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Old 12-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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Ford noob from Sweden intro to plans

I am in the process of getting myself a restorable Ford pickup F1 or F100. Not very common in Sweden , and I am preparing myself by reading thru the many excellent posts on this Forum.
I have average to good restoring skills in most segments, but stay away from upholstering and paint jobs.

My plan is to restore the Fx that I hope to find to close to original status, and also make the paint job look " New 1950 " with modern paint of course.

To prepare myself I am looking for a workshop manual for a F1 or F100, and also a spare parts catalog. Any tips on where to buy, preferably in Europe?

Some modern parts will be introduced, mostly to do with brakes and electricals,ie converting to 12V.

If there is a more recent front hub that will fit as replacement that has disc brakes, I would be very happy for tips. About the only Fords that can be found at breakers in Europe are various vans from the 60s to 80s ( Ford Transit type stuff)
The cars that came over until end of the sixties have either been restored or recycled, there are very few available as breaking for spares.

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:43 PM
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Ebay is a decent source for service manual. Can be a bit pricey though, doubt you'll find many on your side of the pond though. Best of luck with the project search!
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Howdy and welcome.I'm relatively new to these trucks myself and these guys are really great about helpin' us noobs out.One thing I did find out about catalogs and manuals is the manuals are found in lots of different places. I'm going to get one from faxonautolit.com. And a parts catalog C/D from hipoparts.com.Both will run me about 60 $ US,not too bad .LMC has the same stuff pretty much too.Good luck on your new truck!
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PS,Jimcar-9 is from Sweden also.Fagersta I think, maybe you guys can get together way over there.
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Hi

You can see my project here

http://dinnerhillspeedshop.blogspot.se/?m=1

I am also going the stock "ish" way. I have had some contact with a few f100 restorers here in Sweden over the last years.

If you are close to Fagersta I can hook you up with a Swedish guy in San Fransisco that shippes a container now and then from the states , the price is good about 2 sek a dollar. I just order parts to his home adress with c/o my own name and he takes care of the rest.
Shoot me an email if you want someone to throw ideas with.
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By the way, welcome to an addictive place, and you should register yourself in this thread.

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Hi

You can see my project here

DinnerHill SpeedShop

I am also going the stock "ish" way. I have had some contact with a few f100 restorers here in Sweden over the last years.

If you are close to Fagersta I can hook you up with a Swedish guy in San Fransisco that shippes a container now and then from the states , the price is good about 2 sek a dollar. I just order parts to his home adress with c/o my own name and he takes care of the rest.
Shoot me an email if you want someone to throw ideas with.
Is the container full yet?
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Is the container full yet?
Ha ha their are always larger containers but right know the banc account is empty. ;-)
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Welcome to the board!!

I wish you well on your project
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Welcome to FTE!
Do you have a specific truck you are trying to buy or are you still looking for one?
This is the parts catalog that toby mentioned: 1948-56 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog CD - HiPo Parts Garage It is well worth the $22.

Finding parts in Europe will be a challenge. Hopefully you are close enough to jimcar so you guys can get together.

When you have your truck, be sure to take lots of pictures and show them to us.
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