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I got the mirrors disassembled further and experimented with the USC All Metal. Seems like it will work. Haven't had a chance to apply it to the mirrors yet, but I mixed up a small batch to see how it reacted, hardening time, workability, etc.

I had a very nice visit from our very own CS65 on Saturday. Good to meet you. He brought along some very cool literature of the 65-66 truck lines. I can't speak for him but I think I did hear him utter things like "That brings back memories" and "I've seen worse". He agreed it looks more like a fairly gently used 135,000 mile truck than a 35,000 mile truck.

I need a few bits and pieces but can't post in the classifieds until I have at least 25 posts. Bummer.

I do have a leaking front pinion seal so I bought one of those and a cover gasket yesterday at Napa in prep for that swap.
ok sounds like an epoxy.
would like pic as you repair
also not tobe too pushy but put pic in you gallery would be nice
i have some 65' body part front clip in nor cal
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:48 PM
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Oh, OK. Here's a few items to start with.

1. Need 3 of the dash bezel screws for the top and bottom edges. The ones that are recessed, slightly dome headed and go up into the bezel, not the four around the speedo. This is the bezel with the round speedometer. I can get a picture of one later if needed.

2. Need 1 screw for the passengers door inside access cover. The big cover that is often in place of the map pockets.

3. Need an original type coat hook and screw for passengers corner of the cab. Hoping for something in decent shape and not badly pitted or missing chrome.

4. Tailight lenses. These are the round lenses for the 4x4 bed. They say 57B on them along with some other marks. Mine are cracked. Gaskets are badly dried out, too.

5. Inside the engine compartment on the firewall in the vicinity of the heater core is four studs sticking through with speed nuts on them. Need 1 of those speed nuts, but hoping for it to look the same vintage as the other three.

That's it for right now.
 
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Originally Posted by TA455HO View Post
Oh, OK. Here's a few items to start with.

1. Need 3 of the dash bezel screws for the top and bottom edges. The ones that are recessed, slightly dome headed and go up into the bezel, not the four around the speedo. This is the bezel with the round speedometer. I can get a picture of one later if needed.
No part number listed in Ford truck catalog, but these are nothing special, available from any hardware store, take a sample, match the puppy up.

2. Need 1 screw for the passengers door inside access cover. The big cover that is often in place of the map pockets.
52361-S13 .. Philips Screw, Oval Head ~ No. 10 -12 x 3/4" Another hardware store item.

3. Need an original type coat hook and screw for passengers corner of the cab. Hoping for something in decent shape and not badly pitted or missing chrome.
See below.

4. Tailight lenses. These are the round lenses for the 4x4 Styleside "wrong bed." They say 57B (DOT code, introduced in 1957) on them along with some other marks.

Mine are cracked. Gaskets are badly dried out, too.
Reproduced by Dennis Carpenter @ $7.00 each. Listed on page 74 of his 1957/66 truck repro catalog. Gaskets repro'd @ $8.00 <acronym title="Page Ranking"><acronym title="Page Ranking"><acronym title="Page Ranking"><acronym title="Page Ranking">pr</acronym></acronym></acronym></acronym>., listed on page 75.

Call Carpenter @ 800-476-9653, order this catalog...it's free.

5: Need more info. Look under the dash, see if these nuts have something to do with retaining the heater plenum chamber to the firewall.
1964/66 F100/1100 / 1964/67 Econoline / 1964/69 N/NT/T500/1000 / 1967/69 F800/1000 // 1964/66 Galaxie/LTD / 1965/66 Mustang/Falcon/Fairlane:

C4AZ-6229025-A .. Coat Hook / Obsolete / No Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any. Try a Mustang resto shop. Don (camperspecial65) probably has a dozen or so users.

371266-S13 .. Coat Hook Philips Oval Head Screw / No. 8 -15 x 1.00" Another hardware store item.

DOT: US Department of Transportation. Lenses may have SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) number marked on them.
 
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TA455HO...I have all of those fasteners...scads of the stuff...email, etc when you can with your list...


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Today I made the 200+ mile round trip in the '66 down to Van Cleve Ford in Morton, WA. Not the same building where the truck was sold, but same family still running the business (3rd generation ownership right now). I shared some of the history and documentation with Jim Van Cleve and showed him the original license plates. Then I told him I was interested in some license plate frames. He gave me a couple of different pairs of their current frames out of a box and then I could see him thinking for a moment. He asked me to follow him and we walked through some back rooms and came out in a detailing shop on the back side of the building. He walked over to the wall and removed one frame he had hanging there. It was the only one he had left from the actual Eatonville dealership where the truck was originally purchased. The building where that dealership had been was knocked down in 2011. It made the trek worthwhile for me. Here's a picture of the frame.

 
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Does anyone ever come across any of the Bostrom seats that they apparently put in the C-series trucks? Or have any information about them?
 
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Doug, (64Ranger) has the Bostrom seats in his truck... i have brackets for the install.
 
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Does he have a picture online of them? Do they look similar to these?

Component Products Group - Product 42065 T-Bar Mechanical Suspension Seat A...

Brackets would have to be interesting...
 
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not even close... they look more like falcon seats to me.

like these if i remember right,

Front Bucket Seat Covers, Falcon Hardtop, Sedan & Ranchero, 1963 - Ford Parts

brackets are for early. mustang seats
 
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No Falcon ever came with a seat like that, it's a Bostrum seat, but there are many different types.

1963/65 Falcon bucket seats very similar in appearance to 1962/63 Galaxie 500XL buckets.
 
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take care of that frame...occasionally I will see one on the road or in a wrecking yard...if you want another check there or used car dealers...
either way...a nice score...alot easier then the frame for my truck...the family still sells Fords...but not under the name my truck was sold new under...maybe i should make a run down to Pdx and inquire...


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Thanks all. The "1966 Ford Truck Shop Manual Volume Three" shows this on the second to last page. This is what I'm looking for.

 
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Those seats were not used in the small pick ups like we have..Those are commonly found in bigger trucks...C series and the like..


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This should be fun. Just bead blasted this tonight. It was covered in a fine layer of rust from sitting in someones iron pile.

1. What is it? Identify this item. CS65 don't say since you know already...

2. What color should I paint it? I was thinking of a clear coat since it is cast iron...or possibly black. Or Ford corporate blue...

 
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My WAG for that is an engine puller block or at least it looks like something Ive seen in the service lit for pulling Ford motors inline sixs that is.
 

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