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JM10
02-27-2014, 05:42 PM
2 years and still a lot to do..:banghead:

When I bought it:

JM10
02-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Currently working on the custom bed to fit the 20x12 wheels :drive:
Mods:
2013 coyote engine with 6r80
Air Ride Suspension
Custom fuel pump

kencobra
02-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Love that year Ford truck. In the middle of a project myself, if only money was made from trees!

Bryce
02-28-2014, 07:41 AM
cool project

Peter Mc Mahon
02-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Hey brother! I have to figure out how to post some pics, but I've got a 56 as well with a coyote and 4R70W. How far along are you? What will you do about power steering? Trans controller? Great to see you share my pain!
Peter

JM10
02-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Love that year Ford truck. In the middle of a project myself, if only money was made from trees!
Thanks, I know I keep telling the Wife that this is a long term investment. Lol


cool project
Thank you

JM

JM10
02-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Hey brother! I have to figure out how to post some pics, but I've got a 56 as well with a coyote and 4R70W. How far along are you? What will you do about power steering? Trans controller? Great to see you share my pain!
Peter

Good to know Im not the only one!
Answering some of your questions:
-How far along? I will say that 4-6 months to finish the truck
-Power steering? I plan to use a 03 Cobra
-Trans controller? Modified OEM PCM from a 12 mustang

I want to finish the body and Frame along with mounting the engine and tranny.
Then in a month or so take it to CPR shop in San Diego to install the turbo, fuel system, custom exhaust and tune the PCM.

Can you send me pics of yours to my email [email protected]?
Did you go with the Performance Automatic 4R70W?

JM

Peter Mc Mahon
02-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Power steering will be the ford racing bracket in place of the A/C compressor with the cobra pump? What is your steering rack?
I used a simple shift trans controller. Seems easy but is not on the road yet.
I recessed my firewall 2" to drop the sump portion of the oil pan by as much as possible.
My trans was built by a friend of mine. He also altered the tail stock so I can keep my speedo!

JM10
02-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Power steering will be the ford racing bracket in place of the A/C compressor with the cobra pump? What is your steering rack?
I used a simple shift trans controller. Seems easy but is not on the road yet.
I recessed my firewall 2" to drop the sump portion of the oil pan by as much as possible.
My trans was built by a friend of mine. He also altered the tail stock so I can keep my speedo!

To be honest all of the custom mods: steering, A/C, exhaust will be made by the shop.
The owner is a master welder and really knows about restoring classic Cars, he use to work for a shop that build classic american muscle cars.

He specializes in late Model mustangs, last year I went to his shop with a lot of questions regarding my project. He told me that I have nothing to worry he will find a way to install the components or fabricate the parts needed.

I will let you know how it went...

protouring70
02-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Love those trucks

Street-Garage
03-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Very cool. The Coyote is just one cool motor. Had a Boss from Ford for 10 days cruising CA. What a great ride. Guess you saw our F100 project here in the forum. We'll have 19x12 in the rear.

Kai

JM10
03-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Very cool. The Coyote is just one cool motor. Had a Boss from Ford for 10 days cruising CA. What a great ride. Guess you saw our F100 project here in the forum. We'll have 19x12 in the rear.

Kai

Yea I saw your F100 project! :worship:
I decided to go all steel even the wheel tubs. I will try to post pics of them.

JM

JM10
03-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Update:

Stealth 69
06-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Sounds like she's going to be a great build

Peter Mc Mahon
07-03-2014, 07:05 PM
How is the truck coming along? I havn't touched mine in a while since I am building a shop right now.

JM10
07-09-2014, 05:40 PM
How is the truck coming along? I havn't touched mine in a while since I am building a shop right now.

Well, since everything seems to be custom is taking more time. Took this photo today choosing the location of the rear lights...

