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Old 04-03-2013, 02:29 PM
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You might not want the original, you know the drilling business is rough on trucks. The local water well company in the town where I grew up had a monkey face boom truck they used up until at least the 80's.

If you think your's is still in the Esbon area, you might run an add in one of the local newspapers. If you don't find the original, might find another one; or get a good story.

Lebanon Times; 409 Walnut St Lebanon, KS 66952 (5 miles)
785-389-6631

Jewell County Record; 111 East Main, Mankato, KS 66956 (15 miles)
785 378-3191

Smith County Pioneer; PO Box 266, Smith Center, KS 66967 (22 miles)
785 282-3371

I like getting off the beaten path whenever I go somewhere, never been to Esbon but might have to go through there the next time I go down 36.
No that's where my Mom's family is from. Our business is in Millstadt IL.
www.redi-drill.com
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The one we are getting is a 1950 F-3 and on a side note, my dad was born in 1950, so it's just cool all the way around
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That was pretty quick. You need to post the pictures, we like pictures.
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I'll post pics after I get it... the weekend after next.

By the way Bob, it's your fault, with the nice photoshoped pictures!
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Subscribing to this thread. Cool story, can't wait to see what you found.
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Millstadt is it? Got cousins living there, and I grew up in B'ville. Glad you found a truck. Stu
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I'll post pics after I get it... the weekend after next.

By the way Bob, it's your fault, with the nice photoshoped pictures!
Hey!! Don't blame me, we're all enablers here when it comes to old Ford trucks
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Where is a good place to get parts? I know it needs a water pump. It's been converted to an alternator.

All depends what dad wants to do with it.
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It depends a lot on what engine is in it. If it's a stock flathead V8 there are numerous places to get parts, I favor going to my local NAPA store first, then Rockauto. If it's a flathead 6 then finding a water pump is a little more of a challenge. There were a couple of discussions here a while back and they're hard to find. You'll probably have to have it rebuilt, Rock Auto does it but you have to send in your water pump to have them rebuild it. I'm sure they send it out so you might be able to save some money by finding someone nearby who rebuilds auto parts.

Other places to get parts for your truck are:

Dennis Carpenter
Classic Haulers
Mac's Auto Parts
Job Lot Auto

For sheet metal parts, which are limited:

Northern Classic Trucks
EMS

I have found a lot of parts at my nearby NAPA.

BTW, what model truck? F-2 or F-3?

EDIT: I reread one of your last post, I see F-3. Make sure you read the posts about F-3s and Widow Makers. It's a must.
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Yes, I read those. I guess there is no tubeless 17" rims that will fit?

Yes, it's a F-3 with a Flat Head V8.
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Stu might step in, he's FTE own wheel guru, he has some suggestions, all fairly hard to find. Best bet would be to find a rear axle out of pre-'73 F-250, it's almost a direct swap, at least that's what has been said. It'll solve three problems, wheels, brakes and gearing.

Do another search for F-250 axle swap, I think you should come up with the information you need.
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I just swapped the rear axle in my jeep to a rebuilt Ford 8.8. I like direct bolt on axles
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If a rear end swap is the plan, either a 1/2 ton 9" or 3/4 ton Dana 60, any corresponding truck wheels will work. If the Dana 60 is the choice the only question would be whether stock hub cap use is desired. If so you'd want the early 16" F-2/F-250 wheels having the inner nubs rather than the later ones having outer hub cap nubs. If no hub caps, like in the picture, any 16" F-250 wheel having the 8 x 6.5" pattern works. Stu
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Here's a real long shot for ya-there is a guy in Cawker City, about 40 miles south of Esbon along highway 24. He collects old vehicles from estate sales, salvage yards, farmers, etc. He had a lot of old trucks of all sizes on his lot the last time I was through there last November. I don't recall seeing a truck with a well service sign on the door but I wasn't looking either. Like I said, it's a long shot but maybe he has seen the truck at some point. I have his business card at work so PM me and I'll send his contact info tomorrow if you'd like to try to catch him.
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It depends a lot on what engine is in it. If it's a stock flathead V8 there are numerous places to get parts, I favor going to my local NAPA store first, then Rockauto. If it's a flathead 6 then finding a water pump is a little more of a challenge. There were a couple of discussions here a while back and they're hard to find. You'll probably have to have it rebuilt, Rock Auto does it but you have to send in your water pump to have them rebuild it. I'm sure they send it out so you might be able to save some money by finding someone nearby who rebuilds auto parts.

Other places to get parts for your truck are:

Dennis Carpenter
Classic Haulers
Mac's Auto Parts
Job Lot Auto

For sheet metal parts, which are limited:

Northern Classic Trucks
EMS

I have found a lot of parts at my nearby NAPA.

BTW, what model truck? F-2 or F-3?

EDIT: I reread one of your last post, I see F-3. Make sure you read the posts about F-3s and Widow Makers. It's a must.
I just did a complete rebuild on the flat six 226ci .I went through Rock Auto for the water pump. They arranged for to send my pump to A-1 Cardone in Harlingen, TX & they rebuilt mine & sent it back. They even included pictures of pump 3 different angle ......Dude
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