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Ryan Wilke
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posted 10-04-2001 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...I about drove in the ditch when I spotted it! Talk about a tank! I know it would ride like one,,,but it sure would be one tuff truck! Nevertheless, I think it would make a whale-of-a tow truck for my racecar!

Do any of you fellas out there have one or know of one?

I've never seen one before, but that doesn't mean they weren't popular in other parts of the globe. I'm concerned that the 'Crew Cab-specific' parts may be darn hard to locate.............I looked in a recent issue of Hemmings, but didn't see any. If any of you "truckers" have any thoughts or opinions on this rig, please let me hear 'em!

Thanks, Ryan

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68F100
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posted 10-05-2001 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told once that they weren't actually factory built. Don't know that to be a fact. I have seen quite a few of them here and there. All of the ones I've seen have been 4wd and most of them longbeds. I'll keep looking for more info.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-05-2001 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't remember ever seeing one.

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67stang
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posted 10-05-2001 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen them also, but have also heard they were not offered from the factory.

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68F100
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posted 10-05-2001 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a picture of a "Frankenstein" one:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1965_f100_9.html

and here's a couple more "interesting" pics:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1964_f100_crew.html


http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1963_f100_3.html


I'm still looking for a real one.

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MLariviere
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posted 10-05-2001 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen one,a long time ago. It looked similar to the red 4X4,but was a longbed. What a moose! I'm not 100% sure,but I read somewhere they were built by a company that did coachworking,and were used widely by utility companies. Good luck finding the back body parts. The plus side is the back doors were cut from a second set of front doors.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 10-08-2001 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the input, Guys!

Since it was "on the move" I don't know where it 'lives'.... but I've got my spys in the neighborhood working over time trying to locate it's hiding spot!

68f100: Many thanks for the way pics!!

Not if, but when I locate it again - I'll swerve in front of it (well, maybe not!:eek to get the guy to stop and give me the low-down on it; if it's OEM, home-made etc.! It was painted that 'period-correct' solid Aqua, rolling on dark gray or black painted tall skinny OEM-style rims, little, if any, chrome,,,,,,, I'll find it, even if it takes me until, well, a long time!!!! -- And when I do, I'll report back!

Thanks again, Guys,,,,
Ryan

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68F100
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posted 10-13-2001 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best info I could come up with so far is that they were not crew cabs from the factory. But, there are a lot of them around. I've seen several in person. They were built by a third party. Seems most of them were forestry trucks or went to fire depts, etc. Mostly purpose built. They needed a truck that would haul not only stuff, but people too. The extra part of the cab is basically another cab grafted into the original cab, so doors, weather stripping, seats, etc are the same as the regular cab. I'm still looking for better info.

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TomP
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posted 10-24-2001 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MacMillan Bloedel (these are the woodsman guys that piss the treehuggers off) used to have lots of weird factory ordered Ford trucks... if you are a big company and order lots of new vehicles they will build what you want.

Some i've seen in the wrecking yards:

67-69 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 with only right side rear door.

67-69 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 with no rear doors

67-69 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 on regular cab chassis with 4 ft long box, rear wheelwells cut into back of cab.

late 60's F600 crew cab 4x4's

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-25-2001 07:44 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:
67-69 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 with no rear doors

Tough to get in the back seat, I'd bet.

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TomP
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posted 11-04-2001 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i bet it would be, if there was one... trucks i saw had no seat back there, the front seat folded but not enough to get good access. It was built that way as it had no rear doorjambs.
Woulda have made a cool hauler.

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