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Parts availabilty for '58 F-100's ?

 
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:30 AM
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Parts availabilty for '58 F-100's ?

I am looking at maybe buying a '58 styleside. The current owner tells me it drives and runs, (it's currently licensed). Has a 262 from a 63 F-500 in it. But overall it's rough. Needs lots of TLC. Here's my question. How hard is it to score parts for these? I have a 56 and I know that there are plenty of parts suppliers for those. But I am not sure if parts sources for 58's are as plentiful.
 
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:23 AM
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Parts are limited especially sheet metal replacement pieces, you will probably have to fab some of your own. Any sheet metal pieces you can get are more expensive than the 61-66 series from my experience.

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57-60 are orphan years and aftermarket support for parts isn't as good as for your 56 or for later models. for instance the only place stamping out cab corners sacked it a few months ago and those can't be found now.
 
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Thanks Guys!

It's kind of what I thought then. I was surprised that it seemed even Dennis Carpenter did not have much for this truck. They are cool trucks. It's too bad there is not more body parts support for them. Like dman pointed out. If I buy it, I might have to get creative. Wished I had better fab skills. But this may be the chance to improve them
 
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Yeah, I never give it a thought, they are still my favorites and I own 3 now, even though one is just a good parts truck. I don't consider lack of new sheet metal a problem since most of it doesn't fit anyway and you have to learn sheet metal skills to install, might as well find original or make your own.
 
 
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