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Old 01-20-2011, 10:57 PM
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This is one nice time capsule

This has been on craigslist for a few months.

1966 Ford F100 - Short Bed Service Body - SLICK

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sure looks nice but i see why it's been on there for so long! a little high on the asking price.
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Yeah it is high on price, but it is a sweeet ride.
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I think it is a little high myself. When I think about it though, he is not that far off. My unibody is in good shape but has some usual rust/rot spots that will need tending soon. The time and labor that my dad and I have put in it to this point is pretty decent. The time left to just get it painted and presentable to drive will be even more intense.

My uncle spent 11 months solid working full time on his 65 a few years back. Doing all the work himself and buying... building the truck, motor, transmission, exhaust, upholstery, and all new rubbers/seals cost him 11,000.

Having a truck as nice as the one being offered to start with, may put you labor ahead. I do not think anyone can get back what they have invested in their restorations of these trucks.

If it were bought for about a thousand less and looked as good as the pictures show... it would not be a bad investment. It is better looking and cheaper than a new truck.

It also looks like it wants to go to work.
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Get rid of that bed and it will be much more appealing. Not many wanting an old service truck.

I can't imagine a plumber using a truck that long and not putting 70,000 miles on it.




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Get rid of that bed and it will be much more appealing. Not many wanting an old service truck.

I can't imagine a plumber using a truck that long and not putting 70,000 miles on it.
Since the odometers of these trucks read to 99,999.9 then return to ZERO, who knows what the actual mileage is?

And...some people either have forgotten, or are unaware that used car dealers were once in-famous for (illegally) rolling back odometers.
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Reminds me of a story...

This Farmer had an old F100 with a lot of miles on it and was thinking of selling it to get a new one...but because of the high
mileage, there were no takers. The farmers neighbor says to him one day, "Well, why don't you just open up that
speedometer and just roll those numbers back...just roll'em on back a bit.."

A week later, the neighbor sees the farmer and asks, "You ever sell that old truck of yers"?

Farmer replies, "Why the hell should I sell it?... it's only got fifteen thousand miles on it"!
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3 on the tree other that that I like it!
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Get rid of that bed and it will be much more appealing. Not many wanting an old service truck.

I can't imagine a plumber using a truck that long and not putting 70,000 miles on it.

John
I gotta agree with John, Most older plumbers service trucks were about as beat up as they could get.

There would have been a pipe rack up top, ladders on the sides and a pipe threading machine on the back. They were usually greasier than most due to the soldering flux and threading oil they used that got all over everything, including the plumber. When plumbers weren't getting greasy, they were digging in the mud or rodding out sewer lines. Most plumbers chewed tobacco and they all smelled bad!

And they would easily put that mileage on a truck in a only few years.

The one listed looks sweet, though!
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That would be one nice camping truck! Canoe rack on top, lots of storage below. If it was a couple of thousand miles closer and a couple of thousand dollars cheaper, I'd be checking it out...
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Look at this one, LOL

if the above was truck expensive then look at this one I ran across...

1966 Ford F-100 352 v8 6000$ obo
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even better

1965 Ford F100 Short Bed Truck
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See even the Chebby folks dream of Slicks!!!!!!!!!!!! Or that's the sellers only way to get someone to pop up his classified ad!
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Get rid of that bed and it will be much more appealing. Not many wanting an old service truck.

I can't imagine a plumber using a truck that long and not putting 70,000 miles on it.
I can't imagine loading the utility body full of tools and plumbing fittings and not having the half-ton F100 dragging its a$$ pretty badly.

Most of the utility body trucks we had in the '60s/'70s were F350s or D300s because even 3/4-ton utility body trucks were marginal once we had 'em loaded with tools and parts.

Maybe we just had heavier tools.....

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