Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seller Submission: 1973 Ford F100

This next feature comes as a seller submission from Matt who writes: Selling our F100 because we have too many projects and not enough parking, figured it met the kind of stuff you guys are interested in.  It's the perfect old truck - dependable (I daily drove it for a while), nice enough to get compliments everywhere, but not so nice you can't use it as a truck.  Old enough to be cool, but new enough to have some important things: power steering, power disk brakes, air conditioning. Find this 1973 Ford F100 pickup here on eBay bidding for $3,650 reserve-not-met with $8,000 buy-it-now, located in Columbia, SC.

It takes a real man to drive a powder blue pickup...actually it is a shame that most modern OEMs use such a limited color pallete for new vehicles nowadays, probably a reflection of buyer's desire to blend in with the crowd, but it wasn't always the case.  In fact, back in 1973 Ford used up the entire alphabet in paint codes and had to use numerics to describe the final of 30 paint colors for that model year.  This one looks like B-code Wind Blue, but it could be Brook Blue or Harbor Blue.

Powering this old truck is a Ford 302 V8 -- not the most powerful V8 to ever come out of Detroit, but perfectly adequate for most truck needs and reliable to boot.  The seller picked this thing up 2 years ago and lists the following repairs/fixes:

  • New windshield and gasket
  • New heater core
  • 3-point seat belts
  • New gauge cluster lens
  • New front brake hoses
  • New cardboard glovebox insert
  • New front brake rotors
  • New tires (235/75R15XL Hankook Optimo H724 whitewalls) including spare
  • New transmission pan gasket and filter
  • New king pins and bronze bushings (Moog)
  • New drag link (Moog)
  • New front radius arm bushings (Moog)
  • New tie rod (Moog)
  • New front wheel bearings
  • New lug nuts
  • Sandblasted, primed, and painted stock 15" steel wheels
  • New headlight switch
  • New steering coupler
  • New brake master cylinder cap gasket
  • New speedometer gear to match rear axle so speedometer reads correctly
  • Repro gauge cluster printed circuit board
  • New gauge light bulbs
  • Repaired rust in floor from leaking windshield gasket and leaky heater core
  • New carpet padding
  • New "Factory Tooling" blue dash pad
  • Had rip in seat sewn up
  • Fixed and repainted cracked radiator fan shroud
  • New decals for air cleaner and fan shroud

Not bad.

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  1. Not many vehicles can pull of that color like this one does.

  2. That's a nice looking truck.


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