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Old 11-14-2017, 09:26 AM
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Please help ID this truck.

Recently I came across this old Ford, which I think I have narrowed down to a 1963 model, possibly be an F-600, or similar, but I may be mistaken. I am pretty sure it has a straight 6 cylinder engine, but unfortunately I have no pics of it at this time. I know its in rough condition, but I think it could be my deceased grandfathers old truck, which makes me want to buy and restore it (sentimental I know). Im trying to identify the exact model that way I can start pricing parts.

Any help y'all can give me would greatly be appreciated.
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Hard to tell from the pics, but your guess is probably close. Not necessarily a 6 cylinder, as before '65 the 4th generation F Series all had that lightning bolt hood emblem. In '65, the V8s had the V8 emblem.

The door wording could be a clue though. Looks like maybe Williams and Sons in (unreadable) LA. Since your avatar is Louisiana, I assume the LA on the door is the same, and that the truck is located there.
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Hard to tell from the pics, but your guess is probably close. Not necessarily a 6 cylinder, as before '65 the 4th generation F Series all had that lightning bolt hood emblem. In '65, the V8s had the V8 emblem.

The door wording could be a clue though. Looks like maybe Williams and Sons in (unreadable) LA. Since your avatar is Louisiana, I assume the LA on the door is the same, and that the truck is located there.
Jolly Roger Joe, Thank you for the quick reply. What are the main ways to identify the particular models? I should be heading back out there either Wednesday or Thursday, and Ill try to see if it has any VIN tags, or such. Ill also be taking more pics then.

When my grandfather had the truck, I remember it having similar old lettering (he bought it used), so it could possibly be the same one. Last my grandmother remembers, it was sold off for scrap with all of his other parts vehicles (he owned a repair shop). The gentleman who has it now states he actually saved it from a scrap dealer in the Maurice, LA area, which would fit.

There are alot of these older (50-70's) Ford, and Chevy commercial trucks still in operation around my area, most of which are used for hauling rice, etc. I've never thought about getting one until I came across this one, knowing it is probably my grandfathers.
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Recently I came across this old Ford, which I think I have narrowed down to a 1963 model, possibly be an F-600, or similar, but I may be mistaken. I am pretty sure it has a straight 6 cylinder engine, but unfortunately I have no pics of it at this time. I know its in rough condition, but I think it could be my deceased grandfathers old truck, which makes me want to buy and restore it (sentimental I know). I'm trying to identify the exact model that way I can start pricing parts.

Any help y'all can give me would greatly be appreciated.
Grille is 1963, the other emblems were used on various years.

Hood emblem: 1961/64 all, 1965/66 I-6 / Hood side emblem: 1963/64; 1965/66 F350 and larger F series trucks.

Upper grille panel with FORD letters: 1962/64.

1961/64 I-6: The intake & exhaust manifolds are located on the left (drivers) side of the engine.

1965/66 I-6: The intake & exhaust manifolds are located on the right (passenger) side of the engine.

Look on the Warranty Plate for the Warranty Number (VIN), post a pic of the plate or post the Warranty Number.

The Warranty Plate on 1961/62's is riveted to the inside of the glove box door.

Warranty Plate riveted to the left door face below the latch: 1963/66.
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Grille is 1963, the other emblems were used on various years.

Hood emblem: 1961/64 all, 1965/66 I-6 / Hood side emblem: 1963/64; 1965/66 F350 and larger F series trucks.

Upper grille panel with FORD letters: 1962/64.

1961/64 I-6: The intake & exhaust manifolds are located on the left (drivers) side of the engine.

1965/66 I-6: The intake & exhaust manifolds are located on the right (passenger) side of the engine.

Look on the Warranty Plate for the Warranty Number (VIN), post a pic of plate or post the Warranty Number.

The Warranty Plate on 1961/62's is riveted to the inside of the glove box door.

Warranty Plate riveted to the left door face below the latch: 1963/66.

Numberdummy, Thank you for the quick reply. Now I know where to look when I head back out. Ill definitely snap some more pics and post them back on the site.

Are there any particular sites where I can order parts (fenders, lights, trim, etc)? I did a quick search online and only came up with sites for the lower series trucks.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:32 AM
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Numberdummy, Thank you for the quick reply. Now I know where to look when I head back out. Ill definitely snap some more pics and post them back on the site.

Are there any particular sites where I can order parts (fenders, lights, trim, etc)? I did a quick search online and only came up with sites for the lower series trucks.
The repro parts sellers usually only list parts for F100/350's, so you have to know which of these parts are the same as F500/1100's.

All the weatherstrips (windshield, back glass, cowl, door and window) are the same 1961/66 F100/1100.

Dennis Carpenter (dennis_carpenter.com - Concord NC - 800-476-9653) repro's the weatherstrips in the USA. Other repro parts sellers weatherstrips are made in China.

Carpenter also repro's more parts for these trucks than anyone else. You can look online at his 1957/66 truck catalog, or call 800-476-9653 and order the paper version, it's free.

The outside door and inside door/window crank handles and all the door internal parts are the same: 1961/66 F100/1100. Some of these parts are repro'd, some aren't, but may be available NOS

The fenders are the same 1961/66 F500/750.

But none of the sheet metal is repro'd or available NOS .. You could try Flashback F100's, located in Reidsville NC for used sheet metal.

Ford Truck Parts Catalogs are available on C/D's from hipoparts.com .. 1957/63 is one type, 1964/72 is the other.

Pic of door weatherstrips and etc. parts from 1957/63 catalog. The same cab, weatherstrips & doors were also used on 1967/69 F800/1000.

The zippered door pockets were an optional extra cost accessory, so most of these trucks don't have them, but they are repro'd.

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I've been researching a bit on the site, and I read about the "widowmaker" rims. I know the pics arent the best, but are these widowmakers?
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I don't know about those wheels, but that truck looks like it might qualify as a "divorcemaker" depending on the owner.

Sorry, couldn't resist. That truck looks like quite the project. Hats off to you if you bring that one back to a reasonable quality of life.

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Yes, the pictured wheels, front and outer rear, have the Firestone RH-5 / widow maker rims. Replacing them will be in your best interest. At least you escaped the 1963/64 version of these trucks that came with hub piloted widow makers. There are stud piloted replacements available from reproduction wheel companies, and it's still possible to find safer locking side ring versions of these wheels in yards. Stu
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There is a replacement avaible for Firestone RH 5 in 22.5 from Wheels Now. I have one of hub pilot 63 600s. Got for other parts.
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Yup, Wheels Now in WI sells the imported 5 lug tubeless 22.5" as does American Wheel Specialist in WA. They don't look much like the originals, but are new and safe. Stu
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