I just picked up a 55 C600 with a Y block and manual in it. This truck has some kind of expandable frame that really put a hurt on my car trailer for weight.
My plans are to pick up a box van setup in an E350 or so setup and put the engine behind the cab as well and make it a sort of slant back sort of flat hauler with dovetail. If I can get another cab in my possession, I'd like to crew cab it but not sure if I have the time or energy for that.
I also grabbed a set of 19.5" 10 lug wheels with a set of American Force adapters for the 1 ton and these will go under the truck. They are on my F350 for now just to feel them out.
Yup, it came with a replacement fender. I won't start on this truck for at least a year or so since I have to finish up my Fairlane and build my shop. I am on the lookout fore another body though so I can consider the crew setup. I have 3 kids. Everything we drive has 4 doors.
3 boys here as well.
I would say "race ya to completion" but I know (hope) I'd lose.
My oldest boy is 11 and has zero interest. The younger two (3&6) wear me out wanting to go to the shop. The whole world changes when you get the kiddos. Four doors immediately become really cool. Who knew?!