. It's all from the
same tree and the same grain. Polished stainless steel strips and bolts added
the finishing touch.
Lots of polished
stainless steel has added to the looks of the original body style. The bumper
is polished stainless steel. I added the cargo light,
it was taken from another 1967 F-100 including the wiring harness and the
switch in the dash. Also added was the stainless steel trim around the rear
window and the west coast rear view mirrors.
November 13, 2004. Getting ready for its first road trip. What a beauty! Of
course I'm very prejudiced. Just glad to have made it this
November 13, 2004. Truck
restoration finished. Still have a few little things left on my punch list but
for the most part the truck is looking great. Dad drove it back home to the
farm. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
Here's a pencil drawing of George's truck,
done by David McConnell.