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59 v. 60 differences? main areas of rust? + thoughts?

 
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:03 PM
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Question 59 v. 60 differences? main areas of rust? + thoughts?

Evening y'all. I have a few questions:
1:what are the main differences between a 1959 and a 1960 f100?
2: What were the available options in both years?
3: What are the main rust areas?
4: were there any major issues with the 59/60 2wd f100's with a 223 and 3 on the tree?
5: for those who have had these trucks in snow, do they handle well? Or is 4wd a must? I know old timers made it work heading up into the mountains but...
6: LMC truck sells a power steering system, is this a worthwhile purchase? Or is the original "power steering" better?
Would y'all look over this truck and tell me if anything seems wrong to you?
1960 Ford F100




Is that a proper way to mount what appears to be an exhuast pipe?





Radio is missing. Not super important to me, i would like a custom system. What is that thing under the dash? The black piping/vacuum line?





What is that all-thread like thing?





Looks good here





Clean it seems





Clean... I think...
 
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What I can see looks pretty good. The worst areas for rust are in the footwells and floor where the cab brace runs. Nothing wrong with a 223/3 speed and you don't need 4x4 to get around. Put in a limited slip, add 400-500# over the rear axle and it will amaze you how well it gets around. Not much difference in 59 and 60, mostly just the obvious cosmetic differences in the frontal area. The six cylinder generally came with a 3.89 axle, which is a little deep. You can go to a 3.50 and make life a little easier for the 223, unless you live in the mountains or haul big loads.
I will say that your driveshaft appears to be a little short. You want more of the yoke into the transmission than what it appears to be.
 
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The black hoses under dash are for the defroster ducts. The all thread is a special unknown owner added option. In my infirmed opinion, you can do fine without power steering if your front end has been rebuilt. The cab corners are typical quite the junk catchers and end up rotting thru.
 
 
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