There must be 10 articles in the paper on this subject
I must say this is a sad story with a happy ending.
I'm thankful that the crop was found and destroyed before a teenager tried it and became a user,. Thankful that a regular user isnt doped up and driving down the road and crashing into a family in a mini van. The outcome of this situation could have been far worse on families in one way or another.
In 2000 Judy Scott, from Ontario, contacted Ford Truck owners through this site and other truck sites about contributing stories about our trucks to a book she writing called "Tough Tales: Stories by Owners and Fans of Ford F-Series Trucks".
I emailed her my story and she put it in the book along with 3 FTE members that I know of, including Bob Jones and Don Neighbors. The other FTE member was Ray Cardogno, who had several big trucks including a 54 COE. She emailed me back and liked my story so much she used it as the story line to tell the history of the F-series trucks. She even included a copy of the original bill of sale. It is kind of neat to be in a book. If interested it was published by General Store Publishing House in Ontario (1-800-465-6072).
My truck's picture was in the August 2008 Vintage Truck magazine. It wasn't by design. I just sent a letter to the editor on his question if he should include custom trucks in his magazine. I sent him my opinion along with a pic of my truck and he put it on page 4!
My truck was in the local paper in Nov 1977 when out college soccer team won the Div. III national Soccer Championship. I was not a player on the team that year but was a student assistant coach. We had a parade for the team downtown and we used my truck and a college maintenance truck to haul the guys and the trophy. Here is a shot of that parade. That is me in the driver seat!
That's neat Abe! Your poor truck looks like it's breaking in the middle tho! I had a '53 when I was in college, and it frequently had a bed full of drunk party-go'ers. Barf is really hard to get off a wood bed....
He's on here, posted a couple of weeks ago in the "Will the real Sheridan Blue please stand up" thread
The following code is for a 53 F100 I recently had touched up which is original color. PP&G code (10428) is not original color. It is too light although picture of chip is correct on color chart. Correct code is; Sheridan Blue Paint Code for the 53 F100 is Color Code B/Duco 864/Dulux 93-81501