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This truck was the subject of my closed knuckle D44 disk brake conversion. It turned into a mobile 'mosquito abatement district' not too long afterwards. Tons of blowby and lots of burnt oil out the tailpipe, so I parked it. At long last it's getting a fresh motor. One huge advantage of the '61 - '68 bodies is that the front clip was designed to come off as a unit for service access. The procedure is spelled out in the service manual, CTS-2300 in this case 'tho' it may be present in others(call Binder Books to check). In about an hour this truck got to the stage shown, I counted 31 bolts not including battery terminals, hose clamps or the screws for the fuel filler hoses. Note the exceptional access afforded to the engine. I was able to carve through 3 of 4 seriously rusted exhaust manifold to head pipe bolts with a Sawzall, #4 required a cutoff wheel in a die grinder 'cause I couldn't quite reach it with the Blade.