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Old 01-23-2012, 01:03 PM
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<hr style="color:#D1D1E1; background-color:#D1D1E1" size="1"> I'm new to working on these trucks and am wondering if there are any particular So Cal wrecking yards which have a reputation for a steady flow of 73-79 dents for parts. I know there are a lot of places in Sun Valley and out in the Inland Empire, just wondering where my odds are best. I have a 75 F-350 crew cab. I also noticed in a post from a few years back that I might try out in Santa Paula. Is that still decent or dried up? I am in Santa Clarita, so Santa Paula or Sun Valley are relatively close. I don't have much in mind right now. I will need a new windshield at some point and maybe a new tailgate. Down the road I might consider a full long bed.

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I am only familiar with the Sun Valley yards and have not been in a while.
But hang out cause some of the guys are very wired in.
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Junkyard row on Brantford Street in Sun Valley. Ecology Auto Parts...several locations here in LA LA Land.

The best is a truck dismantlers yard owned by the same family since 1929, located in south central LA.

But, they do not alllow customers in the yard, so the gazillions of old parts (some are NOS-genuine Ford!) they have are unknown...to most.

To most, but not to all. I've been hitting this yard since 1967, can waltz right in and stroll around.

The best yard in Santa Paula closed 20 years ago. The only yard I'm aware of that's still there (think it's called Ventura Auto Wrecking), I never cared for.

The cluck that owns it acquired several all original 1955 Packards with minty brocade & leather interiors. When I asked how much, he said...not for sale, cuz I'm gonna restore them.

Uh huh..typical wild mule p!ss. The windows were down and the last time I was there, both cars were only worth scrap value. The interiors rotted out, surface rust covered the sheet metal, the chrome was pitted all to hell.


The windshield (clear or tinted or w/a sun band) is the same: 1967/79 F100/750 & 1978/79 Bronco, but the w/shield gasket is not the same.

1967/72 is by itself. 1973/76: There are two different types and 1977/79 is different again. Some 1973/76's do not have stainless steel w/shield reveal mouldings, some do.

With mouldings, the w/strip has a groove in it. 1977/79's use a one piece plastic chrome moulding and joint clip that glues on.

You can buy a new windshield from any autoglass shop, but...lotsa luck finding a tailgate, because they are as hard to find as Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart and Judge Crater, three famous 20th century disappearing acts.

Tailgates are easily damaged, are also EZ to steal and old car nuts, swap meeters haunt wrecking and pick-a-part yards looking for them.

The Styleside tailgate is the same: 1973/79 F100/350.
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Thanks for the warm welcome and responses. As far as windshields go, I know I can get an aftermarket at any auto glass shop. However, aren't they thinner and inferior? (Of course I know an original is quite likely to have scratches while a new one won't)

I got a lead on a tailgate today so I may have that taken care of much sooner than expected. I have a 5th wheel airgate on now but would like to have a standard tailgate as well.

If its not on a styleside box, how can I identify the difference between a styleside and flareside tailgate? I've found a few decent 73-79 tailgates pictures online. Which is styleside, which is flareside?

http://www.motorsportgraphics.net/ca...73-79%20FS.JPG

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http://images1.americanlisted.com/nl...n_10365514.jpg

the green one appears to have the upper fin (not sure if there is a correct term) like the white one but the black trim on the green one appears to cover the top indentation.
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Thanks for the warm welcome and responses. As far as windshields go, I know I can get an aftermarket at any auto glass shop. However, aren't they thinner and inferior? (Of course I know an original is quite likely to have scratches while a new one won't)

I got a lead on a tailgate today so I may have that taken care of much sooner than expected. I have a 5th wheel airgate on now but would like to have a standard tailgate as well.

If its not on a styleside box, how can I identify the difference between a styleside and flareside tailgate? I've found a few decent 73-79 tailgates pictures online.

Which is styleside, which is flareside?
Both of the following are Stylesides, but from different models

http://www.motorsportgraphics.net/ca...73-79%20FS.JPG
Styleside from a 1973/79 Custom.

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Styleside from 1973/79 Ranger XLT or 1978/79 Lariat.
The Stylesside tailgate is the same 1973/79 F100/350. Some come with finish panels that clip on.

Customs come "Sally Rand" without tailgate finish panels. Rangers have a lower finish panel, Ranger XLT's and Lariats have both finish panels.

Flareside tailgate looks totally different, not available with any finish panels, is much more squarish in appearance.

Flaresides have a narrow bed, most have a wood floor. All have right/left rear fenders that bolt on.

Stylesides have a wide double walled bed with a steel floor, have quarter panels that are welded on.
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Evening all, but does anyone have any links or input toward a build im considering, I have a 1970 F250 Highboy nearly 100% intact but the drive train is a bit beat up and has a salvage tag. I also have a 1977 F150 4X4 that is about 90% intact but the bed is jacked up and alot of cancer in the cab. I was thinking about taking the two trucks and building one BA truck with a flat bed.

Unfortunatly i dont know d^(K about fords and interchangability.


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Evening all, but does anyone have any links or input toward a build im considering, I have a 1970 F250 Highboy nearly 100% intact but the drive train is a bit beat up and has a salvage tag.

I also have a 1977 F150 4X4 that is about 90% intact but the bed is jacked up and alot of cancer in the cab. I was thinking about taking the two trucks and building one BA truck with a flat bed.
CA smog tests all 1976 aznd newer vehicles. All the parts have to be in place and in working order. No pass test? Cannot be registered until it does.

I wouldn't consider anything newer than a 1975 because of this.

1967/72 F100/250: Wheelbase is 131" for 8' bed / 1973/79 F100/250: Wheelbase is 133" for 8' bed.

Why people would want a flat bed is beyond me. What could you possibly use it for?
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I might actually get out to a few places next Saturday. I'll report back my findings or lack thereof
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I went to pick your part in Sun Valley today. There were maybe 5 dents in the yard. From what I recall they had a 74 F100, 75 F100, 76 F250, 78 F150 with a junky shell over the bed. A couple of them had tailgates on them. One of the tailgates (I think it was a green 76 F250) had all the trim on it. I grabbed the hinges off the 78 since the driver side door was already off. I think all these trucks were longbeds. None of the beds were in good condition, although two of them did have the passenger side toolbox.
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