Someone’s got no less than three Ford pickups of very similar vintage (1972 or so) in front of their house.
The one in the driveway is a swb F100 Ranger.
The other two are F250s.
Eugene’s a fascinating place. There’s also a collector/accumulator of 70s-vintage Chevy and GMC pickups in the Cal Young area. In addition to the vehicles on the street, there’s at least one in each garage bay.
Thinking back on all the trucks/cars that I’ve owned throughout the years.
Is there a magic age when a vehicle transforms from and old “bucket of bolts” to a classic?
Or a magic number that constitutes a hoard. When it comes to classic vehicles, I prefer to thinking of it a “collecting”,
Hoard doesn’t need a number, in my experience you’re only christened with that particular label by investor collectors who feel entitled to your property
I have had no less than 10 dent sides and bump sides combined, but never more than 3 at one time. Even at this time I have a 76 F150 4×4 as a daily, though the bump sides have always been my personal favourites. Collection sounds so much more inviting.
I saw one of these parked next to a modern Ford Super Duty crew cab at dusk and thought it was an early Ranger compact. The proportions of modern pickups have changed and the 3/4 & 1 ton trucks are definitely bigger looking
Ford pickups seem to have an addictive quality to them.
A house near me has four Ford pickups, from four different decades (1970s, ’90s, 2000s and 2010s). Unfortunately, the oldest one, a ’74 or so stakebody, seems to be missing, so I fear it’s gone for good.
That’s probably the direction of my next collection/hoarding. With two dentsides now I think I have enough, and I would like to find a 72 F100 2WD like I had in high school.
Those all look to be in remarkable shape; all bumpsides around here have serious rust issues. Good find
Found these on google street view
CC Effect, I was in Tecopa CA this morning, south and east of Death Valley and passed a residence with three bumpsides – and a Volvo 144, along with other less interesting automotive yard art. But the place did not have a photographer-friendly ambiance so I just cruised by.
A mate if mine lives in Tehachipi, Ca. (SP) and has quite a few of this series Ford pickups, they just sit, luckily there’s not much rust in those mountains .
IMO those are pretty stout trucks .
He likes the V8’s .
What I admire about these old Ford trucks is they’re beautiful as trucks, dare I say they actually look their best with long beds. Chevy trucks of this era seem to be treated as modern hot rods or muscle car alternatives, shortbeds only, slammed to the ground, horsepower top priority. With these though, I don’t care how they look or what’s under the hood, yet I love how they look and love their rugged mechanicals, I can’t pick a favorite from this trio, I guess that’s how you end up owning three.
Though there are quite a few of the 73-79 trucks around, the 67-72 F100s are pretty rare, likely because of rust. Of the two, I prefer the body style of the older ones. I have a 71 longbed with three on the tree. It’s rusty but usable. My collection is now down to one after selling a 70 4wd and a 68 parts truck. I like having an old truck, but I’m also happy to have fewer vehicles to deal with.
Nothing rusted like early 70s Ford trucks and full size cars. They were known for this 40 years ago. These guys have beaten the odds!
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