1984 Ford F250 6.9 DIESEL 4x4 Pickup Truck ¾ ton

Price: US $795.00 Item location: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-250
  • Trim: pickup
  • Year: 1984
  • Mileage: 163,384
  • VIN: 1FTHF2614EPA54087
  • Engine size: diesel
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1984 Ford F-250

Up for auction here is a 1984 Ford ¾-ton 4-wheel drive truck with a stock 6.9 diesel engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. This truck has kind of a unique story behind it.

I bought it a couple of years ago from an older gentleman who, from what I was told, bought it in the early ‘90’s. He then proceeded to put tons of money into it. (He provided me with over $7,000 worth of receipts in parts and labor!) From looking at the receipts, it appears this work was all done in the mid ‘90’s. The truck, which had a camper on it at the time, was taken on a few camping trips and then parked. I talked with the truck owner’s son, and he said that after he quit going on trips in the mid ‘90’s, he didn’t think his dad ever drove it any farther than to the local grocery store or post office. He also said he didn’t think his dad put any more than 10,000 miles on the truck since he bought it. It currently has 63,384 miles on it, but I am not sure of the actual mileage. I imagine that it has gone over at least once, which would be 163,384 miles, but I can’t say for certain.

After I bought the truck, I removed the camper and flatbed. I planned on putting a longer, wider flatbed on it, but now my plans have changed, and I just need to find a good home for it. Now that you know something about its history, I’ll tell you something about the truck itself:

I have only put about 2,000 miles on the truck since I have owned it. Below is a partial list of new and repaired parts that were put into this truck that have 12,000 miles or less on them:

• Transmission & Clutch: New ring gear, clutch plate, pressure plate, release bearing. (I noticed that the steering wheel has cruise controls on it and there are some cruise control components under the hood, so I think the truck could originally have had an automatic that was replaced with a 4-speed manual transmission, although I heard that some manuals may have had cruise control too, but I am not sure about that.)

• Brakes & Wheels: New shoes, wheel cylinders

• Misc: New fuel hoses, bulbs, wipers switch, pinion seals, power steering pump, heater hose, u-joints, front drive shaft repair, right rear grease seal, glow plugs, starter, etc., etc. (There are lots of other parts that have been replaced or repaired, but you get the idea. As I mentioned, I do have the receipts for all of the work done.)

It also has really nice Warn manual hubs on it, and a manual glow plug switch to extend the life of the glow plugs. (You only push the switch to turn the glow plugs on when you need them. They don’t come on all of the time like they would in a stock system.) The truck also has the optional dual fuel tanks, tilt steering, brake controller for trailer towing, instrument gauges instead of idiot lights, and air conditioning, (I am not sure if the air conditioning works or not since the belt was not hooked up to it, and I never bothered to hook it up) along with a few other options.

Unfortunately, the previous owner parked it in a canyon where it sat for years, and it was only driven occasionally, so now it needs a lot of work. As you can see in the photos, the floorboards are rusted out in places, the windshield is cracked from a limb recently falling from a tree, the brakes work well but have a leak somewhere so you need to add fluid regularly, there is a small exhaust leak up near the engine, and there is a leak around the windshield on the driver’s side corner. Also, the transfer case works great except, for some reason, it makes an occasional clunking noise when pulling heavy loads up a hill. You can feel it make a small jerk when it does this. It’s a good example of how vehicles can begin to deteriorate from not being used enough and left out in the elements.

It starts fine and runs down the highway ok, but for some reason, after sitting for a while when it’s idling, it starts smoking. It also smokes when you idle it down longs hills, but then clears up again when it starts pulling on the level or going up a hill. Sometimes it also smokes when you first start it up, but then it clears right up after running down the highway for a while. I was told that the injectors may need some work from sitting and not being used for years, I don’t know. It’s a mystery to me. The engine seems to run strong though. I have driven it for around 2000 miles this way, and it seems to be getting a little better, but I would fix it if I was going to keep it. As you can see, it also needs some sort of flatbed, regular Ford bed, box, camper, or something else on the back.

The transmission, front end, rear end, and 4x4 work great and don’t make any noises. It also comes with a clear title in my name.

Well, I guess that’s about it. It has had a lot of work done to it, but now it needs a lot of work again from just sitting. You can fix it up though and it would make a great truck. It comes with a clear title in my name. I will need a $200 deposit received within 24 hours of the close of the auction, and the balance paid for and the truck picked up within 3 weeks. Thanks for viewing this auction.