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Family Ford F-100

By Ron Cherry

Special to The Union

Jerry Funk had no plans to buy a pick-up. It all started when his daughter decided that she wanted to have this ’57 Ford F-100 back in 1998. It was in rough shape, with no interior and so much of it in parts that Jerry described it as a “basket case.” Although he feared that she might lose interest in it before it was finished, a father has a hard time saying no to his daughter and he took on the project. It was not stock, with a tired 429 CID engine and auto trans, as well as a ’68 T-Bird front suspension. Jerry got into the job, getting it in driveable condition while it was a “work in progress.” Except for re-upholstering the seat, which is from a ’68 T-Bird, Jerry did all the work himself. He replaced the motor with a Ford 460 CID with 400 HP, put in a C-6 auto trans and a fresh 9″ rear end, and then painted it white. It took two years to complete and his daughter drove it for one before deciding that a Camaro was more to her liking. So you might say Jerry inherited it from his daughter. His wife Carol has yet to ride in it, but she has promised to do so when he puts air conditioning in it. And he plans to. After all, it’s hard for a husband to say no to his wife.



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For more information about the Roamin Angels Car Club, go to http://www.roaminangelsinc.com, call 432-8449 or write to Roamin Angels, PO Box 1616, Grass Valley, CA 95945


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