Posted by pbell56000
Another example of “backyard engineering”?
Hard to tell whether the owner took a truck with 8′ bed, replaced it with a 6-1/2 bed and lengthened the cab to fill the gap or lengthened the chassis/driveshaft with the stock 6-1/2 bed.
I think the latter is more likely, given the shorter rear overhang. Until ’97, Ford pickups had a longer rear overhang on the 8′ beds than the 6.75′ beds.
Add one bonus point for using body parts from the same manufacturer!
Hey, this isn’t a SuperCab, it’s a forgotten prototype for an F100 “formalroof”….sort of an early attempt to cross a pickup truck and a luxury sedan. Some of the prototypes were reportedly built with those “broughamy” vinyl landau half roofs. This one has apparently had the half roof removed to repair the inevitable rust damage.
I will sadly confess that I once thought about doing something like this. I am now profoundly sorry that I considered it and pleased that I did not act on the impulse.
Sadly, this is something that could have been done with a lot more attention to detail, which could have made it a non-laughingstock.
If it had been finished properly youd never notice it but its just in the raw state with paint slapped on.
It might be easier to start with a ’74+ SuperCab and adjust the bodywork than whatever this guy did. Or maybe it wouldn’t be. I dunno. All I know is things like these are a heckuva lot easier to draw than build.
For some reason, it’s not letting me edit…there should be an image attached.
Let’s try that again.
One more time…?
Hey, Jasper, run to the AutoZone and get me another case of Bondo …
I may be weird, but I always wanted a 67-72 Ford F-250 4X4, four door crew cab, and weld the rear doors shut to make a mini sleeper cab 🙂
Maybe it’ll work if I don’t reply to myself. Hopefully.
I’m sorry I keep plugging up the comments here. If this one doesn’t work, forget it.
I am actually pretty impressed that somebody tried this. Now, if only they had gone with the padded vinyl roof to get rid of the rough bodywork in the freshly fabricated C pillar. The Thunderbird of trucks?
This looks like something from an old Popular Mechanics project, back when that magazine was worth reading.
If anything NEEDS one of those half-assed flat black paint jobs, it’s that piece of trailer park art.
Landau bars would be a nice touch here.
I’ve seen much better finished homemade extended cabs that are missing what this is missing, and it never looks good. Windows, people, windows!
Or, you could go the other way with it… as seen by me (and obviously snapped) at our local “Pick-a-Part”
In the name of God why!?
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