1964 Ford F-100 Pickup TruckS

Up to this point, we've had one three-time DOTS vehicle owner, WhatWouldJesseDo, with his Mini, Bluebird, and Puma appearing in this series. Today we're adding another Triple DOTS Club member; the owner of this very rough Ford truck also owns the equally rough '61 Thunderbird and '70 Impala. All three of these fine Detroit machines park on the same parking-challenged block, being moved as needed to avoid street-sweeping tickets.

1964 Ford F-100 Pickup TruckS


Unlike the T-Bird and Impala, however, the F-100 gets driven regularly. In fact, this is the daily driver of the three.

1964 Ford F-100 Pickup TruckS


The standard F-100 engine in 1964 was the 223 six-cylinder, with the Y-block 292 as the optional V8 powerplant. This truck sounds like it has the six under the hood.

1964 Ford F-100 Pickup TruckS


Vehicles rust in extremely slow motion (and from the top down) in Alameda, so there's nothing to stop a simple, sturdy truck like this one from surviving with minimal maintenance for 40 or 50 years. I often wonder what's being stored under that heavily bungeed tarp, which has been on this truck in one form or another for as long as I can recall.



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