Rollman Posted March 6, 2017 Report Share Posted March 6, 2017 Hello everyone, I just bought a 1968 Ford F350 and am starting the process of turning it into a 1967 Cooter Ford wrecker clone. I hope to have it done in time to take it to Cooter's Last Stand this summer. I have taken out the grille (I have a 67 grille in my basement) and other trim pieces, in preparation to redo a cab corner, fill in door mirror holes, then strip the old paint and repaint. Then I will take the bed off of the black Chevy in the picture, and move it over to my Ford. The grey Chevy wrecker will one day be a Cooter's wrecker as well, but it needs too much work and money to be done by July 29th. I am a farmer and we are soon to be starting our busy planting season, so I am up against the clock on my few days off, but I think that I can manage. I will post pics of the progress. Also, I've never painted a vehicle before, so my fingers are crossed. It won't be a show paint job, but I think that I can make it passable. I hope to see some of you in Luray!!! FYI The specific wrecker bed on Cooter's truck was very hard for me to find, as they were made by West Manufacturing from California (defunct long ago). During my extensive searching, I found two, one east of Bowling Green KY (black Chevy) and the other in Pahrump Nevada (Grey Chevy). I am trying to keep this truck as true to Cooter's screen truck as possible. His truck didn't have cab lights, but mine currently does. I am trying to decide, should they stay or should the go? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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