Peter Mc Mahon
07-10-2014, 04:46 AM
I put mine up high with custom brackets.. The larger portion of the lamp is the tail light and the smaller portion is the brake light. I then added the LED's in the bed roll hooked up to my brake lights for safety. My truck sits pretty low though. If it was not this low I would have the lights mounted lower.
Peter

JM10
07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
I put mine up high with custom brackets.. The larger portion of the lamp is the tail light and the smaller portion is the brake light. I then added the LED's in the bed roll hooked up to my brake lights for safety. My truck sits pretty low though. If it was not this low I would have the lights mounted lower.
Peter

At last!! Pics of your truck lol.
The full body seems to be pretty solid, I had problems with the bed sides and one running board.
I would like to see your lights at night should look nice.
Please post more pics of your details. Are you going to relocate the gas cap?
Jm

JM10
07-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Tailgate hinges :

Peter Mc Mahon
07-10-2014, 10:14 AM
I have a couple on my original post 56'F100. I'll see if I can dig up some more to post. My gas cap will be center of the bed. I welded the hole on the side of the body shut. I am looking at a Crafty-B gas cap. Google that guy, pretty cool stuff.

Peter Mc Mahon
07-10-2014, 10:17 AM
For the tailgate, I want to go old race car inspired. I am thinking about just a more race approach to factory. Maybe just using stainless aircraft cable instead of chain and something like a hood pin with cotter pin to hold it shut. I have a couple of ideas but nothing on paper [or metal!]

Peter Mc Mahon
07-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Going to its temporary home until my new shop is done

JM10
07-10-2014, 12:08 PM
I have a couple on my original post 56'F100. I'll see if I can dig up some more to post. My gas cap will be center of the bed. I welded the hole on the side of the body shut. I am looking at a Crafty-B gas cap. Google that guy, pretty cool stuff.

I checked the Crafty-B gas cap it looks really nice (classic look). I wanted to use a Shelby cobra gas cap in the he original location but since I had to put the tank under the bed I went with this :

JM10
12-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Had to cut the floorboard to fit the 6R80 transmission and put a cover. I didn't want a huge hump on the floor but this was the smallest without touching the trans.

Peter Mc Mahon
12-04-2014, 05:53 AM
Snug fit for the gas pedal?

JM10
12-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Snug fit for the gas pedal?

Good eye! I will move the brake pedal closer to the steering column.
The problem that I currently have is where to relocate the battery. I'm going to cover the floor with dynamat and put a carpet, and don't want to leave a hole for the battery. :banghead::banghead:

Street-Garage
12-05-2014, 11:58 PM
Get a drop out battery box from No Limit ... It can be mounted to the frame and you can drop out below by just removing one fastener ...

Kai
Hanau/Germany

Dr G
12-06-2014, 11:19 AM
For the tailgate, I want to go old race car inspired. I am thinking about just a more race approach to factory. Maybe just using stainless aircraft cable instead of chain and something like a hood pin with cotter pin to hold it shut. I have a couple of ideas but nothing on paper [or metal!]Something like this?

https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2014/12/tail20gate20latch202-1.jpg

I built this with surplus aircraft hardware.

JM10
01-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Get a drop out battery box from No Limit ... It can be mounted to the frame and you can drop out below by just removing one fastener ...

Kai
Hanau/Germany

Just got the battery box from No Limit :smoke:

JM10
01-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Now I have to figure out where to install the vintage air louvres :hammer::hammer:
I have the oval ones and since Im going to cancel the glove box.... I might put one on the right and 2 in the center like this one:

JM10
03-15-2015, 09:02 PM
The circular one is for the Stereo control

JM10
03-23-2015, 06:41 PM
Cab ready for painting :jump:

JM10
03-29-2015, 06:53 PM
:jump::headbang:

Motown 454
03-31-2015, 08:19 PM
Looking good! Great project.

Peter Mc Mahon
03-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Very nice! What's up with the holes in the front outside edges of the hood? Hood latches?

JM10
03-31-2015, 10:30 PM
Looking good! Great project.

Thanks


Very nice! What's up with the holes in the front outside edges of the hood? Hood latches?

JM10
03-31-2015, 10:35 PM
Just got this today :bananna2:

Peter Mc Mahon
04-01-2015, 04:27 PM
Who makes the latches? they look great, and what is the seat out of?

