Nomad finally arrived

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    The 1961 Nomad that I bought arrived yesterday. Just getting an idea of what it’s going to need for restoration. It’s all there except the motor and transmission, probably upgrade to a newer 350 anyway.
    I could use a little advice on how to open the rear tailgate and window as it doesn’t respond to electricity at the moment. It looks like I might be able to unbolt the window from the window mechanism but it will be tight getting the bolts out. Anyone have a similar issue that they solved?
     
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    I would try to put some Battery power directly to the wires (if you haven't already).

    And while applying that, have someone listen for even a click.

    I had a problem getting the Tailgate Glass down on my '62. Mine gave me a little response and I helped it down both electrically and manually, making it a lot easier once the glass dropped down a little.
     
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    Thanks,
    I did exactly that this afternoon with my wife turning the switch while I pushed the window down. Success!!!
     

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    Does anyone know of patch panels for the tailgate? The bottom is quite rusty, a bit beyond simple patches.
     

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    No patch panels out there that I know of. You would need to fabricate your own, cut good sections out of a damaged gate or just replace it altogether. That rust is somewhat common. Good gates are pretty hard to find but if you want to replace it, try a yard in a dry climate like Arizona.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That's exciting! Congrats! That's a great looking car, I'm sure you're anxious to get it cruising. I'm looking forward to following the process.
     

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