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1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Jambo » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:22 am

Seeking production data for the 1968 W-200 series. In particular -- this truck. W-200 Camper Special Custom w/383 (factory lift). I think the total production was somewhere around 400 +/-. The only non-stock items are bumpers/winch and the wheels/tires. They are Ford 8 lug/16". Thanks in advance to all who can provide info...and no, it's not for sale, just want to know more about the truck.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Hobcobble » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:35 am

Welcome to the site. :welcome :usa Great looking W200.
I'm not sure there was a "factory" lift though. The pre-'69
Ws sat higher than their successors. :study Unless another
wheel is called out on the data plate, your W likely had the
split ring 16" wheels and 7.50 x 16 tires. Lots of folks ditched
the split ring wheels in favor of the one piece wheels. :2cents
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Jambo » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:42 am

Thanks for the reply. I believe the Camper Special version had the "high boy" lift from the factory. The truck had the original tires and the split rims on it. In fact, I have the original spare/wheel still riding along where it was since new. Tire still has the mold "nubs" on it. I replaced them with Ford 8 lugs (16"). Cheers.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby dodgeboykim » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:41 pm

Jambo wrote:Thanks for the reply. I believe the Camper Special version had the "high boy" lift from the factory. The truck had the original tires and the split rims on it. In fact, I have the original spare/wheel still riding along where it was since new. Tire still has the mold "nubs" on it. I replaced them with Ford 8 lugs (16"). Cheers.



All 68 and older W 100/200 sit higher than Dseries or 69/71 W100/200 series. Of all the 68 and older W100/200 trucks I have owned or parted they all basically sat the same height.
My truck is younger than me.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Hobcobble » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:08 am

Maybe someone here has some supporting documentation on the "High Boy" lift you're talking about. :study
I've never heard of it. :thinking
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby soopernaut » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:17 am

Hobcobble wrote:Maybe someone here has some supporting documentation on the "High Boy" lift you're talking about. :study
I've never heard of it. :thinking
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That is a Ford thing.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:50 pm

Doesn't look any higher than my stock 68 W200 CS
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Hobcobble » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:43 pm

My stock '68 W200. It has '92 W250 wheels and LT235/85/16 tires.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby caseman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:35 pm

Hobcobble wrote:My stock '68 W200. It has '92 W250 wheels and LT235/85/16 tires.
68 W200.jpg

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Look's the same as my 2 1968 W200' s
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Hobcobble » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:01 pm

caseman wrote:
Hobcobble wrote:My stock '68 W200. It has '92 W250 wheels and LT235/85/16 tires.
68 W200.jpg

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Look's the same as my 2 1968 W200' s


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Do you still have them? :thinking

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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby caseman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:28 pm

Yes I do =Both have the HD44 Front end's and the HD U Joint's /1 Has 318 / the other I put a 340 in it both parked in the weed's & along the Fence line.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby swptln » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 pm

As mentioned the High-Boy thing is Ford, there was no optional lift for the W's. All 61-68 W's will have a block between the spring pack and rear axle only, nothing up front, but it is stock oem. A lot of people refer these truck to the High-Boy era, because of the lifted stance these trucks have and Dodge did lower the W's for 1969-up to lower the center of gravity on the W's.

My 68 with TSL 34x10.50 16's
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There are no break down in total number of trucks sold per engine size, only that 1968 model year, 5308 W200's were sold per-Galen's Tag Service, LLC.

The closest you'll come to any production numbers on 68 383 W200 CS's will be to search the registry to see how many are still in existence, other than that, to my knowledge there is no documentation for your question.
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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby Doright » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:21 am

Looks like same stance as My 69

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Re: 1968 W200 production numbers?

Postby swptln » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Here's a stock 1969 W200 and if you look at the fender opening to the top of the tire, there is a decrease in height, by a couple inches.Image
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