Discussion in 'eBay, FB Marketplace and Craigslist' started by colojeepguy, Feb 6, 2023.
Late 60s a neighbor had a long bed crewcab IH. A real family hauler.
In case someone was looking for something like this:
Reminded of the old country song...
Gimme Me 40 Acres (To Turn this Rig Around)
Versus a modern F-350 the front doors and cab is significantly shorter. I bet that the overall length is really close. My 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Long Bed has a 169" WB and an overall length of 259.4" or ~21'7". The fact that that IH is 2wd and sits so low to the ground helps "lengthen" it visually.
They do sit lower than a modern 4x4
Seems like modern ones are sitting so high now of days you can't really use them as a truck. You have to lift heavy things to chest height just to get them in the bed!
It's a big reason I've always had 2wd pickups
There's another reason that my newest pickup is 35 years old at this point. I don't have to give myself a back injury loading and unloading it, and I can actually drive it down most 2-way city streets, without feeling like it's taking up both lanes.
My one serious complaint about my ‘04 Silverado with overload springs. I carry a step stool so I can get in the bed.
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