48 Chevy pickup vs 55 Ford F100

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BulkCarrier
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48 Chevy pickup vs 55 Ford F100

Post by BulkCarrier » Sat 24 Feb 2018, 12:45

Want to start a build and have a choice of 2 bodies.
48 chev a bit full of holes and will need lots of patch panels that will eat lots of the budget and time.
55 F100 body looks more solid. Will confirm next week. Means more budget for extras

Which one do I build and will hold it's value?
Chevy LS in a Ford or Ford something? Hoping to stick to something fuel injected.

Been a few years of planning and saving and ready to start do don't want to go down the wrong road. Plan to use as commute the few km to work so need to be a driver.

Just interested to hear other peoples view points.



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Re: 48 Chevy pickup vs 55 Ford F100

Post by WCC » Sat 24 Feb 2018, 13:52

It’s a personal taste thing. I prefer the ‘forward tilting’ look cabs, so ‘56 Ford F100 and ‘55-59 Chevy trucks have a better look in my opinion.
It is very likely you will end up spending more to do a proper restomod than what the truck will be worth. But, in the end you build it the way you want to and get enjoyment from it. Keeping things tastefully closer to original is likely to hold better value.

BulkCarrier
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Re: 48 Chevy pickup vs 55 Ford F100

Post by BulkCarrier » Sat 24 Feb 2018, 14:11

Maybe another question. A car with a lot of rust repair done the correct way and with replacement panels vs a car without much rust repair.

Like the chevy a bit because that's what sparked the idea first, but like and of the pickups from running boards from front to back fender.

And both can be made into something I like in standard body form.

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Re: 48 Chevy pickup vs 55 Ford F100

Post by jlebenon » Sat 24 Feb 2018, 18:16

Which ever is more solid ... You can get modular 5.4 liter fuel injected Ford motors for good price if you go Ford
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