I also am new to this forum and also new to old ford trucks. I like your project. I see disc brakes on an old axel. Newer distributor. 3 2's intake? power steering pump. Seems like a lot of old and a lot of new. Tell us more about it.
Cool looking build mbrowne. I've got a 58 CustomStyleside. Mine is pretty hot rodded. It was just a big collection of missing/broken/rusty/and otherwise damaged stuff when I bought it--some ten years ago. I'm pretty much finished--if that ever happens and just drive it now and then for fun. Hope it holds together. I'm retired and such can't spend and do what I did when I was younger, but I try to keep the stuff I've built as long a possible before they put me in the "home" haha. I'll be interested in your future plans. I may know a couple helpful things--not much, but I do remember locating a hard to find 4 headlight relay at NAPA that is inexpensive and still available. I had a hard time finding such a beast when I built mine. So don't hesitate to speak up if you can't find something. As a fridge owner you of course know that we don't have the most popular older Ford trucks and there's not so much aftermarket help and support--but some products now and then.
Thanks, Slow build too many projects also doing a 50 ford 8N tractor and a motorcycle or two. I'm a Ford truck man and have seen way too many 48-56 ford builds. This is a 58 SB big window, but will be using a 57 grill. I did a 3" drop axle with a disk kit from CCP. The rest of the chassis will be stock. Will use ford power assist steering. The motor is a 68 FE 390 mild cam Tri Power and coated shorty headers.
Ya we've talked before. I know you're a bike guy and all. Didn't recall you were building a tractor too. I thought maybe your truck would be finished by now, and in a car show somewhere. I can see you do really good work.
I used a tubular motor mount kit but did not like the way it fit the motor or how low the motor sat in the frame. I moved it up a little and made it clear the axle. The Front tires are P205-75-15 they're to small will change to a
P215-75-15 and P275-60-15 for the rear.