1985 Ford F-250 Is the Perfect Jump-started Project
If you want to snag a Bullnose Ford F-250 that is mechanically sound, this one’s there for the taking.
Anybody who’s ever owned a project truck already knows the amount of effort and money that goes into this tedious process. And they also know that one of the best ways to save some cash and precious time is by scooping up a build in process. So long as the person who did the initial work did it right, this is a great way to take a major shortcut. Which is exactly what this work-in-progress 1985 Ford F-250 up for grabs in the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace represents.
For starters, the XLT Lariat SuperCab is a pretty nicely optioned pickup to begin with. It has a 460 under the hood, a 4-speed transmission, and a 4.11-geared rear end. But the icing on the cake is what the seller has already done to make this Ford F-250 roadworthy again. That includes a rebuild of the big motor with a host of new parts and the deletion of a few others.
The smog equipment was the first to go, and we aren’t going to argue with that. The seller added goodies like a new Holley carb, starter, alternator, power steering pump, double roller timing chain, and alternator. All the gaskets were replaced, the distributor recurved. And while he was at it, the seller also replaced the steering arms and bushings, axle pivot bushings, clutch, and pressure plate.
The doors are a mismatch, but they’re in much better shape than the originals. And now this project in progress is up for grabs. Because, apparently, the seller needs a four-wheel drive pickup for his land. Which presents a great opportunity for someone. Especially if you’re looking to buy a mechanically sound Ford F-250 that just needs a little cosmetic work!