1967 Ford Mercury M-250 4x4 With 352 V8

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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.
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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.
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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
 
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Love these older trucks I’ve owned a few
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
I like the Green one the best Congrats on both trucks
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
What can be said about the hood ornament in the original 1967 pictures? I'm sure that can't be a factory option?!
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
May I ask where you can have a truck like this restored I have a 1961 Ford F-250 that’s actually in pretty good shape I would just like to do something like this with it thank you
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
My first truck was a 68 100 that only had 28000 miles on it but was sitting in z salvage yard with the front end missing . The dealer said he would sell it to me with all the parts to fix it. I think i gave him $800 for it. It had a 352 in it .Fixed it up and ran it for a few years and eventually sold it for $1500 in 76 and made a down payment on a 1970 International cabover truck and went trucking. Often wish i had it back.
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
My dad bought a 67 f250 that the bed was wrecked on in about 69 and it had a 352 4 speed in it .it had been used in a powerline construction about 20 miles from home. It only had 38000 miles on it and was construction orange .Dad found a like new bed for it and painted the cab to match a two tone blue.
us boys loved to take it to the mtns hunting and i hauled my first buck home in it. Always loved 4x4 after that .
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
I love these old trucks! Thank you for sharing your story.
 
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I really liked the stories on your trucks. I’m also a ford nut being trucks or mustangs. I have many mustangs and ford trucks. In my yard I have 5- 78 fords 4x4 and 1 ton. I’m selling some of them. I also have a 63 mercury 3/4 ton 4x4on 1998 dodge Frame. Just needs to be redone. And a rare original 64 mercury m100 1/2 ton 4x4 with a 292 4 gear. Also a 64 and 65 2 wheel drive and a 66 mercury 2 wheel drive. I’m going to be selling some of them. Also a 49 ford and a cab and fenders on a 27 model t. Great rod project. Can’t restore them all. I’m a body man by trade and love doing restorations. I’m selling some of them not enough spare time to do them all. If your interested email me at [email protected]. Have a good one
 
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Ive never seen a Mercury branded truck, so I learned something new today. I have a 97 f250 HD 4x4. The last of the OBS.
 
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Rod MacDonnell

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I have met Brian and seen his beautiful collection. We should be grateful when people like Brian preserve vehicles like new....not modified.
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.

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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.


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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
These trucks are built like no other. Can you imagine if Ford built them as sturdy as these are today. I have a 78 F-250 4x4 supercab 400 2v engine with the factory A/C. Had it for 12 years restored as original. Yes, these to me are the true trucks. Simple and very durable/ Great job sir! Thank you.
 
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I fell in love with 4 wheel drive when I was a teenager. Our neighbour used to take me coyote hunting in the farming areas of northern Alberta .His name was Jim Platz and he had a 1961 Dodge Power Wagon civilian truck type. That truck could go anywhere in the snow covered fields, through the ditches and bush to me as a young kid it was the ultimate toy. A 4x4. was what I wanted! In those days good used 4x4's were non-existent so finally I saved up enough money for a down payment in 1967. You had to factory order them as no dealer kept them in stock.

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The Green and White 1967 3/4 ton arrived on my birthday in May. When I went to University I could not keep up the payments $107 per month, so I took it out to the farm where they used it up to 1980 ,and then parked it out by the shop where it sat for the next 32 years, in 2012 we had it restored to original,and that's what you see today with the original warranty book and service card in my name.
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A couple of years ago someone was looking at the collection and told me about a 1966 Mercury 250 4x4 in northern Saskatchewan bought new by a farmer Henry Gartner from Craik SK in 1966, his son in law Robert Walker had restored it but had lost interest in keeping it so I bought it, restored the interior removed the oversized tires and fender flares put original wheels .

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The 1966 and 1967 are a marched pair with the identical running gear, 352 V-8 engines Dana Spicer front and rear ends NP 435 4 speed transmissions Spicer front hubs and Dana model 24 transfercase. The bodies are completely different , Ford built the 1966 body for 6 years from 1961 and the 1967 for 6 years until 1972. These trucks are extermely rare as Mercury Trucks were only sold in Canada up to the spring of 1968 all dealers sold Ford trucks after that, and trucks with 4 wheel drive was only about 1% of total Ford truck production in those years which makes these trucks approximately 1 of 100 .

The last 3 photos are original taken in 1967, I found them in an old photo album just recently.
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Brian Beard is owner of both trucks!
is it for sale ?????
 
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