I did a search and am *relatively* certain that this hasn't been discussed. If I'm wrong, apologies, and please direct me to the right thread.
But otherwise I'm wondering if there is an independent garage somewhere in or around Denver that works on old Ford pickups (60s vintage). Or do people just generally work on things themselves, or take them to the dealer?
Even just the opportunity to have a mechanic take a look prior to purchase would be valuable.
There is a small shop that seems to specialize in 1960s Ford in Sheridan. I think the name is "Old Fords" or "Only Fords", something like that. It is on old Hampden west of Federal. Their back lot backs up to the Hwy 285/Hampden freeway so you can see old Fords. Look for the guys next door selling a log cabin.
Jared, Thanks for the suggestion. Which dealer do you work at, and what do they charge for a pre-purchase inspection?
Dave, I am *very* interested in the shop you mention. I did a google search to try to find it but no luck yet. If it happens to jog your memory, let me know. If not I'll try to keep an eye out for it next time I'm down that way.
Yep, that's the one! Again, just an alzheimer guy making a flinting glance out the window, but this time I thought the name said Fordtruck Parts. I was in a few month ago the ask about hood badges and it looked like repair work going on. Maybe it was mostly dismantling with some try to fix just one truck.
Map looks to work OK.... It is TruckFordParts. Don't forget that it is on the North side of 285, but on the south of W Hampden Ave. I do believe the guy that owns the shop also will work on vehicles. I seem to recall they are trying to get out of the practice of carrying the 60's and older parts, but just can't seem to shake them. Nice guy over there, stop in and see them. For the most part, it's sort of tough to have someone look these things over, as they generally need everything.
Welcome aboard! --Mike
The Ford related items representing 1/3 of what's in the garage....
1965 F100 LWB 401FE power and C6
1968 Cougar XR7 (wife's toy)
2001 F350 Long-Crew-Dual-4x4-7.3L TD Hoss
One other shop you might consider is High Country Performance 4x4. The owner, Al Dunn, has been building, racing and wheeling old fords for several decades. I have worked with him building killer Broncos, Explorers and recently a F250 SD. This is the only shop / person I inplicitly trust to do work on my 4x4's. Give him a shout at 303-761-7379
Thanks again Dave and Mike. I will try to give Truckford Parts a call and see if they can point me anywhere (or perhaps do a pre-purchase inspection themselves). I basically would like to pay for an hour or two of an expert's time to ascertain if it is a decent truck (like you said, it's going to be old in any case) or if it's a nightmare waiting to show itself.
Don, I'll also make a note of Al's information. As long as they don't focus exclusively on 4x4s. Because basically (not sure if I elaborated previously) I'm looking to get a mid-60s F-100 and it's not terribly important to me to have 4 wheel drive (I have an SUV).
I don't know of any shops that 'specialize' in only older ford trucks, a shop will generally work on what they know about, and if they don't know about old trucks, they will turn them away. The trucks are pretty simple to work on, and if you were not in superior, id say i would do the work for you because i love working on these old truck and the shop has been pretty slow lately...
Did you end up buying a truck and just looking to get it into drivable shape? Or are you still looking?
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