1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck
Started on Oct. 7, 2015, 8:25 a.m.
The Classic Motorsports van has seen over 200,000 miles. Realizing we can't expect it to last forever, we have kept our eyes open for other event support vehicles. Then we found this. It's a 1973 Ford F-350 ramp truck. It hadn't moved in about 10 years but we thought with some refreshing, it would suit our needs perfectly.
The only trouble was it was in Connecticut and we need it in Daytona Beach, Florida. Let the adventure begin.
1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck SpecsExpand
Latest Project Updates
Project Ramp Truck: Rebuilding the Engine
Time to dive into the engine rebuild in more depth.
Project Ramp Truck: Going Backwards
As soon as we take two steps forward, we take three back.
Attaching a Tool Box to Our Ramp Truck
No more fumbling to get a tool box out of our truck's lower cabinets.
Our Ramp Truck Gets a Vintage Tachometer
Towing with a manual transmission and no tach is a pain.
Our Ramp Truck Makes Its Debut
Our project ramp truck makes its first haul... Over 600 miles.
Custom Cooler Mount for Our Ramp Truck
Every good track support vehicle needs a place to keep refreshments cool.
Making Our Ramp Truck Self-Sufficient
Our ramp truck gets its own generator and air compressor.
DIY Tire Rack for Our Ramp Truck
Our classic ramp truck needed a good way to carry tires and gas cans. Cue the welders.
Creating Tie Downs for the Ramp Truck
Our ramp truck came to us with a noticeable lack of tie down points.
Adding Boxes to Our Ramp Truck
Storage is very important for a track support vehicle.
Designing the Ultimate Track Support Vehicle
To be a real bona fide support vehicle, we need to add some fancy features.
New Tank for the Ramp Truck
Our ramp truck receives a new fuel tank after the old one took a bashing.
Here's Why Our Ramp Truck's Drive Shaft Fell Apart
It's no wonder the drive shaft disintegrated.
We Put a Ford on Our Ford
We went to a for show with two of our Fords. Watch the video here.
Meet the Long Rig
Our ramp truck tows two cars for the first time.
Surveying the Ramp Truck Damage
After a catastrophic failure, our ramp truck gets towed home and we take stock of the damage.
The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 5
Our ramp truck falls apart within 100 miles from home.
The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 4
We decide to finish of the whole ramp truck journey in one day. Good move, Tim.
The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 3
We make it to the Hershey swap meet and pick up even more items to burden our old ramp truck.
The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 2
We make it past New York City in our old ramp truck, but not without challenges.
The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 1
We fly to Connecticut to fix our ramp truck more and drive it back to Florida.
Updating the Ramp Truck To-Do List
Our to-do list grows and we make a second trip north to work on the ramp truck.
Planning Our Ramp Truck's Voyage
Our new ramp truck needs to make it from Connecticut to Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ramp Truck Reality Becomes a Nightmare
Our newly-purchased ramp truck turns into quite the project.
We Bought a Ramp Truck
Our dream of a fully equipped track support vehicle takes shape.