Archive for the ‘1980`s & Older Trucks’ Category

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March 2016 this site is going offline. It was fun, but time to move on. Thanks to all . Regards, Starfire

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Its A Van, Its A Pickup , Yes, Its A Corvair!

1964 Corvair Rampside, click to enlarge The Chevrolet Corvair, Ralph Nader’s most hated vehicle of the 1960’s, were actually legendary for more than their inherent safety issues. Innovative design was where these great cars shined, and the Corvair Rampside was truly a unique vehicle in the 1960’s marketplace. These vehicles were so rare they weren’t […]

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1961 Jeep CJ-5 Willys; Craigslist Web Finds Can Rule

1961 Jeep Willys CJ-5, sold with tow bar winch, click photo to enlarge Craigslist is often my haunt in the hours when I’m feeling itchy for another car. I ran across this 1961 Jeep CJ5 Willys with only 68,000 on her. Quite a find I thought. Owned by one family since new in 1961, the […]

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Rat Rod Project; Inspiration For 2011

1951 Ford F1 Rat Rod Flame Thrower, click photo to enlarge Its a new year, 2011, and happy new year to you all. That being said we will fly right in to a sweet rat rod I ran across that deserves a few words here . It is based on a 1951 Ford F1 body […]

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1946 Dodge 3/4 Ton Pickup; Postwar Workhorse

1946 Dodge 3/4 tonne WC pickup , click photo to enlarge After world war 2 broke out, retooling for new truck models after the war effort wasn’t high on the priority list at Dodge. In fact, it would be 1948 before a restyled pickup would enter the market place. This being said, a 1940 Dodge […]

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1938 Ford Cab Over Engine Custom; If You Want A Unique Project, This Truck Is For You

1938 Ford Cab Over Engine COE , click photo to enlarge Today’s truck du jour is a fine 1938 Ford Cab Over Engine (COE as it is known colloquially) that turned up at a car show in Mission British Columbia Canada. Honestly I have very little useful information to impart upon you about this truck […]

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Did You Ever Have A Little Red Wagon?

  This video came across my desk today, and it was pretty good and worth a look. A couple in Alaska built their own street version of a “Radio Flyer” wagon. The base of the wagon is a 1976 Mazda pickup truck (so it meets my Old Car criteria ). It took the couple , […]

Old Timers Chevrolet Truck Parts; A Few Good Sites For 1947-1998 Vintage Chevy Trucks

I did a little research on the web for you, if you have a vintage Chevrolet truck circa 1947-1998. I found a few great websites with excellent parts such as disc brake conversion kits, body parts, electrical, drivetrain, and interior parts. For a good overall truck parts site for your vintage truck, I would suggest […]

Custom 1953 Chevrolet Pickup Truck Hot Rod

This 1953 pickup came my way recently, and it seemed that it was worth a few words here. It is a mildly custom design, built on a modern 1980 Chevrolet C10 pickup frame. I was told the 1953 cab and chassis was a near basket case at the start, that the owner picked up for […]

1978-1979 Dodge Li’l Red Truck Express; It’s Red! It’s Little! Yes, It’s A Truck!

For 2 years running, Dodge managed to build a pickup truck that bucked the trend of the day for emission controls. Federal EPA regulations made it such that light trucks with 6100+ lb GVW, were exempt from regulation. This meant a car maker could produce a non-catalytic converter engine combination for these trucks, as long […]

1955 Ford F-100; Ford’s Handy Pickup Truck And Van

The 1955 Ford F100 was a work truck that came in 4 flavors. The standard 6.5 foot pickup truck, a stake and post, the cab and chassis, and a 8 foot panel delivery box. The truck was classified as a 1/2 ton pickup, but its carry capacity , when ordered with the heavy duty springs, […]

The 1975 Ford Ranchero; The Not So Light Duty Pick Up Car

Ford’s 1975 Ranchero models, the second to last year of Ranchero based on the Torino body of the day, were offered in 3 flavors; the Ranchero 500, GT, and Squire. The GT model received dual sport mirrors, graphics stripes on the side body, and GT updated instrument panel. The Squire version offered body side and […]

1957-1965 Jeep Forward Control; Willys 4X4 Utility Work Trucks

1957 saw Willys Jeep introduce 2 new work trucks for the North American market; the Forward Control truck, models FC150 and FC170. For the sake of this article, I will focus on the FC170 model. The FC170 chassis was designed to be smaller versions of the big Cab over trucks of the day. The chassis […]

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