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valhalla360

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Posted: 03/02/22 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mellow wrote:

I wish they would go back to the spare tire embedded into the side of the bed like that instead of underneath.


Back in the day...when changing a flat was a regular occurrence, this was a good point.

In the past 10yrs, I've changed 1 flat. Ironically, it was the day after getting new tires. The bead was properly sealed. It's rare enough problem that I'm not going to get too fussy over it. If it bothers you a lot, you can get a front bumper mount to keep from dragging it out from under the truck.


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valhalla360 wrote:

mellow wrote:

I wish they would go back to the spare tire embedded into the side of the bed like that instead of underneath.


Back in the day...when changing a flat was a regular occurrence, this was a good point.

In the past 10yrs, I've changed 1 flat. Ironically, it was the day after getting new tires. The bead was properly sealed. It's rare enough problem that I'm not going to get too fussy over it. If it bothers you a lot, you can get a front bumper mount to keep from dragging it out from under the truck.


But how many times back when the spare mount was held in place by a threaded rod, that would rust to the point you had no spare on the side of road? Whoever came up with the winch idea was pretty smart. But how many users think to run the cable out, move truck so don't need to work loose while completely under?

Back in the '50s GM often put longer pickup bed on the heavier duty.
And in late '60/early '70s GM sold long wheelbase, regular cab 1 tons, cab and chassis.

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deserteagle56 wrote:

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but man were they ugly compared to the normal truck of that year, and they sucked on fuel like a pig at the slop trough. as much as I am a ford guy, I would just keep walking by that.


On a scale of 1 to 10, in my book the importance of "looks" would rate about 15.

Stick a Cummins under the hood and fuel mileage improves dramatically. So does the ability to climb a hill without shifting.


I think a cummins would be the last motor I would think about dropping into a old truck like that.. haha.. we had a 1976 "supercab" version of that truck with the 460 auto. was a good truck but it's a good thing fuel was real cheep back then... but to be honest they are probably my least favorate of all the generations for the looks, and like new trucks they always came out of the dealer weighing more than the brochure said they did, so you still had the same payload issues.
trailers did weight a lot less back then though. if I had to have one again I would probably do a LS swap on it.


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I just sold my '76 a few years ago..Not a camper special or super,but one of the best camper haulers I have had..Put a pair of Helwig springs on it and hauled everything including my 35ft Jayco fifth wheel and some 10ft truck campers.And with the 390 ford rebuilt from top to bottom including the tranny to handle heavy stuff..

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Great trucks back then and I can only imagine how the super camper special was...


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Some of y’all need to get off the couch and find something constructive to do.
Why would you start comparing an antique to a new truck as if it is a viable or even remotely comparable option?


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From the first post ... "These were the best single rear wheel camper haulers ever,". So, is it a surprise that newer trucks came up?


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Grit dog wrote:

Some of y’all need to get off the couch and find something constructive to do.
Why would you start comparing an antique to a new truck as if it is a viable or even remotely comparable option?


What I got out of BM post,was the payload of 5355# is actually more than a lot of newer DRW and the newer SRW are not even close....I personally wonder why payload went backwards instead of forward in newer trucks.

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jaycocreek wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Some of y’all need to get off the couch and find something constructive to do.
Why would you start comparing an antique to a new truck as if it is a viable or even remotely comparable option?


What I got out of BM post,was the payload of 5355# is actually more than a lot of newer DRW and the newer SRW are not even close....I personally wonder why payload went backwards instead of forward in newer trucks.

Mostly because the curb weight of the trucks has steadily claimed, along with the number of seats, creature comforts and safety features. The GVWR probably is quite similar to or lower than modern trucks.

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valhalla360 wrote:


In the past 10yrs, I've changed 1 flat. Ironically, it was the day after getting new tires. The bead was properly sealed. It's rare enough problem that I'm not going to get too fussy over it. If it bothers you a lot, you can get a front bumper mount to keep from dragging it out from under the truck.


?? You must live and drive on pavement only.

Most pickups around here carry at least two spares, as do I. Driving roads like this, a flat is only a matter of time.
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Posted: 03/03/22 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

I just sold my '76 a few years ago...



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I just bought a '76 a few months ago but it will never see a camper in the bed.


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