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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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So..my truck is fairly rare being a Trailer Special..plus its made in Kansas City..Missouri..plus its 42 years old..still runs strong..and get this..after 42 years..the factory build sheet is still under the seat..the only way to get it out of course is very carefully..and to take the seat off..their is also a partial road map of Alberta in the glove box...from 1977..Elvis died in 1977..age 42..my truck is 42 years old..i have Elvis 8 tracks..(needs servicing)..i was 7 in 1977..(dad had Fords)
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So..my truck is fairly rare being a Trailer Special..plus its made in Kansas City..Missouri..plus its 42 years old..still runs strong..and get this..after 42 years..the factory build sheet is still under the seat..the only way to get it out of course is very carefully..and to take the seat off..their is also a partial road map of Alberta in the glove box...from 1977..Elvis died in 1977..age 42..my truck is 42 years old..i have Elvis 8 tracks..(needs servicing)..i was 7 in 1977..(dad had Fords)
I do hope your truck lasts over the 42 years. What is a "Trailer Special" ???
I am a newbie to the forum, I just purchased a very rare F150, LOL, reason it's so rare.... only has 116,398klms from new and it's 26 years old.
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I believe it has storage boxes built into the bottom of the box with little doors. Kinda cool that Ford came up with it before Dodge or GM did by about 35 years.

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yeah , no ..
there was the optional tool box on the long box fleetside and the side mount spare on the extra long long box trucks - longer wheelbase and shorter rear dogleg on the box side if I remember correctly & maybe F350 only ??

my 76 supercab 460 f250 parts truck was also a trailer special which means it had everything for a trailer - kinda a super - trailer package if you will , rather than the "camper special" that was intended for slide in campers
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I sit corrected.

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"trailer special" tailgate trim badges are rare as hell too
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Just like the "Turbo Diesel" on mine. Available only in 93 and 94. Nobody seems to list it anywhere.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ya..its got a 2nd battery hookup..underneath bars for camper?..slide in?..heavy duty suspension..etc..i wish it had lowerklms but it had a full tuneup and runs great...
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https://shop.broncograveyard.com/197...uctinfo/25116/


https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...nd-still-cheap

been a while since I looked
T/S badge is available repro now

truck in pic appears to the the long wheelbase F350

long front lower edge on box with really stubby lookin; dog leg behind the wheel

that box ONLY fits the l-w-b trucks
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and good news is..
the 1/25 AMT model kit is based on the super camper special .. l-w-b with side mount spare

whatever version of that kit you find..of about 6 to 8 they offered back in the 70's
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