Another Bobby T, slighty OT truck project - Old Ugly - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Another Bobby T, slighty OT truck project - Old Ugly

 
  #1  
Old 01-21-2019, 05:37 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 12,955
bobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant future
Another Bobby T, slighty OT truck project - Old Ugly

Fellow enthusiasts,
Once again I've bit off more than I can chew. But, it was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up.
Several weeks ago my uncle asked me if I was interested in a 1979 F150 4x4 truck for $500. After a bit of back and forth and a few pictures it was noted that they truck was a 1972 F250 4x4.
My uncle and his buddies have a small mining venture in the desert outside of Tucson, AZ. They used this truck for many years hauling boulders out of the desert. Long story short, they are shutting down operations and have been clearing things up and have lost their storage where this truck was.
So, with a bit of wheeling and dealing and a thousand mile(roundtrip) roadtrip I closed the deal on this truck and the trailer I used to haul it home on. When I left NM I didn't know what the hole pattern on the trailer was. Naturally it was a 5on5 pattern and my spare is a 5 on 4 3/4. what could possibly go wrong. Two of the trailer tires are pretty new, the other 2 were fairly weather cracked, what could possibly go wrong?.
Sure enough, just east out of Wilcox, AZ I threw all the tread off the left rear tire of the trailer. I limped down the highway at about 40MPH with one axle chained for about 60 miles into Lordsburg, NM. I couldn't get a tire but finally found someone who would breakdown the tire off my 5 on 4 3/4 wheel and put it on my trailer wheel so we could get back up to highway speeds.
Here are some pics of the truck. My uncle and his buddies always referred to it as Old Ugly so I guess that's what it is...









Bobby
 
  #2  
Old 01-21-2019, 05:56 PM
bigwin56f100's Avatar
bigwin56f100
bigwin56f100 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: AKRON ohio
Posts: 5,281
bigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant futurebigwin56f100 has a brilliant future
I really like that body style in a 4x4. What size are the rims? I don't recall ever seeing that style wheel before
 
  #3  
Old 01-21-2019, 05:57 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563
truckdog62563 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9,961
truckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant future
Wahoo! I love it, and it has 19.5s. Stu
 
  #4  
Old 01-21-2019, 06:16 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 12,955
bobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant future



 
  #5  
Old 01-21-2019, 07:19 PM
pineconeford's Avatar
pineconeford
pineconeford is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,852
pineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant futurepineconeford has a brilliant future
What are those on the air cleaner? Snakes? Or what is left over of the roadrunner after the coyote finally gets him?

That truck has some character. Like it.
 
  #6  
Old 01-21-2019, 07:20 PM
Mixer man's Avatar
Mixer man
Mixer man is offline
Journeyman Apprentice
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Bothell & Silverdale, WA
Posts: 3,107
Mixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud ofMixer man has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by bobbytnm View Post

I guess it seemed like a great spot for molting.
 
  #7  
Old 01-21-2019, 07:52 PM
Moe Craig's Avatar
Moe Craig
Moe Craig is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hot AZ (Phoenix Valley)
Posts: 3,110
Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a great reputation on FTE.
bobbytnm, that's a nice truck and trailer... Wish I could find deals like that! Congrats
 
  #8  
Old 01-21-2019, 08:05 PM
truckdog62563's Avatar
truckdog62563
truckdog62563 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9,961
truckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant futuretruckdog62563 has a brilliant future
In the winter and spring of 1971 I was stationed for training at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. A lot of my off duty time was spent as a “lot lizard” walking the Ford dealers’ lots lusting after the new 1971 F-250 highboy 4x4s. I’ve had a few from the ‘80s and ‘90s, but never have reached back to get a bump side. Maybe, just maybe....Stu
 
  #9  
Old 01-21-2019, 08:28 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 12,955
bobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant futurebobbytnm has a brilliant future
Thanks guys
That stuff on the air cleaner is the remains of some cactus. It looks like several dried out lobes of prickly pear. If you take a look at the first pic I posted there is tons of prickly pear cactus all around the truck. The packrats love the stuff.
I don't know how they mess with it, all I have to do is get close to the stuff and it throws spikes at me

Bobby
 
  #10  
Old 01-21-2019, 08:56 PM
abe's Avatar
abe
abe is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Central PA
Posts: 11,693
abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.abe has a spectacular reputation.
To me it looked like some snake curled up and died!

Nice truck. Keep us updated.

You'll have to check in on the Bumpside (67-72) forum.
 
  #11  
Old 01-21-2019, 09:33 PM
drptop70ss's Avatar
drptop70ss
drptop70ss is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: in a barn
Posts: 2,412
drptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud ofdrptop70ss has much to be proud of
Cool truck, I would slam that body on a crown vic You got lucky with the trailer tire, I had that happen and it folded up the trailer fender into a pretzel. Not a fun time on the side of a busy highway.
 
  #12  
Old 01-21-2019, 10:22 PM
jmadsen's Avatar
jmadsen
jmadsen is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Utah
Posts: 4,020
jmadsen is a splendid one to beholdjmadsen is a splendid one to beholdjmadsen is a splendid one to beholdjmadsen is a splendid one to beholdjmadsen is a splendid one to beholdjmadsen is a splendid one to behold
I love Old Ugly! Looks very straight and solid . especially straight for mining duty hauling rocks and equipment.

And i agree those 19.5's look right at home on that truck. I found a set of those 19.5 s on a early 70's F250 up in Idaho in a yard a few years ago, i couldnt leave them.
you did real good on that score!

 
  #13  
Old 01-22-2019, 12:10 AM
ben73058's Avatar
ben73058
ben73058 is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 3,495
ben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to beholdben73058 is a splendid one to behold
Lordsburg is the true Garden Spot on I10. I don't think there are
even any places to eat - just dust. I like that truck - keep us posted
on your plans.

Ben in Austin
1950 f1
 
  #14  
Old 01-22-2019, 01:50 AM
63flareside's Avatar
63flareside
63flareside is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 174
63flareside is starting off with a positive reputation.
If you decide to do away with the 19.5s I would have interest in purchasing them from you.
 
  #15  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:55 AM
JimG1098's Avatar
JimG1098
JimG1098 is online now
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern shore,Salisbur,MD
Posts: 1,407
JimG1098 is a name known to allJimG1098 is a name known to allJimG1098 is a name known to allJimG1098 is a name known to allJimG1098 is a name known to allJimG1098 is a name known to all
Bobby, good luck with the new toy. Every now and then, I miss working on my truck. I would love to do another one, but just do not have the room or $$$ any longer.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.