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Old 11-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #1576
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Sure this was a nice truck at one time, now ruined? Or awesome leave it up to you
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #1577
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New ARB design. The Cattle Plow. Sure to be a hit with the Jeep Wrangler folk.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #1578
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This one?

WINNER!

So far.....
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #1579
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I kinda like this one....



I caught this on bikeride home from school the other day. Sad thing is Id drive it.

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:48 PM   #1580
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I caught this on bikeride home from school the other day. Sad thing is Id drive it.

That is a Centurion. They built them 2 different ways.
Either they took a Bronco and stretched it into a 4-door by rading the Ford Parts bin. This got them the 4-door half ton version. Looks like 5 lug nuts on the wheel so that is what this one is.
The other version was to take an F350 4-door and remove the bed and put the back of a Bronco on there. This gets you a heavy duty version, identified by the 8-lug wheels.
You could also run the VIN and tell what it was originally built as. That can also affect how it is registered and insured. Rust in the area where the conversion has been done is probably the biggest problem. They used vast quantitys of body filler that will come off in big chunks when it rusts from underneith.
I don't remember the exact built numbers, but in the hundreds over the years if I remember right. They were not a cheap conversion when new either. Many (like this one) are past there prime and are just odditys in the used car market. Special enough that they don't get scrapped like they would have been if they were just a normal used up truck, so they just stick around hanging on by a thread just because they are a little special.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #1581
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That is a Centurion. They built them 2 different ways.
Either they took a Bronco and stretched it into a 4-door by rading the Ford Parts bin. This got them the 4-door half ton version. Looks like 5 lug nuts on the wheel so that is what this one is.
The other version was to take an F350 4-door and remove the bed and put the back of a Bronco on there. This gets you a heavy duty version, identified by the 8-lug wheels.
You could also run the VIN and tell what it was originally built as. That can also affect how it is registered and insured. Rust in the area where the conversion has been done is probably the biggest problem. They used vast quantitys of body filler that will come off in big chunks when it rusts from underneith.
I don't remember the exact built numbers, but in the hundreds over the years if I remember right. They were not a cheap conversion when new either. Many (like this one) are past there prime and are just odditys in the used car market. Special enough that they don't get scrapped like they would have been if they were just a normal used up truck, so they just stick around hanging on by a thread just because they are a little special.
yep 5 lug half ton. Seems you know your stuff. Is this where they got the idea for the Ford Excursion?
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #1582
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I'd rather have a 3/4 ton Centurion in good shape than an Excursion IMO.

There used to be one here where I live, but I have seen less than a dozen total.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #1583
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yep 5 lug half ton. Seems you know your stuff. Is this where they got the idea for the Ford Excursion?
Yes and no. Truth is, Ford needed a competing platform for the Suburban for two decades, and people always wondered when it was coming. The Suburban is the idea/inspiration, the Centurions offered a step in that direction for people who wanted Fords. Ain't much more to it than that IMHO.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #1584
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I haven't seen one of those on the road in years....and no one even mentioned the bowling motif mailbox?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #1585
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This one has Red Green written all over it. I'll bet duct tape is holding essential parts together.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #1586
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I haven't seen one of those on the road in years....and no one even mentioned the bowling motif mailbox?
Hahaha I am suprised anyone even saw it!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #1587
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:40 PM   #1588
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Yes and no. Truth is, Ford needed a competing platform for the Suburban for two decades, and people always wondered when it was coming. The Suburban is the idea/inspiration, the Centurions offered a step in that direction for people who wanted Fords. Ain't much more to it than that IMHO.
Now all Ford has is an extended Expedition to compete with the Sub...

And, GM is the only one out there with a 3/4-ton SUV...

The Excursion Diesel was a sweet machine. Too bad they cancelled them.

I've also always wondered why Dodge abandoned the big SUV market after canceling the RamCharger years ago... A Suburban-sized SUV based on the RAM would be cool.

GM has done well with the large SUV market Yukon/Tahoe/Suburban/Escalade. My old 2002 Suburban has been a great vehicle...
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #1589
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Good things it's not a real ZL1, just an SS with a ZL1 bumper
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #1590
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