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Old 06-10-2002, 10:19 PM
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I posted this on the more general board for the sixties Fords, but thought I would say hello here as well, and ask for your advice (if I go ahead with this restoration I will be back with more questions - I am vehicularly challenged!):

"Twenty years ago, my dad and I bought a 1963 F100 off of a farm for use as a utility vehicle - it was a Saskatchewan highways vehicle originally (therefore the Orange although it looks like it may have started two-tone with a white top), and then carried cattle so the truck bed is a bit banged up. Since buying it, I have done nothing to restore it, and for the most part it has been unbelievably reliable and, like the Everready Bunny, it just keeps on going. I did redo the entire brake system and had some electrical work and other minor stuff done. Rust wise, it is great except for the driver's side floor boards and a bit on the lower sides and where the tailgate is hinged. I have looked after that aspect pretty well.

My 16 year old now wants me to fix up the old beast, and the starting point is new tires as I have no idea how old the rubber is - it was old when I bought the truck in '81. This is my question - the sidewalls indicate a size of 6.50-16LT and I can't find anything that size in the catalogues. The shop I have dealt with were going to substitute the wheels last year for newer ones that take the modern sizing, but I didn't want to change the wheels since the truck is now absolutely unchanged from when it was built and I would like to keep it that way.

Any advice on where I could find tires? I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada."

I also need new/used side mirrors as the passenger side was ripped off and the driver's side one is pretty wrecked. Any place in Edmonton to look for these?

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Old 06-11-2002, 12:29 AM
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 11-Jun-02 AT 01:32 AM (EST)]Go to the wholesaler and call Remington Tire distributors.
The only phone number I have is 467-1818

Tell them Dennis who is a regular customer in Calgary sent you to them.

They will help you out.

Here's a tire tech site for you to view.


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Old 07-24-2002, 09:03 AM
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I Just bought a 5spd. trans from Custom Auto here in Ed. They're ad. is14124-140 st phone456-1666. the guy seems to know his stuff.,
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As far as the mirrors go, if you want to keep it original there is a place in Spruce Grove called "George Moir Antique Auto Parts". I don't have the phone #, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.
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