75 Highboy F250 Standard Cab Short bed? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Log In 


1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Dentsides Ford Truck

75 Highboy F250 Standard Cab Short bed?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Gofazt2's Avatar
Gofazt2 Gofazt2 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 2
Gofazt2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
75 Highboy F250 Standard Cab Short bed?

Hello Everyone,

I seen a truck the other day that I did not think existed. It was what appeared to be a 1975 F250 Highboy standard cab short bed. It had the 8 lug D44 and D60 with a divorced np205. It also had the granny low 4spd. The only think odd was that someone had swapped in a 302 which was obvious that it was swapped but did not appear that the rest of the drivetrain had been swapped.

Are these common? I was just curious since I had not seen one. Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Chad T.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-24-2010, 01:57 PM
ranger429 ranger429 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 4,230
ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.
Never produced by Ford, no 3/4 or 1 ton shortbeds in a regular cab version.
__________________

_____79 F-250 429 36" Cepeks____79 Bronco 400 35" Cepeks_____
79 wiring schematics
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-24-2010, 05:34 PM
Blown 331's Avatar
Blown 331 Blown 331 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Waterloo IL
Posts: 1,744
Blown 331 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
My uncle actually has about a 1963 F-250 4x4 short bed standard cab. I think he said it was a military issue or something, its an awesome truck. Needs a lot of work but does run, too bad its sitting outside. I can get the VIN if anyone is interested.
__________________
1999 Ford F-250 4X4 V10 ZF5-speed Dana 60 Front
1979 Ford Bronco 4X4 400 NP205 C6
1979 Ford F-150 4X4 400 NP205 4-speed Parts?
1977 Ford F-150 4X4 460 NP205 4-speed
1977 Ford F-150 4X4 400 NP205 C6 Parts?
1976 Ford F-250 4X4 390 NP205 C6
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-24-2010, 05:35 PM
montana_highboy montana_highboy is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Big Sky Country
Posts: 8,263
montana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud ofmontana_highboy has much to be proud of
No such animal (from the factory anyway) sounds interesting though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-24-2010, 07:54 PM
Gofazt2's Avatar
Gofazt2 Gofazt2 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 2
Gofazt2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Does the VIN have a special charicter for a Highboy?

I assume they did not make a F150 Highboy...correct?

The badges are missing on this truck and that is why I was asking.

It has all the correct steering components with the correct Highboy front end. Someone would have gone through a lot of trouble to switch all the crap over to a short bed chassis.

I am going to try and get the vin off the truck and see what it will tell me. I will let you know what I find out.

Thanks,
Chad T.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-24-2010, 08:28 PM
ranger429 ranger429 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 4,230
ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.ranger429 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gofazt2 View Post
Does the VIN have a special charicter for a Highboy?

There is no special character in the VIN to designate a Highboy. You can do a search for VIN numbers and the VIN break point has been discussed before
I assume they did not make a F150 Highboy...correct?

Correct, only Highboys were on a 250 chassis.

The badges are missing on this truck and that is why I was asking.

It has all the correct steering components with the correct Highboy front end. Someone would have gone through a lot of trouble to switch all the crap over to a short bed chassis.

Someone could of shortened the frame. I knew a guy back in the 80's that shortened a 3/4 ton 79 to make it a shortbed.
I am going to try and get the vin off the truck and see what it will tell me. I will let you know what I find out.

Thanks,
Chad T.

.............
__________________

_____79 F-250 429 36" Cepeks____79 Bronco 400 35" Cepeks_____
79 wiring schematics
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-17-2015, 10:30 PM
Lee Ketchemonia Lee Ketchemonia is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1
Lee Ketchemonia is starting off with a positive reputation.
tow truck !

I just bought one today. It was a tow truck. It needed a short wheel to fit the tow truck attachment. It is factory built. I'm currently taking off the attachment.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-17-2015, 11:24 PM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 64,060
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Ketchemonia View Post
I just bought one today. It was a tow truck. It needed a short wheel to fit the tow truck attachment. It is factory built. I'm currently taking off the attachment.
Ford did not build an F250 with a short bed PERIOD!

If the truck was purchased as a Cab & Chassis (no "back of cab equipment"), the first 3 digits of the VIN: F28 = F250 4WD Cab & Chassis.

If you look on the Warranty Plate for the DSO code and it has 6 digits, Ford sent the truck out after it left the assembly line, per the original purchaser orders, to have the tow truck body installed.

If the original purchaser specified a shorter wheelbase than the standard 133" wheelbase (Regular Cab), then the frame was modified by the body company, making the truck a Domestic Special Order.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2015 F150 XLT 2WD Super Crew
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-18-2015, 07:17 AM
scott79's Avatar
scott79 scott79 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 989
scott79 has a good reputation on FTE.scott79 has a good reputation on FTE.scott79 has a good reputation on FTE.
Yes they did, F250 Crew cabs came with shortbeds!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Ford did not build an F250 with a short bed PERIOD!

If the truck was purchased as a Cab & Chassis (no "back of cab equipment"), the first 3 digits of the VIN: F28 = F250 4WD Cab & Chassis.

If you look on the Warranty Plate for the DSO code and it has 6 digits, Ford sent the truck out after it left the assembly line, per the original purchaser orders, to have the tow truck body installed.

If the original purchaser specified a shorter wheelbase than the standard 133" wheelbase (Regular Cab), then the frame was modified by the body company, making the truck a Domestic Special Order.
__________________
YESTERDAY WAS ABOUT HONOR, TODAY IS ABOUT JUSTICE
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-18-2015, 07:25 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 64,060
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by scott79 View Post
Yes they did, F250 Crew cabs came with shortbeds!!
You are correct that Crew Cabs did. I was thinking of regular cabs and cab & chassis regular cabs that the fellow that has a tow truck claims that Ford assembled with a short bed.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2015 F150 XLT 2WD Super Crew
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-29-2016, 08:02 AM
SRF14405DESIGNER SRF14405DESIGNER is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1
SRF14405DESIGNER is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hello everyone. I have to agree. They did not build (at the factory) any shot bed Highboy reg. cabs. Not to say some body builder didn't modify some cab and chassis. Other issue I have the engine sizes in these trucks...They did not build a highboy with a 460!!!.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E4OD to ZF 5S-42 swap break down myakkacracka Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 13 06-16-2016 11:33 AM
That guy with dumb questions! FuzzFace2 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 05-21-2016 09:53 PM
What propshaft to use? (4x4 swap) Truckandute 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 08-28-2014 01:42 PM
73-79 parts scott78f2504x4 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 54 08-25-2014 06:26 PM
My Dirty laundry list for my 96 LAbronc 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco 3 05-22-2014 10:15 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1977, 1979, 79, bed, black, boy, cabs, f150, f250, ford, frames, high, highboy, short, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

 

Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup