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    WTB: 1970's Ford Truck

     



    Hey guys-
    I'm finally getting orders back state side the end of this year and I am looking for a truck.
    Model year: 1970-1979 Ford (preferably 250)
    Condition: Good body and frame; little to no rust, minor dents are okay, paint condition is not a factor.
    Must have an "okay" interior, basically looking for a decent daily driver.
    Drive train: Motor and transmission not a factor; will take anything even if blown, I'm just going to
    swap it out for a 24v Cummins.
    Would prefer 4wd, otherwise everything to be a roller would be required if it didn't drive.
    Looking to spend less than 6000$ if I could help it. East coast would be a bonus but I'd travel to the Midwest to get it.
    Right now my only contact info would be to pm me here or email me at turtlespeeder@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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    Hey, I have one of them!!!!!!!! It's sitting in the garage right now, had some vandalism done to it awhile back and it's been a real bummer having to do all the work and spend all the money a second time!!!!!
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    Any info on it? Or more pictures?

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    Right now it's buried in the garage. As soon as I get Mike's Cutlass finished up and gone the pickup is going to get painted (again). A bit about the truck. It's a '71, body seems have been welded and smoothed, since that picture I built a racer-back fairing for it. Engine is a 351W, right now trans is a C6 but I have an AOD I'll be putting in it. Started life as an F-250 but now has 1/2 ton suspension on it now. All the suspension bushings, brakes, tires, and most everything else is new. Custom dash and console, new upholstery on seat and headliner. Tons of little things done to it. If you're interested, let me know and I'll get some current pics of it and write out a detailed listing of all the work I've done to it. Truck had 71,000 miles on it 18 years ago when I got it. Never have had it out on the road, always to busy on other people stuff and race cars!!! There are some more pics of it in my gallery, too.
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    You said you're going to paint it again? So are you willing to part with it if you're going to go through that trouble again? It sounds like you've got more invested in it then I could pay you for it, I am interested though. Really the only thing I personally (doesn't mean there's actually anything wrong with it) see that I don't like is that there's no hitch. Gotta have something to tow me home from the track! Haha

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    Yeah, it's got a receiver hitch on the back, hidden by the license plate holder!!!! Reasons I'm getting rid of it are many and varied, as I said, had the truck for 19 years. First put it together with a 428CJ and toploader 4 speed---it was all the correct date codes for a '68 Mustang, friend of mine was putting a '68 together and just had to have the engine and trans..... Second time was a fresh 390 with GT heads and a C-6---guy heard about it and had to have that for his hunting truck..... Then it went together as it is now with the 351W (4,000 miles on it) and a C6 (to be replaced with an AOD....

    When I was still working (retired now) and had my big shop, whenever things got a bit slow I'd bring my pickup in and start working on it.....Guaranteed withing 2 weeks I'd have 3 new customer cars to work on and the pickup would be back in the warehouse for a couple years. The guys here on CHR and local friends have put up with me most every spring saying this is the year I'm going to finish my pickup and drive it!!!! Then I'd get busy on some other project.....

    I used to build a lot of pickups for people which is why I bought this one, since then my interests moved back to drag racing and most lately back to muscle cars.... Like everything around here, except the grandkids and my dog, it's for sale!!!! Heck, I'd sell it without the engine and trans if you want a diesel in it--we've even got a member here who specializes in diesel conversions---could have it already for you when you come home! I'm just a builder, for me the fun is pretty much done when the build is done, when I travel I take my trailer and toter. My only street cruizin' is now and again to go out and play with the other kids occasionally on a Saturday night, other then that just drag racing with the same guys I've raced with for way too many years!!!!
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    Well I really appreciate it! I know I would have a really hard time letting go of a project I put so much time into. I think I want to get my hands dirty on this one though as far as the swap goes, been too long since I've done real automotive work. I've got one more deployment here this summer/fall but I'll definitely keep in touch about the truck if nothing comes up or I find one closer to where I'll be.
    Thanks!

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    I have a '73 F250 4spd granny, 70k original farm miles mostly, has some rust on the floorboards, 360 edelbrock 4bbl carb and intake. I also have a '74 F100 donor, 3K takes them both. '73 will drive anywhere. no smoke, very quiet single exhaust, donor truck has headers and duals. 360 4bbl also, needs valve seats.

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