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Extremely Rare Ford Found! As name implies I have a 1966 N700 CrewCab

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Extremely Rare Ford Found! As name implies I have a 1966 N700 CrewCab

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Brake rebuild update

https://youtu.be/rwjF57HK9qw

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PZ 1 (10/11/2021)
The N model had the same cab as the F model including the pickups, so there would have been many of those cabs built. The cab would have been used on the N right along with all the rest of the trucks.


I looked up the part numbers for cabs in 1966 and there are 15 different part numbers. All with enough differences where a new number was used.

One could actually order a complete cab and had option to order it painted your paint code and with or without many options and how complete and those would be additional numbers than base 15.

A Few HUGE differences between the F & N series much less between different sizes of trucks F100/250 were same but starting with F350 a ton of changes. It depended on if 4x2 or 4x4 also.

Can you name ANYTHING that is the same from a 1966 F100/250 Cab to the 1966 N Series cab?
Other than:
Glass
Parts of Dash

Even the 1965-66 F series Big truck cabs were a lot different than the F100/250 cabs
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PZ 1 (10/11/2021)
The N model had the same cab as the F model including the pickups, so there would have been many of those cabs built. The cab would have been used on the N right along with all the rest of the trucks.


You could not be more wrong on that statement. The F100/250 cabs were different from the F350 and larger F series cabs (1965-66) The Larger F600 & Up cabs are again different.
Then the N series cabs are again different and do not interchange. On a crew cab N series in 1965-66 the rear doors will interchange but front doors are completely different on the F Series. The N Series cabs are completely different in mounting, firewall, front doors, floor etc. Not even close.

I stick by my statement this truck is the ONLY known 1966 N Series Crew Cab that was built by Ford.

I currently own 8 1966 F100/250 Trucks Including both 1966 F100 & F250 Rangers

Own a 1965 F600 plus the 1966 N CrewCab too many differences to count.

In the early trucks 1961-63 F100 the cabs were the same, 1964 F100 was different as changes again in 1965 and again in 1966. Fenders, hoods, doors did interchange but there were differences. Many different boxes too depending on WB and year. 1964 again by itself in both short and long beds. 1965-66 cabs were very similar but there were also changes made.

Starting in 1966 The N series cabs (Non crew cab) Had a raised roof.

To say the N series cabs were the same as F series is completely false. More differences than there are similarities
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:41 PM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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The N model had the same cab as the F model including the pickups, so there would have been many of those cabs built. The cab would have been used on the N right along with all the rest of the trucks.
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Running driving now. With temps being over 100 daily it's just too hot outside to do further work on it. Do have a spot in side garage but other projects taking priority.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjNS1cx83Q0

Long block was replaced and obvious new inside engine. I pulled the pan to check it out. Most likely under 100 miles on it. When they did the long block they did not clean up any of outer tin. Valve covers, intake, timing cover, oil pan etc.

Runs Fantastic!

Next up is brake hydraulics. They were done around time engine was done but sitting too long. Safety concerns so will go thru them again.
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By removing the white paint over door decal it is revealed the truck was a High Rail truck for Northern Pacific Railway!

I pulled the oil pan and without question the engine is all new inside. Appears to be a 391 vs the stock 330

Engine turns over fine now! Not long and I will be driving this bad boy
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:36 AM by 1966 N700 CrewCab
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I think that was the standard setup in one of that era, ie engine, transmission, etc.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!
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Jeff Wright (5/17/2021)
I agree that it was Ford factory built. Anyone can tell that by looking at the body lines on the doors and the roof. I've never seen a crew cab N series. All the info I have on my old Ford trucks of that year doesn't show a crew cab truck as a option. So maybe since the railroad bought it, they had Ford build a crew cab specifically for them. Either way it's a cool rare find. I hope to see you fix it up and take it to some truck shows.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!

P S Does it have air brakes or hydraulic? What engine does it have in it?


This one had Hydraulic with Booster on frame

7000 lb front axle and 17000 lb rear axle

330 HD, 5 spd 2 spd diff

Non ford built N Crew if there were any would not have 360 deg drip rail, most would have outside hinges on the rear doors and the roof panel would have splice in the middle vs the one piece roof on this one. Door tag on this one also shows Louisville KY build, Proper 212" WB.

Parts books don't show any info for any year crew cabs thru 1972 but we know they made them.

Yes, It was a special order by the Railroad in Salt Lake City, UT
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I agree that it was Ford factory built. Anyone can tell that by looking at the body lines on the doors and the roof. I've never seen a crew cab N series. All the info I have on my old Ford trucks of that year doesn't show a crew cab truck as a option. So maybe since the railroad bought it, they had Ford build a crew cab specifically for them. Either way it's a cool rare find. I hope to see you fix it up and take it to some truck shows.

Jeff

Grab another gear and keep on trucking!

P S Does it have air brakes or hydraulic? What engine does it have in it?

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