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I just bought a 1953 C500 COE to fix up. I'm having trouble finding web sites that cater to the old Ford trucks. I need some chrome parts and the window felts and stuff like that. I figured you Ford guys might know of some good sites to visit. Thanks guys, Ken.

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pics would help
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1953 C500

I only have one picture at this time and it doesn't do it justice. It has been in Arizona since new. I didn't get the frame, only the sheet metal. The only bad rust is on the running boards. I'm looking for replacements or bigger ones I can cut down. Thanks, Ken.


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Awesome!!! What chassis are you going to put it on?
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I want to make a driver out of it but I want it to be a big truck not a lowered fancy ramp truck. Possibly a stake side. I'm thinking a 4 wheel drive dually with modern diesel power (probably a 7.3) and an overdrive transmission so I can drive the thing at freeway speeds and still get decent mileage. I love the looks of the dually wheels and a big mud tire on all six wheels. A lot of it depends on what deals I can find on a Ford chassis.

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Perhaps find a School bus to remove the body and use the frame. On the BigMackTrucks forum a guy had usd a school bus drivetrain and I think the frame to make a really neat rig to tow his racecar trailer. I'd believe old school buses are pretty cheap.

Edit: I just re-read and noticed you wanted a 4x4 with big tires. A school bus frame probably wouldn't be the way to go for that application. Some of those utility company trucks like the medium duty Internationals are 4x4.


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I'm looking for places to buy some of the parts such as chrome emblems, window cranks, ect.

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I would thank the window cranks and the inside cab stuff from pickups of the same year would fit it.
Try Mac's...www.macsautoparts.com
call or email them if they dont have it they mite know where to get it.


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Thanks Keith,
It looks like they may have what I'm looking for.

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I only have one picture at this time and it doesn't do it justice. It has been in Arizona since new. I didn't get the frame, only the sheet metal. The only bad rust is on the running boards. I'm looking for replacements or bigger ones I can cut down. Thanks, Ken.

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There's a local guy who built a 4 door cab hauler truck out of about a 34 Ford truck and it's awesome. It's on about a 1980 Ford 1-1/2 truck chassis and he uses it to haul his 38 Ford street rod(460 powered). It would be super neat if you could find some sort of low mileage late model truck that was wrecked in some way yet had perfect running gear, engine, electronics etc. It would make a neat rig.

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There's a local guy who built a 4 door cab hauler truck out of about a 34 Ford truck and it's awesome. It's on about a 1980 Ford 1-1/2 truck chassis and he uses it to haul his 38 Ford street rod(460 powered). It would be super neat if you could find some sort of low mileage late model truck that was wrecked in some way yet had perfect running gear, engine, electronics etc. It would make a neat rig.
Thanks guys. I have my 501 to get in my Fairmont and then my 1975 Bronco to finish so I'm in no hurry to finish it. I can wait and find a pretty good deal on just what you said. I'd really like to use a modern drive train and brakes so when I tow with it, it isn't a scary ride.

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Ken over on "Ford Truck Enthusiast.com" they have a big truck section, maybe they can hepl you there........Ron

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