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Old 05-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #2971
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They DO come in handy here during the spring flood season. One of my neighbors had one jacked up that high (but a "mudder" not a Show Pimp like this one) and he would ferry people to their property & back and police/EMS as needed when the roads were well covered.

If that is "too much lift", then these are examples of "not enough lift".






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Problem is that a lot of vehicles float once submerged - even the army truck above.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #2972
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Problem is that a lot of vehicles float once submerged
True. And side-currents, or any currents, are a bitch.

BTW, Dale's "flood prep" was as follows;
- Change to his Tall & Skinny tires.
- Check all snorkles and vent tubes,
- Check all electrical waterproofing, with a good spray/soak from the hose.
- Throw about 1,000 lbs of old engine blocks in the bed, up near the cab.
- Put small john boat w/ 5-hp outboard engine in bed ("Gotta' have a Backup Plan.")



Funny part was that he was the first person around here with a freewheeling propeller mounted to the back of his rear differential, as a joke. As he would pull out of the water it would be spinning. The Old River Rats down on the Meramec thought it was functional.

"Lookie there, Cleatus. It's like one 'o them Ducks I drove in Ko-rea!"
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #2973
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:14 PM   #2974
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Check out the dropped International at 0:46. I had no idea an old farm truck like that could look cool. These things all all over farm country sitting idle since the farmers moved up to larger class 8 rigs. Hummmmm


That thing is clean in person too.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #2975
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #2976
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Saw this 1965 F100 on the side of the road the other day...



...all original, nice and relatively solid for the year and living in New England...



...but not a straight panel on it.

Make a nice runner, though.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #2977
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its based on a truck anyway



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Old 05-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #2978
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Dad drove one of those back in the '70's. Manual steering, 4 speed trans (granny low). It ran better than it should have. We were told it was a 390 but I've always suspected it was really just a 352. This one appears to be an inline 6 if the badge on the hood is any indication.

I still have part of dad's; the somewhat elusive 5-lug Dana 60. For whatever reason, these didn't have the 9"

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Saw this 1965 F100 on the side of the road the other day...



...all original, nice and relatively solid for the year and living in New England...



...but not a straight panel on it.

Make a nice runner, though.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #2979
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Saw this 1965 F100 on the side of the road the other day...



...all original, nice and relatively solid for the year and living in New England...



...but not a straight panel on it.

Make a nice runner, though.
very nice. I got a good look at a '63 yesterday. They are nicer in person than online.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #2980
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I had a 63 longbox unibody 4*4 and a 64 shortbox 4*4...both conversions from 2wd. The unibody was unique but they tended to rust badly and body parts were hard to find. It also had a very tired 292 that ate as much oil as fuel.

The shortbox was cool for it was a little old man pickup and had an excellent interior and body. I moved all the 4*4 stuff from one to the other then dropped in a 69 360hp 429 and a 78 full gear transfer case and C6. It was a great rig but I tired of it quickly and sold it for a small profit.

The 61-64 had less headroom than the 65/66. The floor was configured differently as the 61-64 had built in steps when you opened the door, and the 65/66 had a more modern style floorpan.

I think the early ones had better grill designs and were just a bit cleaner in appearance. Also, 65 was the start of the twin I beam front suspension instead of the straight axles on 2wd's.

By 65 the box matched the cab in the factory 4*4's. The early ones look stupid with the 58-60 box on the 61-64 cab...it didn't match any of the body lines.

I like the green flairside...I could easily own that!

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #2981
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:16 AM   #2982
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It's nice but... Hennessey I think I'll keep mine!

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Old 05-24-2013, 04:10 AM   #2983
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The 61-64 had less headroom than the 65/66. The floor was configured differently as the 61-64 had built in steps when you opened the door, and the 65/66 had a more modern style floorpan.
Not really the floorpan so much as the higher roof. Also, the steering column angle changed with the Twin I suspension giving more belly room. The 65-66 really is a far more comfortable cab.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:59 AM   #2984
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It's nice but... Hennessey I think I'll keep mine!

Can we tease you now for owning a truck that cannot hold a bicycle in the bed?

I worked at Subway in college. I was a sandwich artist. We sold 6' subs on occasion. I remember very fondly an incident where a man with a 4 door Nissan truck ordered a 6' sandwich. I also remember very fondly that man leaving with the sandwich sticking out of a window because neither his bed nor his cab was big enough to hold a 6' sandwich.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #2985
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Can we tease you now for owning a truck that cannot hold a bicycle in the bed?

I worked at Subway in college. I was a sandwich artist. We sold 6' subs on occasion. I remember very fondly an incident where a man with a 4 door Nissan truck ordered a 6' sandwich. I also remember very fondly that man leaving with the sandwich sticking out of a window because neither his bed nor his cab was big enough to hold a 6' sandwich.
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