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Old 03-27-2007, 10:24 PM
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i have been presented with the chance to bid on a 1972 F250 crew cab 4x4 with 54,000 ORIGINAL miles on it. It is currently a fire truck. Truck appears to be VERY clean as fire trucks are usually very well kept. Seller says it has a 300 I6. I didn't think this motor was available till mid 70's? Any info on that? Could it be original? Also was the 4x4 a factory option or an aftermarket kit? I've never seen a crew cab 4x4 in this body style. Any idea what this truck could be worth or how rare it would be? Thank you!!!
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300's came out in 65 so it could be origanal so can the 4x4 it was a factory option.the two together were comin.throw in the crew cab 4x4 its not the most rare but heck thats just plain cool and with that low of miles it would make a good driver/project
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Ok...what is the most rare typically in these trucks?? I'm a lot more familiar with the 73-79's.
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The 300 I6 was available in that year with the 4x4 option but I was under the impression that most of the 4x4's were built with 360 V8's. The 300 I6 is a great motor, not the most HP but it's got a lot of torque and will last forever.

Heck man, if you're not going to buy this truck point me in the right direction, I'm shopping for a Bumpside 4x4 right now.
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The 300 I6 was available in that year with the 4x4 option but I was under the impression that most of the 4x4's were built with 360 V8's. The 300 I6 is a great motor, not the most HP but it's got a lot of torque and will last forever.
I have seen a few with 300's but most had 360's. For a fire department vehicle though this doesn't surprise me.When fire departments spec a truck the most important thing is the budget.If the 300 was say $200 less than the 360 and could still get the job done then the F.D. would order the 300 and put the $200 towards lights or other equipment.Times have changed and F.D.'s now get sued for long response times but a great many fire trucks from the 60's and 70's were horribly under powered.
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I have seen a few with 300's but most had 360's. For a fire department vehicle though this doesn't surprise me.When fire departments spec a truck the most important thing is the budget.If the 300 was say $200 less than the 360 and could still get the job done then the F.D. would order the 300 and put the $200 towards lights or other equipment.Times have changed and F.D.'s now get sued for long response times but a great many fire trucks from the 60's and 70's were horribly under powered.
I hear you. When we were in high school one of my buddies bought a truck from the local volunteer fire company. It was a '72 F250 4x4. I thought it was a pretty stripped-down truck (not a single option on it) but it had a 360 and a 4-speed. That truck had 18,000 original miles but had already been through a rough life, on its third clutch! They used it as a brush fire truck and frequently took it out into the woods. As a result it was rusted to hell, especially in the bed where the water tank had been.
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I hear you. When we were in high school one of my buddies bought a truck from the local volunteer fire company. It was a '72 F250 4x4. I thought it was a pretty stripped-down truck (not a single option on it) but it had a 360 and a 4-speed. That truck had 18,000 original miles but had already been through a rough life, on its third clutch! They used it as a brush fire truck and frequently took it out into the woods. As a result it was rusted to hell, especially in the bed where the water tank had been.
Oh man brush trucks are in a class by themselves.They have to be light enough so they don't sink like a rock yet strong enough to carry all the gear.Water weighs 8 point something pounds per gallon.An old rule of thumb in specing fire trucks was to round it to 9 lb per gallon to compensate for the weight of the tank.Most of those were speced with 200 gallon tanks, add 2-3 firefighters, a portable pump, Indian tanks ( water tanks on a back pack frame) hose, hard sleeves, hand tools and turn out gear and that old F250 was really being pushed to it's limits.
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That sounds like one of the coolest original trucks around, you could put a offy 4barrel intake/carb and a ZF 5spd, and some efi exhaust manifolds or a header and have yourself a decent truck. I've had a few 300 6cyl 4spds and they are tough but have no power stock, and usually not good fuel economy either. They will run forever like that if you service them.

Buy it, Buy it. or at least post pics of it and who we should talk to about it if you're not interested!
PLEASE DON"T LET IT GET AWAY!
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I have seen a few with 300's but most had 360's. For a fire department vehicle though this doesn't surprise me.When fire departments spec a truck the most important thing is the budget.If the 300 was say $200 less than the 360 and could still get the job done then the F.D. would order the 300 and put the $200 towards lights or other equipment.Times have changed and F.D.'s now get sued for long response times but a great many fire trucks from the 60's and 70's were horribly under powered.
The standard 6 cylinder engine in 1971 was the 240 I-6, the 300 was an option.

I'd say that a 1971 Crew Cab F250 with a 300, and 4WD would have been an infrequently seen vehicle back then, and would be quite rare today. Times were different then. Most Crew Cabs at that time went to the US Military, the various airlines, and fire departments. Crew Cabs predominate today, but back in that time period, very, very few were bought by private owners off showroom floors..especially with 4WD.
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If you don't buy it, how about letting the rest of us get a shot at bidding on it??? Sounds like it would be a great truck to have!!!
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I sent a bid in for it. I just can't resist these old trucks. If I get it I'll post pics....and take offers. Click the image to open in full size.
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I got a 73 4x4 crewcab shortbed almost 15years ago, It had a dana 44 lowpinion 4.56 and dana 60 rear 4.56 and a 300 6cyl with a 4spd. I only got the box and rolling chassis, only minor surface rust, the guy I got it from wanted the cab for his 77F600 4x4.
It came from the Yukon Territories up beside Alaska, and was a forestry truck. Every bushing and steering part was absolutely shot, I couldn't believe someone drove it over 4000 miles to Ontario. "keep her between the ditches?" Probably had to be impared just to drive it straight. LOL
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I have a 72 crewcab shortbox with a 460 4-speed with 5000miles with a wrecked cab anybody got a cab
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