For Sale: 1977 Ford F-150 Ranger XLT 4x4 Short Bed
As much as I hate to, I need to sell my dad's truck. As the title says, it's a special ordered 1977 Ford F-150 Ranger XLT 4x4 Short Bed. It has slightly less than 100K on the Odometer, but with the tires on it, its just over. The truck was originally a 400M, but that engine was replaced when it failed at 20k in 1980 with a 429 Police Interceptor. The swap was done by my father, a professional fabricator, using all Ford components. In 1994 the 429 was replaces with a 460 Ford Racing Short Block, with 73 lincoln heads, a small cam, roller rockers, holley carb, 3" exhaust, it's a lot to list. The truck has the original Dana 44 3.50:1 Posi (special ordered) a C-6 Automatic backd up by the original NP205 geared transfer case, and a 3.50:1 31 spline semi-floating 9" posi rear. The wheels are 9" wide 16.5s for a 3/4-1 Ton special ordered drilled for the 5-lug patter, with 33x12.5-16.4 BFG Radial All Terrains on them with about 6k miles on them.
The truck is located near Bakersfield California, where it has been it's entire life. There is not a spec of rust, there are no leaks, the truck has been well maintained over the past 30 years, with Amsoil Synthetic fluids since about 1980. The interior is imaculate, the seat has been covered since new and still lokks like it did in 1977. There are no stains, rips or tears. Externally, the truck has the original special order Mallard Green paint on it, it's never been repainted. There are a couple very minor dings.
I have not seen a truck anywhere close to this condition that hadn't been through extensive restoration. You absolutely will not find a nicer truck anywhere. This is a serious sale. The asking price for the truck is $20,000 based on what I've seen restored trucks, not nearly as nice going for. Of course a serious offer would be considered. I have additional high detail photos, along with documents and receipts, and can provide more specific details on any component of this truck you may have a question on.
I will be working until Wednesday late. Please feel free to post questions here or PM me, but I won't be able to start answering until Thursday.
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 285/75-16s, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped through 5" dual stacks, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift