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Old 01-17-2019, 03:33 PM
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As long as the length is correct, I don't see why not. The thing is, the OP is in MS and you're in MO, where will you find 1970's cars in wrecking yards?

In the early 1970's, two friends of mine from Maryland flew into LAX, then stayed at my house for several days, then we drove to Reno to attend the Packard Club national meet.

I picked them up in my 1955 Packard Patrician, then drove north on the 405 freeway. Both of them were swiveling their heads, looking left and right.

One said: "Look at all the old cars, we don't have these cars back east, all have rusted out!"

I said "Welcome to California!" We hit several junkyards, one had a '47 Packard w/the accessory front bumper guard. One of the guys had one a these cars, asked how much.

Junky said: 10 bucks if you take it off, 15 bucks if I do. He took it off while saying he had just bought a rusty user from a seller in Hemmings for 100 bucks.
I can vouch for that, could not believe the amount of non-rust buckets when I was in Arizona. Here in NJ forget it, If it touches the air it rusts. You westerners are lucky in that respect.
 
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Back in the day, (1982ish?) my parents had an 80 e150 van with the lighted visors. My dad hated them, they were heavy, and would flop down at the slightest bump. I think he ended up clamping them with a small vise grip to keep them up.
 
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The thing is, the OP is in MS and you're in Mo where will you find 1970's cars in wrecking yards?
Ah.... in my local JY. In the "old" corner they still have a lot of 50/60's cars and trucks, even a couple of Mustangs, Camaros and Firebirds from the mid to late 60's. I am sure there are a bunch of Lincoln Town Cars/Continental Mark (V?) on the car side. I spend my time on the truck side though.


 
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I have an owners manual for a 78 if you need one.
 
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Originally Posted by 77&79F250 View Post
Ah.... in my local JY. In the "old" corner they still have a lot of 50/60's cars and trucks, even a couple of Mustangs, Camaros and Firebirds from the mid to late 60's. I am sure there are a bunch of Lincoln Town Cars/Continental Mark (V?) on the car side. I spend my time on the truck side though.
In the NW corner of MO, there's a tiny town that the Lincoln Highway once passed thru. Today, there's only a few commercial buildings remaining, but one was at one time a dealership.

Etched into the windows above the showroom windows: FORD - LINCOLN - FORDSON

I thought how could a tiny town in the middle of nowhere sell Lincolns?

A former dealership building in Ponca City OK has similar etched windows, but the building is huge.

Here's a coupla pics taken 9/2017 (notice the building across the street in the 2nd pic, I have a better pic that shows all of it, if y'all would like to see it):





 
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Originally Posted by '77F250C View Post
I have an owners manual for a 78 if you need one.
I sure do need one....
Send me a PM and we can talk.
Thanks for offering.

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Originally Posted by 77&79F250 View Post
And the light works. FYI they make your visors fat/thick and poofy. lol
Very neat looking visor, but it does indeed look heavy.

That piece of glass they used for the mirror is HUGE compared to modern visors. This makes me wonder if the visors from a 2014 F150 could be modified to work in our old trucks

Thanks for reposting Ranger429's list of options there Rich. I looked through it and WOW there were a lot of different options for these old trucks. Fortunately for me and my franken-lariat, I actually have quite a few of them
 
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Originally Posted by Aaron-71 View Post
Very neat looking visor, but it does indeed look heavy.

That piece of glass they used for the mirror is HUGE compared to modern visors. This makes me wonder if the visors from a 2014 F150 could be modified to work in our old trucks
You might be able to modify one.... I am not sure how the rod that SEEMS to go thru the visor attaches, BUT, it might could be done (???).

(I don't really need one tho'.... I don't have any passengers that want to look at their self.....LOL)

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I have an owners manual for a 78 if you need one.
if it's not spoken for already, I'D LOVE IT!!! I recenIy brought home the Great White Buffalo, a 78 F-250 4x4, and I'm having a blast getting it ready to be my local daily driver while"Babe The Big Blue Ox" (my 76 F-250 Ranger SC gets a much needed rest. Please let me know either way if possible.

 
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Not available, sorry
 
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Originally Posted by '77F250C View Post
Not available, sorry
From what I can see on tracking..... the manual should be in my greedy little hands today.
Thanks so much 77F250C!!

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Back in the day I slipped the stock cardboard visors off the rods in my '64 D100 and replaced them with those from a '74 Newport. Just a one for one swap.
So it can be done.
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Back in the day I slipped the stock cardboard visors off the rods in my '64 D100 and replaced them with those from a '74 Newport. Just a one for one swap.
So it can be done.
R.
10-4..... I wasn't sure if the rod was one piece of maybe 2 pieces (a short piece at each end)

Thanks!!
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When I get home..... I will take pics of all 3 different 1979 Ford Truck Sales Brochures I just bought and post up all the options they show.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-1979-Ford-Truck-4-Wheeler-Sales-Brochure-79-4x4-Pickup-Bronco/283351804026?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.M BE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D55991%26meid%3Ddcce2f8bd0ae489 9bf84050c22b9ce6d%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D 12%26sd%3D352555222814%26itm%3D283351804026&_trksi d=p2047675.c100008.m2219

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-19....c100008.m2219

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-1979-Ford-Truck-Pickup-Sales-Brochure-79-Ranger-F-100-F-150-F-250/352513070781?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.M BE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D55991%26meid%3D2c56b350702245b ab73cee26d1cb4a49%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D 10%26sd%3D283351804026%26itm%3D352513070781&_trksi d=p2047675.c100008.m2219
 
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You need to hurry on home now.... We need to talk about that aluminum air cleaner you have...... LOL.

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