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Old 01-18-2012, 06:35 PM
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1965-72 f100 shortbed frames the same?

I'm looking for a better frame for my 1965 f100 2wd shortbed project. I seem to remember it being mentioned here that that the frames from 1965 through 1972 all interchange? If so does that mean the sheetmetal mounting points were the same for all these years? I tried the search section but could'nt find an answer. If they are the same that really expands my possibilities.
Looking for a frame or "non restorable" truck in the Mid Atlantic area. Thanks in advance for your help. Lefty
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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You might check with Tom at Flashback F100's located in NC. He saves all the frames from the trucks he parts out.

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dont forget.... it will need a title. thats where the VIN is stamped.
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They arent the same..different wheelbases...

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They arent the same..different wheelbases...

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This shows the '65 F100 shortbed at 115" 1965 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'66 F100 shortbed at 115" 1966 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'67 F100 shortbed at 115" 1967 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'68 F100 shorbed at 115" 1968 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'69 F100 shortbed at 115" 1969 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'70 F100 shortbed at 115" 1970 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'71 F100 shortbed at 115" 1971 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'72 F100 shortbed at 115: 1972 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures

'73 F100 shortbed at 117" 1973 FORD F100 Information Specifications Resources Pictures


Looks to me like they are the same wheelbase until '73. Am I missing something??
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They arent the same..different wheelbases.
Don, different wheelbase only applies to long beds, cuz the short bed is the same 1965/72 (115").

8' bed: 1965/66: 129" wheelbase / 1967/72: 131" wheelbase.
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72 and 73-79 shortbed wheelbase

Are the 73-79 shortbed wheelbases all the same? What is it?
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Thru 1972, the inner frame rails behind the cab are 33 1/2" apart.

1973: Ford widened these rails to 37 1/2" on everything except 1973/77 F250 4WD's (High Boys) and F350's on the 140" wheelbase.
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Sheet metal mounting points are the same for the cab, and radiator support. Bed will need a possible re drill for mounting.

The frame profile and cab mounts are slightly different as they use differing cab insulators and radiator support pucks.

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