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An interesting solution to keep your garden looking unique and stunning









 
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The red one looks like it could still have some "truck" life left in it!
 
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Howdy,
I have a running drivable 46 chevy 12 ft flatbed.

I would love one of those "yard art" chevys.

I have mechanical skills and parts to get those chevy pickups to be "driveable" yard art.

KEEP ON TRUCKIN!!!
 
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Anne, that was Soo pretty!!! Loved it!
 
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Mine still runs🙂 77 F150 with a fuel injected 5.0 and an overdrive transmission from an 88 Grand Marquis, plus lots of other upgrades, all Ford, and all from the junkyard.
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James...How in the world did you get a Marquis tranny into an F150? You are ONE CREATIVE fellow!...By chance, is the F150 a 3 on the tree? I miss my ole '79. It hauled a LOT of firewood!
 
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John Duffy wrote:James...How in the world did you get a Marquis tranny into an F150? You are ONE CREATIVE fellow!...By chance, is the F150 a 3 on the tree? I miss my ole '79. It hauled a LOT of firewood!



The truck originally had a worn out 302 and a C4. Bolting in the new 5.0 was simple, as it's the same engine. As far as the AOD transmission, it was just a matter of moving the crossmember back on the frame and lengthening the rod for the shifter that runs from the column down to the transmission. The two transmissions were within 3/4" length of each other, so I was able to reuse the driveshaft.

As far as waiting up that engine, the factory Grand Marquis engine wiring harness drops right into that truck like it was made for it, battery harness and all, and it's just a matter of hooking up proper powers and grounds for the computer.
 
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