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Old 05-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #2971
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #2972
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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, 09:20 PM   #2973
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #2974
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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, 09:48 AM   #2975
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its based on a truck anyway



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Old 05-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #2976
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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, 09:53 AM   #2977
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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, 02:29 PM   #2978
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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, 06:39 PM   #2979
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #2980
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It's nice but... Hennessey I think I'll keep mine!

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:10 AM   #2981
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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, 07:59 AM   #2982
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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, 10:21 AM   #2983
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #2984
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Can we tease you now for owning a truck that cannot hold a bicycle in the bed?
Sure go ahead! I've got thick skin

The bike does fit in the bed and in the cab too. The reason I mounted the rack was so that I could keep the bed open to haul all of my gear ( Ice chests, riding gear, etc. ) when we go Mtn Biking. And since I already had the racks for my STI it was a no brainer when Yakima released the Bedrail mounts. It works really well for what I want to do and now I have more options!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #2985
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Sure go ahead! I've got thick skin

The bike does fit in the bed and in the cab too. The reason I mounted the rack was so that I could keep the bed open to haul all of my gear ( Ice chests, riding gear, etc. ) when we go Mtn Biking. And since I already had the racks for my STI it was a no brainer when Yakima released the Bedrail mounts. It works really well for what I want to do and now I have more options!
sounds good! I used to think that 4 door trucks lost utility, but then I realized that not everyone needs an 8' bed. Most people don't use them at all.

Recently, while shopping for a new truck, I came across some high end full sized trucks with 4 doors and big V8. Several were less than 8 years old and listed high mileage, more than 220,000 "highway miles". I can't for the life of me figure why anyone would want that big of a truck for highway. And then I did the math. 220,000 miles at a generous 15mpg and $3.50 per gallon is around $50,000. These guys could buy those trucks almost twice more for the amount they spend in gas! Buy a damn jetta for those highway miles and save that nearly new truck for something else.
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