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Old 01-16-2014, 10:28 AM
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Rebuild book?

I know this is A$$ backward but I have my truck just about down to the frame now. I didn't start taking all the parts off the PO started that but I did finish the job. Now, most of the parts are marked and I know approximately how to put the ol '53 F100 back together but I may need some good instructions and pics.
Here is my question....... Is there a GOOD shop manual you guys would please recommend me? I did find this one,,, any good? 1953-54 Ford F-100 Shop Manual, 1953-54


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That shop manual should be a good help.
This manual on cd is invaluable:
1948-56 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog CD - HiPo Parts Garage
It has exploded diagrams of everything and is worth the $22 just to be able to look at the pretty drawings.

Here is an example of one of the pages from the book.
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Does this have info on installing the fenders, doors, heater, ect?
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Most of the detailed instructions are for the main elements of the truck: drive train, electrical, carburation. There is limited info on things like door alignment and such. In many ways, this forum is the best source for reassembly info - including fenders and heaters, the latter which typically were not factory options on the Bonus Built.
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Since the drivetrain will be mostly different I guess I will save my money for now. Thanks
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