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In addition to Les Ritchey's '63 lightweight Super Stock Galaxie, I will be building this one along side.   Dearborn Steel Tubing (DST) built this really cool truck for B/FX competition.  It was powered by the same Super Stock 427 cu.in. 425 HP engine that powered the lightweight Galaxie's.  This is the only one know to exist.  This build will be somewhat challenging as it will require some scratch building and kit bashing to get the details as accurate as possible.  Challenging - yes, doable - you bet!   This one is going to be fun!

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So it was an integral cab big window short bed. Kinda close to my '61 F100 integral cab Long Bed Custom Cab small window with a 428 cobra Jet.

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This should be interesting to watch. I remember when this truck was featured in Hot Rod Magazine and others. I never figured out why the roof was painted Flat Black.  

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I wish Round2 could re-issue the 61 to 63 pickups...specially the 63 with the overhead camper top.  I have a few from my dads old collection id like to restore...plus you know they would sell like hotcakes.

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Actually the color is Code T which in 1963 was SandShell Beige.  I had MCW custom mix this color in spray.

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Here’s a few pictures I took of of the truck at the All Ford Nationals in Carlisle, PA in 2012. Good luck on your build.

Dennis

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On 12/30/2017 at 9:57 PM, DustyMojave said:

So it was an integral cab big window short bed. Kinda close to my '61 F100 integral cab Long Bed Custom Cab small window with a 428 cobra Jet.

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I used to live in Boron and Barstow.

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You might want to also look at the May issue of Car Craft magazine. Inside of the back cover is a picture of this truck on the starting line at a Drag Strip. There're some differences in the lettering than the picture of the truck in it's current state. This would be common on any Race Car. The picture shows a right rear quarter view of the truck and shoes the Stu Wilson Ford sponsorship on the right rear quarter panel.   

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Cool biuld. Will be watching this one and it’s giving me some ideas for a future project.

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