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Title: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: Gromit726 on June 22, 2003, 08:19:48 AM
 :DHi everyone - I was wondering if anybody out  there knows the year of the famous green pickup truck that Clint drove in Bridges of Madison County? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!! ???


(MODERATOR EDIT:  Gromit726, I've edited your post so that the title of the thread would be more descriptive.)
Title: Re:Bridges of Madison County
Post by: KC on June 22, 2003, 05:38:58 PM
It is a 1961 GMC pickup truck ... the same vehicle Eastwood had already used in A Perfect World.

(Source: Building Bridges by Thomas Garrett (Commonwealth Publications, 1967))
Title: Re:Bridges of Madison County
Post by: LMB on September 01, 2003, 01:44:30 PM
It is a 1961 GMC pickup truck ... the same vehicle Eastwood had already used in A Perfect World.

(Source: Building Bridges by Thomas Garrett (Commonwealth Publications, 1967))
 
I believe that he owns (or owned0 that truck personally!
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: Greenman on August 28, 2018, 01:27:35 AM
I'm sorry to disagree, but it's actually a 1961 Chevrolet truck that has been modified to make it appear like a GMC. If you watch the scene where Robert and Francesca are in the truck together for the first time, you can easily see the dashboard. The double arch dashboard was never in GMC trucks; it was exclusive to 1960 through 1963 Chevrolet trucks. The hood, grille and tailgate were all interchangeable between the Chevrolet and GMC models, so Clint may have preferred the look of the GMC and had the Chevrolet modified. Changing the items I mentioned can be accomplished in about two hours with common hand tools, while changing out a dashboard is multi-day operation that requires serious cutting and welding. I'm certain it's a Chevrolet.
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: Gant on August 28, 2018, 01:52:23 AM
Its a gorgeous truck anyway...
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: KC on August 28, 2018, 07:26:50 AM
Goodness, that's quite interesting, Greenman. If you have any insights into other Clint vehicles, please post!
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: ford on April 10, 2019, 05:39:28 PM
I have pictures, background information on the sale of Francesca's Ford truck in Bridges of Madison County; I could post the pictures and information here but I'm not completely sure as I've never posted here. (at one time the truck was for sale on e-bay).
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: KC on April 10, 2019, 05:49:14 PM
Hi Ford, feel free to post anything you have! 8)

If you need help with the images, see this thread ...

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0

If you can't figure it out from there, PM me.  :)
Title: Re: The Truck in Bridges of Madison County
Post by: ford on April 28, 2019, 02:08:40 PM
ok, thanks and I'll work on it before pm you...Ford