We love it when people do stuff that we’ve not seen before. There’s a lot of that these days on the internet and some of it is great while lots of it kind of makes us roll our eyes. For every whack job “cry for attention” project that exists in the world of cyberspace, there’s something equally awesome and interesting to off-set it.
This happens to be one of those cool projects. The guys at the Full Boost YouTube channel have scored a 1976 Ford F-350 ramp truck complete with 4-speed and a 351 Cleveland engine. They are going to make this thing awesome by building, on a budget, a turbocharged version of the same 351 to power it and restoring the rest of the truck (the wiring and junk) to make it a reliable driver. We’re super excited to see this whole thing come together.
From the looks of it, this old ramp truck was used as a flatbed for hauling building materials and other stuff more than it was used to haul cars in the recent past. The tool box up front and the headache rack used for handling long objects seem to indicate that. We dig that this thing has a fixed bed and a set of drop ramps as well. That is old school, simple, and good.
Check out installment one where we get a look at the truck, see the disassembly happen, and observe a grand lake of coolant swallow up the floor of the garage. Real guy wrenching here.