May 2, 2023
DUNKIRK, N.Y. – Last week on this page we featured a Jimmy Carter-era Ford pickup dolled-up in a chicken costume. Actually, we should call it a Pierre Trudeau-era truck, seeing that it was up in Oshawa. Today’s RealRide is just as interesting… but for totally different reasons. This 1953 Ford F-350 left the factory during the Eisenhower administration (that’s the Louis St. Laurent years for our friends north of the border). Rarely (IMO) seen anymore — yeah, you do see plenty of the lighter Ford pickups of the era — the F-350 was h-u-g-e, with a nine-foot bed and big 17-inch tires mounted on heavy duty truck rims. The F-350 could also be had as a stake truck with dual rear wheels. Love the two-tone paint! We saw this one at this year’s first Coffee & Cars at the Rails.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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