My other ride, 76 F 100

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:Someone ask me on a ford truck FB page if my tailgate was inspired by the 2011 trucks. I said no, it was painted a decade ago in 2008,,, I think Ford saw mine & copied it !!! :lol: then someone else put up this pic
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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just saw on TV,the show...counting cars...they showed a 65 dodge trk with factory buckets and consol,,unrestored it was cool but BUTT UGLY...only a mother could love that ugly.... :shock: pop
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I believe you're right Jim! :lol: My truck has an alter ego down under,he even has wood dashes :lol: ;

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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popscomet wrote:just saw on TV,the show...counting cars...they showed a 65 dodge trk with factory buckets and consol,,unrestored it was cool but BUTT UGLY...only a mother could love that ugly.... :shock: pop
Pop 65s look kinda like the one Don knotts endorsed. They called it ''THE DUDE'' think was around 1970,ugly lime green trucks with a stripe package..I cant remember about the seats.
some were talking about 65 fords on here with buckets & they had a 65 falcon/comet console in them. But some earlier ones had the console like mine. or at least a few did. there was a couple of drag trucks F-100 XL, one is still around,,, it has the earlier 63 console.

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2 ... 16211.html

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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like I said the other night ,,I worked with a guy that had a 65 ford pu he bought brand new 6cyl 3spd column shift swb,that had bukets and console,,,they looked like stang seats to me,,but it's been 40yrs ago,,,
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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popscomet wrote:like I said the other night ,,I worked with a guy that had a 65 ford pu he bought brand new 6cyl 3spd column shift swb,that had bukets and console,,,they looked like stang seats to me,,but it's been 40yrs ago,,,
Yep 65 truck buckets do look like stang seats. the pic above of the 63 racetruck look like 63 hardtop falcon seats, which look thicker than stang seats. I'd bet they used convertible consoles which I think they have one end that is flat ,where this one I have has the tunnel hump shape on both ends. & they are a bit shorter & his looks shorter in the front than mine.
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Econoline/Falcon, truck/van seats? And weren't they the same as Bronco?
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:Someone ask me on a ford truck FB page if my tailgate was inspired by the 2011 trucks. I said no, it was painted a decade ago in 2008,,, I think Ford saw mine & copied it !!! :lol: then someone else put up this pic
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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the more I think about that guy's 65 ,I member thinking it never tripped my trigger,reason why was the seats looked to thin to small for the cab,at that time I had the same seats and console, to make my trk the same way,,but the buckets just didn't look right,,now the pic of the race trk looks much better ,just cause the seats are bigger and thicker..JMO..that 65dodge on TV the other night looked good cause those seats were bigger and thicker as console was also..and another guy at work also had a GM trk 70 72 or maybe newer that he also bought new with factory buckets console that also had bigger thicker seats and for a GM ,I have to admit,didn't look bad...beefier is the word ,,the 65 ford pu just didn't look beefy enough for me,POP calls it like I see it... :shock:
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Well after putting in new buckets ,console & making a cover for the steering wheel I drove it 3-4 times & parked it in the dungeon a couple years ago .then put the focus back on the comet & other life things ,house & yardwork,& other junk. so I haven't even cranked this truck in over 2 years. So thinking might as well sell it, yesterday after charging the battery for a night I opened the door & DANG I need some windows in the dungeon! :shock:

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I just closed the door & went & to get some leather cleaner/conditioner . Had the bottle in my hand when I saw the same stuff in a baby wipe type can. they worked great & the mold or what ever it is came right off. I had my respirator on because my lungs cant handle that mess & I just had round one of the vaccine for covid so I took caution. Then I opened the gas cap,sniff, smelled ok so I cranked on it. a couple short 7-8 second trys & she busted off on that third try just like normal! I was tickled pink. So I went for a short ride. I forgot how smooth this thing rides. so it gets a bath today after the interior clean up last night. I may not sell it after all. Have renewed interest in it !! :D
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Ya, sellin it, that's one of those" why'd I do that" ,,
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Glad you decided to keep it.
Had a black '76 with 360, BW T18 and 3.70 posi-trac back in the 80s pulled pretty hard. Sold it to a guy to pull a mobile home from Mississippi. I though he was nuts but he pulled it off. Burned up the clutch but he made it.

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Nope. Keep it! Too cool to let go 8)
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Well with the comet tore apart I got ole punkn out to go to our monthly cruise in yesterday . Great weather ! beautiful day ! drove it a little afterwards,a little teaser. So today I decided to drive the rest of the old cheap gas out of it so I drove it to the next town for some 93 octane ,we only have 92 & it's higher priced.

I guess I need to drive it more, I looked at the oil sticker;
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then I looked at the millage;
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I've put 1400 miles on it since 2013 :roll: :roll: still got 3600 miles on that oil change but I'll probably change it next time I get it out,maybe getting too old & break down.
Every time I get in it I think might as well sell it because I dont drive it,then by the time I get back home I dont want to. :?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZI8-d3FVHc
after it purrin at me like that I may give it another little romp tomorrow! :)
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Very nice truck, John. I'd hate to see you sell it.

I would love to own another '65, looked @ a '64 Ranger project last year.
These things have turned into gold after new truck prices got crazy high. And yours' is gold, so there ya go. 8)

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