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Old 12-08-2012, 03:41 PM
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WTB: 1978 F250

Looking for 1978 F250 within 350 miles of Charlotte, NC.

Preferences (will consider other):
* As close to stock as possible
* 460 V8
* C6 Trans
* A/C
* 2 WD
* Trailer or Camper Package
* Any Cab Style
* Any Bed Length
* Not Looking for a Project Vehicle

If in doubt tell me what you have for sale anyway. :-)
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 AM
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:29 PM
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77&79F250, does your post mean you have one for sale?
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:59 PM
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Sorry dcdave no not my truck, but that was what I found after a 5 min Craigslist search under Charlotte NC.

It has alot of what you were looking for, and close to Charlotte NC, price is real good IMO.

* As close to stock as possible-yes
* 460 V8-yes
* C6 Trans-yes
* A/C maybe?
* 2 WD-yes
* Trailer or Camper Package-yes (its a F250, but of course all Camper Specials are going to be).

I just had some time to kill and though I would see what was available in your state for you.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:24 PM
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Ha! Dummy me. :-) I didn't notice your post had an embedded link. Yes, I've seen that truck and checked with the owner. Didn't strike my fancy.

I also did a Craigslist survey to all cities out to 250 miles and found a few more. Didn't see any that I just had to have there either.

But then I'm kind of picky. I know what I decide on will cost me more than a couple grand for sure.

I've found a few I'd love to take a look at but the tend to all be out west between Arizona and Washington. That's a little too far to drive to look at a truck. :-(

I appreciate your tip on the one in Lexington though. Thank you.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:15 AM
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Looking for 1978 F250 within 350 miles of Charlotte, NC.

Preferences (will consider other):
* As close to stock as possible
* 460 V8
* C6 Trans
* A/C
* 2 WD
* Trailer or Camper Package
* Any Cab Style
* Any Bed Length
* Not Looking for a Project Vehicle

If in doubt tell me what you have for sale anyway. :-)
It's not in your distance search.but i have a pretty decent 78 f250 camper special 460 C6 air new gearbox an drag link an bushing's good tire's long bed.putting the stock motor back in an rebuilding the trans this week.run's and drive's now but keeping this motor and trans unless you'd like a little more power.heads have been ported and trans is rollerized with a shift kit.with the stock motor i'd take 1600.if you'd like pics of it just incase you can email me at
[email protected]
and i'll send you my number
john
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Keep looking. I looked for a long time, a year or more, and even talked to some old truck gurus and had them scouting it out for me. I wanted a 4x4 f350 (79) auto all original, lariat XLT, regular cab, Rust free, I had more people tell me that I would never find it, it doesn't exist, they made them only one year, they are all gone. I found a lot of junk, but I found one in CA. A 79 f350 4x4 ranger lariat all original 88k miles trailer special, everything still worked. I was ecstatic. Keep looking They are out there just don't give up.
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Dave--
Are you still looking for a truck? I've got one that is pretty close to your wish list. It is a 1978 F250, 460 V8, C6 transmission, cruise control, no A/C, 2 WD, Camper special package, standard cab. It's located in Muskegon, Michigan. It has never been out in a Michigan winter and has been in storage the past 15 years.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:18 PM
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Dave--
Are you still looking for a truck? I've got one that is pretty close to your wish list. It is a 1978 F250, 460 V8, C6 transmission, cruise control, no A/C, 2 WD, Camper special package, standard cab. It's located in Muskegon, Michigan. It has never been out in a Michigan winter and has been in storage the past 15 years.
Believe it or not I still am. Haven't been searching far from home though. Most all the decent one's I've seen were in states along the Rockies.

I'll be happy to look at photos and ask questions about what you have. :-)
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I just posted it on Craigs List this afternoon. Here's the link:

1978 Ford F250 Camper Special

Glad to answer any questions you may have!
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Can I interest anyone in a trade?

Trade your 78 for my 2011?

2011 F250 4WD CCab 18000 Miles - $28900 (Belmont, NC)
2011 F250 4WD CCab 18000 Miles
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:01 PM
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Nice truck! Trade even up, right?! Ha ha!
Looks like you also have one too many trucks.
With a Chevy 1500 and a Ford F250, we really don't need the old truck, so it's time to pass it on to a new caretaker.
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78 f250

Dave are you still looking for a truck?
I just came across your add and I would sell mine. I've had it for over 25 years.

78 Ford F250, Camper Special, 2wd, 88,000 miles, less than 1000 miles on motor and tranny,
460,C6,Wieand Stealth intake, Edelbrock carb, AC, cruise, tilt,
dual tanks, headers, dual exhaust.
I'm located in Iowa, and want $6500 if interested contact me.
319-234-0547,319-855-8200,319-233-4145.
Thanks Pat

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A little fyi, concerning any craigslist find in California...

It used to be, any vehicle that was 30 years old, you didnt have to smog. So, today, a 1984 wouldnt need smog. But, Arnold Whats-his-Name, changed that to all vehicles 1975 and newer, need to be smogged in California. So all these rust free, especially Southern California, post 1975 truck can be bought way cheaper than posted.

If you see that they have mods, after market intakes/headers/air cleaners/no smog equipment, they cant be registered here, so are worthless to own here.
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