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Old 08-11-2010, 09:27 PM
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With some help from my dad I bought this 79 F-150 brand new from Ford when I was 17, just a few months away from being 18.

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Looks like Bud's truck from Urban Cowboy. lol
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I got my first dent (75 F100 302,auto 2wd s/b) when I was 16, I'm now 42. I've always owned a dent of some kind since.
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Got my truck 5 years ago when I turned 15, she is my daily driver still today and running strong!Click the image to open in full size.
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Looks like Bud's truck from Urban Cowboy. lol
It does kind of.

The only thing I still have from that truck is the bug guard. A buddy of mine painted that for me and put the lettering on the inside so it would not take the abuse from the road debris. Still looks perfect to this day.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:46 PM
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Bought a '75 F150 my senior year. Block was trash. Used it for storage. Bought my '77 F250 for my 18 birthday that year. It wasnt ready for a road trip so I went to college w/o it. Bought me a Bronco in college. Bought my '90 F150 less than a year later & while I was dating my future wife, I con'd her into helping me buy my '77 F100.
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I got my 75 in 02 as my first when i was in high school, drove it everyday till 04 when i joined the military. I got stationed in New Jersey so I left the truck with my dad about a year ago i got stationed in Arizona, on my trip from NJ to AZ I went home transfered the titlte over into my name and took it to AZ where I drive it every day again.
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It does kind of.

The only thing I still have from that truck is the bug guard. A buddy of mine painted that for me and put the lettering on the inside so it would not take the abuse from the road debris. Still looks perfect to this day.
I put one of those universal fit, flat slab bug guards on my 1st dent, a '77 F150. I painted the backside body color (dark green metallic). Seemed like every other truck on the road had those on them in those days. Later models were able to get nice formed ones that followed the hood contour.
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Mine was a 74 f100 ranger xlt with all the options including the side tool box and original 460. My dad gave it to me when I was 16. The 460 blew.....then came the 360....which blew...then came a couple of 390s. In its current state it occupies many corners of the shop, but hopefully this winter it all comes back together. I have ditched the front suspension for an MII rack and pinion from fatman fab, along with a 4 link in the rear. The 460 will be back in, along with the c6 and a gear vendors od unit. I have kept it all these years, and taken quite a bit of teasing because I never quite get it finished. Still, I will never get rid of it because it has too much sentimental value.
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I feel old, all you youngsters! ....before I bought my dent, I had a 1972 Vega, a 1967 Mustang Convertible, a 1969 Mustang Convertible, a 1976 Chevette, a 1978 Firebird with T-tops, a 1988 GMC S-15 Jimmy (biggest piece of **** ever), 1996 Toyota Tercel, 2004 Toyota Tacoma (still own, daily driver).

Then I wised up and got a dent.

Wish I still had the Mustangs, though...
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The list best I can remember?

yrs old
14 67 Mercury Cyclone 390 sold it like a idiot
15 67 F100 non factory 460 had to sale it
16 73 2wd 240 6cly 3 on the tree, loved it wish I still had it, at 17 blew motor & sold it
19 79 F250 4x4 351M 4 spd had it and loved it, then rolled it & sold it, went to Germany.
23 85 F150 4x4 302 EFI missed my dent side, sold it went to Korea
Long gap of Dodges (forgive me) but never a chebby and held out for a dent side.
38 77 F250 4x4 still got it, 78 F150 4x4, fixed it up sold it a few months ago.
39 79 F250 4x4 ,79 F250 2wd built one still have it, parted out and buried the other one
40 79 F250 Crew cab 2wd 79 F250 4x4 sold crew and parted out and buried
42 79 F250 Blue Signature truck ,79 F250 D60's & 460 4x4 ext cab parts truck, 79 F250
Flat bed bought/fixed/sold, 79 F150 4x4 flat bed working on it, 79 Frame truggy
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my FTE garage, and toss in a 98 4x4 Expedition at 39 also.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:20 PM
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I wish I didn't have the property at times, but I'm glad when I hear a story about landlords and some city rules.

Or doing all the work in a driveway listening to the neighbors complain, dodging the city ordinance guy.

Hats off to you folks dealing with stuff like that, the crew cab was fun to roll off the trailer, no brakes or seat BOLTS.

The big water hole under it was where the drop hitch dug in and promptly unloaded all the stuff in back, extra c-6xmsn/xfer case and 4spd and about broke my neck.

Sorry no mean to highjack thread.
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My parents had a 79 Bronco when I was growing up and a buddys folks had a 79 F250 supercab with a 460 4sp. Man we wheeled the hell outta those things when we were younger! I didn't get my license till I was 19 and the first thing I bought was a typical brown 79 Lb 351 2wd. Woulda bought a 4x4 but I couldn't afford to replace the stuff we were breaking lol. Since then (mid 90's) I've had 10 or so other rides like a 77 half ton - pretty badass General Lee orange blacked out grill, black 79 sb mild 302, and my current and most favorite 78 supercab shortbed, powered by the 302 w/ aod outta my 84 T bird.
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my 1st truck a new 76 f150 explorer 360 auto 16yo [and the list goes on in order]
77 f150 custom reg cab 400
76 grand torino sport [black with white interior white top 460 loaded] also with the rear fender flairs [boy what i would give to have that car again
68 mercury parklane 335hp 390 fun to drive bought for the drivetrain
79 f150 [new] sc lariat loaded 302 auto swapped for the 390 a year later
[snapped a rear axle at 60mph takeing out the rear drivers 1/4 almost rolled and sold a month later [not heavy enough for an 8ft camper] that was it for 1/2 tons
79 f350 sc lariat loaded 460
79 ford granada 2 door 302 restored 06/07 *
78 f250 reg cab lariat loaded 460 stroked to 501 restored 05/09 *
79 f350 sc lariat loaded 460 [restored 08/09] *
79 f350 super camper speicial lariat loaded 460 * currant project
* IN MY GALLERY
as you can see i have had these trucks all my life and just love them and at 51 yo still going strong and all these trucks/cars even at 30 plus yo still run better,are more reliable,and simpler to fix than my daily drivers [01 dodge dakota 4x4 and a 94 dodge sundance] and i like the fact that i can even fit into the engine compartment [even with the bigblocks] and hide if i need to lol regurds joe
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