Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks > 1961 - 1963 F100 Unibody
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1961 - 1963 F100 Unibody 1961, 1962 and 1963 Ford F100 Unibody trucks

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-03-2014, 06:00 PM
RawDell RawDell is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
RawDell is starting off with a positive reputation.
1962 F250 UniBody 6 cyl Manual 88k miles Should I keep it Stock or Modify?

How much is my truck worth? 88600 Orig miles. ORIGINAL EVERYTHING

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Last edited by RawDell; 08-04-2014 at 07:26 PM. Reason: more pics
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Customcab's Avatar
Customcab Customcab is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Clarksville,Tn
Posts: 4,343
Customcab has a very good reputation on FTE.Customcab has a very good reputation on FTE.Customcab has a very good reputation on FTE.Customcab has a very good reputation on FTE.
Each to their own, but me I would make this baby a roadster, sine its a f250
__________________
Mitch
63 F100 LWB 302/AOD (Orphan box) Daily Driver.
62 F100 LWB 292/3spd (Uni-body Big Window Gasser project)
57 F100 SWB 351C/FMX; (Big Window)
65 Flairside SWB "Wife truck" (300/AOD)
62 F100 SWB 302/C6 (orphan box) Old Skool build
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Zooker89 Zooker89 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Zooker89 is starting off with a positive reputation.
kmcgivern67
For me, the answer is always modify....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-07-2014, 03:50 PM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RawDell View Post
ORIGINAL EVERYTHING
You're just kidding, right?

Or did you want me to take a few minutes and describe to you all of the things in just the pictures you posted that are not original? Like the dash cluster bezel and running boards, for instance.

So, you could keep modifying it or put some effort into bringing it back to original. The choice is yours. These trucks are generally not real valuable, except for F250 Unibodys, so you are in luck there.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-07-2014, 04:13 PM
BruteFord's Avatar
BruteFord BruteFord is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kent WA
Posts: 1,907
BruteFord is a splendid one to beholdBruteFord is a splendid one to beholdBruteFord is a splendid one to beholdBruteFord is a splendid one to beholdBruteFord is a splendid one to beholdBruteFord is a splendid one to behold
I dig the unibodies.

Personally for a truck like this I'm a fan of period correct or hidden upgrades that increase it's usefulness and enjoyability while maintaining the look and feel. But really, what do you want?
__________________
“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ―Samuel Adams
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-07-2014, 04:51 PM
RawDell RawDell is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
RawDell is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yeah please do point out whats not original...Obviously the cassette player and running lights, but the bezel are you sure?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2014, 01:52 AM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad example. For a uni it looks very solid.

I've not seen a bezel like that before. Correct shape, but what is the color or covering on it? I don't think the black painted trim and underneath side of the bezel is original.
The left and right gauges don't look original.
I suspect it had no radio originally since no hole for speaker in dash
Aftermarket radio like you say
Speakers in upper inside cab corners
Carpets
Floor mat
Shift ****

Share your Warranty Plate info and if we can decode that (I don't go back to 1962 yet myself)(and ND has been missing) it might tell us if the seat has been recovered, but I suspect so.

Steering wheel cover
**** on your, what, choke pull?
Something to the right of that that looks like a plug.
The plug to the left of that, just to the right of the steering column IS correct looking.
Door bell button on the steering column to instrument panel connection.
Rocker switch to the left of the steering column hanging under the dash.
There's a hole in the drivers door step riser.
Gas cap is not original

Rear marker lights underneath the tailgate I suspect are not original
Trailer wiring harness

Air cleaner doesn't look original
Radiator hose clamps
Coil doesn't look original. I'd expect a yellow top in many models, but not sure about 1962.
Aftermarket inline fuel filter and clamps between tank and pump?
Clamps on hose between fuel pump and hard line
Bungie cord on battery
What is the battery tray? Might be original but in the picture it looks like it might be a piece of wood. Could be lighting and angle.
Something wrapped around the wiring on the left inner fender (drivers side). Wiring does not look correctly clipped to inner fender.
Wiring to the right of the solenoid looks to be joined using a junction block or bolt in mid air? Hard to tell from the picture.

The gap between your steering wheel and column looks sort of large. Are the horns working using the horn button in the center of the steering wheel like original?

The windshield, I can see Carlite on it so it is probably original. Any cracks in it?

Is the cigarette lighter **** original? Assuming that is the **** on the dash immediately to the left of the steering wheel. It looks a little small.

I can tell it's been repainted some. The striker in the door jamb is painted red and it would have been a silver color like silver cadmium originally.

Wording painted on rear drivers side bed.

