Along with the traditional separate Styleside/Flareside boxes, Ford introduced unibody trucks. These were originally named as the "integrated pickup" and consisted of the cab and the box into one continuous piece, with no gap between them. The design required fewer stampings, less complicated assembly, and the body had a less complicated path through the assembly plant's paint shop. This achieved cost savings in the manufacture of the truck, but the one-piece cab and box body was still mounted to a traditional frame-style chassis. Due to poor market reception, and rumors that overloading caused the doors to jam shut, the unibody trucks were dropped midway through 1963 model year. What was the first model year of the Ford unibody truck? 1961
THE DATE HAS BEEN SET!
Flatland Cruisers 11th Annual Show and Shine
will be on Sunday June 25th, 2017.
Be sure to mark your calendars!
Terry Douglas Howe 1952 - 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we must share the sad news of the passing of our friend Terry who passed away on January 11, 2017. Terry has been a loyal long standing member of the Flatland Cruisers Car Club and he shared his passion for classic cars with our members and so many others whose lives he has touched. We would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to Terry's family and friends.
Terry will be fondly remembered and missed by his Flatland Cruisers family.
Lil' Red Express Truck was one of the most unique Dodge trucks that had ever been produced. The Lil' Red Express was not only a real looker but these trucks were also real performers. In it's day the Dodge Lil' Red Express was the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 MPH as tested by Car and Driver magazine. Because of a loophole in the emissions regulations the Dodge Lil' Red Express Truck did not have catalytic converters, but what the Lil' Red Express did have was a special High Performance 360 C.I. 4-barrel small block engine code (EH1) which was a modified version of the 360 police engine. What year was the Dodge Lil' Red Express introduced?
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