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Old 04-26-2005, 06:47 PM
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Old Skool Truck Questions

Hey guys,
Let me say hello first as I am new here. I am looking for a old truck to drive, before i get down to the details let me ask a few things first.

*I am 6'6" no head room and being comfortable is an issue.
*I don't care what make and model truck there is but i want something COOL looking.
*I dont care much about the engine size, because I will probably do a nice swap anyways.

I once saw this truck that had the front grill of a 33 ford roadster, was this a custom job? The grill i am referring to is very simialr to a v shape and looks alot like those billet grills you see on SUV's today.

Do any old shcool trucks come with an extended cab? or a Big cabin, so i can tilt the seat back alittle bit?

thats its for now, looking forward to reading your comments

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:10 PM
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First off let me start with Welcome to the Board
The extended cabs on old trucks did't start I beleive untill the late 60's. There have been some that have been modified out there that people have added extended cabs to, most trucks in the 30's to 40's were close without much leg room but the 50's started getting more leg room. There are alot of truck people on this board with every type of info you will need. Wish you luck in finding you truck, and again Welcome
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Welcome! Try to look for a Chevy C-10 truck from the mid 70's or early 80's. These have a lot of headroom and good leg room. If you find one with a 350 or bigger, these things haul ***! I personally like the look of these trucks more than old dodge trucks. And I'm a Mopar fanatic! The auto transmissions in these were ok, but I would go for one with a three on the tree, or four on the floor. Good luck!
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Welcome! Try to look for a Chevy C-10 truck from the mid 70's or early 80's. These have a lot of headroom and good leg room. If you find one with a 350 or bigger, these things haul ***! I personally like the look of these trucks more than old dodge trucks. And I'm a Mopar fanatic! The auto transmissions in these were ok, but I would go for one with a three on the tree, or four on the floor. Good luck!
Well said Bronco, I got an 86' c-10 Im hotrodding. Im 6'2" so Im a taller guy also, and there is plenty of leg room and head room. The stock bench seat won't let you lay back much, but I put some bucket seats in mine and they let me lean back enough to be a little too comfortable while driving sometimes. Parts are easy to find and there are plenty of aftermarket stuff for them. And they look pretty damn cool, even if it is just plain ol stock I still think they look great.


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Old 04-26-2005, 09:22 PM
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I am not too interested into those chevy trucks.
Wouldn't alot of those Ford F-100 trucks be readily available? as well as have lot of support from afterarket manufacturers?

The GMC trucks have some really nice lines to them.
I'm sorry for being so picky
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:25 PM
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im partail to the 67-72 F Series (see avatar) you can pick them up fairly cheap and there is parts available for them.
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:20 PM
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i have observed over the years to the present that the pinnacle for chevy / gmc's was the "68 to "72 c-10'sand up and for ford 77 to 79 f series this observation is: i still see a butt load going up and down the roads . Ive owned 2 ,70 suburbans and currently have a 77 and 79 ford p/u's the 79 has a regular cab sometimes i get cramped and im 5'9" i would for a super cab sometimes.(the 77 not on the road yet)
i buddy of mine is 6'4" and had a 57 chevy p/u w/ electric seats out of a caddy i think (6 way) i remember him knocking his head into everything but the roof of his truck hope this was a little helpful

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I would go for a 61-66 F-100 they look damn sweet and can be had pretty cheap aswell. Just make it something other than red if you get one PLEASE!

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Jeff, the truck is looking good! Room for Ma, grandkids, a few bags of groceries, and headroom for you. Nice. Dan
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Thanx Dan, am running out of excused for not starting the engine! God willing will be on the road by end of summer.

Are you coming down to the WSRN @ the Kern Count fairgrounds this week end? I'll be there all day Friday and Sunday.
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:52 AM
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The International R and L models from the 50's have a good amount of room in them, if you're looking for an old truck. I have a K, the headroom isn't bad, but there is no legroom...R's and L's both have the same cab, and if I remember correctly there is quite a bit more room in them than the K or KB.

Can you tell I'm an IHC fanatic?
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Look at that clutch pedal !!! >: #

Why is the clutch pedal sticking out of the floor? I'm just wondering because I like evrything to be a matched setup. Matched setup as in al of the pedals coming from below the steering column. Just my 2 cents.
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Are you talking about my truck? If so that isn't a clutch pedal, that's the emergency brake.
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I am 6'5" and no single cab truck has enough room, some of the older trucks that had the gas tank inside will yeild a little more room but not enough IMO. You are going to have to extend the cab or find a super cab somewhere. Ford and Dodge have some of the oldest chev did not for a while. willys36 that is a sweet truck but I am going to ask with it that long why not go 4 door? I know more work but the rear would be more useable and it would go with thdays 4 door trend.
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