1967-1972 Ford F-Series Walkaround...

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I know I posted a similar thread a while back but, with the announcement of the Moebius Models F-sereis, I thought it'd be a good idea to start an info thread on these trucks. Please, if you have info and pics on these trucks, feel free to post it here! This is not just 'my thread' it's open to anyone with relevant information!

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.

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Note: No power steering pump, no brake booster. The only option on this truck is the V8.

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The round oil pressure gauge on the left side IS NOT STOCK. Dad cut it in to replace the factory idiot light.

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The radio delete plate is made from cast aluminum...

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That's all for this one. Next, details of a '69 F-250 Custom Cab.

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1969 F-250 Ranger. Custom Cab.

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Notice the optional power steering fluid cooler. I'm not sure if this is factory or aftermarket...

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Note the differences in dash detail between a base model truck (Top) and a Ranger/ Custom Cab (Below)...

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Also, door panels:

Base model:

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Explorer, Custom Cab:

A little worse for wear but you get the general idea...

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Now, we cover the differences between grilles... This is really the only way to tell these years apart and if somebody used a diferent year grille in their truck.... You're only resort is to check the registration... :rolleyes:

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.

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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.

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1969:

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In 1970, Ford started using injection molded plastic, break-away inserts in a stamped stainless frame. The frame was the same for the three years. Four screws per side changed the inserts. The inserts were interchangable between the three years.

1970: Even grid.

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1971: six sections per side.

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1972: Four sections per side.

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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.

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Nice, complete, and comprehensive!

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...

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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

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Not sure what year this one is, but it looks like it's within the correct year range. This one's now a 3' cube, and it had a slide in camper in the bed, so all I have a cab and in-cab detail shots, but it appears to be an F-350 Sport Custom?

Album with large pics: http://smg.photobuck...kups/?start=all

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You know you're gonna add full heater box detail!:

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Red one on the bottom is the body style after this one- '73-79.

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Casey, looks like a '70 model. Thanks for the heater box pic... That thing took a HARD hit on that left front... What exactly did it tangle with?

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...

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What a great pair of trucks, can't wait for this kit!

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Here's my old 76 stepside, wish I still had her. I'll have to look around and see if I can find any other pics.

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Ron

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Here's a couple

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And the 302 I rebuilt for it

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My great uncle had a bunch of Bumpsides, and only one met with an unfortunate end, around 1970-71. Proof? Here ya go...

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Ohh, Chuck.... That's a heartbreaker.... I hope your Great Uncle came out of that one ok! I see the cab is undamaged and the windshield isn't sprung... I know from experience that these old beasts could take a pretty hard hit and still protect the occupants quite well.

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.

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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.

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I was behind a very clean pale yellow '68-72 Ranger XLT shortbed fleetside this morning..had the woodgrain trim on the tailgate. It had side marker lights, but I didn't see the front end so I'm not sure what year it was.

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My old 68 Ford Ranger. I should have photos of the 67 I had somewhere.

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An interesting variation would be one like this...Ford built the '67-72 Ford F series w/ some updates like the grille below until around 1990 in Brazil.

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Some of those south american variations are interesting. As was mentioned before, check out fordification.com for the best info on these trucks... they've even got pics of the right hand drive australian fords on there

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can't forget the Mercurys either... http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35331

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Beautiful red ford.

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Latest 1:1 acquisition...

'68 Merc 350 crew cab

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tres elegante, no?

mike

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