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Brought this home last weekend 1967 R 685ST1480

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Looks good.  Glad to see others using a chevy to bring there toys home.   

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A bullit proof setup!

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Looks good!

Ron

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looks real good,,,have a ball with it,,and good luck...bob

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nice find. they seem to be turning up more and more lately, I guess they all haven't been exported..... I see it has the hens teeth passenger side B model fuel tank on it also

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I think that was an add on after the fact. I think it had square tanks as the passenger side was used as a hydraulic tank and the B model tank is to far back and is awkward to get in and out.  I am surprised its been on there so long as you just about fall out of the truck.

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I have a few good spots for that tank.....

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Send me some square ones and I will strap it to the pallet and send it back

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Nice Find!!!! Looks very clean and complete..  Do you like your Bradford body on the truck??? I wish mine had more stake pockets rather than the flip sides..

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Neat little truck!

Oh, maybe I'm wrong. It starts being not so little when you intitiate works to make it up :)

I suppose you better put front brakes on if runs with no trailer are planned in the future.

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Looks to be in pretty good shape for a '67.  Were they still using that style hubcap on the front in that year, or did they just migrate over from B-model on this rig?

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4 hours ago, Mack58B42 said:

Looks to be in pretty good shape for a '67.  Were they still using that style hubcap on the front in that year, or did they just migrate over from B-model on this rig?

Think I remember reading on here at one time the early R's used the same front axle as a B. 

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Looks good! That bumper  tells me it was employed  in the oil patch at one time. Maybe not. Looks  to be solid. Nice find.    Al  

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they used that style hubcap and B model front axles up til around 72.some had a 2'' wider beam on an R model tho. the early R modelswere basically B model frames

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The cowl-mounted rectangular rubber hood rest in the photo above, we sourced from Ford. They were stamped Fomoco. It was borrowed from the N-model, which shared it with the Ford C-Series.

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14 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

The cowl-mounted rectangular rubber hood rest in the photo above, we sourced from Ford. They were stamped Fomoco. It was borrowed from the N-model, which shared it with the Ford C-Series.

At what place Ford used them? C-series were cabovers.

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2 hours ago, Vladislav said:

At what place Ford used them? C-series were cabovers.

Rear cab mounts, at least on the early ones (what the rear of the cab sat on). The Mack N and Ford C had the same rear cab mounting arrangement.

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On 10/30/2016 at 9:41 PM, Brocky said:

Nice Find!!!! Looks very clean and complete..  Do you like your Bradford body on the truck??? I wish mine had more stake pockets rather than the flip sides..

Yes I like the bed and the looks and no on the quality when I bought it in 06 the powder coating started flaking of by 2011 they finally agreed to re-powder coat it if I paid $500 for sand blasting guess what they half asses it and never sandblasted the bottom so it is rusting out from the inside out.

I am not hard on the truck or bed, its a 2006 3500 4x4 and I just have 107K on the truck and its like new inside and out except for the rusting on the underside of the bed.

I am thinking about buying a new chevy quadcab 3500 4x4 cab & chassis and I have decided to buy another Bradford bed but it will be the aluminum version.  I am up in the air on the new truck as the service manager for the truck shop at the Chevy dealer I go to told me that they are having a lot of issues with the emissions on the new ones.  But the dealer called me and said they have a 2016 3500 4x4 quadcab for $42K plus I have some cash on my GM card so should be below $40K out the door will see stopping by tomorrow to look the truck over.

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On 10/31/2016 at 9:04 PM, 57 bcr said:

Looks good! That bumper  tells me it was employed  in the oil patch at one time. Maybe not. Looks  to be solid. Nice find.    Al  

Supposedly it was bought by a guy that owned a quarry near Wichita KS, used to pull an end dump and his low boy.  The guy I bought from bought it from the original owner. 

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FYI; Chevy is introducing a brand new Duramax in January. My SWAG is any left overs will be reduced even more. OBTW my 2011 Dmax has had several issues with the DEF system. Overall I like the truck, but it has frustrated me on several occasions with emissions issues that require a trip to the dealer for a one to two day stay. I'm pretty sure a 2017 Ford F-350 is my next choice.

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