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Old 05-28-2012, 10:22 PM
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Hydrolic clutch to a regular clutch

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we have a1958 ford truck with a hydrolic clutch and we think to chance it to a regular clutch. can we buy a kit to chnace it by our self o do we have to go to body shop or it is imposible?
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I'm sure you could figure it out somehow but I've never heard of a kit? Why would you want to though? I always thought it was cool that our body style had a hydraulic clutch while most other trucks never got one until decades later.

You can easily get a new master and slave cylinders from NAPA if there's a problem.
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Two things.

First, the clutch itself is a dry clutch, same style as any conventional clutch.

Second, the actuating method is hydraulic, so there is no linkage. Pedal is connected to clutch master cylinder, tube and hose to slave cylinder, and slave cylinder actuates the lever to the throw out bearing.

To convert to mechanical actuation, you will have to devise, make, and install the mechanical linkage. No kit available, and I have never heard of anyone doing it. I do not think most body shops will tackle something like that.
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Don't down grade to a mechanical clutch linkage!!!!!!!! I have a 60 pu and a 77 pu, and mechanical clutches are a maintenance nightmare. Far too many moving joints = a lot of rapid wear. And, even with a stiff clutch, the engagement remains easy.
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Hi

we have a1958 ford truck with a hydrolic clutch and we think to chance it to a regular clutch. can we buy a kit to chnace it by our self o do we have to go to body shop or it is imposible?
No kit that I know of and I agree with the other folks, this sounds like a really bad idea even if you could find a way to do it. The hydraulics are about as simple as they can be in this application. Maybe if you tell us what problems you are having, we can help you fix them. The only possible reason I think of for doing this is you want to mount a power booster for the brakes and the clutch master cylinder is in the way. If that is the issue, you can make a bracket to move the booster away from the firewall to give clearance for the clutch master and extend the brake rod. I did this on my truck, works fine,
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