1969 FORD F250 4x4 "HIGHBOY". INCREDIBLE TRUCK! FULL FRAME-OFF RESTORATION.
Price: - Item location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
- Make: Ford
- Model: F-250
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: RANGER
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 79000
- VIN: F26BKE26082
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 390 V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Ford F-250 RANGER1969 FordF250
"Highboy" 4x4 pickup
100% original FORD sheet metal.
Absolutely ZERO rust ANYWHERE!
Just finished a nearly 2-year frame-off restoration.
CLASS WINNER at the 2019 F100 Grand Reunion.
â¦Skyview Blue bodyâ¦Wimbledon White roofâ¦Onyx Black interior appointmentsâ¦390 V-8â¦4-speed manual transmissionâ¦Power steeringâ¦Power disc brakesâ¦AM/FM stereo.....and more.
I have loads of pictures during the build to show how incredibly rust-free the body and chassis were prior to the restoration, as well as the restoration process itself.
First, and most importantly, this truck had ABSOLUTELY no rust repaired during its restoration and there is NO body filler in it. I started with a 1969 F250 "highboy" 4x4 pickup I purchased off a farm in Kansas. It spent its entire life in the same small town and has 79,000 original miles on it. Although the chassis was in exceptional shape and the frame had NO rust on it, the body was beaten and banged pretty much all over. I searched for quite some time and found a completely rust-free 1969 F100 Ranger 2WD pickup from the western desert. I used that entire body on this chassis. FYI: The VIN on these trucks is stamped on the frame, not the body, so changing the body has no bearing on the legitimacy of the title. The VINs match on the title, the identifier tag and the frame, so this is a real (F26 VIN) 1969 F250 4x4 with a CLEAN TITLE in my name, showing the 79,000 original miles.
Literally every system / function was either refurbished or replaced. I took the original 360 V-8 from the donor truck and sent it to the machine shop for rebuild. At that time, the crank and rods were upgraded to those from a 390 and the block was bored .30 over. I added an aluminum Edelbrock intake and brand new Holley 750 cfm carb (electric choke) at that time. I wanted to keep a mostly original appearance, so I painted the intake and utilized the OEM air cleaner. The cam was upgraded to an "RV"-style cam with a slightly higher lift and duration. I replaced the points with a Pertronix electronic ignition (all hidden under an original-style cap). The engine breathes through a set of Sanderson ceramic-coated "shorty" headers, dual 2.5" pipes (all welded) and dual Flowmaster Series 40 mufflers. The transmission and transfer case were both sent to a local driveline shop for rebuilds and re-sealing. The clutch is brand new and the flywheel was resurfaced. The driveshafts were balanced. All the u-joints are new. Both axles were completely refurbished as well. The front axle was upgraded to a 1976 version of the Dana 44 low-pinion, so it looks just like the original, but now has front disc brakes. The spindle steering joints and all other steering parts are brand new as well. Every single brake part is brand new; lines, fittings, hardware, calipers, pads, shoes, hoses and drums turned. It has a brand new CPP brake master cylinder / power booster / proportioning valve combination setup. The steering was upgraded to power with a full (brand new) kit (gear box, pump, hoses, pitman arm) from Benchwork Steering Products. The tires are reproduction 9.00 x 16" bias-ply mud / snow traction.
The suspension is also all brand new. The springs were taken to a local spring and suspension shop where they were dismantled, sandblasted and re-arched. They installed all new bushings and supplied me with all new shackles, u-bolts and hardware. All four shocks are brand new, too.
The underside of the cab and bed were originally undercoated, which did a great job of preserving it, but I had that media blasted. I etch-primed everything that was bare metal. The body was painted while apart, then assembled and mounted to the chassis. The interior of the bed was virtually flawless, given that there was a camper shell (cap) mounted on the donor truck since new. There is no spray-on bed liner here covering anything up. The bed was sanded completely, primed and painted along with the rest of the truck. I purchased an entire body mounting hardware kit, so even the fasteners are brand new. The windshield is a brand new Ford Carlite piece. The front bumper and much of the body trim are new and everything else was polished and new mounting hardware use to install it. All weather stripping / seals are new as well. Rather than buy a flimsy aluminum replacement grille, I took the perfect original painted steel grille and bezels to one of the premier chrome plating companies of the region, where they stripped and prepped it, then triple-plated it. My investment in the grille, alone is well over $1,400.
The radio is a period-correct factory AM / FM stereo that I sent out, had gutted and all new modern electronics were installed. I didn't want to cut any holes in the interior for speakers, so I bought a single 2-channel stereo speaker that fits under the dash in place of the original and it sounds very good.
I do this as a hobby. This is my third full restoration (all three are national show winners) but I fully intended to keep this one. I still may if it doesn't sell for what I'm willing to accept, but I've found some property I'd like to purchase and wouldn't mind opening up some more cashflow. I can guarantee you couldn't build one or have one built for what I can sell this one for for. I absolutely don't need the money, so I have no intention of giving it away. I've owned over 50 of them (2WD's, originals, parts trucks, 4x4's, etc.) and been to many national shows. I don't think you'll find a nicer "bump" body style (1967-1972) F250 4x4 on the market, and certainly not one as completely rust-free. Quality costs, but in this case, a lot less than you could duplicate it for.
For those not very familiar with these old tanks, it is 50-year-old technology. Even having been completey refurbished and the added power steering, it drive, rides and steers only marginally better than it did when it was new, which is to say, it's no luxury vehicle. But that's pretty much the allure of owning / driving an old pickup. Radial tires would surely help the ride, steering and handling, but I was only concerned with the "old truck" appearance, and these beastly bias-ply tires serve that purpose. It's not well suited to be a daily driver, but more an occasional driver / show vehicle. If you've been wanting a nice "highboy", this is the one you've been searching for.
My name is Marc. I can most easily be reached by phone at (484) 895-9870. I DO NOT need help selling this truck and will NOT consider someone consigning it for me. I can help arrange transportation, if desired, at the buyer's expense.
I am not looking for any trades, but will consider what you have. Cars or trucks only.
Thanks for looking!