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#1 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Anyone own one? I have a story that goes along with why I am asking, I'm looking for an F100 or F250. 61-69 year model. 

 

I'd love to see some photos. Anyone have one they no longer want? :) Make more room for tractors ;)

 

 

My story is about my late friend Steve Lopes. Great man, great friend, I miss him daily. Passed one year ago in about a month from now. Tough pill to swallow even today. He had a 1965 Ford F250 that he loved. Truck was garage kept, and it was a looker! He & I are Ford men, and he didn't always get along with everyone from the fire dept, but he got along with me. We'd sit around talking Fords, just agreeing with one another. 

 

it got to the point where my now ex g/f would call him "future me". He was 55 & I'm 30, we just clicked. So years of friendship built and now he's gone. Truck is going to his young daughter, which I'm glad to see.

 

Now my hunt begins for mine, just now without my friend helping me along the way. In spirit I know he's around, but obviously it's not the same. 

 

So here I am looking for a Slick to drive in his honor and when I have kids, we can drive in together. 

 

That's the short, short version of my story.


Edited by Titus, September 14, 2016 - 10:25 AM.

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 10:38 AM

'67-'69 is an entirely different body style.


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 10:43 AM

'67-'69 is an entirely different body style.

How so? I know the grills are different, dash can be, etc. Unibody Vs non uni I've seen the difference.



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Like most of the big 4 truck manufacturers, the trucks were ugly until Chevy came out with their 67s. The others got better looking too, at about that time. My favorite Chevy trucks are 55 to 59 and 73 to 87. The Fords of the late 60s are more squared and that style ran through the 70s. Whitney used to have kits to handle the rot problems they had. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 11:14 AM

I like the 50 style of ford and sorry about your friend
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Posted September 14, 2016 - 11:31 AM

I have owned a '69 F100, '79 F100 and '85 F150,,, I liked those body styles.  If you seriously want one check Oldrides.com,,,plenty of fords there, maybe some in your area and may give you a idea how prices are all over the place! 


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 11:51 AM

I used to own a 67 F100 with 360V8.  Sure do wish I still had it!



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 12:17 PM

1967 started the "bump" side body style which they used through 1972. Totally different than the "slick" body style from 1961 through 1966


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Like most of the big 4 truck manufacturers, the trucks were ugly until Chevy came out with their 67s. The others got better looking too, at about that time. My favorite Chevy trucks are 55 to 59 and 73 to 87. The Fords of the late 60s are more squared and that style ran through the 70s. Whitney used to have kits to handle the rot problems they had. Good Luck, Rick


I think the opposite. I liked the look of Dodges before 94, Fords before 98 (97 If talking F150) and Chevys before 1988. All newer are ugly, and as each body style replaced the one before all have gotten worse looking. And even at that, among the older versions I preferred the older to the newer back into the mid 50's, looks wise and durability wise. Definitely 88+ Chevy, 94+ dodge and 98+Ford are not as tough as the older ones as well. Too much lightening up, too much plastic and not enough steel in the newer ones.

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 12:33 PM

2010fallrun060.jpgSteves 65 F250


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Posted September 14, 2016 - 01:20 PM

1967 started the "bump" side body style which they used through 1972. Totally different than the "slick" body style from 1961 through 1966

Yep, as I re-call 67 was a major change in style. I'm thinking there might have been some overlap in titling the two different styles in 67 but lots of difference in the trucks themselves.

 

Sorry about your friend.



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 01:27 PM

This is my 1968 F100, has been in our family since 1971.

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 02:02 PM

2010fallrun060.jpgSteves 65 F250

 

 

Beautiful truck. Sorry about your loss.

 

Here's a picture of my '65. Someday it will be on the road again.

 

 

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 02:42 PM

I thought 1968 was the new Ford body stile.  I bought a new Chev. that year, but wished later I got the ford. Liked the looks better.  If I remember right , the Ford was more expensive.



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 07:56 PM

Been big fan of 70's fords growing up. Liked the 73 to 79 best. Had several. ONce had a 63 short bed with truck four speed and a 390 thunderbird engine in it. Was a real Go-er!  I really like that one, but sold it to buy newer later after building my house. Like all the changes, the first couple years are not so good, then they get problems figured out, improve the looks some, more features and options, then all is good. The 65 and 66 Fords were near end of that body and were some of the best ones in that style.  I like the early 50's Fords and Chevys too, but not realistic to have as drivers now w/out total rebuilds and updates.


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