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RealRides of WNY - 1964 F-100

This purple Ford F-100 Stylesideis either a ’63 with a ’64 cargo bed, or a ’64 with a ’63 grille. And the ’63 grille is missing the blackout parts which would make it look like the one in the photo below. The ’63 Styleside came in two versions: one (see bottom photos) with a separate bed which hearkened back to the ’57-’60 models and didn’t mat

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1965 Chevy C-20

This1965 Chevrolet C-20¾-ton truck most likely started life as a pickup, and the stake bed on the back looks here like it mighthave a tilt feature to ease unloading. Stake truck chassis were available from the factory back in the day, but only in the medium- and heavy-duty truck series models like the C-50, which had a rear-axle carrying capacity of 11,000 pounds. Alert RealRides Pennsylvan

RealRides of WNY - 1963 F100

This 1963 Ford F100 Flaresidewas a throwback to how all pickups used to look, with a rectangular box and separate rear fenders. That changed in 1955 when the smooth-sided Chevy Cameo Carrier and GMC Suburban Pickup made their debuts, which was followed in 1957 by a hastily-designed Dodge Sweptside D100 (which featured the rear quarter panels from a Dodge station wagon), and the Ford Styleside &mda

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Dodge A100

RealRidesreader Kevin Hayes spotted this 1969 Dodge A100pickup being loaded up outside of ReUse Actionin Buffaloearlier this week. Not only is it relatively rare to see one of these compact, cab-over trucks these days, but it’s even rarer to see one being used as a pickup truck to actually pick-up stuff! The A100 was also available in short or long wheelbase (the longer version being called

RealRides of WNY - 1998 Hombre

For today’s RealRidewe make another visit to the I-Know-It’s-Not THAT-Old, but Hey!... department. For your perusal: a 1998 Isuzu Hombre. In the Hombre’s brochure, Isuzu claims to be Specialized Worldwide Builders of Adventure Machines. But, as you probably already know, the Hombre wasn’t one of them. It was actually built by General Motors, a clone of the Chevy S-10 and GM

RealRides of WNY - Ford F-1, c1948

This Ford F-1, c1948, was advertised as “The Master of A Thousand-and-One Light Delivery Jobs!”The F-1 was Ford’s light-duty half-ton pickup, available with either a 95-hp six or a 100-hp V-8. Ford told us that, equipped with the six, “Engine speed at 35 m.p.h. is an economical 1,600 r.p.m.”Other features included: “no-catch rolled-edge flare-boards,” &ldq

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ford F-250

By the time this 1964 Ford F-250Stylesidehit the showroom, pickups were beginning to be a little more user-friendly. Although still a far cry from today’s expensive-as-a-house behemoths, Ford asked “Do you need big-truck toughness in your pickup, but want the riding smoothness of a car?”The Ford pickup’s two-stage rear springs and long wheelbase made “…a ride t

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Dodge D150

Ah, the internet. ‘Tis a lovely thing when you’re doing research — except when all of your sources contradict each other. Case in point: this 1977 Dodge D150 Midnite Expresspickup. According to the web: It was available only for model year 1978 It was a dealer-installed package available only in the mid-west It was a dealer-installed package available only on the west coast It w

RealRides of WNY - SsangYong Actyon, c2008

And now for something completely different — a SsangYong Actyon Sport Truck, c2008. A what!? No, that name’s not a typo. (Nor is it a Pontiac Aztek pickup, Lol...) SsangYong is a Korean manufacturer which has never officially exported vehicles to the U.S., however, around 200 were brought here without drivetrains by a California concern to be converted to electric power (according to o

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Ford Ranchero

Day 3 of Compacts Week…As this 1963 Ford Rancheropoints out, not all early American compacts were sedans or station wagons. Or hardtops or convertibles, for that matter. The Ranchero was Ford’s car/pickup hybrid, introduced for 1957 and moved over to the Falcon platform when the compact debuted for model year 1960. When the ’57 made its first appearance, Chevy wasn’t able