1967-1972 Ford F-Series Walkaround...
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:20 AM
OK, to start: 1968 F-100 longbed, 360 three on the column, base model. 36,000 original miles... I'll let the pics speak for themselves.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:24 AM
Note: No power steering pump, no brake booster. The only option on this truck is the V8.
The round oil pressure gauge on the left side IS NOT STOCK. Dad cut it in to replace the factory idiot light.
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 09:29 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:37 AM
The radio delete plate is made from cast aluminum...
That's all for this one. Next, details of a '69 F-250 Custom Cab.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:47 AM
Notice the optional power steering fluid cooler. I'm not sure if this is factory or aftermarket...
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 09:32 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:50 AM
Also, door panels:
Explorer, Custom Cab:
A little worse for wear but you get the general idea...
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 09:46 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:05 AM
Also, I pulled these next six pics off of the 'Net. I don't claim ownership to any of them. I use them for information purposes only.
The painted grilles were stamped from steel, the polished grilles were stamped from aluminum...
These are the stamped metal equipped trucks...
1967: Six even bars.
1968: Notice the toolbox cut into the bed side... a neat option in the Explorer model. Dad's old '72 has this option., it also has a tool tray mounted above the gas tank, behind the seat.
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:12 AM
1970: Even grid.
1971: six sections per side.
1972: Four sections per side.
As you can see, I have a deep love for these trucks! My earliest memory is of riding in Dad's old '70 model... I was just three years old... I've loved these truck ever since.
---If anybody has any additional information or pictures, or if I have mis-identified something, please correct me. My goal if to provide ACCURATE information and, knowing that I'm not perfect, my ego can easily tolerate a few corrections.
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:05 PM
Just because I can, here's a '72 I almost bought a couple of years ago. Didn't think I'd like the gas bill driving it 45 miles round trip to my then-employer five times a week. Still, kinda wish I'd bought it now...
No rust through other than what's visible on the fenders, and very few dings and dents. It had the 390/Automatic, practically no options other than the camper package, and was two-wheel drive -=that last one was another reason I talked myself out of buying it
Edited by Michigan Madman, 09 October 2012 - 02:08 PM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:15 PM
Album with large pics: http://smg.photobuck...kups/?start=all
You know you're gonna add full heater box detail!:
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:40 PM
Chuck, nice truck, lotta potential there... Even with a 2wd, a few hundred pounds of sandbags in the bed made a world of difference in handling on snow and ice...
Edited by Wagoneer81, 09 October 2012 - 02:40 PM.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:33 AM
Back in the day, I'd seen more than one that looked like this go through Dad's shop. He worked in the dealerships during the day and spent evening and weekends working on customer jobs in his garage at home... remove the damage, pull the frame if it was needed, replace what was bad, paint it and send it on its way... He did a lot of insurance jobs and had a lot of happy customers.
Edited by Wagoneer81, 15 October 2012 - 10:37 AM.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:52 PM
In 1970, Ford started using injection molded plastic, break-away inserts in a stamped stainless frame.
I think they were actually aluminum.
I am so excited about getting these kits.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:55 PM