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Old 07-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'61 Ford Unibody Pickup:

I always wanted one of these, and it was a deal I couldn't pass up, it is a '61 Ford unibody pickup. It has the original 292 Y-block and a three speed O.D. tranny in it. The bed and cab are a one piece unit, but it still has a conventional chassis under it. They were made from '61-'63, and dis-continued because they were not very popular:


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Those make some sweet hot rods
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I like the 1968 Roadrunner marker lights on the frt lower fenders. Nice truck!

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Those are cool trucks..A buddy of mine had one in high school ..The previous owner had swapped in the power buckets,console and tilt steering from a buick wildcat as well as the buick 401..We ditched the 401 and put in a 429 police motor with mild cam and headers..It was a real sleeper..
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I always wanted one of these, and it was a deal I couldn't pass up, it is a '61 Ford unibody pickup. It has the original 292 Y-block and a three speed O.D. tranny in it. The bed and cab are a one piece unit, but it still has a conventional chassis under it. They were made from '61-'63, and dis-continued because they were not very popular
I still want one! They are hard to find in good shape...not rusted out.

Not quite true. They were popular, but weren't practical. Back then people actually used pickup trucks (wait for it) ... as trucks. If (when) the bed got damaged, it was impractical to replace...after all it was a unibody. Same thing with rust, either in the bed or fenders.

I think they were a great little truck, especially the short beds. As mentioned, they make/made great projects or shop trucks; just don't go throwing a pallet of cinder blocks in the bed. They were just the reverse of the Ranchero - instead of being a car the was also a truck, they were more a truck that needed to be treated like a car.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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An old timer told me that when the bed of a unibody was really loaded down, the doors of the cab would become stuck and you would have to crawl out the window. I half way believe this because the bottom of this truck has been trussed with 1" rebar and the passenger side door has a sliding hardware store style latch for easy exit.
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That's cool! Love the 68 B Body marker lights!
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Those are cool trucks. Wish I hadn't lost contact with a guy in Sacramento area that is like a magnet for these and rangers. He had I believe 3 of them and was working on getting one painted and all that. He loves them! Good score Tom!
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never realized that style was unibody- cool!

the only unibody trucks I *thought* I knew of were the flatnosed jobs
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Are you still buiding your unibody? I love these trucks. I have had two over the years, both did not run. Each time I bought one the military would relocate me and they had to be sold. I just picked up one here in Arizona (my third), it won't be sold. If you have any new pics I would really like to see the progress you have made.
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I don't know if F15 still has that one or not but in the mean time check out this website I found..
http://fordtruk.com/
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Re: '61 Ford Unibody Pickup:

That truck with a short bed + mini tub + nearing the ground + a few inches out of the roof would make a wicked project.

I had no idea these existed. Seems the only ford trucks I thought about project wise were the 48/56 and then the older ones like the 34/37 and such.


I sorta want one now.... I'd paint it bright yellow for some reason.


Too bad the only one within about 400 miles of me that I could find in short order was selling for $9,000... I don't want a truck that bad.
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i have a 1962 FORD F100 Unibody Pick up Truck
1961 Ford F100 Step Side
Straight six, was rebuilt about a year ago. It is NOT the original motor, it's a more modern straight six with 300 cubic inch. Has a C4 transmission. Runs good, has radio, wipers, horn and heater work. Interior was put in recently is in great condition.
Call for additional pictures or information. I accept wire transfers and also
recommend a shipping company. Giovanni 239-285-3706 Truck is located in Naples, Florida.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: '61 Ford Unibody Pickup:

Rather than dig up an old thread about unibody trucks to add your for sale ad to, you should put it in the classified section. It will get more views there anyway.
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Re: '61 Ford Unibody Pickup:

After the 68 - 72 trucks the unibody is my favorite style. Maybe someday I'll run across one for a project.
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