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I haven't seen any carbureted intakes for the 6.8L. I know they make them for the 4.6L and 5.4L.

A thing to check on the rear disc brakes is the type of park brake assembly. Depending on the GVW it either has "drum in hat" park brake or transmission mounted park brake. It would affect your choice of drive train if you plan on changing it.
 
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Thanks, 51 dueller for that information. Just another(important) piece of the puzzle I have to solve on my journey.
 
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Chris:
At the moment, we have 4 foot snow drifts here in Michigan, and I can't get to the chassis in my open heavy equipment barn. 4-7 more inches expected tonight and tomorrow, but I will post some pics of the chassis without the body as soon as we thaw out.

Jmadsen: Will other coe steps from the 50's fit the C-600? It might make my search a little bit easier.

Thanks for responding.
Im not 100% sure about 56 but the 53-55 C series or COE steps should be the same. The 56 does appear to be the same, i just havent seen a 56 in person to know for certain.
 
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I hope you are right. If someone nearby has one , I could bring 'em over and know for sure.
 
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1953/56 C500/900 Cab Forward:

BHAA-16406-A .. Right & BHAA-16407-A Left .. Running Board & Skirt Assy.
 
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Thanks! That parts diagram puts to rest the step conundrum. Now to hopefully find 53-56 steps in decent condition.
 
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Thanks! That parts diagram puts to rest the step conundrum. Now to hopefully find 53-56 steps in decent condition.
Posted the pic from the: 1948/56 Ford Truck Parts Catalog .. available on a C/D from hipoparts.com
 
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Chris: I put in my album pics of the chassis of the E-350 with the body removed. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need further detail.

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Hi Mark, How's the COE coming along?
 
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1956 C 600

Hi Ken:


I guess I have been derelict in posting the progress I have been making. Blasted, painted, and totally rebuilt the E-350 chassis. Rebuilt the 302, and a friend is working on the C6 trans.
Mounted the cab to the chassis, and this week working on the steering connection, and mounting the brake pedal and booster.


I have a set of new fiberglass steps, which are perfect. I was going to put a 9" bed on the monster, but a friend has a deco wrecker body with boom and all, so I am going to look at it in the next week. If it is in good shape, I might go in that direction. Trying to figure out what wheel and tire will fill that monstrous space.


I'll try to take some current ones as soon as the steering is in place, and the engine and trans are mocked up in place, to put a little weight on the front end.


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Can you show me what you're using for steering wheel and short column.
 
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I should have the steering in by the weekend, and I'll take some pictures and post them. I am using an original nos steering wheel which came with the truck. I am using the original column, and cut off the outside sheath near the firewall. The shaft itself is 7/8" od which is a strange size, but I found a weldable u joint, heim, and vibration reducing bearing with the proper id. Got them from mooreparts.com in California, which supplies Volkswagen and off road parts.


I'll post some pictures as soon as I finish welding up the parts and position the steering wheel, since I'm using the stock bench seat.


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Well, after much hair pulling, I finally hooked up the steering to the E-350 box. The splined steering shaft is 7/8" od, and had to cut a lot off to make everything fit. I had to use 1 weld on u-joint, a vibration reducer rubber isolated bearing, and a heim to make sure it was totally secure.


The shaft goes almost straight down, with just enough of an angle so the u-joints don't bind. The second u-joint is the original attached to the power steering box on the E-350 chassis. Plug welded it to make sure it can't come out. Interestingly enough, the splined shaft is the same used in early beetles and dune buggies. Can't find that od anywhere else.


Next, hooking up the booster, pedals and master cylinder, and then mounting the engine & trans.
 
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Looking great.
 
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Thanks Ken. Been measuring 50 times and cutting once.


Are you finished with your '53?
 

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