JM10
04-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Who makes the latches? they look great, and what is the seat out of?

Aerocatch www.aerocatch.com
Bodyshop didn't like the oem hood lock (at high speeds).
The bench seat is made of real leather

JM10
04-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Before and After Chassis

Peter Mc Mahon
04-01-2015, 06:55 PM
So what is the bench out of? I got mine from a 90's F150, I will tweak it some when I get it recovered.

JM10
04-01-2015, 07:15 PM
So what is the bench out of? I got mine from a 90's F150, I will tweak it some when I get it recovered.
It's from a 88 Chevy Truck if I remember right
My plan is to have the same look as the last picture

JM10
04-03-2015, 09:55 PM
another update::smoke:

JM10
05-05-2015, 11:52 AM
:jump:

JM10
05-11-2015, 07:02 PM
Wider than stock to clear the wheel tubs.

Peter Mc Mahon
05-12-2015, 04:48 AM
Those are some pretty wide boards for the bed. Are you going to leave a gap between them? They look like they fit tight.

JM10
05-12-2015, 02:06 PM
My guess is that the carpenter didn't leave a gap between them. But since the boards aren't finished there's time to trim them a little.

JM10
05-12-2015, 09:45 PM
:twothumbs

Peter Mc Mahon
05-13-2015, 04:41 AM
What kind of wood is it? I would leave a minimum 1/8" gap between. I would also finish all 4 sides of the wood to keep the moisture levels balanced.

JM10
05-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Don't know the name of the wood (I will ask). I did some research and there's a gap between each board (picture) , I will follow your advice and tell the carpenter to do it right. Take into consideration that he works on furniture and doors..
As of now I have bigger problems: I bought the front wheels too wide :banghead:

JM10
06-02-2015, 10:23 AM
:woot:

JM10
06-13-2015, 08:36 PM
Plenty of space for the engine, turbo and Headers :drive:

JM10
08-19-2015, 09:19 AM
:headbang:

Tincup
08-19-2015, 11:22 AM
Can't wait to see more....

JM10
08-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Can't wait to see more....
More pics coming soon (engine bay, interior)

Motown 454
08-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Nice!

JM10
08-31-2015, 06:34 PM
Both bumpers modified closer to the body than OEM.
Short video I made:

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Motown 454
08-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Nice Tease! Its looking nice!!

JM10
08-31-2015, 09:09 PM
Nice Tease! Its looking nice!!
Thank you! I saw your car, I admire your patience and dedication to your project.

Jorge

JM10
09-12-2015, 02:37 PM
Engine

JM10
09-13-2015, 12:41 PM
Not long ago someone asked for my hood latches :

JM10
09-27-2015, 06:06 PM
More pics :

JM10
09-27-2015, 06:24 PM
Another panel pic, the air ride control hides behind the panel.

Peter Mc Mahon
09-28-2015, 04:35 AM
Looking good buddy!. Your going to love it. I have had mine on the road all summer and all I can say about that coyote motor is wow! A lot of performance in there.

JM10
09-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Thank you.... It's been 4 years (almost) I really hope so! Do you have a pic of your pedals setup?

Peter Mc Mahon
09-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Naturally NO!. What I did use though is the wilwood single pedal for twin master cylinders. Manual brakes with two small masters in the engine compartment.

hotrod56
09-28-2015, 08:02 PM
Not long ago someone asked for my hood latches :

Who makes them and do you have pics of the mounting of the inside pins/clasps?

JM10
09-28-2015, 08:42 PM
Who makes them and do you have pics of the mounting of the inside pins/clasps?

Aerocatch is the brand.
Only pic I have showing the pins :

Peter Mc Mahon
09-29-2015, 04:45 AM
So in the end, what did you do for power steering, AC? Also, check out truck lites for headlights, I will try and remember to get a picture of mine to show you. Very bright and they look great

JM10
09-30-2015, 05:45 PM
So in the end, what did you do for power steering, AC? Also, check out truck lites for headlights, I will try and remember to get a picture of mine to show you. Very bright and they look great

I went with KRC system for power Steering. For headlights a friend told me to use sub zero led lights. Please post pics of the ones you say.

c91x
10-01-2015, 01:08 PM
I might have missed it but are you still running the 6r80? What are you using for a computer?

