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59 F250 4x4


 It's finally getting nice out and it's back on the burner. I started doing brakes but got called out for a couple days, did a dealer swap over nighter to Jackson Wyoming . I got the master cylinder and one wheel done, just replacing all the hydraulics of the brakes for right now and inspecting the rest. The one front drum is pretty grooved and measures about 12.125 so probably past service limits. Shoes look good so I'm going back together with just wheel cylinders and hoses for now. After I get it driving and decide if I can afford to keep it, I'll do new brakes with all new drums.



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Yep, nice weather sure helps with motivation!...keep the pics coming.

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I just got back from a few days in Texas with daughter and family. I got my 1959 plates ok'ed by the state so good to go on the registration. $10 one time fee, much better that $75 every year to run modern ugly plates.
Hopefully get back on the 59 today. I also have to swap the T-case. The old Dana 24 has no high range, picked up a 205 off craigslist for $50 and got new urethane mounts. Will need a new speedo cable as the t-case is a 75 and the cable goes in different.
Also re-doing the front lockouts as they won't turn, new o-rings and had to go get new bolts for the cap ring, allen heads and had to drill some out. Just boring stuff but this old truck is going to be a bad boy when it's on the road. Or off the road I should say.

 

Here's the before pic of inside. I have the floors all cleaned, de-rusted, painted and coated with rock guard. Also pulled the heater, went through it and painted, reinstalled. I'll try to get more pics today. Before and after on cleaning the tank and general area. New float, gasket, rubber hose, cab grommet and gas cap. Fuel gauge working, good to go.

 

 

 



-- Edited by willowbilly3 on Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:20:05 AM

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Gonna be a great lookin ride!!!

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Looks like a solid old truck.

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I did drive it around a few times in low range, no high. So just getting back from a 10 day vacation and waiting for the weather to warm up a little so I can swap the old Dana 24 for a 205 from a 74. Solder a pin hole in the radiator and I think I'm ready for a good shake down.

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That first ride is always the most satisfying!

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I got the transfer case swapped out and drove it around town all one day. It drives real good. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an old vehicle that much. It's pretty slow with the 4.56 gears but a keeper.

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456? Wow..that's really a tall set of gears! Any thoughts on changing them to be more agreeable?

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My dad had an international truck, like a 3/4 ton I think.  but he put a browny box behind the standard trans don't remember what it was called at the time



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I am gonna change the gearing in my truck to 4.56 or 4.88 not sure yet.

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456? Wow..that's really a tall set of gears! Any thoughts on changing them to be more agreeable?


  Yeah, some thoughts, or maybe some 9.00x16 tires that would slow the rpm at 60 down about 400



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Lots of gear means pulling power but at the expense of fuel consumption.!..had 308's in a Scottsdale..broke the pinion pulling a construction trailer!

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cr55 wrote:

Lots of gear means pulling power but at the expense of fuel consumption.!..had 308's in a Scottsdale..broke the pinion pulling a construction trailer!


  I remember Chevy putting those really tall gears in pickups with 305 engines, early 80s. Bad combination.

 I can see breaking the 1/2 ton chevy rear, they are pretty weak.



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Was a 78 Chevy full size 4X4...350..rN great and normally pulled good, but I reckon that trailer was just a bit too much! Lol..loved that truck...the thing always started even after sitting for 6 months, but the body rusted off it!

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looks good like the CB radio should let it stay had the same problem with my GMC truck swapped the limb-ted slip got a posi from a 72 Chevy truck much better now ...........................BEAR

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BEARS TOYS wrote:

looks good like the CB radio should let it stay had the same problem with my GMC truck swapped the limb-ted slip got a posi from a 72 Chevy truck much better now ...........................BEAR


  I had the cb out to clean the inside, haven't tested it yet. It's the old standard Cobra 19.

 Those GM "gov-lock" rear ends are about the biggest piece of junk they ever made. I replaced dozens of them when I was in business. The eaton was a pretty popular replacement.



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