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62 Ford F100 with different truck bed ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yellow7jb, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. What's the deal with all the videos attached to your photos? HRP
  2. free photo hosting I guess....need to find another way to post videos.
  3. brewster55
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 149


    durango is an suv, no bed.
  4. 61unib100
    Joined: Mar 5, 2013
    Posts: 291

    from Alpine, Ca

    Wasn't that bed also an option that would put the sticker price down $800 or so?? Those beds actually grow on you after time, at least with me they did.
  5. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,796

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Wrong is correct. Its factory.
  6. Oilcan Harry
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 906

    Oilcan Harry
    from INDY

    Sorry but I had a 63 with the bed shown in the first post and it was factory installed. The book "Ford Pickups Color History" page 89 shows the bed and explains the reason for it. Some got the matching bed, some didn't. We all know that people overload pickups, and thats not too big a problem with a separate bed. But over load a unibody pickup and the frame flexes and it will pinch the doors shut. You can't get them open. Customers don't like that. They had problems early on in production, and to keep up with demand they offered the earlier bed and I think a little price break on it. I had had mine as a daily driver and just figured it had been rear ended and replaced. But the guy I got it from knew the truck from brand new [it was an auto parts runner where he worked] and that bed came on it. The shop got a break on the price by taking the odd bed and of course they didn't care, it was cheaper. Believe it or not yes some did come that way.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  7. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    I had a couple of 63's with that same bed.....
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,002


    Yup. My blacksmith drives exactly the same setup. Ford liked to mix-it-up.


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