1965 Ford F-250 Cummins 12 Valve Diesel

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In January of 2013 my dater was diagnosed with aggressive colon cancer and passed away about 10 days later . He purchased the truck new in 1966 , I learned to drive in it and we used it as a farm truck . It had been sitting at his place in idaho for about 25 years.
He always talked about fixing it up and we were going to do it together but I guess our plans got changed. My wife and I decided to restore it in his honor and we did a complete frame off restoration . It has a 1997 Cummins 12 valve diesel in it and we changed out the running gear and a few other things.

Says: Keith Bott (Owner)
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It has Front axle 78 high pinion Dana 44 Rear axle 98 sterling 10.25 205 transfer case 98 ZF5 5 speed manual transmission . 4” dual exhaust We tried to keep as many things original as possible . All the bezels ,gauges ,speedometer all work.
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It sits on the original frame and actually is kinda fun to drive, But on wet streets it’s a little squirrelly . A couple years ago we took it on a 800 mile round trip to a car show in Joseph Oregon.
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It was a pretty rusty old heap. But don’t be fooled I make her work once in a while. The guys at the lumberyard couldn’t believe I used it to haul all this wood.
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I miss my pops , there’s a lot of memories in that old truck. It was worth all the hard work to make it happen !
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Stephen Hayden

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In January of 2013 my dater was diagnosed with aggressive colon cancer and passed away about 10 days later . He purchased the truck new in 1966 , I learned to drive in it and we used it as a farm truck . It had been sitting at his place in idaho for about 25 years.
He always talked about fixing it up and we were going to do it together but I guess our plans got changed. My wife and I decided to restore it in his honor and we did a complete frame off restoration . It has a 1997 Cummins 12 valve diesel in it and we changed out the running gear and a few other things.

Says: Keith Bott (Owner)
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It has Front axle 78 high pinion Dana 44 Rear axle 98 sterling 10.25 205 transfer case 98 ZF5 5 speed manual transmission . 4” dual exhaust We tried to keep as many things original as possible . All the bezels ,gauges ,speedometer all work.
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It sits on the original frame and actually is kinda fun to drive, But on wet streets it’s a little squirrelly . A couple years ago we took it on a 800 mile round trip to a car show in Joseph Oregon.
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It was a pretty rusty old heap. But don’t be fooled I make her work once in a while. The guys at the lumberyard couldn’t believe I used it to haul all this wood.
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I miss my pops , there’s a lot of memories in that old truck. It was worth all the hard work to make it happen !
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Love the truck & the story may your dad rest in peace, I think your dad would give you a thumbs up !!! 👍
 

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