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RealRides o WNY - 1955 Ford F-100

The features advertised for this 1955 Ford F-100, for the most part, are things which I doubt many buyers of today’s pickups could care less about (see below).Four stake pockets in the bed? Maybe a gross of Steak-Filled Hot Pockets from CostCo in the bed. Seasoned wood floorboards? Maybe a few gallon jugs of wood-smoke seasoning from Sam’s Club on the floorboards of the bed. Rolled edg

RealRides of WNY - 1966 F-100

The door badge on this 1966 Ford F-100indicates it has the Custom Caboption, which featured “woven plastic seat fabric, full foam seat and cushioned back, vinyl-paneled doors and smart interior trim, bright-metal grille and windshield moldings.”And no, before you ask, smart interior trimwasn’t a forerunner to the smart phone, Lol… The Custom Cab interior was available in r

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Chevy C10

Not often (these days) that you come across a 1972 Chevrolet Fleetside Custom Series 10in this condition. The Willow Green example (seen last summer at a cruise night in Akron) is equipped with the optional 350cid V8 according to the fender badge. We can also see whitewalls, wheelcovers (which were only available with the 15” tires), and a pair of bed handrails, which is what Chevy called th

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1965 F-250

Old friend/neighbor and current RealRidesreader/Pennsylvania resident Rick Lapp sent us these photos a few weeks ago. It’s a pristine-looking 1965 Ford F-250 Flaresidewhich he encountered just before a hike in Raymond B. Winter State Park in Hartley Townshipin the Keystone State. The F-250 had a gross vehicle weight of 7,500 lbs., and like all Ford pickups of the era, proudly announced its T

RealRides of WNY - 1970 GMC

If you’re wondering what’s under the hood of this 1970 GMC C1500, front fender badges tell us it’s a V-Eightand not a six. For model year 1970 that “V-Eight” would have been one of three which were produced by Chevrolet, of either 307, 350, or 400cid. Prior to 1970 GMC also offered its own V6, a true truck engine with displacements of 305, 351, 401, and 478 cubic inch

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford F-47

When I saw this 1950 Ford F-47in a Kenmoreparking lot last year, I wasn’t sure just what it was. I’ve seen many Ford F-1 pickups over the years from this era which looked exactly like this one, but never had seen an F-47 emblem before. Turns out that it’s a Canadian market Ford pickup. Not surprisingly, the Mercury version of these trucks, sold in Canada at Mercury-Meteor dealers

RealRides of WNY - 1980 J-10

This 1980 Jeep J-10 Sportsideis from the model’s debut year, where it came equipped from the factory with white-spoke wheels and 10x15 Owl Tracker AT tires. In his book Standard Catalog of Jeep 1940-2003, automotive writer Patrick Foster calls the ’81 J-10 Honcho Sportside “one of the best-looking trucks Jeep ever produced”(bottom of page). The J-10 remained in production j

RealRides of WNY - 1986 S-10

I was pretty surprised to open my December 2021 issue of Vintage Truckmagazine (below) and see a nine-page spread about this very 1986 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe. I photographed it back in July at a cruise night in Akron, where its third owner, Steve Hill, can be seen sitting behind the truck he bought from the original owner’s son a couple of years or so ago. As you can see from the dealer plate

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Dodge

The 1952 Dodgepickups were offered with either high- or low-side cargo beds and tailgates. This one’s a high version, whose sides measure about 32 inches from top to bottom. The low-side was only about half that. Of course, these Job-Ratedtrucks came in half-, three-quarter-, and one-ton capacity versions. The size of the tires on today’s RealRidesuggest to me that it’s a three-q

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Ranger

When I came across this 1990 Ford Ranger XLTa few weeks ago just down the street from the RealRidesmain offices in Tonawanda, I said to myself “Self? Did Ford ever actually produce a dually Ranger?” The answer it would seem, after wasting gobs of time on the internet, is no. But, one of those searches ( turned up a story about how Ford didsell chassis cabs (without