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The only other way to tell it is a Camper Special is look for the wiring harness.
Look's like a '77 F-250 Super Cab from your small avatar. Since I recently bought a '74 F-250 Super Cab myself I have become interested in them. Mine is a Ranger Trim Package, the most bare bones Ranger I have ever seen, it has no side trim, no carpet. It only has power brakes, power steering, and Air Conditioning. (Which I don't like)
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I don't know how many of these trucks there are out there, but they are everywhere and cheap (and rust free, of course) out here in Sunny, Southern California.
Yeah, rub it in why don't you.

Nice truck there 1stCamperSpecial. From the one pic, the bed doesn't look that bad. Perfect time to dive in and learn about body work and try to fix it. Finding a good bed here in the rust belt will cost much more than what you gave for the truck. If the bed just has it's common rust areas (wheel wells and rear corners, than I'd try to fix it. You'll have to repaint a different bed anyway.
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It might be actually worth it in some cases to get a bed from out here and ship it out to where you are.
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It might be actually worth it in some cases to get a bed from out here and ship it out to where you are.
Heck, buy the entire truck and have more parts. Wonder what shipping would be from out there in LA LA land to up here in the upper Midwest and I wonder if it would be better to have an entire truck that could be shipped via car transport vs just a bed that would need to be shipped freight and risk damaging. I would think a truck that could drive up on a transport would be cheaper. Granted an entire truck would be more than just a bed, but probably not that much out there. Heck, if I could get a running rust free truck and with shipping for around $2000 I'd do it in a heart beat.
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I think you could easily do that of you found a decent shipping company or if you just trailer-ed it home by your self with a economical tree hugger SUV, But with gas prices being so high, who knows...
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I think you could easily do that of you found a decent shipping company or if you just trailer-ed it home by your self with a economical tree hugger SUV, But with gas prices being so high, who knows...
Yeah, fuel prices throws the fork in anything, but getting a truck cheap enough is worth it especially rust free. Something I'm going to think about in the next couple years.
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Go for a California, or Arizona or Nevada area truck.
We don't salt the roads here in Southern California, so, as a result, the body doesn't rust hardly at all.
(Unless, say you live near the beach, salt water is merciless)

And you can get nice trucks out here for a good price.
The kid I got my '74 F-250 from was asking 2,000, he paid 1,500 for it a year ago.
Bought it from his uncle, who was either the original owner, or owned it for a while.
I ended up paying 11 Benjamin's too much for it.
It has a rebuilt low mileage 390 with headers, a new Edlebrock carb and air cleaner, a high performance coil and starter.
(I have receipts for most of this stuff)
As you can see by this picture it is rust free.

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It just cost me $650 in gas to get cab and bed on frame and an extra bed from Georgia to Indiana. Gas is a major factor but like you said it's rust free parts which is a ton less body work. Worth it ? I think so.
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^^^ In the long run yes, it's very worth it to travel and get rust free stuff.
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Nice trucks to both of you guys. I am partial to the F-350's

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Oh, it is. It's weighs around 5,000 empty and will chirp the tires. It's a 4 speed with a granny low gear, has a gunrack, I love bein' a redneck!
It has one of the biggest frames ever put in a pickup, 8" deep frame. Super Camper Specials are rare.
Redneck in Southern California with a gun rack?!?! That's almost a triple oxymoron. That's OK because we live in the beautiful suburbs in the Bay Area and I enjoy working on my truck while listening to my Rush!

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Redneck in Southern California with a gun rack?!?! That's almost a triple oxymoron. That's OK because we live in the beautiful suburbs in the Bay Area and I enjoy working on my truck while listening to my Rush!

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You have to be registered for 10 days and have made 5posts within the community. I know, since I'm a newby also and had a message sent to me about it today.
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