1961 - 1963 F100 Unibody1961, 1962 and 1963 Ford F100 Unibody trucks
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I saw that truck posted somewhere else, either the hamb or slick 60s.... I believe his truck had a dually kit on it.. and he removed it and had a late 50s early 60s styleside bed .. and he grafted the fender area in. If I see it I will post a link.
Well, here's a quote from the owner who posted those pics on another forum: "The truck has 80,000 org. miles and a 312 w/3speed overdrive
so I fixed the rear fenderwells ( They where cut for dually wheels)
Its a 1/2 ton so next is to replace the rear end and lower it."
He lives in Las Vegas, a few miles north of Mexico & Argentina.
If you look at the second pic you can see the holes where they had the dually fenders bolted on it.
37 Ford guy, I am wanting to believe his story, I truly am. He did a hell of a job with the body work if he did what he claims.
The problem that I have is, the color on the kinda beat up ol truck is consistent front to back. A truck with an upgrade of body work should have better paint on it. A body man wouldn't do that high quality cut and paste without putting paint on it, and he sure as hell wouldn't leave two big holes in both sides.
Bill will have to chime in to help, but I am hedging that there were no fender over duallys built in the 60s.
Also the rear opening would be huge for the dual setup.
There were no 312 engines installed in trucks.
This story has holes in it.
In the cool still quiet hours of night, you can hear chevies rusting away.
Those holes were for tie downs commonly used on those trucks. I do not know if they were dealer or factory, but you can see them on both sides. The front hooks pointed to the front, the rear hooks to the rear. The "chrome" trim around the taillights is cracked plastic - and like nothing I have ever seen on a Slick. No backup light on the lens so it appears correct for the time period. The trim is definitely '64. Yeah, what's up with this truck? Maybe it has South America parts on it?
Look at the photo with those 8 lugs, it sure as hell aint no half ton.
I haven't researched other years, but according to the 62-63 Ford Truck Shop Supplement, not all F250's were 3/4 ton. The F250 3/4 ton was "registration rated" at 7,400 lbs. The "F251' @ 4,900 lbs is listed as a 1/2 ton. One model of the 4X4's is rated at 4,900 lbs. (Listed as a F263 and a 1/2 ton).
So, my 63 F250 Long Flare with Dana 60 (8 lugs) is (according to the shop manual) a F251 since it is GVW rated at 4,900 lbs, therefore a 1/2 ton. My point: a 1/2 ton can have 8 lug hubs from the factory.
LITTLE RED: 64 F100 Short Style
BIG RED: 63 F100 Long Uni
BIG “UN: 63 F250 Long Flare
RUBY: 61 F100 CC BBW Long Uni
CRIMSON CREW 63 F100 "Stageway"
"RANGER" 66 F100 CC Long Flatbed
If it was once a dually, obviously it was homemade....lots of 1/2 tons had 3/4 ton rears stuck under them, I had one. If you look closely at the second pic, you can see where the white paint (or primer) was blended in around the repair area. T/M
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