I never really got into cowboy movies but I like The Outlaw Josie Wales---------Dirty Harry is the reason I never put ketchup on a hot dog.... My favorite Clint Eastwood performance was when he was talking to an empty chair.........
O.K-Just for sake of conversation and I'm not trying to start an argument . then I'm going to leave this topic alone. Beside the fact I clearly remember what that truck was and wasn't=this was taken straight from the Fordification site Quote : For 1968 Models , Base models got a steel grille assembly and the Custom Cab models could get either a steel grille or an all aluminum version . Again just for sake of conversation- In 1972 he bought a brand new F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special that was fully loaded with options and chrome trim . Cloth seat and carpet . 360/automatic trans. Here's the point I'm trying to make-> In 1976 he ordered an F250 super cab bicentennial version , those only came in blue or white-his was white with gold eagle stripes down the sides, red , white and blue plaid cloth seat and rubber floor - I've had people tell me that Ford never made a super cab bicentennial version OR a bicentennial F250 - they said they were only regular cab/F100s and I've been told that IF it had a cloth seat it would have had carpeted floors but it didn't , he ordered it thru Gorno Ford in Woodhaven , MI - that truck had a 460/automatic trans. My Dad passed away years ago so I can't ask him but I did ask my Mom what she remembered about the '68 F100 and she said all she could remember was it didn't have a rear bumper when he bought it and it did not come with a spare tire either-that was extra......she said they paid around $2,000.00 for it brand new which was a lot of money for them at the time . Oh well , just for sake of conversation ...........maybe the "Custom Cab" markings had some thing to do with the 390 instead of a six cylinder or small V8 ?
In the spring of 1968 my Dad bought a brand new F100 , it was pale yellow with a white painted grill and white front bumper , when he got it there was no rear bumper so he had a Ford step bumper installed-that bumper was painted silver . The only option that truck had was an AM radio=no power steering or power brakes , a 390 with a 3 speed in the column, it had a plain black leather seat with no pattern and black rubber floor - if I remember correct it had a "Custom" badge on the glove box door too . It had chrome badges on the rear pillar of the cab that said "Custom Cab" and 390 badges on the lower front fenders-No other chrome trim , for sure none around the tail lights and it had a plain stamped tailgate that said Ford in white - no chrome panel there either . I don't remember if it had chrome around the windshield or just the rubber seal . I'll try to find pictures of that truck and post them .
No- my lenses are flat with detail on one side and smooth on the other side . I did not sand the lenses at all . The back side of the chrome bezel is curved and has a locating tab so I just sanded it smooth with a flat sanding stick until the back side of the bezel/light pocket came thru . The bezel sits back further in the opening and the light sits against the 1/4 panel instead of inside the bezel . * IF this kit was a true low end Custom Cab as the box art says it would not have the chrome trim around the tail lights **
One of the things that has been bothering me , from the pictures people have posted of their truck models is the way the tail lights bulge out of the opening , they should be flush of even counter sunk . So I sanded the back side of the bezel and now they fit flush and look a little better to my eye .