Just a few things I noticed. Overall nice truck!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-08-2014, 10:42 AM
RawDell RawDell is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
RawDell is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mmmmm I think you are "guess-timating" or maybe even "speculating". Obviously the 6x9 speakers and the bungie on the battery are not original, and neither is the oil filter btw. Nor some hoses and hose clamps- I changed all that and it's running pretty sweet right now, no problems, just slow.
The truth is I did not buy this truck in 1962. I just bought it less than a year ago. I don't believe you know Exactly what you are speculating about. A few errors- The seat seems to be original, the gas cap is also, using the same original ignition key on it. coil is original. The bezel seems to be particle board, it also had it on both doors, seems to me it was original (i ripped it off the doors-oops). I don't know much how exactly it looked back then, but I believe you don't either. Thanks for your insight tho.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-08-2014, 01:00 PM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ford did not offer locking gas caps in those years. Read this from NumberDummy (unless you doubt this info from him, which is OK). All gas caps were painted body color, too.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - View Single Post - Locking Gas Cap

I suspect a locksmith keyed the gas cap to use the same key as the ignition. Nice touch. Or possibly the gas cap and ignition tumbler came from one of the cars ND mentions (Falcon, etc). It's trivial to swap tumblers from one ignition switch to another.

I didn't say your seat material was absolutely not original. I suggested posting the Warranty plate and a decode might indicate if it is or not.

Ford did not use particle board on the bezels or door trims. I would remember something like that. If you can tell me the part number of the particle board bezel from the Master Parts Catalog that would be proof otherwise.

EDIT: I just ordered the 1957-1963 Master Parts Catalog on CD from HiPoParts.com. It'll take a few days to get here but then I can discuss these earlier trucks better.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-08-2014, 02:58 PM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
I checked with Don who NumberDummy credits with disassembling more trucks than most line workers assembled and Don says no locking gas caps and no wood bezels. I think milk shot out of his nostrils when I mentioned the wood bezel. He's got a great sense of humor and drinks a lot of milk.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-08-2014, 05:33 PM
RawDell RawDell is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9
RawDell is starting off with a positive reputation.
Click the image to open in full size.

An expert car dismantler, is just that. I still believe that it's original.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-08-2014, 06:05 PM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just tell us the part number. Don said that will prove your point.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-08-2014, 06:20 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 56,218
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by TA455HO View Post
Ford did not offer locking gas caps in those years.
C4RZ-9030-C .. Locking Fuel Cap (Motorcraft FC-91) / Obsolete

But the locking fuel cap key is not the same as the ignition key.

The original non locking fuel cap was painted body color, the only "service part replacement" was chrome (B6TZ-9030-A / Motorcraft FC-23).

A previous owner "wood grained" the original painted Standard Cab instrument cluster bezel. It DID NOT come that way originally!

Both the lighter **** and the element are replacements. The original element had the bezel (ash guard) made as part of it, t'was marked LIGHTER

C1TZ-15052-A .. Lighter **** & Element / C1TZ-15054-A .. Lighter Element (only) / 1961/66 F100/1100 / 1963/69 N/NT/T500/1100 / 1967/69 F800/1000.

9030 from 1957/63 Ford Truck Parts Catalog =
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-08-2014, 06:25 PM
TA455HO's Avatar
TA455HO TA455HO is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,187
TA455HO is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
C4RZ-9030-C .. Locking Fuel Cap (Motorcraft FC-91) / Obsolete

But the locking fuel cap key is not the same as the ignition key.

The original non locking fuel cap was painted body color, the only "service part replacement" was chrome (B6TZ-9030-A / Motorcraft FC-23).

A previous owner "wood grained" the original painted Standard Cab instrument cluster bezel. It DID NOT come that way originally!

9030 = 1957/63 Ford Truck Parts Catalog =
Sorry, I should have said they didn't offer it as standard equipment on the assembly line or however you'd phrase it to indicate it was not stock on that truck.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 56,218
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Since the truck does not have a heater, the specific plug (C1TB-18607-A) to the right of the choke cable fills the hole the heater temp/blower switch/cable would have fit into.

Air cleaner is an auto parts store replacement, the original would have been a oil bath.

Seat upholstery is not original, and here's the original battery tray and attaching parts (lower pic)...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/2 done ? roadrash63 Offroad & 4x4 2 10-19-2014 07:50 AM
LMC Seatbelts. Help. oft 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12 09-23-2014 11:46 AM
Check out my new 390!!! GaRedneck91 FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 17 09-09-2014 05:53 PM
can these wheels be saved? roadrash63 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12 08-05-2014 01:42 PM
1962 F250 UniBody 6 cyl Manual 88k milesShould I keep it Stock or Modify? RawDell 1961 - 1963 F100 Unibody 0 08-03-2014 06:00 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks > 1961 - 1963 F100 Unibody

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup