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1966 question?

Casually looking at a 66 model... It is a dually. Thought I saw somewhere awhile back that there was no factory dually offered in this year. Is that so? If so, what's the pros/cons of this having been done?


I don't know much about this body style. Any year/model specific things I should look for/ask?


Here's what I know.


1966 Dually
Manual
352 Big Block (5000 miles on rebuild)
Listed as 3/4 ton suspension
Power brakes




Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Originally Posted by 2005REDFX4 View Post
Casually looking at a 66 model ... It is a dually.

Thought I saw somewhere awhile back that there was no factory dually offered in this year. Is that so? If so, what's the pros/cons of this having been done?

I don't know much about this body style. Any year/model specific things I should look for/ask? Here's what I know.

1966 Dually Manual 352 Big Block (5000 miles on rebuild). Listed as 3/4 ton suspension, Power brakes.
With a 352 & DRW's, this would be a 1965/66 F350.
All 500 and larger series trucks came with DRW's (dual rear wheels).

1953 and later F350's were also available with DRW's, but there were no F350 pickups with DRW's until 1980.

F250's were not available with DRW's until 1985. F100/150's were never offered with DRW's.

Prior to 1980, DRW F350's were sold as a Cab & Chassis (no "back of cab equipment") or with a factory installed flat or stake bed.

IMO: Pass! If this is an F350, it will have leaf spring front/rear suspension, will ride and steer like an oxcart. Only wheels available have 6 lugs on a 7.25" bolt circle.

Power steering was not available, cannot be swapped in from later trucks.

Need to see pics so we can see what you're looking at. If this truck has a pickup bed, it's a previous owners aftermarket conversion.
 
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Here you go. Snow plow attachment on front.

Thanks for the info. I had an idea you would be the one that piped up.


 
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Good looking truck besides that dual wheel set up. I'd convert it back to single wheel.
 
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Thanks for the info. I had an idea you would be the one that piped up.


If you want to know what Ford built Mr. Wilson is pretty good.


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Good looking truck besides that dual wheel set up. I'd convert it back to single wheel.


What's involved with doing that?
 
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What's involved with doing that?
I guess it depends what the owner did and what is easier for you. He may have swapped a complete dual axle from another truck or maybe just modified what was currently under it.
 
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Just an update for you that are interested. Emailed the individual with my questions with the info y'all gave me. Here is his response:

Well, originally this truck was a f-100 when I bought it in 1983. I installed the 3/4 running works up under it in the early 90's. It does have leaf springs in the front. The rear-end is a stock Dana 410 geared axle. The front matches the 410 rear. The truck has a very good solid body on it.

Thoughts? Thinking I should stay away
 
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What do you want to use the truck for? A daily driver, casual hauler, stay away.

A truck that will beat the snot out of you, be loud, top out at about 50/55 mph, push and pull like a Cat D9, it bees for you.


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All it would take to convert back to SRW is two SRW wheels for the rear. The front never had spacers added to make it a true dually.
 
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Originally Posted by jowilker View Post
What do you want to use the truck for? A daily driver, casual hauler, stay away.

A truck that will beat the snot out of you, be loud, top out at about 50/55 mph, push and pull like a Cat D9, it bees for you.


John
4.10's and direct drive? The MHP clocked me at 103 with the same setup. I think that's just a wee bit faster than 50 or 55...
 
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I drive 120 miles a day for work so I have a little gas saver for that. Looking for a work truck mainly with a little nostalgia.
 
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4.10's and direct drive? The MHP clocked me at 103 with the same setup. I think that's just a wee bit faster than 50 or 55...

55-103. Slight difference there.
 
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I lied, I'm a chevy dipstick, every 66 Ford F250 4wd with 4.10 ratios will run 110 mph in 3rd gear ALL day long. Them was bad boys.


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I lied, I'm a chevy dipstick, every 66 Ford F250 4wd with 4.10 ratios will run 110 mph in 3rd gear ALL day long. Them was bad boys.


John


Not looking for 110 but 60-65 would be nice. Mostly be used for hauling firewood, getting back in to the hunt club, towing whatever I hook up to, etc....
 

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