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Old 07-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #21
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WHY?? do many say, "Just leave it AS IS"? SCRUB it up really well, or folks will think you're a LAZY, NASTY PIG!! It will still have PLENTY of "PATINA"!
Some folks confuse "PATINA" with plain old NASTINESS!!! My Mamma would have a FIT!!
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:13 PM   #22
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Rare wide bed with the correct fenders. Good luck with the project.
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:16 AM   #23
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WHY?? do many say, "Just leave it AS IS"? SCRUB it up really well, or folks will think you're a LAZY, NASTY PIG!! It will still have PLENTY of "PATINA"!
Some folks confuse "PATINA" with plain old NASTINESS!!! My Mamma would have a FIT!!
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I will clean it up, but I'm not planning on painting it or anything. This is how it was when it was my grandpa's daily driver and my mom and aunts and uncles road in it as kids. I kinda want to keep it that way.
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:31 AM   #24
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Looks exactly like my truck when I got it in 1961. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. Have fun!!!!
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:54 AM   #25
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Welcome to the Barn. Very nice project and it appears to be pretty solid.
Good luck and come back if you need help with anything. We are here and happy to give input and help.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:32 PM   #26
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Boy!!!! Are you going to have fun with that. jack
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Just sent you a private message. Be sure to check your messages on this site. jack
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What a beauty! I am another who prefers the patina as is and along with a safe and reliable drive train they cannot be beat!
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:51 PM   #29
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Thanks for the welcome, guys. I started a "journal" of sorts to keep track of what fixes I make and cool drives or cruises I go on. Over here:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173024
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:55 PM   #30
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I will clean it up, but I'm not planning on painting it or anything. This is how it was when it was my grandpa's daily driver and my mom and aunts and uncles road in it as kids. I kinda want to keep it that way.
Sounds like a good plan. You were lucky to get such a good complete pickup, and know the history of it besides. Just keep all moving parts well lubed and the brakes adjusted, and you should have lots of good rides in it.

That missing carb to manifold gasket will make a big difference, and I always buy the thick copper gasket, like original.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:05 PM   #31
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Welcome and your truck looks great
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:16 PM   #32
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Looks sweet, congrats.
Now...what's that "B" on the front bumper clamp?
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:24 PM   #33
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By you getting your Grandfathers truck running again will make him Young !!! Did this truck come from California ? if so do you where ?
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The truck and I are both from California. The Bay Area.
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The truck and I are both from California. The Bay Area.
I'm from Redwood City, originally, back when it was still a nice little city.
Left in '73, went to Sacramento area, left there when it too turned to crap, left in '98, it was already going downhill quickly.
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