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Old 03-13-2008, 10:31 PM
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Just wanted to drop a line and see if any body has a 57-60 Ford truck. Id like to here from you. Tell me about your truck. If its a project tell me what stage your in or if you just bought one what are your plans.

My own truck is a 1960 F-350 ,DRW, 292,T-98a 4 speed, Corinthian white, 9800 G.V.W, 5.14 rear gear, It was built in Chicago Ill. It has a 130 inch wheel base.
My plans are to redo the truck from the frame up. But I wont call it a full blown restoration. After its done Im going to drive it.

Even if you dont have a 57-60 Id still like to here from you. thanks to all.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:53 PM
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Post some pictures as you go along, would really like to see it. Sounds like a great project truck.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:09 AM
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Im going to get with customcab soon, Maybe he can show me how to post pics. It will be this spring before I can get started, just looking for some inspiration.
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Just bought a 1960 f-100 long bed with a 292 y block. Sounds like we are in about the same stage. My plans are pretty much the same.
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I had a 57 F100 until about 4 years ago. Parts are very hard to find. I took off on a very ambitious restomod and got into a big pickle. I literally gave it away to get it out of my yard. I wish I had the 5.0 and AOD back for my 54 though!
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Hey f100fb its good to hear from you, thats great. Good luck with your project, Keep us up to date as you go along.

Sorry to here that you had problems with your 57 Fifty4F100. I check your gallery out that is a real nice 54 you have. I hope my 60 turns out that nice!
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Sorry to here that you had problems with your 57 Fifty4F100. I check your gallery out that is a real nice 54 you have. I hope my 60 turns out that nice!
You ought to see what it really looks like! You wouldn't say that. I just wish it would crank and drive off!
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:32 PM
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What kind of plans do you have. Are you going to keep the Y block?
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What kind of plans do you have. Are you going to keep the Y block?
I'm all over the place with that one. My 54 has a Cleveland 239. Its not as bad as having a Dearborn engine, but it is still a step child. It is not nearly as good as a 57 engine. I don't know if I want to convert much of this one over to the 57 and later type or ditch it all for a later model 5.0 or such. I really wanted to stay with the Yblock until I read where it weighs in only 14# less than a 460. I need several patch panels as well.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:58 PM
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Yea I know about the weight, had a guy call me up one day, got my number from a friend, said he had two old ford motors he would like to get rid of. He didnt want no money, just come and get them, he didnt know the size. So I went, turn out they were complete 292s. They both turned over by hand so I took them. When I loaded them up it sit my F-150 on the ground. I know now, next time I get a call Im going to hook up the trailer. It was a good thing I didnt show up in my ranger. HAHAHAHAHA

The 5.0 sounds sweet. Stay in touch with me, let me know how its going. Later!
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