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1961 - 1966 Ford F-series reference pics

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Figured we could use a reference for this Ford truck styling cycle that would be a help for those building or rebuilding the vintage AMT trucks or the currently available resin kits. Or maybe even just to supply some eye-candy for the old truck fans... B)    If you have quality pics, bring 'em on...

'66 F100 Ranger Custom Cab

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'66 Ranger Custom Cab

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'65 F100

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'66 F250 4x4

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Some rough measurements I grabbed a while back to both check the accuracy of the amt cab and to possibly help with modifying the old amt unibody into a regular cab. Note that the '64-'66 cabs are taller above the rain gutters than the '61-'63 cabs.

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Nice trucks..!   I have a couple of the old AMTs I want to restore...one has the overhead camper top but it has a ton of glue on it and pretty messed up sadly.  I cant believe they have not re-issued this one yet.

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An AMT 1964 F100 would have been nice back in the day but, obviously would have required a lot of retooling. The '66 is similar bodywise..The '62-'63 styleside   can be built combining the  Dan models '62 Ford cab  or Motor City '63 Ford pickup  cab and the bed of the AMT 1960 Ford pickup. All F 350's ( bottom photo 1 ton ) and most 4x4's came with larger cut out  front fenders ( the bottom scallop line is cut out). The AMT '53 Ford is the best donor for a 6' flareside (stepside). The 8' flareside bed  as for as I know has never been available, unless scratch built, but hopefully will become a complete ready to buy package in resin someday. When the Moebuis '65-'66 and 4x4 F100  comes out, even more year coverage is  possible for both 2 and 4WD versions of the most interesting  and  most changed year to year series of Ford pickup ever made!

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Anybody know the diameter of those heavy 6-bolt wheels? I see them on a lot of medium duty older Fords.

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1 hour ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Anybody know the diameter of those heavy 6-bolt wheels? I see them on a lot of medium duty older Fords.

Well I've seen 16, 16.5, 17 and others. Also in the 62-63 Ford Shop man. F-100 thru F-400 are considered "light duty" trucks.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Day 2 Muscle said:

Anybody know the diameter of those heavy 6-bolt wheels? I see them on a lot of medium duty older Fords.

Well I've seen 16, 16.5, 17 and others. Also in the 62-63 Ford Shop man. F-100 thru F-400 are considered "light duty" trucks.

1961 F600 below. I assume this is medium duty? Heavy 6-bolt wheels?

I'm not being argumentative. I know very little about real (not pickup) trucks. Just trying to learn what's correct for what.

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Don't have any info on the fifties. And like most others, I've always thought the larger trucks were med. duty also, but according to Ford only the 500, 550, 600 were med. duty.

Guess its time to do some deep searching .

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Over at http://www.fordification.info/, Keith is busy adding '61-'66 data to the wealth of information on his '67-'79 Ford sites. Brochures, tech info, schematics and all kinds of cool stuff like a page explaining the unibody and interesting evolution in box styles...  http://www.fordification.info/tech/wrongbed.htm.

Good info like this showing the 4x4 wheel usage- 5 lugs on F100 and eight lugs on F250. The six lug wheels were used only on the F350 and up.

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 11:17 AM, Ace-Garageguy said:

Anybody know the diameter of those heavy 6-bolt wheels? I see them on a lot of medium duty older Fords.

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This wheel is the most common wheel found on '61-'66 F 350's, its a 2 piece 16". The optional wheel was the solid 17.5". All F 350 came with the 6 lug pattern.

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 1:11 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

1961 F600 below. I assume this is medium duty? Heavy 6-bolt wheels?

I'm not being argumentative. I know very little about real (not pickup) trucks. Just trying to learn what's correct for what.

Image result for 1961 Ford F600

 

The F 600 shown is considered a medium duty truck. The beefier end of the medium duty line was the F 700 and F 750 (same sheet metal styling). The most common wheel size on F 600 was 2 piece 20". Optional was the 22.5" solid.

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 The heavy duty conventional used the larger front end, but basically the same cab. Dan models offers an excellent heavy duty Ford cab identical to this one. Interestingly the cab styling on the heavy duty trucks continued to the  1969 year model, while the medium duty styling ended in 1966. To get an idea of the weight capacities involved on a heavy duty  T 950 below, the max GVW is 62,000 on the straight chassis, a 12, 15 or 18K front axle and 38 or 44K rear axles

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29 minutes ago, leafsprings said:

This wheel is the most common wheel found on '61-'66 F 350's, its a 2 piece 16". The optional wheel was the solid 17.5". All F 350 came with the 6 lug pattern.

 

24 minutes ago, leafsprings said:

The F 600 shown is considered a medium duty truck. The beefier end of the medium duty line was the F 700 and F 750 (same sheet metal styling). The most common wheel size on F 600 was 2 piece 20". Optional was the 22.5" solid.

 

6 minutes ago, leafsprings said:

The heavy duty conventional used the larger front end, but basically the same cab. Dan models offers an excellent heavy duty Ford cab identical to this one. Interestingly the cab styling on the heavy duty trucks continued to the  1969 year model, while the medium duty styling ended in 1966.

 

Thanks, thanks, and thanks. Most helpful.

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