JM10
10-02-2015, 06:37 PM
I might have missed it but are you still running the 6r80? What are you using for a computer?

I will be using a stock ECM from a donor Mustang or a stand alone controller from Performance Automatic...

JM10
10-02-2015, 06:41 PM
Taking the truck to install the American autowire kit

2ndroundko
10-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Beautiful! not a ford guy but glad this didn't get a LS swap.

10-08-2015, 07:35 AM
Very nice!

Tincup
10-09-2015, 07:11 AM
Beautiful, Ford truck.

JM10
03-07-2016, 09:56 AM
Hopefully this week will start the engine :headbang:

Casasford
04-06-2016, 12:43 PM
Amigo me gustaria platicar con tigo tengo varias dudas de tu proyecto

JM10
04-18-2016, 09:05 PM
It's Alive!!

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JRHorne
04-19-2016, 03:12 AM
Amazing. Exactly what I want. A first or second gen F100 with a Coyote.

JM10
06-12-2016, 10:48 AM
Almost Done!!

Peter Mc Mahon
06-13-2016, 04:35 AM
Clean! You have got to be one happy camper!

Tincup
06-13-2016, 05:50 AM
Beautiful.....

06-13-2016, 06:31 AM
Beautiful truck! Good job.

JM10
06-14-2016, 12:16 PM
Thank you!

Motown 454
06-14-2016, 08:18 PM
Beautiful truck!

JM10
06-17-2016, 12:20 PM
Thank you, a couple of engine pics:

06-29-2016, 10:07 AM
Thank you, a couple of engine pics:

Dang nice job of tucking everything away with the Coyote. That's definitely worth the time you spent on it.

Peter Mc Mahon
07-09-2016, 02:56 PM
I'm not sure if it matters but on a new mustang the upper rad hose at the motor goes to the top of the rad. Yours looks reversed from that?

Peter Mc Mahon
09-12-2016, 07:15 AM
Any updates?

JM10
09-12-2016, 07:51 PM
Any updates?

Had some problems with the tune or some sensor gone bad.
The truck was running fine, but when I took it to the sound shop to install the audio system and alarm they disconnected the battery for 2-3 weeks. They had to quick charge the battery to get it running again.

Then all the sudden the truck was staling every 10-15 min and the PCM had some codes.

Long story short the truck is back at the shop (Fat Fenders) hopefully is just some faulty sensor.


JM

windows
09-20-2016, 03:01 PM
Great project. Really like what you did with this build. Wow!

JM10
09-22-2016, 06:04 PM
Great project. Really like what you did with this build. Wow!

Thank you, it took more time than I expected but I think it was worth it.

JM10
09-22-2016, 06:08 PM
Luckily it was just a faulty relay and everything seems to be working fine.
Just some little details and should be good to go in a couple of days :6gears:

JM

Dinorider
09-24-2016, 08:17 AM
Wow, your truck is absolutely beautiful and how I would build one if the opportunity arose.

JM10
12-19-2016, 08:09 PM
Wow, your truck is absolutely beautiful and how I would build one if the opportunity arose.

Thank you! Here's a recent pic:

wyattroa
01-17-2017, 11:56 AM
whats the paint color?

JM10
01-28-2017, 08:27 PM
Custom metallic Gray (PPG)

msgbob
11-30-2019, 02:55 PM
I'm just starting to do a build like yours. Few minor diffs, but very close. C4 vette suspension, as I stripped out a junk vette for it. Trying to figure out coyote and 10r80 swap vs LS3 and 6l80 or LT1 and 10l80.. Yes I'm a Chevy guy but love this truck. Hoping to find enough out without a lot of heartache to convince me its easy enough to do a coyote. Any help would be great. My truck is an old barn find, sat for 20yrs. Its is relatively rust free. Hoping to put a new Dan Carpenter bed on it. Most of it I have figured out except for the power plant. Thanks Bob