1972 Ford F-250 Ranger is California Clean
Interior is rough and the engine needs work, but the body of this 1972 F-250 is very clean for its age.
Classic hot rod trucks have become all the rage, but in many cases, restoring something like a 1972 Ford F-250 would require an assortment of new body panels, maybe a new floor and probably a new bed. However, the classic F-250 Ranger XLT listed for sale in the FTE Marketplace lacks the rust that plagues many trucks from the 1970s, making this the perfect pickup for a restoration project.
F-250 in the Marketplace
This 1972 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT was originally shared to the FTE Marketplace by “Pickupmanx2”, who shared some images and the following information on his classic ¾-ton truck.
1972 F-250 Ranger XLT, PS/PB, 4 speed NP435 Manual, 390 FE. 2bbl, built in San Jose, 8100# gvw, Dana 60 w/3.73. Runs, needs head gasket, seat and TLC, bought as a project, have to many, moved, looking to send it to a good home.
Original Ranger XLT, doors, windows are tight, surface rust here and there, inside of bed is in great shape, tailgate is original and works, on NON-OP, clean title, NO SMOG, NO fees due, original CA Blue Plate. Has 16″ rims, not 16.5s.
As you can see in the pictures that we have included here, this truck is aged, especially with regard to the bumpers, the engine bay and the interior, but the body is very clean. If you compared this truck to an all-original 1972 F-250 from Michigan or anywhere with a real winter, this pickup looks like a show piece.
Big Block Power
While the clean body is likely to attract buyers who want to do minimal body work in their classic Ford truck project, the factory big block is sure to appeal to anyone looking to make a hot rod truck. The engine needs to be torn down and cleaned up to run, so while it is apart, a good set of cylinder heads, a new camshaft, an intake, carb and headers would bring this big engine to life.
Add in the cool factor of the factory 4-speed and this truck has all of the makings of a perfect hot rod project truck.
Click here to head over to the FTE Marketplace for a closer look at this 1972 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT.