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'58 Fc150

Discussion in 'Jeep Truck and FC Tech' started by 73 cj5, Feb 25, 2023.

  1. Feb 25, 2023
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    @jeepstar asked for a few pictures of this FC.

    It is a one owner rig bought brand new in 1958 somewhere in California. It lived on a ranch until it was brought to Mississippi ~8 years ago by the owner's son. I agreed to make it start, stop, and steer. I know the owner wants to take it to car shows and such but as far as bodywork goes I'm just no good at it.

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  2. Feb 25, 2023
    PeteL

    PeteL If it wasn't for physics, and law enforcement... 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Looks like it got rolled. Nice bed though.

    That rifle scabbard in the cab is worth something to anyone with an MB. I just ordered a repro from India.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2023
    Twin2

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    yep looks like a big project , body wise
    now what is story on FF in background
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2023
    jeepermc

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    She took a whoopin on the right side of the cab roof. Looks like a narrow track so 57 or early 58.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2023
    duffer

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    Hot Damn-an ORIGINAL jack. Those are high demand items.

    I can't tell for sure if that is 57 or later from those photos. The tell tale is if the springs are over axle and "out boarded" as opposed to the 57's CJ 5/6 arrangement.
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2023
    jeepermc

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    6th photo down you can see the front of the RR spring hanger under the frame. The fenders on the box are also more inset to indicate it's a narrow track.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2023
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    This is a NT Jeep.

    I pressure washed the filth off the engine and cab and moved it into the shop Sunday as a storm rolled through town.

    I picked up a carburetor and I'll be installing a new distributor, plugs, and wires.

    The owner would like for it to run before going any further. If the engine really needs it, it will be rebuilt. He couldn't recall if it was smoking or not when it did run.
    40,399 on the clock.

    I'll be doing 4 wheel disc brakes and new brake lines. Not sure about the master cylinder yet.

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  8. Mar 29, 2023
    jeepermc

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    For 4 wheel discs I'd upgrade the master too.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2023
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    It runs. While doing the tune up I noticed 1&4 had spark plug non foulers. It does have a fair bit of blow by. The compression test yielded ~75-80 psi.
    Something else interesting. #2 spark plug ground electrode was almost closed after I removed it for a compression test. It's possible the exhaust valve hit it.
    I think the old mill could use a freshening up...
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2023
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    I priced out everything to do the disc brake swap including front/rear wheel bearing, knuckle r&r, and it was almost $2k with no labor.... o_O Ideally, I'd pull the cab and bed to make the job easier.
    If the owner decides to freshen up the fhead, I'll definitely pull the cab off.

    I'm particularly interested in what someone would want to fix the cab on this thing. It needs some serious tlc from whatever bashed in the roof because the door doesn't fully close on the passenger side and the window frame is deformed.
     
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  11. Apr 18, 2023
    jeepermc

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    What kit was that? I've put together disc brake swaps for far less than that using GM caliper brackets and calipers, jeep rotors and hubs, etc. Even the Track kick conversions Brennan Metcalf sells should come in less than that. https://brennans-garage.com/products/copy-of-trackick-disc-brake-conversion-bracket-two-pair
     
  12. Apr 18, 2023
    jeepstar

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    you can do all 4 corners with the metcalf kit for about 300 bucks. master cylinder was 200 i think, if i remember correct from the wilwood dual MC kit.

    https://thefcconnection.com/dual_reservoir_master_cylinder_conversion.htm
     
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