1966 Ford Shortbed 4X4 Truck, Part 1

 So this just happened: A 1966 Ford F100 4X4 short bed followed me home.

A friend owned this truck but I did not think about it much when I walked past this flesh colored truck many times. Anyway, he said he did not use it anymore so he was going to sell it. I need a truck to haul my Model A parts around so why not?

This is an original, rust free Eastern WA truck. Sold new at Walla Walla Teague Motor Company to Marshall Farm Company and lived as a spray truck.

Teague Motor Company just closed it’s doors in 2005.

Apparently, Ford referred to the Vehicle Identification Number as  “warranty number” at the time. Also, the new owner of the vehicle got this warranty card to present to the dealer when they were in for service. In GM land they called this the protect-o-plate.
The seat was torn and the rubber mat was toast so I discarded it.
The floors are perfect with just some surface rust.
After A light sanding and some paint it will last another 60 years. I also added some sound deadening material.
I cleaned up the inside of the doors and added sound deadener as well. It makes a big difference.

These trailer wheels ain’t makin’ it! Also, the raised white lettering is soo 1980.

I had these Cadillac wheel covers for over twenty years, serving as garage art. It is time to put them to use. Using a GM part on a FORD you say?? If you don’t say anything, it will just be a secret between you, me and the internet.
The size of the center cap is slightly larger than the locking hubs, so I opened up that area and is perfect for the front wheels. I also reversed the tires for black wall.

This truck was painted during the great masking tape shortage of 2005! Horrible times when cars rolled out of the paint booth with chrome covered in paint.

There…fixed. shiny = good!

I think the black walls and wheel covers dressed up the truck pretty well. I still have work to do on the interior, we will do that next.