These are just a few of the pics that caught my eye. I love vintage photographs like these. There are a whole bunch on there on that Ivan Stewart Black Flareside. It's all very interesting (and new) for me, as I really know very little about this southwest style desert racing. I knew who Ivan Stewart was, but I associated his name with Toyota trucks...not Ford.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
It is interesting that most of the pics we've seen show a Flareside. I wonder if they knew that the Styleside actually weighs less than the Flareside?
Also, I'm surprised that they are running the aluminum "bullet hole" wheels on that truck. They do weigh a lot less, but I would have thought they are more likely to be damaged than a steel wheel. But, that's just my guess.
Serious. I haven't found the actual weight again, like I did last week, but I do remember seeing that. However, go to the 1983 dealer facts book, turn to the Vehicles and then the F-Series 4x2 tabs and scroll down to Page 16. Note that the payload for the 4700 GVW trucks is 1430 lbs for a Flareside and 1460 lbs for a Syleside.