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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-22-2006 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yo Fellas,

Has anyone ever seen the "arrowhead F-100" emblem located at the rear and side of the hood of this '65? The seller is claiming it's original......Take a look at it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-F-100-Custom-Cab-Historical-1965-F-100-Long-Bed-Truck_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ39414QQitemZ4605950853QQrdZ1#ebayphotohosting

I'm thinking it's been taken from some other model year F100 & added to this '65 rig.....I like it; but I'm not too sure it's original '65 ornamentation.

Anyone with knowledge or an opinion on this?

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-22-2006 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
......in fact, when I went back and looked at it closer, I'm thinking that the Custom Cab should have also had the chrome grill. I'm also sure that those are not OEM '65 door mirrors.

I'm not buying into his statement: "The truck is all original minus the rims and the am/fm stereo installed in the cab."

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2006 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I knew, those are one of my favorite trucks.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 01-27-2006 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The arrowhead style emblem isn't right, that came from another year. But the truck does have most everything that the Custom Cab package included, except the grille should have been bright, not painted

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 01-28-2006 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like a Camper Special. It has the tool box bed and the Custom Cab instrument cluster with extra guages. I see the extra wiring harness where it should be on the right inner fender. I don't know if those mirrors were available in 1965. It's possible they were optional to see around a wider camper shell. I'm pretty sure the grille should have been polished aluminum or chrome. It has the correct 1965 fender emblems (which are not available re-popped). The hood emblems are 1961 / 1962. It has a "granny" 4 speed. The price so far is reasonable.

Tracy

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-28-2006 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:
It looks like a Camper Special. It has the tool box bed and the Custom Cab instrument cluster with extra guages. I see the extra wiring harness where it should be on the right inner fender. I don't know if those mirrors were available in 1965. It's possible they were optional to see around a wider camper shell. I'm pretty sure the grille should have been polished aluminum or chrome. It has the correct 1965 fender emblems (which are not available re-popped). The hood emblems are 1961 / 1962. It has a "granny" 4 speed. The price so far is reasonable. Tracy

Tracy,
Good catch on the hood emblem!!

I believe that style of hood emblem was placed on '65s, but only on the 6 cylinder models. A '65 352-V8 equipped truck would of had a V8 in the emblem rather than the gear & lightning. I also recall the Custom Cab trucks had the polished aluminum trim (~2" wide) along both sides from the hood, across the door, and all the way down the box.....

All-n-all, I still think its a very nice truck!

Ryan

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-29-2006 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a nice example of a sweet red/white '65 with the correct OEM bright grille, correct V8 center hood emblem and the box/door/hood side trim. However, I can't say if those side mirrors were OE or not....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4607106208&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT

Damn, I wish my '65 short box looked that nice!
Ryan

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 01-29-2006 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was referring to the emblem on the side of the hood as being '61-'62. I don't have any emblems on my '66 so I forgot about the emblem on the front and the side trim.

FYI:
The '53-'56 hood emblems were all the gear/kightning bolts. Ford started using the V8 emblem in 1957.

Tracy

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-29-2006 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:
I was referring to the emblem on the side of the hood as being '61-'62.

The '53-'56 hood emblems were all the gear/kightning bolts. Ford started using the V8 emblem in 1957. Tracy


COOL!
THE MYSTERY EMBLEM ON THE SIDE OF THE HOOD HAS BEEN SOLVED!! THANKS, TRACY!!!

I didn't know that about '57 being the first year for the V8 hood emblem. It's interesting that they didn't use it when the earlier trucks were equipped with a flat-head V8.......

Tracy,
Did you look at the red/white EBay ride? Nice, wouldn't ya say?

Ryan

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