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Old 12-05-2011, 10:18 AM
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57 Crew at at Alabama Cruise in

I saw this Saturday at a cruise in in Northern Alabama. Owner never popped hood. Looks original

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Old 12-05-2011, 04:36 PM
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Boy, that thing looks solid! I love it. That looks big enough to live in if you wanted to. Thanks for posting the pic tacson!
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Or HAD to..... Looks like the rear wheels have been widened. Maybe a key to something dark under the hood. Very cool. Thanks for posting.
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Cool. Looks to be a 3-door. Unless he's shaved the rear door handle. The shape of the window frame on the left rear window is different than mine but mine is a 4 door. I wonder if the window frame on the other rear door is the same. He also has one-piece windows.
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Those subtle changes make a big difference. Good eye Norton!
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I noticed the wide wheels too. I also notice the bed and front clip are the same color. Maybe not all original. I wonder, were there really 4 door crew cabs in 57'? What year did they first have those built. I understand these things were modified by another company than ford for the forest service and the US armed forces. Anyone have certifiable info?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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The ones I have seen, including mine, were built by Orville Metal Specialties out of Orville, Ohio. They are id'd by a tag on the rear seat frame. Not sure when they started making them but the oldest crew fridge I have seen (before this one) is a '59. The one above may have a '57 front clip but actually be a later year- especially given the color difference.

As far as I know, these were sold through Ford but the cabs were built by Orville from two cabs supplied by Ford. Mostly sold to Forestry co.'s and the military. There's a few members here that have these rare beasts.
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I know of a nice crew cab fridge

I have a friend who has a 60' f250 crew cab 4x4 about as stock as you can get. It is a very nice truck. You can see pic's on the facebook Custom Classic Ford F100 Trucks 1957 1958 1959 1960 F-100 Rat & Hot Rods
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Here she is...

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Nope that isn't it. check this out
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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I was referring to the original post but hey, that is a beauty! I've seen that black stock one before - it was for sale a while back I think. 12grand or so? Seems like the same 4 or 5 crews always come up when searching the web. Any other members out there that have one of these?
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You'll notice a difference in the shape of the top front of the rear doors between those two trucks. Mine rear doors are the same as the black 4x4. It makes me wonder if the '57 was done by Orville but just an earlier design or another coach house all together.
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That is my buddy Tim's build out of Calif. Sold it to the guy in Bama. It started as a 60 1-ton crew out of AZ. Tim put it on a stretched F100 frame with a GM disc brake clip. 350/350 with nice cam. The sheet metal came off a 57 he parted out. I drove this truck before he sold it and it rode fantastic. The guy that bought it got a great deal. Tim had over 800 build hours into it. Many people in Calif wanted it but no one had any money.
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That is my buddy Tim's build out of Calif. Sold it to the guy in Bama. It started as a 60 1-ton crew out of AZ. Tim put it on a stretched F100 frame with a GM disc brake clip. 350/350 with nice cam. The sheet metal came off a 57 he parted out. I drove this truck before he sold it and it rode fantastic. The guy that bought it got a great deal. Tim had over 800 build hours into it. Many people in Calif wanted it but no one had any money.
Ahhh, so it is a 1960! I wonder why the different rear doors compared to other crews?
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That is my buddy Tim's build out of Calif. Sold it to the guy in Bama. It started as a 60 1-ton crew out of AZ. Tim put it on a stretched F100 frame with a GM disc brake clip. 350/350 with nice cam. The sheet metal came off a 57 he parted out. I drove this truck before he sold it and it rode fantastic. The guy that bought it got a great deal. Tim had over 800 build hours into it. Many people in Calif wanted it but no one had any money.
That would explain why he kept the hood closed at the cruise-in! Still a great looking truck.
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