had two older Ford pickups. A 1971 Ford F250 Camper Special.
That truck was awesome. I built up the 390 in it. It was
a tank. With a Dana 60 rear end and dual piston Dayton calipers
up front, there wasn't anything that truck could not seem
to do. The truck was overkill when empty. Those Dayton calipers
would stop the truck so well, it would almost throw you
through the windshield.
I bought a 1978 Ford F150 with a 302. Again, I redid the
truck. Great truck. I remember selling it and buying a brand
new 1995 Ford Ranger. And a few weeks later, my wife commenting
on the lack of power the 3.0 V6 had and real crappy throttle
response. Her exact comment was, "I miss the old truck".
had a Ford Explorer, which was a dependable truck (till
the transmission went bad twice), and I now have a 2003
F150, but to me those older 1967-1979 pickups were some
of the most dependable and well built trucks Ford ever made.
This is my little tribute to them. Especially the Indy Pace
Truck versions, which are my favorite.