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Ford Courier Pickup Trucks 1972/1981


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#1 TractorGuy1994 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:26 PM

This Topic for those Here who owned or used a Mazda Built Ford Courier Pickup.

 

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:29 PM

My Buddy Bruce Had a 1977 model same color Blue as this one! Had 642,285 Miles frame rusted in two!

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:56 PM

My dad had 4 of them at one time in the 70s. He used them as service trucks for his HVAC company. They only lasted adout 1 1/2 yrs due to rusting of the frame and body.Engines were good but rust was bad. He then switched to the Dodge Ram pickups (same size basicly) and had the same result, rust. The couriers had good gas mileage. they were sticks. Roger.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:24 PM

I don't remember those at all. I wonder if they were sold in Canada. 



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:59 PM

I had one of those it was a good little truck. The fame rusted through at the rear spring shackles.
My Dad welded angle iron in with his Harbor Freight Fllux Core welder and I drove it another year.

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Good little trucks, direct competition was the Chevy Luv, another import, both suffered from severe rust issues here in the North East.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Have not seen one of those for quite some time. Minnesota winters are real hard on vehicles but the imports really rusted quickly. I think the Dodge was the D50.



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 11:36 PM

I don't remember those at all. I wonder if they were sold in Canada. 

yes sir they where...



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 03:46 AM

I think the Dodge was the D50.

 

My father had an '86 model. It got 27 mpg tops, and was very reliable.


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