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 Specs

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Body type:Truck
Country of origin:United States
Displacement:5899cc
Stock horsepower:215 bhp
Torque:327 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:V-8
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:None lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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Jan 12, 2017

Our Ramp Truck Gets a Vintage Tachometer

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Jun 29, 2016

Our Ramp Truck Makes Its Debut

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Our project ramp truck makes its first haul... Over 600 miles.

Jun 7, 2016

Custom Cooler Mount for Our Ramp Truck

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Every good track support vehicle needs a place to keep refreshments cool.

May 31, 2016

Making Our Ramp Truck Self-Sufficient

May 31, 2016

Our ramp truck gets its own generator and air compressor.

May 3, 2016

DIY Tire Rack for Our Ramp Truck

May 3, 2016

Our classic ramp truck needed a good way to carry tires and gas cans. Cue the welders.

Mar 16, 2016

Creating Tie Downs for the Ramp Truck

Mar 16, 2016

Our ramp truck came to us with a noticeable lack of tie down points.

Mar 8, 2016

Adding Boxes to Our Ramp Truck

Mar 8, 2016

Storage is very important for a track support vehicle.

Mar 1, 2016

Designing the Ultimate Track Support Vehicle

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To be a real bona fide support vehicle, we need to add some fancy features.

Feb 9, 2016

New Tank for the Ramp Truck

Feb 9, 2016

Our ramp truck receives a new fuel tank after the old one took a bashing.

Jan 26, 2016

Here's Why Our Ramp Truck's Drive Shaft Fell Apart

Jan 26, 2016

It's no wonder the drive shaft disintegrated.

Jan 12, 2016

We Put a Ford on Our Ford

Jan 12, 2016

We went to a for show with two of our Fords. Watch the video here.

Dec 30, 2015

Meet the Long Rig

Dec 30, 2015

Our ramp truck tows two cars for the first time.

Nov 25, 2015

Surveying the Ramp Truck Damage

Nov 25, 2015

After a catastrophic failure, our ramp truck gets towed home and we take stock of the damage.

Oct 15, 2015

The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 5

Oct 15, 2015

Our ramp truck falls apart within 100 miles from home.

Oct 14, 2015

The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 4

Oct 14, 2015

We decide to finish of the whole ramp truck journey in one day. Good move, Tim.

Oct 13, 2015

The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 3

Oct 13, 2015

We make it to the Hershey swap meet and pick up even more items to burden our old ramp truck.

Oct 12, 2015

The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 2

Oct 12, 2015

We make it past New York City in our old ramp truck, but not without challenges.

Oct 9, 2015

The Ramp Truck Journey: Day 1

Oct 9, 2015

We fly to Connecticut to fix our ramp truck more and drive it back to Florida.

Oct 8, 2015

Updating the Ramp Truck To-Do List

Oct 8, 2015

Our to-do list grows and we make a second trip north to work on the ramp truck.

Oct 7, 2015

Planning Our Ramp Truck's Voyage

Oct 7, 2015

Our new ramp truck needs to make it from Connecticut to Daytona Beach, Florida.

Oct 7, 2015

Ramp Truck Reality Becomes a Nightmare

Oct 7, 2015

Our newly-purchased ramp truck turns into quite the project.

Oct 6, 2015

We Bought a Ramp Truck

Oct 6, 2015

Our dream of a fully equipped track support vehicle takes shape.

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1973 Ford F-350 Ramp Truck Specs

Body type:Truck
Country of origin:United States
Displacement:5899cc
Stock horsepower:215 bhp
Torque:327 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:V-8
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:None lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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