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Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
If the 4-door crew-cab was actually an "option"; not a model on its own, then the factory produced 1966 would be it.
Why would a 1966 be rarer than a 1965? It wouldn't, because 1965's are much rarer.

Ford began producing their own Crew Cabs mid-year 1965. The early versions were made by Crown Coach and have different rear window frames and exposed rear door hinges.

Since 1965/66 factory Crew Cabs were made up from Regular Cabs, there are no production figures available.

Ditto for all the conversions done by Crown Coach, Armbruster, Marmon-Herrington, Hess & Eisenhardt, Standard Body Co., and etc.

btw: Does 8E45E reflect a Studebaker truck? It sure looks like it to me, cuz I once owned an 8E7.

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I've given up on the Mustang Station Wagon Ford announced for 1966.
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2008/10/06/lost-and-found-overflow-mustang-station-wagon-fact-or-fiction/

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I'm not gonna look at the link..yet, is it red? A pal of mine (a former writer for Hot Rod magazine) actually owned one a these in the 1970's.

As I recall, there were at least three prototypes made.
 
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Originally Posted by Bill W View Post
So, it was never an option on a 61-66 f100/250....
Not that I'm aware of.

The problem is Mister Wilson, that while dyed-in-the-wool collectors have sales and accessory brochures, dealer fact books, owners and shop manuals and parts catalogs, most people on the net have none of this literature.

And...since they have nothing, will believe everything they read on the net, much of which is wild mule p!ss...repeated over and over again by the clueless.
 
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Didn't that post have to do with 1966 F100 Flareside 4WD's? Only 839 were assembled.


now that i think back about it... you're right! it was a flareside.
 
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Rarest option is the 327 and turbo 400. Factory stock...........

Doug's truck is still the best 64 ranger i have ever seen......

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inre to the 64 sport, in the research I have done, you can't say it was a Ford option, because it wasn't licensed by FoMoCo. and it was called the F100XL, Dearborn Steel Tubing Co in Detroit did the work in converting them AFTER the vehicle was ordered from Ford. The dealer put in the order and had it sent to Dearborn S.T.. Now how many were converted? Who knows, could be anywhere from 0 to a couple hundred.

NumberDummy, I believe I have stated this properly enough to satisfy the knowledge that this WAS NOT a Factory FoMoCo option, correct?
 
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Another apparently rare option was the optional left side carrier rack for the optional spare tire on a '61 Flareside. None seem to be in existance...at least in Arkansas.
 
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Originally Posted by Old_Crow View Post
Another apparently rare option was the optional left side carrier rack for the optional spare wheel and tire on a '61 Flareside. None seem to be in existance...at least in Arkansas.
It might be rare... today...but this option was available on 1957/79 F100 Flaresides, 1975/79 F150 Flaresides, 1957/66 F250 Flaresides.

One reason you don't see too many is...most Flaresides were bought as fleet vehicles by the US Gov't, City/State agencies, airlines, construction companies, and etc.

These trucks were driven right into the ground, only disposed of when they were worn out....so very few exist today when compared to how many there were when new.

Spare wheels and spare tires were an extra cost option thru 1979...on all trucks.
 
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the f100 fighter jet steering wheels are rare.
 
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Originally Posted by IsoGrifo View Post
inre to the 64 sport, in the research I have done, you can't say it was a Ford option, because it wasn't licensed by FoMoCo. and it was called the F100XL, Dearborn Steel Tubing Co in Detroit did the work in converting them AFTER the vehicle was ordered from Ford. The dealer put in the order and had it sent to Dearborn S.T.. Now how many were converted? Who knows, could be anywhere from 0 to a couple hundred.

NumberDummy, I believe I have stated this properly enough to satisfy the knowledge that this WAS NOT a Factory FoMoCo option, correct?
Joel,

There are no 64 XL trucks. Ford upper managment nixed the project andzero were produced, however it does not mean that the components were not installed in production line trucks. Dougs 64 is one such truck as it has the bostrom buckets and a console. All the mounts for the seats and console are factory installed.

There is however one 63 XL, owned by Bill N in Delaware, I have personaly sat in it, carressed its curves, and so have a few other members of this board. It is the Holy Grail of ford trucks. F-100 XL Drag Pickup

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Dougs 64 is one such truck as it has the bostrom buckets and a console.

All the mounts for the seats and console are factory installed.
Horse dung!
What the hell are you talking about? It's a FAKE!

And it's EZ to tell if someone knows what to look for.

The owner ADMITTED to Don and I (and to two other people that were standing there-want their names?), that he had it made up.

And you are well aware of this, as you told me the same damn thing.

The truck started life as a Custom Cab with a BENCH seat, any that's all it is, a Custom Cab...

Regardless of the mickey-mouse bucket seats, console, phony-baloney moulded plastic headliner, and the fake Ranger emblems, all of which the owner had installed.
 
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Garbz Thanks for reminding me of that 63! I had completely forgotten about it.

I bet it was beautiful in person
 
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Bill,

It is not a ranger. that we agree upon, however it was delivered with bucket seats and a console. Was it done at the factory or done on special order i dunno? It has factory mounting points in the floor. not just drilled holes. So some kind of pre- planning on fords part was provided. The holes were not drilled after the fact.

The reason you could not identify the seats is they are bostroms only available for 64. 65 rangers used mustang and the 63 XL used falcon sprint. The truck was purchased from the original owner. The truck was purchased as a dump hauler and had the buckets and console when it was acquired by the current owner. The truck was only restored after the advent of places like FTE and (Shudder) Slick60s and it became apparent the the truck was some what special in just what was in it. The Data plate is new and i was not aware of that when i first busted your ***** about it. Yes it is not a true ranger but it did have the factory sport package that is advertised in fords sales brochures and bulletins.

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I just joined & don't know where to post this but I see you helped someone with a 73 Grain truck f700 on 6-30-10. I have a similar problem It is a 1979 F700 Dump truck with a vin # of F70AVEA7948. I am trying to find out what size the motor is. It has a V8 with a 2bb Holly carb made for Motocraft that I would like to find a rebuild kit for. thanks for any help...
 

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