1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Dentsides Ford Truck
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Have not been on here for years but still have the Beast. I am the second owner of this truck. The previous owner special ordered the truck from his brother who worked at the Ford motor plant.
I have read posts on here over the years regarding Camper Specials and Super Cab Camper Specials. My truck is a super cab and camper special ordered from the factory. Here are the codes from the plate on the truck.
Manufactured: 4/77 (Side Note he picked up the vehicle from the dealer 4/22/1977...April 22nd is my birthday) I have all the original factory paperwork.
GAWR: Front: 3700 Rear: 6340
Type GVW: X359
Can someone help dissect these codes and tell me what I got. Trying to post a pic but not sure if I have enough posts. Also it has Galvenized front fender wells which I am unsure if they were prototype for ford at the time and his brother had them installed at the factory. He told me they were installed at the factory. My truck also has the tool box and not the spare tire holder. The tire holder is underneath in the back. It has the dual battery setup as well.
One last thing, estimate of the value of the truck in 9/10 condition?
Welcome (back) to FTE. That's a very nice Supercab. I'm not expert at decoding VIN numbers; there are several here who are. One of them should be along before long to decode it.
The pickups with the spare tire in the side of the bed were regular cab F-350 Super Camper Special, though Ford dropped the 'Super' in '77 or '78. No Supercabs were equipped with that rather strange option. Camper Specials, whether regular cab or Supercab usually had some combination of heavy-duty equipment such as auxiliary transmission cooler, super-cooling radiator, heavier brakes and suspension, larger alternator and dual batteries.
The galvanized inner-fenders were standard equipment for Dentsides. I believe Ford called it 'galvanneal' or something like that. They did not come from the factory painted.
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Thanks for the help in understanding the Super Cab, Camper Special, Super Camper Special terms. Trucks with the name Super Camper Special, was that in the badging on the front fenders?
I have all of these "auxiliary transmission cooler, super-cooling radiator, heavier brakes and suspension, larger alternator and dual batteries." installed on my truck.
Thanks for the info on the inner fenders. Your right, mine aren't painted either. Do you know if this was an option or standard equipment?
I am putting the Beast up for sale. I have owned her for 15 years now and we recently sold my fiances' truck with plans on buying a newer 4x4 truck. In the process of determining what I have and approximate value. Once again Thanks!
Last edited by zbadboy; 07-15-2014 at 04:13 PM.
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