We’ve seen several posts from Johannes Dutch showing us how well houses are built in The Netherlands. How about a pickup built equally as solid and durable? You couldn’t do better than this ’72 F-250 parked in front of one.
I like it.
It reminds me of my grandfather’s ’69 F-250. Solid, basic, no-nonsense pickup. And the house behind it looks interesting too, different from your typical American house. The two-tone paint job is nice.
The first time I met my BIL was when he came to my mother’s house during a break from school. He came from a farm family and because the weather was not good enough for his motorcycle (his vehicle of choice) he drove a red and white 72 F-250. I have lost count of the number of F-250s he has driven since, at least one of almost every generation.
I am torn between these bumpside trucks and the later dentsides. I think the dentsides (1973+) are better trucks, but I like the looks of the bumpsides better.
I HATE the terms bumpside and dentside! Stop the nonsense now before it infiltrates the west coast!
What would you suggest as generational nicknames? “Bumpside” and “dentside” are short and memorable. They’ve been around for about as long as I can remember, so they’ve probably infiltrated everywhere by now.
Agreed, better than 23rd and 24th generations (/s), but you get the idea. It’s hard to keep track on a long-lived vehicle like and F-Series pickup.
And after all these years, I still have trouble with those body codes of Mercedes and BMW. Really the only ones that stick consistently with me are the M-B W123, W124 and W126.
Where does Corey (I assume) find all those oldies? There a plenty of US pickups around in my region, but all of them are of a much more recent date. Just now and then I spot something from the fifties/sixties/seventies. And these are rolling along and are certainly not parked kind of thoughtlessly anywhere, like a true Curbside Classic.
That’s a nice one too. Whenever I look at a Ford F-series from that era, my eye is always drawn to the gap between the door and front fender. If it appears the gap is wider at the bottom, it is usually a sign that the front cab mount brackets are rusted at the firewall and starting to collapse. Unfortunately a somewhat common problem that is a difficult fix. Sometimes the problem can get so bad the steering binds because the column is the only thing holding the front of the cab up!
I have had many dent sides and bump sides. Close to a dozen in all. Replaced a number of cab mounts and floor sections. A bit of work but beats sitting around and watching TV imho. Picture of my current ride.
Rick at Classic Truck Rescue has shipped a few vehicles to the Netherlands; one video here showing a couple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL2cuo3rXSQ
On the “morning after” I at a tow yard dealing on a ’68 (or so) 250. Bad wreck. Hard pole hit, direct front center. Shoved the engine back, all that.
I was practically giving the guys I was dealing with condolences for whoever had been in the truck, being sure that they were in bad shape.
“Oh we’re okay.”
“Me too” said another “but I don’t know what happened exactly, I was in the bed, passed out. ”
Despite today’s doom and gloom assumptions, even solid as a brick house vehicles were at times somewhat crash survivable.
I’ve had a bunch of old trucks from the big three in the 1969 thru 1979 era and one thing I noticed on my 71′ F100 and my two 1972 F100’s is was how solid and quiet they were on bad gravel and/or dirt roads compared to the others.
They weren’t really better anywhere else but on bad country roads of varying surface materials they were amazingly solid and quiet for some reason.
It was VERY noticeable.
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