Hey guys, I'm really digging this forum. Awesome trucks and it has really motivated me with mine. I truly think the Dent Sides are coolest looking trucks ever made. I might be biased because my much older brother had a Ranger back when I was a kid but I know I like them a lot. They definitely haven't been able to match the classic look since.
Funny thing is now I notice dent sides almost everywhere now, I even have a couple of co workers that have them. One is the original owner of a '73 F250 2wd. The other is a '78 F250 project.
After going through a couple of threads that members have posted of their trucks it gave me an idea.
Post pics of, or at least describe, the dents you happen upon going about your daily business, heading to work, running to the store, dropping your kid off to school, etc.
I'll start with a cool High Boy that is always in front of the local grocery and must belong to an employee. I know the headlight/blinker configuration means it's pre-77 1/2 but I can't tell much more than that.
I've been surprised by how many dents are in downtown Denver where gas prices are high, and the street so narrow usually only one vehicle at a time can pass, and usually the other person pulls over when they see an old truck coming at them. I've been considering putting a card or something to start like a Capital Hill Ford Truck Exchange, to exchange ideas or locate parts or help each other when working on one of them.
No way for me to get a picture of it probably, but I see a two tone green 78-79 on my to and from work every morning and evening. In the morning I'm headed south and he's headed north, of course the opposite after work.
'77 F100 302 C4 John Deere Blitz Black and Cragar Soft 8s
There are enough dentsides around here that the local NAPA store carries a lot of parts for them. It's rare that I have to have anything ordered when I need something. The owner, a friend of mine and who I bought my '79 from, said there were way more older Fords still running in the area than comparable Chebbies.
1976 F-250 Crew Cab 460 C-6
1979 F-150 Custom 351m C-6
1998 F-150 Supercab 5.4 Auto
More Dentsides Waiting To Be Resurrected
Here's a 73 Crew Cab that belongs to a retired Fire Fighter that I see in my neighborhood every now and then. Sadly not very many dents left around here that are not Gardeners trucks so to see them is a rare sight.
And a 77 F250.
1979 Ford F-350 4X4 Ranger Lariat
400CI, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600CFM 4BBL
Borg Warner T18 4 Speed & NP205 T Case. Skyjaker 6" Lift
My other co-worker's, drove it off the lot, original owner '73 F250. The vintage plates are a testament to that. This is the last of the dents I see regularly.
I took my preferred route to work yesterday. I haven't done it in weeks because there is some heavy construction along the way. I go through every so often to see if it's cleared up enough to make it convenient again, it hasn't. But I saw 3 more and managed a pic of this flat bed.
...Sadly not very many dents left around here that are not Gardeners trucks so to see them is a rare sight.
That doesn't bother me. They're future builds, restos or at the very least parts donors. Dents were built to use and seeing one that is still working hard after 3+ decades is awesome no matter how ugly it might be.
I met up with a guy who's got a '78 F250 at my local NAPA - no pictures, though I should have snapped a cell phone picture.
In my Mother-in-Law's neighborhood, there are at least two (2!) dents that I've seen - one is almost an exact copy of mine (77.5 F250 XLT Ranger Medium Blue). The other was driving by so I only got a quick look.
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