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Posted: 11/11/21 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Last week I bought this 1976 Ford F-250 4-wd, gratefully it isn't a highboy. I really think I stole it after searching for another truck.

Body and paint a bit rough but very little to almost no rust.

Once I put my camper on my other truck I no longer have a PU. I've only taken the camper off of my truck once since March and I'll be using thru the end of November.

The truck needs a lot. Its been sitting outside for nearly 20 years. Started and driven a few miles about once a year.

It has a 390 2-bbl out of 1966 Mercury Monterey. Runs pretty good after giving it a tuneup.

Replaced a bunch of stuff like the grill, battery tray, dash pad, seat cover, brake/clutch pedal pads and some other misc stuff. Still have lots to go.


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My new tires arrived Monday so I took some steel wool to the Dodge chrome wheels and then had the tires mounted and balanced.

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Posted: 11/11/21 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice! Always liked that body style.

Throw a four barrel on it and hang on!!!


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Posted: 11/11/21 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is so kool! Congratulations!


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Posted: 11/11/21 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to have a 1969 F-250 with a 390 engine and a 4 barrel carb, that truck was a beast only got about 6 to 10 miles a gallon but the sheet metal was strong. You have a great truck.

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Been waiting to see this thing since you posted about it first!
Looks real straight save for that one rear bed side. And I love the look of those tires!
Nice truck!
Not even a Ford guy and I’d snatch up a clean late 60s -late 70s F series and drive it proudly. One of my favorite truck designs

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I had a 78 in the early 2000's. The biggest problem I had was the plastic panels inside the doors cracking and falling apart. Actually built wooden panels to replace them.


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Great truck! My first vehicle was a 76 F150 with 390. Sure had some good times.


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Thank you for the comments. Its turning out to be even better than I had hoped for when I bought it.

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Nice truck Ken. I had an earlier 70’s F250 Camper Special that also had the 390 2 bbl engine.

How come that one’s not a highboy (divorced transfer case)? I thought those ran through 1977.5?

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NRALIFR wrote:

Nice truck Ken. I had an earlier 70’s F250 Camper Special that also had the 390 2 bbl engine.

How come that one’s not a highboy (divorced transfer case)? I thought those ran through 1977.5?

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Thanks, I'm liking it more and more.

"highboy" was actually an option.

Yep, Ford dropped the divorced transfer case and the "power assist" power steering in mid year 1977.

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I bought this 1972 F-250 Ranger XLT Camper Special back in Sept 2005 with only 31,000 miles on it. The only two options he didn't order was a limited slip and air conditioning.


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It too had a 390. I installed a 428 CJ cam, a Ford cast iron "S" intake and a Holley 4-v off a 1966 390 GT. A set of Hedman headers and a good friend built me a really nice custom 3" exhaust.

Did you know the exhaust pipe on the camper specials extended further out from under the body that non camper specials??

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