Spare tire door???

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Spare tire door???

Postby Zorm » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 am

I think I have seen this before but cant remember were. Any one have pics? I believe this is part of the bed that you remove to get to a spare tire, correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby basketcase0302 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:01 pm

In all my years, (over 35) of working on them I've never seen one! :eek:
And it doesn't look like the tool box door to a camper special either:

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby cep62 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:29 pm

I think it's for a dent side ,camper special.

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby basketcase0302 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm

"cep62"]I think it's for a dent side ,camper special.


Good call! Wow...I'd never seen one of those on a dent era either! :eek:

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby Manny » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:06 pm

It was called a super camper special 140" wheel base 73-79' heavy heavy truck spare tire was in the side to make easier to change. First ford to break 10,000gvw on super single rear tires!!! Had a black 390 73' auto and had a spare bed and door for it sold it to my dentside collector friend to make space for the 74' bronco.

The 1973' i payed $300.00 for with no motor. Before she left i had her running driving. 390 c-6 Dana 70 rear with 3.5 inch brakes and dual piston disc fronts she was a beast. Did not keep her but saved one from the scrapper and she is in a good home now!


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Postby Manny » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:09 pm

The badge and the one i robbed my spare bed off of. Notice the insides were flush not tucked under the rail had special 8" frames,

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They are very neat for us folks who like the super heavy build monsters. :D
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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby Bill Ramsey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:15 pm

Beds are longer on those, I believe.

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby daveford72 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:00 am

No they got the wrong year listed. These were only on dent sides I believe.

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby daveford72 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:53 am

Manny wrote:The badge and the one i robbed my spare bed off of. Notice the insides were flush not tucked under the rail had special 8" frames,

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They are very neat for us folks who like the super heavy build monsters. :D

Did you get the whole truck or just the bed?

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby 1972hiboy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:12 pm

daveford72 wrote:No they got the wrong year listed. These were only on dent sides I believe.


Yup, that's right, This started in 1973 with the super camper special trucks. it was only called the super camper special form 73-76, you could still get a 140 inch wheelbase f350 truck after 76, but would have been called a camper special or trailer special.
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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby daveford72 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:14 pm

1972hiboy wrote:
daveford72 wrote:No they got the wrong year listed. These were only on dent sides I believe.


Yup, that's right, This started in 1973 with the super camper special trucks. it was only called the super camper special form 73-76, you could still get a 140 inch wheelbase f350 truck after 76, but would have been called a camper special or trailer special.

I bought a 74 chassis at a sale years ago,It had been stretched 12''. Truck body was very rusty. I put a 79 f150 cab and verious parts from other trucks on it. I paid $125. It has a 390 4bbl ,PS,PDB,auto,had dual battery set up,and a locker rear with sway bars.Engine runs great. I found a 9 foot bed that was made into a trailer at another sale for $35 to put on it.The trailer still has the rear small plastic fuel tank. I was debating to cut out what the P.O. installed and return it to original or let it and put 6'' stacks between cab and bed :hmm: :? Just a thought. :thup: :2cents:

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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby Manny » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:52 pm

daveford72 wrote:Did you get the whole truck or just the bed?


Just the bed off that one the one on the 73' was junk sides were good but no and I mean no floor whatever. Ron my other fellow writer from defunct true blue trucks has the truck and the bed now. I got it running and driving he Is probably going to keep it as just a survivor.
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Re: Spare tire door???

Postby daveford72 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:43 pm

Manny wrote:
daveford72 wrote:Did you get the whole truck or just the bed?


Just the bed off that one the one on the 73' was junk sides were good but no and I mean no floor whatever. Ron my other fellow writer from defunct true blue trucks has the truck and the bed now. I got it running and driving he Is probably going to keep it as just a survivor.

Manny, did you check the gears in that, it may have a locker in it. A friend of mine said some of those were specd like that, mine was. I also see it still has those extra wide steel wheels on the back. Not 100% sure if that was standard , but I see a lot of these trucks with those wide 16.5s on them.


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