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Post  jkeough on December 23rd 2013, 12:49 am

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Pic I snapped when I got the tires and wheels...I didnt have the front axle in or the lift springs at this point..
Now that I've figured out how to post pictures on this forum I will have to take some more!
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Post  Admin on December 24th 2013, 2:17 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/57to60fords/Very nice truck. I want to see more pictures. Are you on our 57-60 Ford Truck Group on Facebook also? If not check it out. Close to 4000 members, over 6000 pictures, videos, links. Truck of the Month & Year. Calendars, T-Shirts & Members Only Stickers. I hope to see you there also. Bill
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Post  jkeough on December 25th 2013, 4:01 pm

I'm not a big fan of the facebook so I don't have an account...I will continue to post pics on the forum here as I make some progress! Glad I found a group that shares my passion for these old trucks!
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Post  Admin on January 3rd 2014, 7:17 pm

jkeough wrote:I'm not a big fan of the facebook so I don't have an account...I will continue to post pics on the forum here as I make some progress!  Glad I found a group that shares my passion for these old trucks!

A lot of people make up a name, Like Joes Garage just to join the group. It's a easy way not to be FB as yourself. Bill
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Post  jkeough on December 9th 2014, 11:49 pm

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It's been awhile since I've been here, but wanted to keep yall updated with the progress.  This pic here is of the new front leaf spring mount i had to make to use the 79 F350 lift springs.  You can see the old monting hole about 3 inches to the rear.  Ford used basically the same style mount,  I had a heck of a time drilling the frame with a bi-metal hole saw!! Burnt up my drill in the process
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Post  jkeough on December 9th 2014, 11:55 pm

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New u-bolts finally secured that locked Dana 60 to the springs, so I had to mock up the Iroks to check for clearance.

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Post  jkeough on December 10th 2014, 12:04 am

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While the trans was out for a trip to the rebuild shop, I had good access to the steering box. I pulled the old manual box and installed the new power unit from Classic Performance Products. Kit comes with everything you need and bolts right in the 57-60 using the factory mounting holes. just have to cut the factory steering shaft and reuse it in the rag joint setup. Just ordered some supplies from WFO concepts to build my own drag link (Using the dana 60 forced me to have to change the drag link set up). Also with the trans out, frame rails are getting cleaned and painted, and new stainless steel brake lines are being ran. Gonna be a busy winter!
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Post  jay woolley on January 2nd 2015, 8:44 pm

sure is looking good. power steering is my next step, just hope its compatible with the automatic factory column
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