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RealRides of WNY - 1966 F-250

It’s the little things. Notice how different this 1966 Ford F-250looks without its hood badge (see brochure cover photo at bottom of page).This one has the optional Custom Cab package, which consisted of “…woven plastic seat fabric, full foam seat and cushioned back, vinyl-padded doors and smart interior trim, bright-metal grille and windshield moldings.”Smart interior tri

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LUV

Although we couldn’t find any evidence on the internet that this 1978 Chevy LUVwas ever offered from the factory with the Stepsidepickup box seen here (there wereaftermarket Stepside beds available), we doknow that Chevy carried this badge-engineered Isuzu Faster in two wheelbase lengths — 102.4 inches (like today’s RealRide) with a 6-ft. bed, and 117.9 inches with a 7.5-ft. bed.

RealRides of WNY - 1931 Ford

The 1931 Fordpickup was advertised as one of Ford’s Light Delivery Cars, along with the panel body and the De Luxe Delivery Car (see ad illustration at right). The pickup was offered with open or closed cabs, and had a “…pickup body of steel with heavy floor boards and steel strips to withstand wear.”While that 55-inch pickup bed doesn’t look very long, it’s on

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Apache

This 1958 Chevy Apache Series 36has an 8-foot cargo bed on a wheelbase of 123-1/4 inches, putting it in the middle of Chevy’s offerings that year — there were also 6-1/2 and 9-ft beds available, with wheelbases of 114 and 135 inches respectively. The Series 36 had a GVW of 5200 lbs. and a GVRW of 6900 lbs., making it a ¾-ton pickup (give or take a few pounds). Today’s Real

RealRides of WNY - 1964 VW Type 2

The brochure writers called this 1964 Volkswagen Type 2“…the Pick-Up for builders, farmers, electricians, plumbers, flooring contractors.”Citing its 1,764-lb. load capacity — “only 236 pounds short of a ton,”and large, flat load area — “...all flat, all usable,”it certainly seemed to make sense. “Hinged sides and tailboard”made loa

RealRides of WNY - 1958 F-100

Is it just me, or does the color scheme on this 1958 Ford F-100 Stylesideremind you of a U-Haul truck? It seems to have been a pretty popular two-tone combination, as Ford used it in quite a bit of their advertising (inset). The Styleside was one of two bed styles offered, with the Flareside being the other (below).The 1958 models were the first Ford pickups to feature quad headlights, a feature t

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Jeep FC

Willys Motors realized back in the early 1950s that, as popular as its WWII-style Jeep was with the American public, it needed more than that to survive as an automobile manufacturer. The Willys sedans were going nowhere fast (literally, Lol…) so for MY 1957 they rolled out the Forward Control lineup. A trademark Jeep-like front grille made sure the public was aware of its lineage, while pu

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Chevy C/10

This very basic-looking 1970 Chevy C/10 Fleetsidepickup helps illustrate one of my biggest beefs with modern day vehicles: color selection. Back in ’72 you could have had this very truck in one of 15 paint choices — and NONE of them were silver or gray! Count ‘em up: black, two blues, four greens, red, yellow, white, copper, orange, two golds, and bronze. Checking out the current

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Ford F-1

Day 2 of “A Little Off the Top Week”This 1948 Ford F-1has some very period-looking modifications, including wide whites, wheel trim rings, filled-in hood vents on the nose, and it appears to have been raked and lowered. This Chopped Top WeekRealRidewith its factory-like two-tone paint scheme (just like un un-chopped example on the right) was spotted in the summer of 2019 at a weekly Te

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Dodge D 100

You’ve gotta love the view from the driver’s seat of this 1964 Dodge D 100 Utilinepickup — no muss, no fuss (no nothing, almost!). This example doesn’t even have the optional radio to clutter things up. I see a wiper knob and lights knob to the left of the simple, two-spoke steering wheel, and an ignition switch and what look like two fresh-air vent knobs to the right. Heat