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Old 02-14-2005, 12:49 PM
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Any of you have an old fullsize truck sittin around that you want to get rid of? Not lookin to spend much (read: I am cheap and I have to get this by the wife). I am looking to put together a pulling truck. I would prefer a 4X4 but A 2 wheel drive would be fun too. I know this is a long shot but it never hurts to ask.
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:59 PM
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were you located at? there is a 76 or 77 longbox sitting in chariton, it is an old mud drag truck but the guy quit racing, and has had it for sale for quit awhile finally sold the tires,and wheels off of it, but the truckis still sitting in his driveway with a sign in the window. If you are close you could go up,and look at it, and see what he wants, and whats there.
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:53 PM
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Saw a 65 for sale a few days ago in Davenport. Don't know the price though. Was a Custom Cab. Took a quick look - seriously rusted floor boards and the usual radiator support.
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if you are looking in the 77 range, I hae a 3/4 2wd that the cab and clip are real good, but the box could use some attention, and a few other things... it has a 400 right now so wouldn't take much to switch to 460, and I might even be able to set you up that way. It has 4speed, but don't know the rear axle ratio..
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WOW.. More response then I thought I would get. FYI.. I am in SW Iowa (work in Council Bluffs). Where is Chariton?? Year makes no difference to me. It doesn't have to be anything great. Actually it doesn't have to be a complete truck. I would just like to start collecting parts to build a pulling truck.

Fellro drop me a line of what you were thinking of for your 2wd. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:02 PM
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chariton is south central on hwy 34, 27 miles east of I 35
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dropped you a line.. Anyway, I'm not surprised, we all either see things or have things, all you have to do is ask... there are way more members than post regular.
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Anyone looking "to buy" gets A LOT of response If you don't find what you want from the posts above.... I have a number of trucks in the "cheap" range. Nothing 4x4 but multiple 1/2 tons with various axle ratios to a heavy 1 ton dually in pieces.
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if that dually still has the rear axle it would make a good place to start a 2wd pullin truck
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Y, axle is there and good. Bought this as a project from a Ford parts man. and he had the guys there go through it. It is a frame up retoration that is basically done through the suspension.
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While I am looking into a truck that fellro86 has I am still open to others.

fellro86... I need to talk to some people about this before I can say for sure. I will let you know though.

69 and 85... I sent you an email.
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I've got an '80 1/2ton 4x4 chassis with tranny. I'm working on my "project" truck (see gallery ) and am pulling the cab and engine out of this other one. Don't know if I'd use it for pulling, frame looks pretty light, but it's got the tranny, transfer case and axles, could go for real cheap.
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Boy you guys with the IH logos are killin me.

Farmb0y... I sent you an email too.

Can you guys tell me (since I am a NOOB to this stuff). Is there a big difference in a half ton frame and a 3/4 or 1 ton frame?

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the main difference is the number of holes, the lighter the rating, the more they swiss cheesed it, I don't know as there is a difference in actual thickness.
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Here are a couple of topics from the Slicks (61-66) Forums.

This one discusses frame thickness and differences between years/models.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=156020

This one discusses flexing issues - seems trucks weren't made to run with the front wheels off the ground?
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/sh...ght=frame+flex
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