The Ford Truck Legend

My father Marvin Welty was a Ford man all his life. He told everyone in any type of work trade that if they wanted to haul heavy items, needed dependabllity a Ford Truck is the only truck to have.
When dad bought his red 1972 Ford Truck it was the highlight of his life. We lived and had a business in Seattle, Washington. Dad also was fielding a race car in NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) division. The first year we hauled the race car on a trailer behind the 1972 3/4 Ton Ford Truck. The summer dad built a large garage behind the business so he could customize his own hauler truck for the race team. That winter he drove a new 1973 tilt cab Ford semi in the garage. In January he drove out a customized diamond plate steel truck hauler with the race car. We headed for Riverside, CA. The first race of the season. By the time dad stored the red 1972 truck the original engine had 400,00o plus miles on it. He rebuilt it at 200,000 because dad was worried about engine wear. He was amazed that there was not any.
When dad passed away in October 2000, the truck needed retoration. We gave it to a friend Niel. He and his son pain stakingly restored “Old Red”. She is back on the road again. As dad always said, “If you want durability a 3/4 ton Ford Truck is the vehicle you need.” “Old Red” is a testament to Ford Trucks every where.

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