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Old 12-08-2014, 08:48 PM
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Picked up this 77 today

Alright so getting back into the dents...FINALLY!!! Bought a 77 highboy frame sight unseen that will be here tomorrow to do a full build on but I also snagged a 77 F-150 351, power steering and brakes. Dual tanks. 67K original miles. I was told it was the deluxe Ranger package but not sure...have to do some digging on that. It was a one owner truck until the original owner passed away a few months back. I hope I got a good deal lol!!! Gave 3K for it. Seems to run great so far.


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Old 12-08-2014, 08:58 PM
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Given its pristine appearance, it appears well-bought for $3K. Nice color combo, nice trim, and even a bed shell. I'd say you're well ahead. Congrats.
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Given its pristine appearance, it appears well-bought for $3K. Nice color combo, nice trim, and even a bed shell. I'd say you're well ahead. Congrats.
Thanks! For sure happy with it. I really don't think I'm going to do a single thing to her. I like it the way it sits. Was the shell a factory option or an aftermarket purchase painted to match?
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:51 PM
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Good question but I don't think that's a factory shell. I recall the factory caps were referred to as a "Compass" shells because of the emblem on their sides.

I recall the aluminum caps went away in the early 90s.. all I see are fiberglass now. I figure it was painted to match.
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When I had body work and paint done to my 76 back in 98, The only kind of new canopy I could get at the time was an aluminum one. When I got a topper for my 95 about 2 years ago, that had changed, I could get a better fitting fiberglass one. The angle of the back of the cab on the dent-sides, is unique from every other pickup. I'd say that canopy is a "LEE" based on the label on the back of it.

What a nice looking pristine truck for 3K....
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After doing some digging the shell must have been added some time later. Seems these shells were used on some mid to late 80's trucks. Found a pic of the stock shells that were available for the dentsides. Posted below in case anyone ever wants to know.


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Old 12-08-2014, 10:21 PM
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517A56 is the "compass" emblem.

If there is one thing I would change it's the wheel covers. I'd go back to what was available back in day......... Slap 'em on and call your "restoration" done!

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Agreed. I'll have to search Ebay to see if I can find a set.
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My first car to drive was a 67 Lincoln Continental. How many times did I have to go chase down my hubcaps when they popped off in a hard turn. I don't miss hubcaps.
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Yeesh, now I feel bad for tossing the cap and a working tailgate... The cap was very cracked, and I even tried to give it away by placing an ad for it but no calls. And no place to put it.

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Well maintained original owner trucks like that are rare, good purchase. Got lucky like that myself with the truck in my avatar. Check under the seat for your factory build sheet, hopefully the original paperwork and dealer delivery/inspection sheet was in the glovebox.
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That is a GREAT find! Looks to be completely unmolested and meticuloulsly maintained.

That is a LEER cap, definitely aftermarket.
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517A56 is the "compass" emblem.

Only basic part numbers are shown in illustrations, the text section is required to get the complete part number by adding the apropos prefix and suffix.

D3TZ-99517A56-A .. Compass Emblem / Obsolete ~ 1973/79 F100/350 with Ford (actually made by Open Road) Camper Shell.

The D7TZ-1130-A 10 3/16" diameter 2WD & 4WD rear hubcap shown in your post was introduced in 1977 F100/150, E100/150 and 1978 Bronco, were installed at least thru 1989.

The D7TZ-1130-B 4WD front hubcap has a hole in its center to allow the hub to poke thru.
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Only basic part numbers are shown in illustrations, the text section is required to get the complete part number by adding the apropos prefix

The D7TZ-1130-B 4WD front hubcap has a hole in its center to allow the hub to poke thru.
Chill out parts boy. My numerical reference was merely pointing out where the emblem is located on the cap.
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Chill out parts boy. My numerical reference was merely pointing out where the emblem is located on the cap.
I have no reason to chill as I wasn't upset. I merely pointed out what the actual part number is.

However I don't appreciate being called a boy, since I recently turned 70. Crabby old phart would be more apropos.
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