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posted 10-18-2002 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 1965 I went to a Ford dealer to inquire about buying a Thunderbolt. They said they couldn't get one and tried to sell me an F100 with a 427. They showed me a brochure that had cutaway drawings of the truck and the suspension. It looked very similar to the T-bolt traction bar in back.

As I remember, there were no photos just drawings but it was a printed sales brochure.

My question is, did anyone ever build this truck? I do not remember ever seeing one run in person or in a magazine.

John

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posted 10-18-2002 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not Alex, i guess he is out farting about.

There was at least one F100 drag truck that ran, it had big bold lettering advertising that fact.

I'll ask Joel N and the S/S & AFX gang ... they'll have lotsa details.

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posted 10-18-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an almost instant reply that shows:

[IMG] http://attach4.groups.yahoo.com/v1/gKCwPdBWZ0n9ViyGOzFN_Hza4-nJE1r6gRgXJBDY0C9JdFVCduCnzcW8NclhxkB0zw35JrtNXGqLCTCkbU-WNlQQcKhqyF2NIcfXQw/TRUCK.jpg]http://attach4.groups.yahoo.com/ v1/gKCwPdBWZ0n9ViyGOzFN_Hza4-nJE1r6gRgXJBDY0C9JdFVCduCnzcW8NclhxkB0zw35JrtNXGqLCTCkbU-WNlQQcKhqyF2NIcfXQw/TRUCK.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG] http://attach6.groups.yahoo.com/v1/gKCwPfT870f9ViyGHbNxAExL7WUvILpwHrcIILNvi1ZYRPrhFY3ibBTtw8QVO5QQB-G3R1RSfKDl1KqR1AEi3wDbQmxWJC49iNFAdg/TRUCK~earlier.jpg [/IMG]

Joel says :

Tom, John,
That truck was originally a '63 and it ran out of the Stu Wilson dealership around Detroit, then went to Jack Whitby/Friendly Ford in DE as the lettering shows. Whitby later got a T-Bolt by the way. It sure would be something to find one of these brochures you mention. This is the first I heard of them. Attached is a scan of the same truck at the '63 NHRA Nationals running B/FX.

Joel
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posted 10-18-2002 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmmm how do you make the pictures appear?

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posted 10-18-2002 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IMG http://attach6.groups.yahoo.com/v1/gKCwPfT870f9ViyGHbNxAExL7WUvILpwHrcIILNvi1ZYRPrhFY3ibBTtw8QVO5QQB-G3R1RSfKDl1KqR1AEi3wDbQmxWJC49iNFAdg/TRUCK~earlier.jpg /IMG ????

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posted 10-18-2002 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here you go, Tom.

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posted 10-18-2002 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ahhh Steve to the rescue Again!

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posted 10-18-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
hmmm how do you make the pictures appear?

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You almost had it. You put a [img] in front, and a [/img] in back of the address.

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posted 10-18-2002 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool truck!

It even has a vinyl roof!

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posted 10-18-2002 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
vinyl shminyl ...it's only the 427 that matters!

Heres more response about the F100 option....

Tom--

Joel Naprstek has forwarded me some of your e-mail correspondence re: the 427 option in the F-100. The Wilson/Whitby '63 was very real and ran 12.7s at 108 back in the day. Not bad for a 3,825# brick, I'd say.

By way of introduction, I'm MayhemBob, the guy in TX with the FE in an '66 SBSS. I spoke with Dennis Kolodziej the other day at the Old Drag Racers Reunion in Panama City, FL, about exactly this. Dennis has the option sheets from Ford's I've been meaning to have him send me. You might ask him to scan and send you a set. Bests,

-Bob Bardell-
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posted 10-18-2002 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must not be holding my mouth right for I can't see no pic nor does the links works when cut/paste.

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And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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posted 10-19-2002 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like they removed the picture.

Good thing I saved it!

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posted 10-19-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's wicked! Thanks for the pic...I think it's new wallpaper time

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posted 10-19-2002 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put that up against your Country Cadillac and see who wins?
Yes, I have seen that truck several times in magazine and FoMoCo race related articles.

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posted 10-19-2002 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW, now thats cool

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posted 10-20-2002 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow cool truck.
Anybody know of any good web pages with A/FX cars and info.
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posted 10-20-2002 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was there more than one of these made? To think of all the old F100's I've passed over through the years in the junkyards without peaking under the hood!

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posted 10-20-2002 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tomp has the web addresses of several AFX sites.
One for modernized A/FX type cars is a great group of friends of mine. The Midwest Nostalgia Superstock Association.

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posted 10-20-2002 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.mwnostalgiass.com/index.html

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posted 10-20-2002 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, I have search many times but only ever come up with funny car or altered sites.
Tom if you can pass on any other sites that would be great.
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posted 10-21-2002 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger

There is always the T-Bolt site...

http://www.angelfire.com/hi/427fairlane/index.html


or this one...

http://www.legendsofdragracing.com/home.htm

(edit: hmmm 3 out of 5 were bum links)

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