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Old 04-28-2016, 10:22 PM
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I have found this manual to be very helpful:
1960 Ford Truck Parts and Accessories Catalog. Form FD-7753-60
It is Green and off white. You can find it on Amazon and eBay.
It contains great diagrams to see how things should work together if you get stuck.
Also to find replacement parts easier as it makes it easier to decipher what you are looking at.
 
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:28 AM
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Great to have you on the forum. These trucks at times can seam very daunting. I like you have kids going every which way. I have 5 boys and a daughter all involved in sports, scouts and various other activities but the first thing they want their Mom or I to do is to take them in the 60 to get to piano lessons or on a scout overnight Campout. I now have 4 of these trucks that are running and several other parts trucks. My oldest just got his drivers permit so I found a 60 f100 4x4 for him to drive and he loves that truck. It is fun to work on them together with them as they are simple enough for us slightly mechanically inclined types to keep our heads above water. Good luck with your truck. I historically have been mostly into keeping good solid original trucks stock but have lately been contemplating stretching things a little updating some components as others have suggested. I guess what I am saying is no matter what you do with the truck just make sure you enjoy it and enjoy it with your kids as they make the time spent worthwhile.
Nice looking truck Milk225. Is that a standard Ford parking break behind the rear wheel or was that an option back then? Seem most trucks I see here have it but mine is missing......
 
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:31 AM
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Emergency brake is non function at the moment. Our next project. Thanks,
 
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...aaaannd never mind. I had a talk with my son, and he's not willing to invest the time and money required to make this truck road worthy again. We just have too much other stuff going on together, and that truck is taking up too much space in our work area. Anybody want to buy a truck? If not, does anybody have any advice on an asking price?
 
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:31 PM
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Too bad...Hopefully you can find a good buyer that will be in a position to get the truck running again.
 
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:28 PM
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Well... It seems we were both just trying to come up with excuses why NOT to wrench on the ol' truck, but still wanted to do it anyway. So, we kept the truck, and are going to start disassembling, bagging, and tagging shortly. I'm very pleased that I'll be working on this project with my now soon-to-be 16 year old son. He's a great kid, and I'm proud that he still wants to do things like this with dear old dad. I told him he might be finished with college before this truck is done, but he doesn't care. He just wants to do it, and that's reason enough for me. I think we're going to start with the body panels. I'm thinking we should remove the body panels, sand blast them, and prime them if there's enough good metal to reuse/repair them. That way, we can store them in the shop until time to reinstall them without having to worry about rust. What do you all think? Then' we'll concentrate on getting that engine out and sent to a shop for rebuild. Money is less of an issue than it was a couple years ago, so this should be fun. I'm going to be leaning on this forum pretty hard during this process, so thanks in advance, and thanks for the words of wisdom and advice you've given so far!
 
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My advice would be to tackle one task at a time eg. Wiring: lighting/gauges/power/ground. Then brakes or maybe engine/ trans/diff Depending on weather you go power or manual brakes. Then maybe suspension and once you get it running and driving you can start taking the body apart for bodywork.
People can get overwhelmed and or discouraged when the look at a vehicle in many pieces as it can look like you may be in over your head. If you keep it simple things will flow faster. I hope this was helpful and in no way am I assuming the worst of you, only describing the things Iíve seen.
Best of luck and hoping to see some progress pictures!
 
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Good to hear from you. Let us know how it is going. This summer we are working on a 1960 short box with my 14 year old. Time flies.
 
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Give some thought at least to a "rolling restoration". Get it running, driving, and go from there as time allows just the way it is.

The problem generally, people have high hopes good intentions and maybe more motivation, when it comes to the complete disassembly part, but life too often tends to get in the way on the re-assembly part of it. This is common I'd say.

Lots of "For Sale" of frames and cabs and partial trucks, "many new parts" though with key portions (doors, fenders, windows, hard to find $$ trim) missing etc. They are hard to sell when the time comes, or hard to price for the seller. A basket case rarely fetches a decent return.
 
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