1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Box Style Ford Trucks
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Can anyone ID this battery tray for me? It is in my 1960 F100 4x4 w/292. It doesnt look like the picture in LMCs catalog. Also doesnt look like the one on pg. 676 of the 1960 Ford Truck parts catalog. I actually have the catalog, but have come to the realization that I am not smart enough to use it correctly.
I am trying to find one NOS or reproduction.
Thanks in advance!
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It is just like the one that I have in my 1960 F100 223 two wheel drive. The bottom tray is just like those used in '59's. In fact, I had to use a tray out of a '59 and combine it with the brackets from the '60 to get what I have. Is yours rotted thru? A little sandblasting, a little welding and a little paint can make a big difference. It would look better than any repro part you find. I don't know about NOS but things do appear on the horizon from time to time that surprise us all.
I see you even have the clamp to hold the battery in. They often dissappear. NAPA sells a battery under thier commercial line that fits that battery box exactly, allowing you to use the original clamp as opposed to making a new hold down. I don't have the part number handy but I got mine by tracking down the demensions of the battery I needed and matching them up with a "group", size and going to my NAPA guy and he got what I wanted. It dosen't say "Ford', on the side of it but it looks decent.
No Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any of these battery trays.
This all makes more sense to me. The tray for the 59' F500 that I had for parts used the same tray as the 60' but the brackets for it(which were actually part of the tray), were on the underside. Very different than a 60'. I do have the hard copy 57/63 master but didn't look it up today as I was thinking that the 59' was just different since it was a bigger truck and size matters in some cases.
Thanks for the education once again Bill!
Thanks for the accurate information Bill. I had two Cabs, one was a 59 and one was a 60, they both had the same tray as pictured. I extrapolated to 57 and should not have. Irregardless, the answer is the same no one makes a exact copy.
I would try to fix the one you have. Or you may try some place like Desert Valley Auto Parts Home » DVAP They are not cheap but usually have some good hard to find pieces.
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