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New (to me) Farm Truck
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:09:01 PM »
Couldn't resist this old gal. Just going through her mechanically, and a buff and seal. No use making it too pretty to haul compost and manure.
  Had to add a little flavor to the inside, though.
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:26:00 PM »
Lookin good!! Like the patriotic door panels. Great idea.
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 04:29:42 PM »
what a great truck!  such a pretty color blue!  congrats!
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 04:55:20 PM »
That's a nice old beast made of real steel. What year is that, 69-70?

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 05:27:13 PM »
 Its a 67, Ranger model. Has already been updated with power steering, thankfully.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 05:55:41 PM »
what a great truck!  such a pretty color blue!  congrats!

Chip where do you see blue?

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 05:58:05 PM »
A truck is a must for us.
Congrats!  I hope she is good to you!
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 06:02:24 PM »
Butter Bean nice find for sure. Them old trucks are worth some cake now days..
I just picked up an old "real farm truck" myself, it's blue or so I thought, according to Chip now I have no clue what color it is. LOL.. Chip what color do you see here?
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 06:07:43 PM »
Nice Truck, I still have Dad's old 68 step side ford 100..

Amazing these old trucks are running 50 years later.. even more at what they cost new..
I don't think Dad paid more than 1100 for his truck new.

In 70 I worked for a dealership who advertised new trucks for 2,222.22 I remember the big sign over the shop..
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 07:34:36 PM »
I'm  a sucker for these older trucks. I also have a 65, sitting on 72 chevy 4x4 frame. Needs a lot of body works but runs well. Also have  55 and a 57 chevy 3100's.  The 55 is fixed up but the 57 looks the same as the day I brought her home, all original except the gas and fuel tank.
 Saw a 68 f100 4x4 for sale about 30 miles away. Might build a his and hers combo, if I can talk the better half into it.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 09:04:25 PM »
butta bean, in the pic your truck on the outside looks like a pale blue on the upper.  can you go on the driver door jamb and get the paint code?  i can look it up, but that year had several shades of blue and green.  the code would help.

zook, your truck is def chevy blue.  my brother had an old impala (i called it the land yacht) in chevy blue as well.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 10:36:29 PM »
Zook I can't tell what year that truck is. I can't see if the hood goes to the windshield or is seperate from the vents...... 

My 79 had the hood that was famous for bending halfway. A safety precauction by GM.  Yours looks like mine but it might be a 80 to a 82 ??????
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 02:08:00 AM »
Couldn't resist this old gal. Just going through her mechanically, and a buff and seal. No use making it too pretty to haul compost and manure.
  Had to add a little flavor to the inside, though.

Mr ButtaBean, I like your bump.
Your '67 is the first year the bumps were made, (1967-1972).
Those bumps are good trucks.
Parts are still available for them too.
What motor & transmission does it have?
Tell us more about it.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 08:28:15 AM »
butta bean, in the pic your truck on the outside looks like a pale blue on the upper.  can you go on the driver door jamb and get the paint code?  i can look it up, but that year had several shades of blue and green.  the code would help.

zook, your truck is def chevy blue.  my brother had an old impala (i called it the land yacht) in chevy blue as well.  :)

Haha, nice catch. Chip. Its actually Wimbledon white and lunar green.

  Its been updated to a 351 windsor with a C4 behind it. I have a built 351w and an aod tranny sitting in storage that very well make it into the engine compartment soon.
  New fuel tank, new compete brake system and a reman carb and away we went! I have a 2006 crown vic on the hook for replacing the original front suspension, $750.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 06:34:32 PM »
butta bean, in the pic your truck on the outside looks like a pale blue on the upper.  can you go on the driver door jamb and get the paint code?  i can look it up, but that year had several shades of blue and green.  the code would help.

Chip it was like that dress they had on the news "what color do you see" when I look at Beans truck I do not see any blue at all...

My truck is what Chevy called Hawaiian Blue that's in the paint code. 

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
Zook I can't tell what year that truck is. I can't see if the hood goes to the windshield or is seperate from the vents...... 

My 79 had the hood that was famous for bending halfway. A safety precauction by GM.  Yours looks like mine but it might be a 80 to a 82 ??????

Boo its a 75, true farm truck from OK only 28,000 miles.  The bending hood was from to much oil.. in the old can not the hinges.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 07:16:16 AM »
thank you for looking up the paint codes.  lunar green.  pretty.  for some reason on my computer it looks like a pale blue. 

zook, what makes me giggle about your truck is that it is a 'farm truck' with some mac daddy wheels/hub caps.  lol.  the high style wheels and caps fancy it up.   :D
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 09:07:09 AM »
Mr Crazyhorse and Mr Whiskeydog, I'd love to see some pics of your bumps, if you have any handy. Its amazing you've owned them that long. I had a 69 3/4 ton with built 390 in my younger days and sure do miss it.  It would pass anything except for a gas station.
 Lunar green is kind of blue-ish, to be fair. Not sure how the name come about but I like it all same.

 That 75 is a good looking truck, but I'm gonna have agree bout them rims lol.

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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 06:22:57 PM »
 

zook, what makes me giggle about your truck is that it is a 'farm truck' with some mac daddy wheels/hub caps.  lol.  the high style wheels and caps fancy it up.   :D

Chip the hub caps are the original ones off the truck for that year. AND the wheels are stock GM parts as well. Now days the new high in trucks with the big wheels are shipped with these plain Jane steel wheels, the nice ones are shipped directly to the dealer to be installed once the truck gets there. Saves on theft and damage, the dealer is suppose to send these wheels back to the factory for credit, be a few of them get sold out to the public.

Sorry the hubcaps in the pic are the right ones but painted. I got the original rusty ones just have not put them on yet.
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Re: New (to me) Farm Truck
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2017, 02:12:46 AM »
Mr Crazyhorse and Mr Whiskeydog, I'd love to see some pics of your bumps, if you have any handy. Its amazing you've owned them that long. I had a 69 3/4 ton with built 390 in my younger days and sure do miss it.  It would pass anything except for a gas station.
 Lunar green is kind of blue-ish, to be fair. Not sure how the name come about but I like it all same.

 That 75 is a good looking truck, but I'm gonna have agree bout them rims lol.

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It is a 1972 Ranger  XLT short bed ,429 motor, Quadrajet 4V, aluminum intake, headers, 2 1/2" dual exhaust, Black Magic electric fan, MSD,   c6 trans, Ford Performance red , 17" Ford Lightning wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires.
My wife & I both enjoy Ol' Red and would miss it if we did not have it.

I also have red 1993 Mustang GT that I bought in 1994 .
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