My 1976 f250 Explorer was like Mustangs except it was blue with same stripe design but stripes were white. Same hubcaps and those side tie down hooks that ripped the buttons of my shirts when I reached in the back of my tool box. I took my rails loose in the front pulled mount out sawed it off with a hacksaw put the cap back on drilled a new hole to clear my tool box.
There was a guy in my old hometown of Roanoke Rapids, NC that had an andy dandy f150 I dont think it had anything to do with the andy griffith show. Dont remember what year it was but I am thinking 77 to 79. It was a 2 tone truck with beige in the middle and a burnt orange like color for the rest. It had a decal of a comic like character with big shoes and either swinging a little chain like would go to a wallet or snapping his fingers with andy dandy written below it.It was a decal and not painted on. I think he still has it but I think he repainted it and the next time I go back there to visit my parents I will go by his house. I have seen a couple of others but it was along time ago. It had to be a dealer somewhere that did it and maybe it was a North Carolina thing but I know they were out there. Give everyone something to look for.
My 1978 f250 is a long bed with the short bed version of the bedrails.
looks like you have a standard set of LB rails that have been cut down. The front bracket is held in place with 1 sheet metal screw and it is easily removed, allowing you to remove the front bracket, so you can cut the rail shorter for the rails to work with a tool box.
I have cut many a set back in the day, also the bracket is designed to mount inside the stake pocket with the square piece of metal and the bolt inside the bracket hollow space.
I like the look of the rail sand TB, but the rails are hard to find these days. So I use a inbed deep style toolbox.
I swapped out the last set I cut for a good LB set and those are on the silver truck now. Nice truck you have there BTW.
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