The '64 F-85 Truck made its Debut!

Old August 27th, 2018, 07:18 AM
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The '64 F-85 Truck made its Debut!

Nearly two years ago, I bought a 1964 Oldsmobile F-85 that someone, for some unknown reason, transformed into a truck. They cut through the roof, slid it forward and welded the rear doors shut to transform the four door F-85 Deluxe into a two door truck, with the trunk now being used for a bed. This oddity also had a 403 cu.in. engine in place of the 330 cu.in. engine. The car itself was in poor condition when I obtained it, but over the last two years my father and I poured new life into the body and engine. Now she runs like a dream and made her debut at the Northern Ohio Oldsmobile Club show in Alliance, OH. It was not a judged show this year, but she sure drew a crowd! Below are some before and after pictures of this one-of-a-kind build. Hope you enjoy!


This was the first view I had of the truck.


After I had her flat-bedded home and pushed into the garage.


The 403 that was in it when I bought it. The engine had a blown push rod and needed some serious TLC.


During the time the body shop had the truck, the body man informed me he counted 7 layers of paint, each a different color, and 2 layers of bondo.


This was the "bed" of the truck when I bought it. Those numbers were from and old gas station sign and were screwed straight down the the floor...and into the fuel tank...


A good angle on the nearly finished one-of-a-kind Olds.


The rebuilt 403. It rumbles nice going down the road, and can really scoot with the Turbo 400 transmission bolted up behind it.


I decided to custom make a wood bed for the truck to give this unique Olds even more character.


One of the truck's very first test drives to my work place.


The truck debuting at the Northern Ohio Oldsmobile Club's show in Alliance, OH (we got there very early).
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Old August 27th, 2018, 07:42 AM
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Wow. You guys did an incredible job. I really like the color combo. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old August 27th, 2018, 11:03 AM
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Very cool, nice upgrade on the "bed"! Like it should've been from the beginning. I like the color combo too, echos of the Hurst Hairy Olds!
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Very nice. I love the color combination. There has been a '64 'camino around for several years. Its yellow and has a rear roofline similar to an Elcamino.
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Phenomenal.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 02:04 PM
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This is great that you decided to grab this up and put the time, effort, and money into making it look like it came off an assembly line. My Dad was looking to buy an El Camino (coincidentally, I just posted a 60 or 61 for sale on his FB wall this morning) before he bought his '84 Cutlass, and I know he'd love to get his hands on your car. If you ever decide to sell, certainly post it here first!!
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Cool project

you did an amazing job I am going to share this hope you donít mind on a fb page for early year olds !!

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Very, very cool. Thanks for saving it and sharing it with all of us. Fantastic work.
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I love one-off cars and phantoms, so I think this is pretty cool. Great work!
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Well done!
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Looks great. I wonder how it would look with the side window trim blacked out?
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