The seam is quite visible here. It's white with a baby blue cab top. Had the 460 I think, and the big fat rear tires mentioned in the article. Luckly, they didn't throw it away. Nice package; and nice way to use a one-ton chassis for a retail user. The economy must be better than I keep hearing.
Ford started by increasing the wheelbase to an astounding 140 inches on a narrower eight-inch-tall, one-ton frame, with a single Dana 70 full-floating rear axle and twin I-beam front. These offered great stability and was more cost effective to produce. It came with dual batteries. And something like a Toyota Prius has a towing capacity of 0 kg. I had always assumed the access panel on the right was for storing camper paraphernalia like leveling pads or hookup hoses.
Ford fixed this with a secret compartment and detachable body panel on the passenger side of the bed for spare tire storage. Sorry for getting off topic. I remember one time my sister rented the smallest covered U-Haul trailer they had and towed it with a Chevy Cavalier 4 cylinder automatic from the missouri river to the atlantic ocean. I towed a small runabout around the southern tip of Lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Southwest Michigan. And aside from the poor mpg, I never understood why someone would want to drive around in something as long as a Greyhound bus.
Something had to be done. The ride on this truck is just amazing. Oh yeah they had a reason for them in the 70's. The available F-250 and F-350 460 cubic-inch V8 was designed to effortlessly pull heavy campers and trailers. I think it is the electric tank switch on the dash but I have been unable to locate one. Was told it was purchased new to facilitate a familyretirement from New York to Nevada in 1974. There were many different styles of mirrors during the 70's on these trucks.
He went out the next morning to start it and it cranked over and then no compression. Neat truck, but way overkill for what I wanted. You really ought to take a few minutes right now to watch it and see such an incredible truck. Provided it is otherwise suited for the task in terms of suspension and brakes. These trucks are awesome and becoming quite rare. Original red and white color combination. Totalled;175934 Wrote:Then I started working on Creature comforts.
A wider, more square front end, higher center of gravity, and longer wheelbase all contributed to a Ford F-Series that would become the most popular pickup in North America for more than four-decades. This does have overload springs and added sway bar in back. Ford provided that too for an extra cost. Doors open and close perfect. Hi, first nice truck these are definitely antique toters for our other toys. The shocks are also newer.
I have just bought a 1978 lwb f350. They are the ones who painted it John Deere green. It was in his family for nearly 38 years until I got ahold of it. It had a 460 with dual exahaust and dual fuel tanks it needed them. The funny thing is, I told her she would wear out the transmission if she tried it. Available only as a two-wheel drive single cab, the extended wheelbase made for a stable, better-riding truck with less camper intrusion, which eliminated the space normally reserved for the spare behind the rear axle.
I pulled the valve covers of and it had 5 bent intake pushrods. You can see more pictures in my gallery or click on the below link. According to the internet experts, there is only one known that is a stick shift. And single rears weigh less than duals so you can carry the difference in camping gear and equipment. The SuperCab neatly slotted between the two-door Regular Cab and four-door Crew Cab in terms of passenger convenience, offering room for five without stepping up to a significantly larger truck. Looking forward to more stuff on F trucks and f350 especially.
My neighbor sold this truck to a friend of mine 30 years ago with 96,000 original miles on it. That was a neat truck!!! Everyone would win with that. But it turned out to be a fairly rare bird, produced in miniscule numbers. It measures 163 inches from centre of front axle to centre of back axle. But I would confidently argue that the American way is better for American roads. A couple years later we built a radio-shack electronic ignition kit for this car I would guess it was trying to save gas for the shortage a year later.