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Old 08-17-2011, 05:16 PM
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62 Unibody with 60 Bed!!

Hello, I was driving by my house and saw an old Ford for sale. It was a 62. I know that these are the Unibody generation, but this truck had a bed. It was a bed from a 1960 ford. After doing some research, I know that Ford produced these trucks this way halfway through the 62 model year, after problems started arrising with their unibody design. Instead of tooling a separate bed, they used the 60 bed and it doesn't quite look right. My question is, how rare are these?? The old man doesn't know much about the truck. Thanks guys!! Here is the link with the info about the 62 I found down towards the bottom of the article. I have pictures and the VIN is F10JD310895

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:56 PM
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come on guys, I know you can help. I think i wanna buy this thing!!
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not 100% sure but i think they built the uni through mid 63... anyways about the wrong bed truck, Ford made many of them i am sure as the unis were not a big seller. dont know how many they made but they are not as rare as you would think.

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July of 62 Production, about right for the appearances of split beds. Production would have started around March of 62 so it is early.

62 Split beds are still much smaller in production to the units for 62. It is rare but still not worth any more than a comparable 62 uni.

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I wouldn't say they are that rare, at least not here in CA. I've seen a few, and about four in wrecking yards.
As far as "rare' goes...almost all of these trucks have been molested in some way shape or form, and even
the most pure restored truck will only fetch what you're willing to pay for it...some prices are outlandish, and
nobody will pay for the labor of the restoration. I'd love to find a sweet uni-body...

My advice is the same as Bill W's...if you like it, and it's solid...buy it and enjoy it...drive it.
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good deal or no?

I went over and got the thing running. It would only run for a minute if you poured a cup of gas in the carb. The master cylinder was dry with dirt in the bottom, so needless to say, it had absolutely no brakes. The plugs and wires and most of the ignition system looked pretty new. The tires are old bias ones, and they are pretty shot. The thing looks like it just needs a really good cleaning and it would look quite nice. Seat is perfect. Everything just has about an inch of rust on it and cobwebs. It sat for 35 years in a shed in Roswell NM and has 57000 miles on it. The guy said he wanted 1900 but would take 1500. Everything is original and in very good shape. Everything i could turn on worked, dash lights, signals, dome light was broke, radio, blower motor, choke, guages, E-brake moved freely. What do you guys think on the price? The guy doesn't know **** about vehicles, but he said a mechanic told him it needed a fuel pump and a little brake work and you could take to driving it.
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Personally i would pass, unless you can get it for between 800 1000 bucks... at 1500 you will have another 1500 in it before you get it on the road. and that is more money then its worth.

Pics would help us though...
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Hello, I was driving by my house and saw an old Ford for sale. It was a 62. I know that these are the Unibody generation, but this truck had a bed. It was a bed from 1957/60 ford.

After doing some research, I know that Ford began producing these trucks this way halfway through the 62 model year, after problems started arising with their unibody design.

Instead of tooling a separate bed, they used the 1957/60 bed and it doesn't quite look right. My question is, how rare are these?? The old man doesn't know much about the truck. The VIN is F10JD310895
F10 = F100 2WD / J = 223 1V I-6 / D = Dallas TX Assembly Plant / 310895 = 1963, assembled July 1963.

Uni's were assembled thru mid-year 1963, circa February 1963 since the new model year begins in September of the previous year.

1957/60 Styleside beds installed on the following 1961/66's:

1961/65 F100/250 4WD / 1961/66 F350 (9' Express-F350 only) / 1963 F100/250 2WD / 1966 F250 4WD.

Ford doesn't list the "wrong bed" in the truck parts catalog for 1962 F100/250 2WD's. Nor are any listed/pictured in the 3 books * I have on the history of Ford Trucks, but...

Dave (garbz2) said they were installed, and a couple of members of this forum have 1962 F100 2WD's with the "wrong bed."

Called the "wrong bed" by enthusiasts because it doesn't match the 1961/66's cab lines.

* The Standard Catalog of Light Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002, by John Gunnell / Pickup Trucks, by Mike Mueller / Ford Truck Chronicle, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide.
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You could always put a 64 bed or stepside box on it
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That's what I would do too
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That's what I would do too
If a short bed then I would go Flareside. If a longbed, I would go 64 Styleside bed.
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You may want to check the wheelbase of the donor truck. The "wrong" beds appear to be the same as the '57-'60 beds, but there are differences, like the position of the wheel wells.
Same goes for the '64-'66 beds.

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Davewave649 has a wrong bed.
Check out his posts in the SoCal chapter threads.
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Theres a couple of us with wrong beds, Nobby has one and Buzz44 has a 4x4 one. Personally i didnt like the lines at first but now i love the look. My only complaint about the 60 bed is its single wall so if you put anything in the bed that dents the walls it will show on the outside. The 64 detached bed is double wall so thats not a problem. So if youre planning on using the truck to haul anything keep that in mind.
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You may want to check the wheelbase of the donor truck. The "wrong" beds appear to be the same as the '57-'60 beds, but there are differences, like the position of the wheel wells.
The positions of the wheelwells are only inre to the three different bed lengths: Short, long and 9' Express used on F350's.

Wrong Bed: All of the following have 1957 part numbers, so there are no specific 1961/66 parts.

1957/66 F100/350: The tailgate is the same as is the front bed panel.

1957/66 F100/350: The bed floor pans are the same, the only difference is their lengths.

1957/66 F100/350: The R/L bedsides (quarter panels-included the wheel house) are the same, the only difference is their lengths

1957/66 F100/350: There are two different R/L quarter panel extensions. One type has a groove under the taillamp, t'other does not, but one type can be used in place of the other.
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The double wall 1964/66 Styleside beds were only installed on 1964/66 F100/250 2WD, 1966 F100 4WD.

All other 1961/66 Stylesides except Uni's used the 1957/60 beds.
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