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Old 08-13-2011, 11:05 PM
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I just bought a 59 f-100 that somebody started customizing and either went broke or gave up. Steering this thing is going to kill me, will putting in new king pins make a big difference? Is there a way to convert to power steering? Where do you find aftermarket parts in general? I bought a 67 c-10 a couple of months ago and there are parts everywhere for it, but I'm not finding a lot of sources for Fords so far. By the way, I now have a 67 c-10 step side for sale. This f-100 is a beast!
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:12 AM
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Welcome There are alot of places to get parts MIDFIFTYS.COM /LMC.COM /EBAY/are just a few. PICS. WE LIKE PICS.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:17 AM
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nice truck fred. i'll put some pictures up and thanks for the information.
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Welcome to FTE. I love the 59's

I'm not so familiar with parts specific for that year as I've got 51-53 trucks but as Fred said check there and if your having trouble finding a specific part let us know.

btw is your truck a 2 wheel drive or a 4x4? I almost got a 59 4x4 a couple years ago cause I love that year but am glad I didn't as it was really rusty and I have too many projects already.... maybe someday..
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:55 AM
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2wd stepside. it's been lowered, and has disk brakes. the body and frame are pretty clean. i really like the earlier fords, but this truck looks good and has a built 460. it needs to be cleaned up inside the cab and painted and i could probably call it finished. i'm sure i'll keep going, though.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:40 AM
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thanks jim. I'm at a point that I'm just looking for emblems, door panels and i hope a power steering conversion kit.
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Welcome, Heavy.

You'll not have a problem finding emblems, most are being reproduced.

Door panels?I don't believe there are any off-the-shelf ones being made,but no problem for any good upholstery shop.

There are at least two types of P-S conversion kits available for the 57-60 trucks.Here's a link to the one I found quickly:

Classic Car and Truck Brake, Steering and Suspension Parts

The other one,I will have to find.It allows you to use most of your stock components I think,such as column,etc., and is a bit less money,a bunch less work.I'll get you the link,soon.

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thanks,
good to see another 59 owner. part of me wants to leave the steering like it is just because it's a challenge to drive. after market heat and air are going to be high on the list too. i think that will be pretty easy.
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is there a way to pull pics from my facebook page?
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is there a way to pull pics from my facebook page?
If you can copy and paste the link, then add [img] and [/img] before and after the link, they should come up. Are your facebook pics large enough to see good?
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i'm emailing some pics from my blackberry to myself. I'll save them to my computer then put them on here.
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ok, i set up an album. "the beast". how do i move the pics to this thread?
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now that i look at these, the files aren't big enough to see really well. i'll have to take some pictures with a real camera and download them.
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