but i'll ask anyway (i have no experince with this vintage truck). anywaz my truck is an 63 f250 4x4 stepside. being an ex-plow truck the bottom is basically gone so it's hard to figure out what was what (the rest of the truck from the floor boards up is i would say quite a bit above average). my question is what type front cab mounts should this truck have?. obviously the cab is currently mounted to the frame or i wouldn't be putting around the farm in it but the way it is set up now it does not have the enclosed mount with sheet metal around it and an inspection plate like i see is after market available for 65-66. so i wonder if my 63 ever had that type cab mount. the way it is now the cab is simply mounted to a factory riser or mount that comes right off the frame.
hard to explain without pictures i guess but the after market mount (looks kind of like a torque box) for a 65-66 has me confused.
The cab for your truck vs the 65 and 66 styleside trucks(smooth side) is different then yours is. Your type of cab was used on all of the non unibody/integral bodied trucks thru 1964 model year. It was also used on 65 and 66 F350 and 1966 F250 4WD and 1965 F100 and F250 4WD. The easiest way of telling is the type of instep present when you open the door...yours has a deeper curved one whereas the 65-6 2WD and 1966 F100 4WD has a straight step which is noticably narrower then yours.
As for the cab mount on the cab...the steel structure, I am not sure if its the same as the 65-6 or not but I know others on here will chime in soon enough.
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Front cab mounts are specific for 61 to 64 F100 and F250s and 65 F100 4x4s 65 66 F250 4x4s and all 61 to 66 F350s. They look nothing like a 65 66 mount for 2 wheel drives and the 66 F100 four wheel drive and will not fit the eariler cabs. The 61 floor is a raised floor with instep where as the 65 up floor is a dropped floor with no step.
This includes body 66 unis and body 81 conventional.
The floor mounts are reproduced by Rick at Carolina Classics along with a correct stamp drivers and passenger front floor pan.
Thanks Garbz...you were the chimee I was referring too :-)
I knew they were different but wasnt sure the differences as to the mount itself...you have pics of them both offhand...if you have the early type only, I can shoot ya a pic of the later type if needed/wanted.
man ford company kind of switched things around a bit on that one. geez. but the mounts in the pic do look familiar and the pic will help when it comes to rebuild time on the rest of that area as well.
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