I just pulled the trigger and purchased a 1960 F350 with a Mason Dump Bed.
I know I should have come here first and checked things out but it seemed like way to good of a deal to risk missing. This was used in a small gravel pit up until 3 years ago.
I just paid the guy and am arranging for transport to my house on Monday. I looked it over pretty good and had hands all over it helping get it up out of the pit to where it can be picked up, but once its hear what should I be looking at.
Took me about 2 hours to get the engine running. One front rim was missing a tire completely. (actually it was about 3 feet away, rotted beyond use) Moved the rim to the back and swapped one of the tires to the front. Was able to drive it up to the edge of the pit, needed a skidder to pull it up the hill, loose gravel not enough traction. Runs and is complete, needs major body work, brakes, wiring, and all new side glass. The side glass is there but either cracked or bubbled.
It is a project and I love the look from the front.
Just sold my last project as their was nothing left to do to it so I was bored.
Looks pretty nice! Welcome to fridgeworld. And just to clarify a bit, they look like a fridge from the 50's and 60's. JIC you weren't around then, they had slab sides and rounded on the corners. (spurredon's avatar)As a cabinetmaker I see a lot of modern fridges and they look more like a Delorean. Maybe future generations will call THEM a fridge........ Oh, and the F350s rock.
'92 F350 4x4 dual wheel service truck. 7.3 with headers and glass packs. 5 sp man tran. 255 85 16 Toyos. 110,000 miles. '59 F350 9' flareside new project, cummins 6at turbo diesel, sm 465 4 spd. 255 85 16s again, 37 ford 1 1/2 ton stake with 53 flathead V8. 65 toyota landcruiser fj 45 longbed pickup. 54 GMC 3/4 ton flatbed w/ cummins 6at, '68 BSA 441 Victor Special, bone stock, Antique tractors and one lung flywheel engines .....
Thanks. I was a little surprised how little it took to get it running.
I was more surprised at how much it took to get the front rim off.
I didn't think to look yesterday, do the fenders bolt on or are they welded on? It looked like with the grill fenders hood and doors off and the bed raised I could work on everything I need to without removing the cab.
They bolt on. There are inner fenders, outer fenders, radiatorsupport, a gravel pan and the grille. They can be removed as a front clip or individually. If you click on my name "Walston" and select gallery you will find several pictures that may be helpful. I would get a shop manual, they are very helpful and easy to find on ebay.
The 292 is a Y-block. There is a Y-block forum on this site and the guys in the 48-56 forum are also extremely helpful and the engine and many other parts are the same or similar. There are many other Y-block forums as well.
Good luck and if you have questions, don't be shy about asking.
I looked at that too, it was helpful. Truck should be here in an hour. I am fond of old tractors, drove a lot of them in my teens doing farm work. Current tractor is a relatively new Kubota, its a 1979. Small enough for my property, big enough to do what I need, and cheap enough to fit in my budget.
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