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Old 09-03-2012, 04:43 PM
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1957 ford f100 longbed build thread

I'm 15 and just recently bought a 1957 ford f100 longbed this thread will cover the resto. Alsoit will be switched to a stepside from a 1959 f100 parts truck. I will be posting pictures hopefully soon, any advice or thougts on this restoration.
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Welcome to FTE! Sounds like you have lots of fun ahead of you! Take your time and document your work with pics. It's great you have a parts truck. The '57 is a sought after year! Looking forward to seeing your pics!
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thankyou very much, i wish i could just go out and take pictures but its across town a my friends workshop. so hopefully should have them this weekend
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Welcome to the orphanage! I believe you have come to the right spot for any information and support you may need with your project.
Please tell us more of your plans.
Don't hesitate to ask questions, there are a lot of very knowledgable fridge junkies here.
42 years ago (age 16) when I bought my 59 F250 4X4 it would have been nice to have access to a resource like this.
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Thanks for the support, my only plans currently is to have it painted blck with a blue metal,flake top. And im going to put stepide on it cuz ive always just liked them better. currently it doesnt have the engine in but I already have an origunal rebuilt inline 6, also the persn efore me put bucket seats in so im going to put an original bench sea in I have, also it was changed to a four on the floor so were changing it to a three on the tree. Thats all I an think of right now. I have everything just a matter of puttn it together and painting it.
Dont really understand your lingo, im just getting into,fords ive actually been working on a vw karmann ghia
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Well, 57-60 Ford pickups are known as "Fridges", because of the square shape and ressemblance to old refridgerators. This forum is referred to as the "Orphanage", since the 57-60 Ford is also know as the "Forgotten Ford". when you start looking thru parts books you will note the lack of parts for these years as compared to earlier years. We are kind of all by ourselves hers and proud of it!
You gave me tears of joy when you mentioned putting the in line 6 back in your truck. So many folks want to change things up. Many of us here have learned things the hard way and are more than willing to share our expierences.
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Every single thing on this truck that I can have orginal will be.
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That-a-boy! Beware the darkside! That is what we refer to those who modify their trucks to their own taste. It is all fine and dandy since it is their truck to do as they please but it dosen't hurt to poke a little fun at each other once in awhile either!
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Only thing not original will be the paint and the interior colors. And of course the 59 bed on the 57. My truck was originally a 3 on the tree but was changed to a 4 spedso I have to change that
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Only thing not original will be the paint and the interior colors. And of course the 59 bed on the 57. My truck was originally a 3 on the tree but was changed to a 4 spedso I have to change that
Man, you got to love the way this guy talks! You will want to get yourself a shop manual. You can always ask us questions but the manual is great!
Here's a Ebay link for a paper copy and the CD if you prefer.

1957 57 FORD TRUCK SHOP MANUAL - REPRINT - DISCOUNTED | eBay

FORD 1957 Pick Up & Heavy Duty Truck Shop Manual CD '57 | eBay
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Thanks for that link ill probably order one.
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Way to go hcole! Sounds like a great project. Next time you go 'cross town, don't forget your camera. Flaresides rule! And spur.... Mine has an inline six too
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Congrat on the truck. My son and I are doing the same thing. We have 57 F100 shortbed and we're putting the 272 and 3 spd back in. The previous owner had different plans but lucky for us most of the truck is stock except for having the bellhousing mount hacked off. That problem has being taken care of (hopefully) BTW my son is 14.
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these pictures are way overdue, and they arent that good but here you guys go
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