1972 Ford F-250 Ranger is the Perfect Project Truck
Classic F-250 is clean enough to fix up and drive, but it would a make ground-up project.
Ford F-Series pickups from the 1970s have become popular options for truck fans looking to get into a restoration project. The problem is that in many cases, restoring something like a 1972 F-250 Ranger would require a heavy dose of new sheet metal. Fortunately, this old school ¾-ton pickup listed in the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace has spent its entire life in California. So, while it has some surface rust, it doesn’t have the severe body rot that we see in so many classic F-Series trucks.
This 1972 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT was posted in the FTE Marketplace by Pickupmanx2, who offered the following information on this classic work truck.
1972 F250 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.
The OP also included a collection of pictures showing the surprisingly clean 1972 Ford truck. The look of this F-250 alone is enough to attract anyone looking for a project, but when you get into the details, this truck sound even better.
The Perfect Hot Rod Truck
If you are looking for a classic Ford truck in need of very little body work, this is it. You could do some minor rust repairs, paint the truck, get the engine running and have a great daily driver.
On the other hand, whoever is fixing up the 390-cubic inch big block under the hood could beef it up a bit during the repair process. When coupled with the 4-speed manual transmission, this two-wheel-drive 1972 F-250 with a built 390 would be a monster hot rod truck. Leave it a little rusty and it could be a sweet sleeper while some body work would transform this truck into an awesome show machine.
Click here for a look at the original thread with more pictures and some discussion on the truck, during which the OP stated that he would take just $2,000 for this 1972 Ford F-250 Ranger.