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Saw this in the junk yard yesterday.

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Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 7FA902352B4C01: April 5th, 2021

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Ummm.......

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I’m not sure what I’m looking at or even where to begin looking...

So here’s a lifted CRX.
50627
 

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Rusty would buy it.
 

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I’m not sure what I’m looking at or even where to begin looking...
I think it is a 78/9 FSB, converted into a pickup, and with some body/structural repairs made by a construction worker.

The core support and front bumper, as well as the rear cab enclosure seem to be wood, the sliding window seems to be the same style as my basement windows, I think the roof may be rebar reinforced concrete, and I have no idea what that tailgate started life as.
 

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I believe the thought process for this truck was done while under the influence of chemical or liquid substances......
in other words... FUGLY !
 

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I cannot tell if that was an F series or bronco. Im leaning toward bronco, but i cant tell. Its so bastardized its impossible to know what year it is. I cant tell from the pics if the inner fenders/hood are notched for "crumpleing" which would denote it as a 78/79.

But...yeah...i dont know if thats saveable or not. Id probably try.
 

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I think it is a 78/9 FSB, converted into a pickup, and with some body/structural repairs made by a construction worker.

The core support and front bumper, as well as the rear cab enclosure seem to be wood, the sliding window seems to be the same style as my basement windows, I think the roof may be rebar reinforced concrete, and I have no idea what that tailgate started life as.
That rear slider is definitely part of a factory 73-79 rear slider.
I think they used roofing shingles on the “bed cover” right below that window.
They removed the vent windows... so I’m not sure if it was a 78 or a 79. (You can tell by the handles.)
 

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How many pounds of bondo do you think are on that thing? Im guessing between 25 and 50.
 

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I should have looked for a door jamb label. They had it listed as a 73 F100. You're right about the roofing material. Same thing on the cab roof. Its from a big roll of asphalt roofing shingle material like you use on low pitch roofs. The wood framing was extensive. I just can't imagine what their goal really was.
 

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I often do things and later on wonder what the hell I was trying to accomplish... you know... when I sober up.

You wanna know what the owner of that truck was doing? Get in his mindset. Drink a fifth of tequilla and take a couple 8 balls. It will all become clear.
 

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The yard tag claims it is a 73 F-100. Looking at the lines of it I say there is no way its not a FSB. The cab and bed are one continuous body piece. The only time the F-series did that was in Gen4 from 61-66. This is not one of those though

How many pounds of bondo do you think are on that thing? Im guessing between 25 and 50.
What do you mean? There is no way that is ONLY 25-30 lbs of Bondo.

I'd wager there is more Bondo than viable metal on that contraption.
 

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It looks like alot of the filler is made up of wood though, and various other materials stolen from a construction site.
 

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I'd wager there is more Bondo than viable metal on that contraption.
Don't forget all that grade B southern yellow pine lumber!
 


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