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Old 07-23-2010, 02:39 AM
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Should I buy This

This is about a 5 hour round trip from my house. The price is about scrap value. I'ts a 66 F100 Camper Special w/ automatic. I need someone to give me a few good reasons not to buy it.

On another note...I can't figure out why people selling a truck take such horrible pictures.























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Old 07-23-2010, 03:50 AM
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scrap value as in 400-500 bucks? then yes buy it, if nothing else just for parts, I see a blue armrest that looks in great shape, a non chunked dash pad/radio speaker cover. those awesome amp/oil gauges.

Many parts could be used that you would spend well in excess of that price for repop/nos/or even just bought from other enthusiasts.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:46 AM
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1966 F100 Custom Cab 352 w/MX Cruise-O-Matic w/optional oil & amp gauges, optional tool box.

Is it a Camper Special? Maybe yes, maybe no. There are no emblems that say so, and all the features that make it a Camper Special (except one) could be ordered on all models.

The grille looks pretty darn nice, when was the last time you saw one sell for anything less than 300 bucks?

The tailgate alone is worth the price of admission since its been OBSOLETE since September 1966.

People are drooling over the hood cuz it isn't rusted out.

Has the correct radio, something else people drool over.

Squire Don (camperspecial65) lives in WA, is drooling over the entire truck. If you don't want it, let him know...he'll buy it...in a NY minute. Hell, if it was closer, I'd buy it.

What are you waiting for? Go BUY it!

btw: Removing the padded dash without it coming apart in chunks may be impossible, as Ford glued some of these to the dash.

The white bottlecap hubcaps are for a Standard Cab, the Custom Cab version is stainless steel.

The armrests are the same as used on some 1959/63 Ford Passenger Cars and have been reproduced.
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Tailgate is rusted through, not really worth much.

Gauge pack, radio, grille, auto trans column are all worth enough to probably justify the purchase. If the hood is not rusted through, super-ultra-bonus.
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Tailgate is rusted through, not really worth much.
It's looks pretty straight and the rust outs aren't too bad. Since none were available from Ford after August 1966, it'll still bring a coupla hundred bucks.

9/1966: Ford OBSOLETED this tailgate (C4TZ9940700A), replaced it with the 1967 (1967/72) Styleside tailgate (C7TZ9940700A) for use as a service part replacement.

I haven't seen one a these C4TZ tailgates around here in decades. Even though I'm no longer in the obsolete parts biz, I snap up every decent tailgate I can find that fits thru 1979.
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Is the air freshner still good??
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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Any one of thos picturese would be frustrating for evaluation purposes. The sum of all of them gives a pretty good idea of the condition. If I came accross something like this, I'd try to find a way to get it home. There's some pretty decent pieces in the mix.
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What's the steering wheel look like?
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After posting the pictures the person selling the truck emailed me and said I was the only person that showed genuine interest in the truck for something other than scrap.

Here comes the deal.... He said I am moving at the end of the month. If you can come get it this weekend you can have it for $300.00. ....Yes it's now at my house.

He was the second owner. He got it in 1993 while in high school. He never has driven the truck. For the last year it has sat at the house he is renting. The entire time he has owned it other that that it has been at his parents. They did not want it back at their house and he couldn't take it with him so I think I was his best option.

The truck came from Madera, CA according to the Frame on the front bumper. I found a set of black CA plates in the cab.(see pictures) The second owner got the truck from the widow of the original owner for mowing her lawn after her husband passed.

The truck has no major cancer other than the front of the bed. The hood only has surface rust. Cab corners are good. Mounts are good. He said the truck had 6" of fir needles in the back when he brought it over from his parents a year ago. I bet if it had been covered there would be no rust.

The dash is crack free and beautiful. No hot sun to crack it below the tree for the last 17 years. I hope it can be removed. I have never done this so any advice would be appreciated.

The grill is very straight but has a little cut. It looks like the left fender was replaced. This was used as a truck and has all the small dents to prove it. Nice AT steering colum with a almost crack free wheel.

I believe Carter was president when the little tree was scented!!





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Those little pine tree air fresheners are now being repopped.
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The little pine trees are now made in China...smell more like rice than pine.
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Unless you can find the rare made in the USA ones but your gonna pay top dollar
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Maybe as much as $1.19!!
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Awesome! Looks very similar to my 66 daily driver. I say, get it running, toss some tires and a seat blanket on, and drive it!
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Another 66 Ford owner came over yesterday to have a look at this truck and give me his approval.

I asked if hew knew why the air cleaner had a hose that ran to the valve cover oil breather. He said I had a California emissions truck and pointed out the plugs in head where he thought some tubes at one point were connected. He thought they went to the carb.

Anyone have any pictures of this? I've never seen one before. Are these heads fairly rare?
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