Shouldn't Have .. But I Did

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  1. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Longer the wheelbase the better it rides.
    Ext. Cab, short bed is the wife's truck.
    Mega cabs should be crushed immediately for ugliness crimes.
    Mega cabs and short beds the whole truck needs destroyed, for nonpurpose.
     
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  2. 69 300 vert

    69 300 vert Well-Known Member

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    They make very fine cars if you install a trunk lid (bed cover)
     
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  3. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    If I buy a SUV they install the bed cover higher up and the registration is less than half as much. Still a car.
     
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  4. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    The long bed "Flare Side" is better to load field crops in, using the side steps (which the Style Side trucks don't have). Field crops include watermelons, cantalopes, and square-baled hay. PLUS 8' lumber. 8' beds are for "working", by observation. With a Chrysler-length wheelbase for that "good ride" to the worksite or field. Didn't see very many short beds on the farm, as I recall.

    Back when that F-100 was new, there were many little things about what trucks sold where and with what equipment. Which related to the owner demographics and the agricultural make-up of the areas of the country.

    Many fleet/cheap truck buyers would choose a Ford as they didn't have the historic issues with the column 3-speed shift linkage that Chevy trucks had. Most of the trucks sold east of the Mississippi River had factory back bumpers, but most sold west of the Mississippi had aftermarket "hitch/bumper pull" bumpers (which would relate to how many customers pulled trailers with their pickup trucks). Ford had their 300cid six-cylinder, but Chevys were more about V-8s.

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  5. 67newport

    67newport Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    if you ordered a contractors special it came with an onan generator mounted under the hood
     
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  6. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    All you need is a bed that holds a 4x8 flat with the tailgate closed and a basic cab to roll it.
     
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  7. tbm3fan

    tbm3fan Senior Member

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    Ah, a man after my own heart, a Ford.

    This is where you go to find all about the 67-72 Series. I, personally, am in the 61-66 group. When it comes to parts numbers, Number Dummy, is the Ford part man extraordinaire. When I did mine I talked with him on the phone several times.
    1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

    I had a transplanted 72 360 in mine but had it rebuilt to a 9.5:1 390.
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  8. 1970cat

    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    too front heavy. an 8 foot bed balances the overall looks better. a short bed seems to lack purpose when most things that are hauled are
    8' or longer. yes, you can buy bed extenders, etc. but i would rather have extra room in the box than not enough.
     
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  9. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Now I understand your last thought ..:thumbsup: .
     
  10. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    I can do that with my wagon!! Lol!!
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  11. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Bingo!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That is all YOU require ...
     
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  13. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Excellent proportions.
    Ready to put in a hard day's work.
    Fits in a parking spot and your garage.
    Accommodates one sibling to go to HD and learn about lumber.
    Cons: Won't tow a 53 footer and a family of five.
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  14. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I absolutely agree.
    Yes. Me. You. Not at all.
    But why does the 80 YO guy down the street from me have one when all he does is go to Walmart???????
     
  15. amazinblue82

    amazinblue82 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    to patina or not to patina. others with this truck may do either. me? i can only do one. i gotta paint it.

    NOT dissin' the look or folks who prep and clear coat the patina .. just saying I can't get there from here.

    Thoughts anyone? Then we do wheels and tires and watch pot stir :)

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  16. 69 300 vert

    69 300 vert Well-Known Member

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    Paint, paint match the wheels, polish and reinstall hubcaps. Or do beige wheel and match the grill. 2ยข
     
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  17. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Ash was also commonly used in the industry and maple would be a good choice.
     
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  18. Fratzog

    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Late to this thread as usual. Nice score, beautiful truck. Read the discussion above. Yes paint it black but don't pretty it up too much. Keep the hubcaps and maybe a bit of linseed oil on the wood but that's it.
     
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  19. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    And Ipe would be a solid choice too. It has the same fire rating as things like concrete.
     
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  20. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Show off. I had to go look that up... :poke:
     
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