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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

RealRides of WNY - GMC Wideside, c1964

An expert on the subject might be able to nail down the year of this GMC Widesidepickup. Wideside? It was GMC’s nomenclature for their smooth-sided pickup, as opposed to the rectangular-box-with-flared-fenders version, a.k.a. the GMC Fenderside (inset photos). Without a reg sticker on the windshield, it’s difficult (for me) to say if it’s a 1962-63-64-65 or 1966 model. That being

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1954 Chevy

The hot Texas sun hasn’t been kind to the paintjob on this 1954 Chevy 3100half-ton pickup. Odds are though, that under that rust-colored patina is some solid metal. The 3100 didn’t come with a lot of standard equipment — I imagine many of today’s pickup shoppers would have apoplexy if confronted with one of these things. The equipment Chevy felt was important enough to brag

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Ranger

Saw this 1983 Ford Rangerat a cruise night in Sanborna while back. You don’t see many of these anymore, on the street or especially at cruise nights/car shows. This one looks like its been lowered a bit, and treated to a modern paint job & rims. A magazine ad for the ’83 Ranger proclaimed it had “…the widest cab of any small truck,”and that its new V6 engine had

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Luv

If back in the ‘70s you needed a small pickup, your choices were varied. Detroit’s Big Three all offered versions of Japanese imports in which they had some sort of financial interest. Ford offered a version of a Mazda which they called Courier, Chrysler rebadged a Mitsubishi as a Dodge Ram 50/Plymouth Arrow, while General Motors was selling this 1975 Chevy Luv— which was an Isuz

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Ford F-1

This stylish 1949 Ford F-1is from the second year of Ford’s first post-war light truck makeover. This basic design would stay in place (with styling updates, of course!) through MY 1952. Looking at the grille of today’s RealRide, I have to ask, “Is that a hole I see near the bottom for a manual engine crank?” I imagine someone out there knows for sure*. I never noticed it u

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

I searched and searched, but nowhere could I find an equipment list for the 1934 Fordpickup which listed this nifty wooden driver’s seat, or the racy-looking Genesee Beer tray air cleaner cover. They were both just a couple of the swell additions to this old truck, which we came across at a cruise night at the Urban VFW-AMVETS Post in Lancaster. After consulting with our editorial board (me)

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Ford F-100

I came across this pristine 1970 Ford F-100 Sport Custom Stylesidea couple of weeks ago while bicycling around the City of Niagara Falls. The Sport Custom was one of many models of Ford’s pickup which were available that year. You could get an F-100 or F-250 in either Styleside of Flareside iterations. The Custom and Sport Custom could be had with any chassis or body type, while Ranger and R

RealRides of WNY - 1984 S-10

You’ve gotta admit, a 1984 Chevy S-10isn’t something you often see at a cruise night. But, I like it. Those wide whites really made it stand out in the crowd last summer when we spotted it at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls Ontario. This one came from the factory with a 2.8L V6 under the hood, and is one of what’s becoming a dying breed: the singl