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Hi guys. Sorry, should have posted sooner. I check in as much as time allows but seldom post.


First off, Eric, its SS. You can polish it up really nice.


Hi Chad. The 'proof' Bill mentioned is not in a book/manual or such. My friend ordered the 65' NEW. He was a very picky guy and wanted it the way he wanted it. Go figure. I was with him when he was making a list of what he wanted and I was with him when he ordered it from Swanson Ford (I think that's the name, been awhile) in Las Gatos, CA. I guess than Swanson Ford sent the order to San Jose District Sales Office and than to the San Jose Assembly Plant to be built. Wonder how much money changed hands on the way there.. HMMMM


Anyway, He DID NOT like the sweep type speedo and opted out/deleted I guess the word is and ordered the round speedo WITH the 4 'gauges' around the speedo. Fuel / Temp / Alt / Oil. And yes, the oil DAA light also works. You have to have both types of sending units at the oil filter housing.
This combo could be ordered from the factory. He also ordered the lower plate that says 'Custom Cab' on it. He was lucky on that I guess because they discontinued that bottom plate earlier in 65' I believe, not sure on that, but I guess they still had a bunch in stock still. They also still used them on the BIG cc trucks for a couple years I think. Both the upper and lower sections were painted 'Argent', I think that's how you spell it, leaving the edges shinny. Upper was chromed plated and lower was SS.
He ordered it with pretty much everything he wanted.


I still have the window sticker/ build sheet stored away which has all the deleted and option/added stuff. It has deleted seat belts, he didn't much like em. The truck is torn down for repaint and modifications. Soon as summer comes around and I gain a little more funds, I will do some more on it as time allows. Think its going to be a long project. Slowing down I guess.


However - to continue. Its been a love/hate relationship over the years. It was stolen once, broken into twice with stuff stolen. Second time it was broken into they stole my seats, console, and an aftermarket tank cover that was made of some type of plastic. They knew exactly what they wanted. They didn't even take a camera I had on the floor. They got what they wanted. Sad thing is,,, It had to be a fellow F-100 guy. And on top of that the fact I was not really taking the care of it as I should have over the years.


My friend left it to me. He shipped out in 66' and didn't make it through his first tour. He only had a few weeks to go. He ordered the truck in May, 65', if I remember correctly and it was built in July of 65'. BUT it was not built as he wanted it. SO, he didn't take position of it until around the first of OCT, I think. So long ago. He only got a few months to enjoy it before he shipped out. I shipped out in 68' so not much time to enjoy it either.


Here is some of the warranty info...


F10DR714387
115 (blank) F100 H81 G A8
5000 172 4000 722549


This is the info on the back of the speedo


C1TF-17255-M
April 1965


Sorry guys for the long post.
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Hi guys. Sorry, should have posted sooner. I check in as much as time allows but seldom post.


First off, Eric, its SS. You can polish it up really nice.


Hi Chad. The 'proof' Bill mentioned is not in a book/manual or such. My friend ordered the 65' NEW. He was a very picky guy and wanted it the way he wanted it. Go figure. I was with him when he was making a list of what he wanted and I was with him when he ordered it from Swanson Ford (I think that's the name, been awhile) in Las Gatos, CA. I guess than Swanson Ford sent the order to San Jose District Sales Office and than to the San Jose Assembly Plant to be built. Wonder how much money changed hands on the way there.. HMMMM


Anyway, He DID NOT like the sweep type speedo and opted out/deleted I guess the word is and ordered the round speedo WITH the 4 'gauges' around the speedo. Fuel / Temp / Alt / Oil. And yes, the oil DAA light also works. You have to have both types of sending units at the oil filter housing.
This combo could be ordered from the factory. He also ordered the lower plate that says 'Custom Cab' on it. He was lucky on that I guess because they discontinued that bottom plate earlier in 65' I believe, not sure on that, but I guess they still had a bunch in stock still. They also still used them on the BIG cc trucks for a couple years I think. Both the upper and lower sections were painted 'Argent', I think that's how you spell it, leaving the edges shinny. Upper was chromed plated and lower was SS.
He ordered it with pretty much everything he wanted.


I still have the window sticker/ build sheet stored away which has all the deleted and option/added stuff. It has deleted seat belts, he didn't much like em. The truck is torn down for repaint and modifications. Soon as summer comes around and I gain a little more funds, I will do some more on it as time allows. Think its going to be a long project. Slowing down I guess.


However - to continue. Its been a love/hate relationship over the years. It was stolen once, broken into twice with stuff stolen. Second time it was broken into they stole my seats, console, and an aftermarket tank cover that was made of some type of plastic. They knew exactly what they wanted. They didn't even take a camera I had on the floor. They got what they wanted. Sad thing is,,, It had to be a fellow F-100 guy. And on top of that the fact I was not really taking the care of it as I should have over the years.


My friend left it to me. He shipped out in 66' and didn't make it through his first tour. He only had a few weeks to go. He ordered the truck in May, 65', if I remember correctly and it was built in July of 65'. BUT it was not built as he wanted it. SO, he didn't take position of it until around the first of OCT, I think. So long ago. He only got a few months to enjoy it before he shipped out. I shipped out in 68' so not much time to enjoy it either.


Here is some of the warranty info...


F10DR714387
115 (blank) F100 H81 G A8
5000 172 4000 722549


This is the info on the back of the speedo


C1TF-17255-M
April 1965


Sorry guys for the long post.
Dealerships deal with picky customers - the factory assembly lines don't

Dealerships will bent over backwards - drill holes in the frame to mount a bumper, drill holes in the dash to mount a radio, drill holes into new doors to mount mirrors, carve out huge chunks of new metal to install a bedside tool compartment if it didn't have one but the buyer wanted one. Install air horns and fire extinguishers. I bet they would be the ones to swap a speedometer rather than the assembly line trying to deal with that sort of petty detail. Simple to pull 8 screws and a few wires and swap it - probably a lot less time than mounting mirrors or installing bedside tool compartments. I can tell if a radio is factory or not - I can tell if a bedside toolbox is factory or not - and if I were able to have access to this truck I could tell you if the cluster is factory installed or dealer installed.

I'm not saying you are wrong - just that odds are this was part of the dealer prep.

Chad

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