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1968 FORD COE CAB OVER SNUBNOSE LCF TRUCK: KUSTOM GASSER HOT RAT ROD. RUNS NICE!

1968 Ford Other COE LCF

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Other
SubModel: COE CABOVER
Type: Cab & Chassis
Trim: COE LCF
Year: 1968
Mileage: 86,753
VIN: 69-10373
Color: BLUE
Engine: V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: rwd
Interior color: blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Eureka, Montana, United States
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1968 Ford N600 LCF


These are cool old trucks to use for rod projects. I like the older COE trucks also but an LCF has much more interior room for larger people. Engine runs perfect. Lot drives. Details are in the mechanical section. Clear title. These trucks make great ramp trucks, vintage tow truck, car haulers, tow rigs, push rig, old motorhome, rod pickup, flatbed parade rig, or?.... Thanks and happy bidding. If your interested in doing something on it, message me. I can talk on the phone too if you'd prefer. I can shorten this up for shipping if you don't plan to use the frame.

MECHANICAL

This truck runs and drives. It has a 390 V8, 4-barrel transmission. 5-speed HD transmission. 4-barrel which is probably original. The motor runs nice. No smoke, ticks, knocks. No blowby. Runs cool. I'm sure it needs the regular tuneup stuff (plugs, wires, etc.), but it runs nice now surprisingly. All gears work in the transmission. This has a hydraulic clutch that works but needs bled. You have to pump it a couple times to get it to shift. Normal for a slave cylinder clutch which has not been driven in awhile. Brakes don't work. I'm sure they need bled and/or a new master cylinder. Parking brake works for loading or lot driving. Lights, heater, wipers work. Needs a new ignition switch. I may get that done in the next couple days. I had just hotwired it to get it started. Tires are usable I suppose for a low budget project and tooling around. They are overkill for a rod, but you'll never hurt them running empty. I know for a rod project a newer style drivetrain with auto is preferred. This one would be an easy one to put a box or flatbed on it and do a little work and drive it as-is. Or, use the body and sell the drivetrain. These transmissions are $600 used. I'm sure you could sell the v8 too for that much. You could use an FE c6auto maybe with this engine to make it a little more user friendly. I can take the duals off the back for shipping.

BODY

This truck has ford's first LCF coe bodystyle that came after '56. I believe '62 was the first year of the N series LCF trucks. I think there were years there where ford made no LCF truck.Although this truck is a '68, the cab is the same style ford used on pickups from '60-'66 on the N model LCF trucks. F-series had a different bodystyle. If you were going to build a pickup style rod, a 63-66 box would look right on this and match the cab.The body is nice for a project. Doors and hood shut fine. No filler. Very little rust which I'll detail: 1. The rear cab corners have minor rust. Hard to see in the pics. It's the low corners. Patch panels I'm sure are the same as pickup ones and readily available. 2. The floor panels where your feet sit have rust. Not rusted through to where it's an issue. Still solid and I'd use it that way for a rat truck. Floorpan patch panels are available and cheap if you are doing a nicer restoration. Although this truck is a '68, the cab is the same style ford used on pickups from '60-'66 on the N model LCF trucks. F-series had a different bodystyle.


INTERIOR

There isn't much interior to speak of in these. The original seat/seats are gone. Ford bench seats are easy to find. Headliner is in good shape surprisingly. Dash has been monkeyed with with the radio some but I think the trim bezel will cover what was done. The rest of the dash area is ok. Doors and hoods shut fine. Windows operate as they should.


OVERALL


This is an excellent truck to start with for a restoration. If you've seen a restored or rodded COE, you know how cool they are. Many people put them on newer chassis, but you could use this drivetrain and shorten it to fit your needs if necesary. If you don't use this flathead engine, you can always use in in a lighter rod project or sell it. They also sell many speed products for the flathead to get this truck moving better if you choose to keep in in here.


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