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Old 02-06-2019, 08:25 PM   #1
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Question Boot for shifter and Brake 1952 F-6

Has anyone found a boot for the shifter and parking brake on a truck? I'm looking to close in the gaping hole in the floor between the two. I also need one for the PTO lever too. Are these available anywhere? Google and the search function above aren't hitting anything....
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:47 AM   #2
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I think it's the same cab as my F3. NPD and other's have the shifter boots.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:16 AM   #3
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They generally just had cut outs in the floor mat. I don't recall any boots but there may have been. The trucks were older when I started driving them. There were variations in PTO controls too. Some were cable operated and some were lever operated. It depends on the manufacture of the dump box for those.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:39 PM   #5
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I think rotorwrench is correct. I looked in the parts book and it only shows trans
and hand brake boots for the cab-over not the conventional. Also the picture
they showed of the conventional had a floor mat but no boots.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:31 PM   #6
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I had a choice unmolested F6. The shifter came out with no boot, but under the removable floor/trans cover was a big rubber ring, a bit bigger and the same shape as a toilet ring. The park brake had one of the same material and both were glued to the bottom of the removable floor. The PTO had nothing, but a guy could make one of carpet or jute shaped like lips and screw it to the floor.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:39 PM   #7
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Default Re: Boot for shifter and Brake 1952 F-6

The one that 1952 Henry posted is what's in my F3. It also has the big rubber/foam doughnut under the cover plate.

My hand brake lever didn't have any kind of boot when I got the truck and I don't have a PTO. I'm sure a generic boot would work if desired.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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I had a choice unmolested F6. The shifter came out with no boot, but under the removable floor/trans cover was a big rubber ring, a bit bigger and the same shape as a toilet ring. The park brake had one of the same material and both were glued to the bottom of the removable floor. The PTO had nothing, but a guy could make one of carpet or jute shaped like lips and screw it to the floor.
Well, I was hoping that someone had come up with a dual boot that works. My floor looks like a chainsaw murderer went after it. There are big gaps and little plates all over except between the gear shift and the brake. I use that big hole to tell me when I have left the parking brake on because it fills the cab with smoke through the hole. Fearing lung cancer, I feel I should close the hole, or rig up an indicator on the hand brake with a loud screaming alarm. Closing the hole is my first choice. I don't have a floor mat in my truck. It appears to have been a work truck for a long time and I continue to use it that way. After I put the new engine and transmission in, maybe I'll get fancy and buy a mat. I'll get something to work. I see there are twin boots for Jeeps. Hate to spoil the truck with a Jeep part though.....
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:43 PM   #9
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If you aren't worried about a Dearborn-level resto, take a look at this solution from a guy on FTE:
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A boot from any 4x4 lever is what I used dime a dozen in the junk yard..
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #11
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If you aren't worried about a Dearborn-level resto, take a look at this solution from a guy on FTE:
Yes, that is one I was looking at for a Jeep. I'm going to put the brake onto the tranny and measure the distance between levers this weekend. I think that one will work. This is definitely not a Dearborn-level resto. Its just a fun truck to drive and use. After I retire I might consider a resto, but first I have a '51 F1 that's getting the hot rod treatment. Power steering, Disc brakes on a Mustang 2 front end and a warmed up 351 Cleveland wedged between the frame rails.
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