1973 Ford F250 4x4 Ranger Highboy
Price: - Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: F-250
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: RANGER
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 32,504
- VIN: F26YRS24207
- Engine size: 390 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Ford F-250 RANGERRe-listed due to buyer not completing transaction.
No reserve auction, this truck will sell to the highest bidder.
1973 Ford F250 4x4 Highboy. Original 360V8 replaced with more desirable, mildly built 390V8. Engine has over 400hp/400TQ. Mated to a built C6 with a mild shift kit to handle the power. This truck will move and has no problem in the passing lane. Transfer case has been replaced with the more desirable NP205 to handle the 4 wheel drive operations. Transmission and transfer case shift clean into gears, no grinding. Front and back axles are 3/4 tons units with factory drums. Manual locking hubs up front, in need of replacement ($200 bucks for new WARN units). Truck runs slightly rich at idle and cleans up above 1200 rpm, this is due to the mild cam which has a noticeable agreesive lobe sound at idle. This could be corrected with adding vacuum, but I have no problems with the way it runs and have opted to leave it as is for now. Dual fuel tanks with cab operated switch over. This is what I originally acquired when I purchased this truck. The only modification I made was to the exhaust system. I replaced the mufflers with set of flow masters and had custom dumps behind the rear tires swept down from the fender installed. Replaced battery and solenoid last year, new carburetor installed to allow for more adjustabiltiy than the older 4 barrel it came with.
I acquired this truck years ago from the owner in California. I intended to complete a rolling restoration as this truck as it is outfitted with the stout 390 to the C6 and NP 205, which I prefer and were already built and installed. Body is in great shape, all visual surface flash rust is superficial, no pitting anywhere, no body repairs ever. The body and cab are straight, doors have never been cut on. No rust in all the typical areas for these trucks, all cab corners, wells, jambs and hidden areas are solid metal. The headliner was removed and discarded as it was cracked badly and the seat uncovered to show condition. Included in the auction is the Dick Cepek LT325/60 R18s pictured mounted on MT Alcoa rims. Beadlock is not thru tire, but to rim. Tires have 98% tread remaining which I have rated as they are not new but have near no milage on them, no dry rotting or cracking. Also included in the auction is the original rims and tires the truck came with. This truck rides on the factory suspension and has ZERO lift. This is the factory height which allows for these taller tires to ride without rubbing. Hence the term, Highboy. Oil and filter changed every 6 months even thou the truck is rarely driven. Manual steering and brakes.
Truck has a bent front bumper from an improperly mounted tow strap during transport from Cali to Texas, body and frame are not damaged. Very minor dent about the size of a baseball on lower drivers door, see picture. Otherwise, this body is clean.
This is an excellent restoration project or a bad ass looking, mean sounding driver. Either way, this truck often turns heads and many have approached me asking if I would sell in past.
This truck is a great example of a classic highboy and is for sale locally. I am happy to have anyone local come by to view or inspect the truck to verify what is sated above. Please feel free to post all questions and I will respond within 24 hours.
eBay limits me to 24 photos, I will post more pictures and videos links on Feb 24 by 3 p.m. showing greater detail and operation.
Reason for selling? I have to many toys, see other auctions.