HoonTruck: Let There Be Brakes!

It was time for HoonTruck to go under a larger knife than I could supply. A few fixes were in order, the holidays were approaching, and [insert excuse C here], so I wasn’t up to the myriad tasks at hand. On the docket for my ’65 F100? Address the driveshaft, upgrade the braking situation, secure the radiator with something beyond zipties, and dive into the electrical situation.
So to help mitigate and undertake those needed fixes, I turned to Friend of Hooniverse Rick Radcliffe. The car went out to his Norco High School shop… and here’s where we stand so far.

The brake bit being used is from Master Power. It’s a full front-disc conversion brake, and it’s one of many the company offers for all sort of old school machinery. The team at Master Power extended a small discount on the price of the kit for use on the HoonTruck.
Once I get the truck back, it will be time to do a proper driving review of the pickup. Also, I think it needs to finally earn its name. Now that I’ve got a strong driveshaft, the truck needs to do a burnout…
And you can watch me try to fix what I break after doing that. Stay tuned for more.

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  1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    “I make my cars to go, not to stop.” – Ettore Bugatti

  2. Alff Avatar

    Look at you, with your fancy disc brake conversion kit. Some of us have to cobble together bits from other cars. Can you tell I’m jealous?

    1. Vairship Avatar

      And yet others simply stick with drums all around, like the good LordEd Cole intended.
      Well, that plus leaving plenty of space in front of you.

  3. countersteer Avatar

    Did you add a vacuum booster when you went to the disc brakes in the front?

  4. engineerd Avatar

    HoonTruck is a magical and wonderful thing.
    Also, you guys and all your project vehicles are making me sad I live on Hoth and can’t work on my cars in the winter.

  5. jeepjeff Avatar

    That list of “stuff what needed to be dun” was surprisingly (unsurprisingly?) close to what we ended up doing to the Ranchero. Major difference: “zip tie that $☢∞☭er on there” was a totally legit solution to many of our problems. Well, not the radiator; Tim did hard mount the radiator.
    Looking forward to seeing the HoonTruck back on the road.