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This old Ford truck has a good story attached to it, and it’s for sale. Notice the branches that grew into the grille. Dave Fisher has been in cars and trucks for his entire adult life, and has an amazing variety of vehicles for sale. His main line now is rehabbing and repairing heavy trucks. Great guy. Fisherbilt Custom Haulers, LLC, 7400 S Interstate Hwy 35, Belton, TX 76513. Call Dave at (254) 947-5868.
Shopping for my new car near the Addison airport, just north of Dallas, at a bunch of small, independent dealers specializing in off-lease cars. I passed by this stunning Chevy Apache pickup, and had to circle back to get these pictures. Turns out that this outfit, Twenty First Century Muscle Cars, was started in 2002 by John Page and Kerri Lingenfelter, daughter of legendary performance guru, John Lingenfelter, providing performance parts for Corvettes, Camaros, Cadillacs as well as Ford GTs and Dodge Vipers. They also have a handful of remarkable cars for sale. In any case, this is a great truck.
This very interesting third generation Ford F100 features factory four wheel drive. Before this, outside suppliers fitted the 4×4 system after truck assembly. Introduced in 1959, Ford beat GM and Dodge to this factory option. This particular truck appears stock except for a 4 cylinder Cummins 4BT 3.9 liter diesel powerplant. First available in 1983, the Cummins was widely used for delivery trucks to wood chippers, turning out 105 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. It’s a coarse-running motor with poor fuel consumption, and weighs about 800 lbs, about 175 lbs. more than the stock 272 or 292 cu.in Y-Block (Ford’s first OHV V8 engine design).