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Offline CopenhagenGT

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Post pics - vintage car haulers
« on: December 24, 2011, 07:02:16 am »
Considering building a "vintage car hauler" and before making final decision, would like to get inspiration from vehicles of that time.

I have been looking at the car haulers used by the 1969 Ford Drag Team, the modified medium duty Ford 850C truck and they fit the bill hauling one car in style.

If you have pictures or links to car haulers from the late sixties to early seventies, please Post them here.



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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 08:19:16 am »
I had a model of the Ford drag team C-850 but if you're going to build one you might want to consider an Automatic (Allison) trans, perhaps an old fire truck. The manual trans shift linkage in those trucks is a real Rube Goldberg. Starts at center of cab, goes to right frame rail, rearward thru u joints and pillow blocks depending on wheelbase. Then makes another 90 deg to the top of the trans and down thru the top cover to shift. The cab portion is also slotted to allow the cab to tilt. Lots of adjustments and grease fittings and a lot of finesse to shift. The A/T just used a cable. I would imagine most everything is obsolete now. I think thats why a lot of guys switched to 5th wheel F350s, a little more practical during the week to run around in. Good luck with your project.

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 12:16:06 pm »
      I have a '73 Chevy C30 open ramp truck that I built in '77 to haul my Shelby. 454-turbo 400-3.73 gear. It is "available" if anyone is interested. Replaced by a '78 F350 w/Oleynik 22' box like the old Gapp and Roush / Glidden haulers.
     randy
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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 05:13:10 pm »
Randy, Oleyniks were the ticket. Can you post a picture of it?

Speaking of F-350's...This was Joniec's back in the day:


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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 08:19:40 pm »
     Joe ,
        I will do that. It was built for R.E. Chandler from southern Va. I have copies of the original work order from Oleynik. When I bought it 5 years ago it had 58,000 miles on it. I had the cab repainted the original color (similar to grabber blue) and put on 6 new Bridgestones. It's never had any lettering and is in unbeliveably good shape. The only drawback is the 6-1/2 miles per gallon fuel "economy". Filling the 100 gallon tank is a frightening experience. LOL I have a priod correct Doug Nash overdrive that might get me a couple more mpg. I'm also thinking about headers. Bob Lambeck is one of those who thought it was the G&R truck but there's no chance of it. From the first time I saw Dyno's (given to him by Ford) , I wanted one. It is a dream to drive and work out of.
    Pictures coming,
      Randy
'66 GT350H (6S477)1of 18 white w/blue side stripes - drag raced mostly w / Boss 302 power for 35+ years
68.5 Cobra Jet fb  white w/blue c stripe 4spd
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cover /article Modified Mustangs Feb 2011
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2011, 06:16:54 am »


One of my personal favorites.  It's a local drag club I grew up with!

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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 03:25:29 am »
mine, but I sold it to a guy in Germany.  Who had to sell it after Divorce.  No idea where it is now.  Wish I had it.  But can't keep them all.  I actually sold it to a guy in MO.  He drove off into the sunset.  Somehow the brakes locked up.  And the asshat drove it back.  Destroyed the trans.  Of course I didn't know that.  I just gave him his money back and washed my hands. 



plus some others I've collected.





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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2011, 04:53:39 am »
Thanks for all the pictures, links and messages.

Another great example is this 1966 Bud Moore ramp truck .....



I think I will try to "merge" the design ideas of the 69 Ford Drag Team truck, the 1966 Bud Moore and the 1967 Prudhomme Dodge into one package .....

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 04:05:17 pm »
     Joe ,
        I will do that. It was built for R.E. Chandler from southern Va. I have copies of the original work order from Oleynik. When I bought it 5 years ago it had 58,000 miles on it. I had the cab repainted the original color (similar to grabber blue) and put on 6 new Bridgestones. It's never had any lettering and is in unbeliveably good shape. The only drawback is the 6-1/2 miles per gallon fuel "economy". Filling the 100 gallon tank is a frightening experience. LOL I have a priod correct Doug Nash overdrive that might get me a couple more mpg. I'm also thinking about headers. Bob Lambeck is one of those who thought it was the G&R truck but there's no chance of it. From the first time I saw Dyno's (given to him by Ford) , I wanted one. It is a dream to drive and work out of.
    Pictures coming,
      Randy

The one I saw had Hardwood floor, chest of drawers, and a Murphy Bed. Pretty Nice.

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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 06:28:24 am »
Just for a comparison  - a typical non factory backed up racers Mustang hauler from the late60ies/early 70ies in Europe. At least with gold on black stripes and Cobra on the door.  ;)

J.Karisch/E. Behr raced Mustang/Shelby/De Tomasos
Picture from Eddie Behr's archive (my fault to take a fuzzy digital pic)

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Re: Post pics - vintage car haulers
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 06:34:45 am »
Which is exactly why we want to build cool US inspired ramp trucks  ;D ;D

Looks like a Opel Blitz
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2011, 08:34:18 am »
yes, a 1964 Opel Blitz.
This one is indeed way better and safer 8)

Originally BM ramp trucks were F350 with 390 engines (source ex BM engine builder Edd)
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011, 09:06:45 am »
..or here is one from Down under...


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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 10:10:16 am »
"Originally BM ramp trucks were F350 with 390 engines (source ex BM engine builder Edd)"

Which is why I was lucky to find a 1971 F350 with a 390 that was originally built as a ramp truck.
Now, it's not a BM truck, but it is close, and it did haul 2 vintage t/a cars in the early-to-mid 70's:
Bill Maier's '68 T/A Mustang notchback
Buzz Dyer's '70 T/A  Javelin
My computer fried all my pictures, but I'll take more if anyone is interested.
My partner and I have decided to part with it, so contact me if interested.
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