1974 F250 Camper Special - 2wd.

Dr. Marneaus

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1974 F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special. 2wd. 390FE. C6 auto. D60 rear end w. 3.73 gears. Drum rear disc front. Dual factory tanks with manual selector. Factory AC (non-op but all present). Truck was originally red but was painted white twice.

Runs and drives awesome. Owned it 3 years. For two of those years I was driving it 3 days a week. Cold blooded in the winter but probably just carb/choke adjustments, just needs to warm up . Will pull 65mph up the 395 with 3000lbs of soil in the bed.

The good:
-Good tires. 3 years old with maybe 5000 miles on them.
-Nice Mickey Thompson alloys.
-All new rear brakes all but one soft brake line replaced, née master cylinder proportioning valves and hard lines at the master.
-Nice interior. Newer seat, brand new carpet and headliner. All trim is present. New door seals.
- tracks straight runs awesome at 65-75mph.
-Body is remarkably straight. Hardly a ding in it. Cant find any rust except the surface rust in the bed floor.
-Big ole hitch, trailer brake, and all the trailer wiring. I've towed car trailers several times).
-Sounds awesome.


The bad:
-Paint sucks. Been painted white twice (including full interior) but it’s chipping and flaking in areas.
-Horn doesn’t work.
-tape deck doesn’t work but that’s what exhaust is for.
-blinker doesn’t turn itself off.
-cold blooded. Can be a little tough to start in the cold. Once it’s running and warmed up it’s great tho. Starts easy all spring summer and fall.
-fuel gauge switch is temperamental and you gotta fiddle with it to get it to read out when you switch tanks (manual selector valve works fine tho, just the gauge switch is touchy).
-Dual battery system is non-op. One of the wires burned up long before I owned it so?
-few pinholes in the front of the bed floor. Otherwise the bed just has surface rust.
-paint sucks. I said it twice so you would read it.


Overall been a super fun and pretty damn reliable daily drivable truck. I'd drive it pretty much anywhere today. I’ve got some extra/original parts like the windshield trim cab trim etc. Also, it was originally sold at Friendly Ford in Vegas, it still has the dealer bumper :)

Message with questions. Price is $8500 OBO but don’t waste either of our time. Please talk to your wife before you talk to me about it.


Quick walk around video:

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