Just back from a trip and ran across this interesting COE in Seneca, KS. It's for sale ($2500) and has a fair amount to recommend it.
48k miles showing, it was a farm truck so that could be actual total miles
Has a later FE engine, exact details unknown to owner/seller), with a 4-barrel autolite carb. It has run well enough to drive around the block, but I didn't hear it.
Stock trans (it appears)
Two-speed rear axle
Rear wheels are tubeless 20", NOT WM's; fronts are WM's
Has hydroboost brakes and they are all working but RR has a leaking cylinder.
Hydraulic dump box works
Interior had mice, seat cushions are shot. Headliner missing.
All the sheet metal is there and relatively rust-free. There is a hole in the door jamb at the floor, that needs to be fixed.
All in all, for the money it looks like a deal to me. The seller doesn't "do" internet much, so if you're interested, give Mark a call at 785 336 1079
The camera didn't really capture it, but the carb inlet is darn near as wide as the tunnel, so the air cleaner was cut on both sides to fit. The fan was mounted on a custom bracket, very well done, so it can use the stock radiator and shroud.
They are few and far between here I think, as most of these old trucks are generally, especially pickups. Some of the bigger stuff is around, big flatbeds and tractors as I believe you call them, or prime movers here.
My old girl has the original look, which I do love. It does have a few mods, but I think it is only lightly toasted. I love customised vehicles, and would like to customise a 53-56 pickup, but don't have the nerve, the skill or the money to do significant custom panel work. Long live the darkside and those with the courage to travel there.
The truck is every bit as good as it was described. I literally live six miles down the road from this truck and if it is still there after a good harvest it will be sitting in my barn. A lot of farmers in this community are very handy with wrenches, usually while enjoying some spirits, and they do quality work. From what I can tell I can attest to how clean it is. I have not gotten to drive it yet, but I am hoping for a rainy day to stop up and take her for a spin if possible. It will be five weeks until I would be able to reel her in, so this is everyone's warning.
2012 F-250 XL - 6.2L, 4x4, CC, 3.73's, and loaded for a XL (cloth seats, power options, electronic 4x4, brake controller, & remote start).
2004 F-350 King Ranch - 6.0 PSD, 4x4, CC and loaded. Sold 4/21/2014
Adam, I hope you can work everything out to get it.
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