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I have raised the cab on many of those.

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F-700? Heavy frame?

A really beautiful looking one.

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the caption is a misprint,the 350 wasn't available in 1978. I'm thinking that truck just had a 237. I saw it several years ago at a ATHS show,but just can't remember

 

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3 hours ago, Superdog said:

the caption is a misprint,the 350 wasn't available in 1978. I'm thinking that truck just had a 237. I saw it several years ago at a ATHS show,but just can't remember

My caption is correct using the available information.  I have seen this truck several times and it is always listed as a 1978 F model.  I happened to take a picture of the VIN plate and it shows F788ST.  Never really looked at the engine.

I don't know the owner but I will see what the story is on this truck sometime.  

F788 VIN Tag - Copy.JPG

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Hmm.. Wonder what 88 meant in 1978.

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Econodyne instead of maxidyne?  Just different fueling, right? Unless its a V8? What designation was a V8 in '78?

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I really miss the F models, there were so many on the road back in the day. Doctor Rust took a lot of them in their prime.

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9 hours ago, j hancock said:

My caption is correct using the available information.  I have seen this truck several times and it is always listed as a 1978 F model.  I happened to take a picture of the VIN plate and it shows F788ST.  Never really looked at the engine.

I don't know the owner but I will see what the story is on this truck sometime.  

F788 VIN Tag - Copy.JPG

I do know the owner-I'll see what I can find out

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wonder what last 2 digits are,could be a prototype

 

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16 hours ago, Red Horse said:

I do know the owner-I'll see what I can find out

Thanks RH! 

43 minutes ago, Superdog said:

wonder what last 2 digits are,could be a prototype

I blanked out the last two not to blast his VIN across the web.  The last two digits are relatively high (above 50) and I would say well beyond prototype status. 

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15 minutes ago, j hancock said:

Thanks RH! 

I blanked out the last two not to blast his VIN across the web.  The last two digits are relatively high (above 50) and I would say well beyond prototype status. 

Would there be a problem putting vin number on the web?

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not really, but if the owner of the vehicle does not know about it or does not want it out there.

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20 hours ago, Timmyb said:

My dad owned an F (FR) model back in the 70’s. Not 100% sure of its specs, but I know it had a 375hp v8 and was heavy spec. 

Actually we just found some pics of it recently. 

 

What the heck is that  beast of a truck he's loading in the last picture?

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Impressive, thanks for sharing.

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18 hours ago, h67st said:

What the heck is that  beast of a truck he's loading in the last picture?

Not too sure. Looks like a dump truck but with no dump body. As for breed... 

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5 hours ago, Timmyb said:

Not too sure. Looks like a dump truck but with no dump body. As for breed... 

American made? Looks like a cab and driver or at least driver seat on the right hand side. Who knows? Cool pic at any rate

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Based on the green colour I’d simply have a guess and say Euclid? Not sure how many brands were painted green back in the 70’s?

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Was that one of the Australian F's with the fibreglass cab?

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Paul, that one was steel cab but I have seen a few of the fibreglass cabs around. I remember dad saying that old truck weighed 12t.

There was an Australian truck manufacturer years ago called Leader and they used fibreglass Mack F cabs. 

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