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1960 Super Duty Crew Cab build thread

Ford had a Super Duty badged truck in 1960. Some vintage inspiration:
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I started with a 1959 Ford Tseries tandem axle truck that lived in the mountains south of San Francisco as a water truck. It was advertised as scrap but was still running, a salvage company bought it and sold the front clip to me and I unbolted everything in the fog of moss bay before they crushed it. Took parts home and put it together:
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Found a few other parts trucks including an asphalt city truck from Colorado and assembled it more:
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NOS grille? Highest bidder baby!! The 1960 Ford F700 and up use the 59 grille.
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Found a nice rust free Nevada single cab F100 that was advertised for parting out:
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Brought that home with the mighty fine 7.3 Excursion:
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Was driving by a Firestone shop late 2012 and saw a 1960 crew cab in disrepair, owner of shop was repairing the chassis for the navy for launching glider aircraft via winch mounted on the frame, had these large viewing windows grafted into the crew cab. I inquired and the owner said he was scrapping the cab and building an operator cage in its place!! I was all over getting the cab.
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Brought it home too ahhhhhh more metal!!!!
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This crew cab it thrashed, roof is a total loss, along with the whole rear where someone welded up a crazy viewing window. It was used by the navy for launching glider aircraft. The front of the cab has rust everywhere above the windshield and floor pans are gone along with the a pillars. One of the rear doors is from another truck and is in excellent shape. The other rear door is good but the bottom is rusted through. B pillars are very nice except the top few inches will need patches.
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I have the crew cab all sliced down to the b pillars and floor extension. The donor cab is now sliced in half. The crew cab was rusty and hacked so this was the only way to fix everything. I will need to fabricate a roof filler panel to fill the giant gap.

Here is The steel Ford Truck hood scoop that originally came on 57-85 Ford medium-heavy trucks. Originally designed to fit on a 1957 hood and matches the groves. Here is an NOS one I got:
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Which diesel chassis are you using?
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Which diesel chassis are you using?
I'm open to suggestions!
Newer f750 Cummins or cat chassis?
Newer international chassis?
90s 5 ton military diesel 6x6 ?
Older L series with a Detroit 6v71?
Not sure yet.

Found a truck on Ebay in the east with the factory west coast telescoping mirrors:
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How about a 1999 - newer SuperDuty chassis?
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I see it came with the ultra-rare aluminum ladder frame.....
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I see it came with the ultra-rare aluminum ladder frame.....
Yes ahead of its time. U were supposed to be able to get the 2014 f150s with the exact same aluminum ladder frame, but sounds like that wont happen.

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I was kinda thinking of an 99 up f550 chassis but it would be kinda strange having a beast on such a narrow track width but maybe I could get wheel spacers for the front? That would def make it more of a daily driver. But that's essentially putting a semi truck body on a pick up frame right?

Going to start welding up the cab next week, stay tuned for pics.
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Made some progress on the cab today...
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Getting the front clip pit back on to align everything:
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keeping watch on this. My brother has the 57 F-100 our dad bought new. Looking for one of these to redo.
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Wow I found the metal master guru here. Im following this one to its completion. Super bad bad bad.
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