Has anyone ever seen one of these?

Has anyone ever seen one of these?

Joined: October 15th, 2014, 1:19 am

June 8th, 2017, 3:51 am #1

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Joined: October 13th, 2014, 1:31 am

June 8th, 2017, 4:13 am #2

Seems like a fair price...
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Joined: May 22nd, 2015, 8:26 pm

June 8th, 2017, 12:29 pm #3

Note the accessory gauge setup. We have seen pics posted of this same setup on several other Champs recently.


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Joined: October 13th, 2014, 1:31 am

June 8th, 2017, 2:46 pm #4

Neat idea if they are.
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Joined: October 15th, 2014, 1:19 am

June 8th, 2017, 5:16 pm #5

Anybody notice anything else unusual?
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Joined: October 13th, 2014, 1:31 am

June 8th, 2017, 6:09 pm #6

I dunno....the lack of rusted through floorboards?
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Joined: October 15th, 2014, 1:19 am

June 8th, 2017, 6:36 pm #7

I've personally never seen original floors in a Champ that looked that good. They might be repainted, but I still get the impression they are original metal, or at least substantially.

This seems like a bit of a unicorn to me, especially for what at first glance appears to be a typical well worn truck where you'd expect the floors to be the usual limp Swiss cheese by now. But upon closer look appears to actually be a fairly solid, straight looking truck with remarkably good looking floors. I think the scrapes along the rear bed wheel arches might be the worst of it.

I'm still a bit dubious that the cab floors are as good as they possibly seem to be. Seems too good to be true. Reality might reveal itself otherwise with a personal inspection. Looks like there might be an odd patch on the passenger side sill.
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Joined: October 13th, 2014, 1:31 am

June 9th, 2017, 2:14 am #8

I'm betting that truck was in California all its life and may have had a fairly pampered existence.
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Joined: October 15th, 2014, 1:19 am

June 9th, 2017, 7:05 pm #9

Would seem just like a typical old beat up truck if you didn't know that pretty much all unrestored Champs seem to have rusted out floor pans at least, even the otherwise nicer ones. The beat up old ones tend to have gaping holes with large sections of missing pans.

If this one just needs a couple small patches, that is already remarkable it is that minimal.

Yes, with the black/gold plates, I'm guessing this is an original CA dry area truck. Maybe used on a farm, parked in a shed most of the time out of the rain, which is what might have saved the floors.
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