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Old 01-24-2010, 02:48 PM
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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.

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Never produced by Ford, no 3/4 or 1 ton shortbeds in a regular cab version.
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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.
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No such animal (from the factory anyway) sounds interesting though.
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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.

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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.

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