James hit the road again, heading toward the F-100 with the intention of buying it for himself as a 50th birthday present.
CLASSIC TRUCKS subscriber James Gosnell sent us a few shots of his super nice 1967 F-100 so we could include it here in Classic Cruisers, and we’re happy he did.
According to James, back in 1999 he was visiting his cousin down in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he casually picked up a copy of Auto Trader. As he perused the issue he came across an ad for a white ’67 F-100. He was impressed with what he saw, but really didn’t have the time to pursue it while he was there. He later headed home, but couldn’t quite shake the thought of the Ford so he went ahead and called the number from the ad that he’d kept and spoke to the pickup’s owner. A short time later he hit the road again, heading toward the F-100 with the intention of buying it for himself as a 50th birthday present.
Once he got the truck home he found that it wasn’t quite as nice as the seller claimed so with the help of a couple of friends, Terry and Jeff, and moral support from his cousin Ray, he had the engine rebuilt and the truck brought into good mechanical shape. A few years later James repainted the pickup in a complimentary Medium Aqua and Wimbledon White combo as the finishing touch to his overall refurbishment. Since then James has been having a ball with the F-100, cruising to local shows and cruise nights, winning more than his share of awards while he’s at it. James’ only regret regarding the truck’s restoration is that his cousin Ray passed away before the pickup was completely finished.
If it’s any consolation James, we’re sure he’s seen it from above and thinks it came out every bit as nice as we do.
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