Big Block Project: 1966 Ford F100

It’s been a while since I shared a find from the property in North Georgia I am helping to clear out, so I figured we could bring one up from the front yard and get it cleaned up for sale. This 1966 Ford F100 pickup has been sitting for some time, but with a quick wash and some fresh gas, we were able to get it to run under its own power. Equipped with a factory big block and three on the tree, this Ford looks good with red paint that has likely been redone in the past and a clean cabin with only some minor rust spots in the floor. The truck does run and drive but the brakes will need to be gone through, and it could use a new thermostat. It’s located near McCaysville, Georgia, and the asking price is $6,000.

The Ford spots a factory long bed, which obviously isn’t the preferred setup for vintage truck buyers these days. You can swap that out if it’s a big enough deal, and we did notice some bondo poking through where the paint rubbed off just at the edge of the bed. While we don’t know enough about the Ford’s history to confidently say whether it’s been hit and repaired before, the rest of the truck does convey a sense of never having been messed with. While the tires do hold air, we’d probably replace them if it were ours, but they’re definitely good enough for loading onto a trailer.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we have a few acres worth of old cars and trucks that need new homes. Many of them have already been sold but you never know – some decent projects still remain. If you want to get caught up on some of my previous visits, check out the following links – but be forewarned that many of these vehicles have already found new homes: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Project Trucks; Project Jeeps; Project Motorcycles. The big block V8 seems healthy and didn’t take much work to get it to fire up and idle once again, so I don’ think this will be a major undertaking for the next owner to turn into a runner.

Even the interior is surprisingly sound, and definitely in the sort of condition where you can use it as-is without having to do too much work to at least make it a hospitable place to spend time. The bench seat material is surprisingly intact, and while the dash has surface rust, I’d leave it as-is and just pop in a new RetroSound radio. The only spot of daylight I saw was right in the floor beneath where the clutch pedal rests, and it was fairly minor – which makes me pretty confident this is a truck you can use without having to spend thousands on bodywork repairs and engine replacement. It looks and sounds good, so contact me via the form below if you’re interested.

  • Price: $5,500
  • Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Mileage: TMU
  • Title Status: Bill of sale

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  1. Mountainwoodie

    I must be the only person in truckland who likes longbeds. This looks like a big project….lots of humidity damage in the cab but It is a good looking truck. GLWTS

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  2. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

    Let’s see, $6k for truck, haul it to west Houston, locate a good tailgate, redo the brakes, buy new tires and wheels (as I hate those white ones), more than likely replace kingpins, shocks, replace all fluids. Probably adding up to $10k if I leave it the same color for the time being.
    Hmmn. I wonder if it’s got overdrive, my 65 had it. I can’t tell if any of the glass is still in it. I wonder if I could get my 79 year old brother who lives in Dalton, Georgia to go check it out? Does the seller take PayPal credit? I’m getting very tempted to check into this.
    God bless America

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    • Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

      Windshield for sure is there. You can tell it has delaminated down by the dashboard.

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  3. Gary from Georgia

    I also like longbeds. In fact I have one. A 66 f100 stepside, wood bed, tailgate with the chains and yes it’s red. 352 (modified). This one really got my interest.

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  4. Marty Parker

    Didn’t realize a 352, which was the only V8 available in a 66 F100, was a big block.

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    • Lonnie Cavenee

      It’s an FE series with the same block as the 390. I had a 66 F250 with an automatic and the 352 2 barrel. Stock as a stone with the optional 5:10 rear end and in perfect condition. It got about 9mpg in town and I never had the courage to check the highway mileage. Some motorhomes get better mileage!

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