73 F-250 crew cab project - The Rolling Turd 2.0

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73 F-250 crew cab project - The Rolling Turd 2.0

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Well, as you may have seen, I am no longer a poser. http://www.oldfordcrewcabs.com/phpBB3/v ... 666#p38666
No longer do I need to come with my not-old-enough crew cab to the OFCC party. I now own a bonafide "old" ford crew cab once again and I am pumped!

So here begins the saga of my second old FORD crew cab, hereby known as The Rolling Turd 2.0

I have been after this truck for years. It was owned by a local farmer and it was his daily driver. I would stop in from time to time to visit with him and I would always tell him that when he got ready to sell the old crew cab, I was his man.
Well, turned out he was sick and one day I stopped by his place and no one was there. A few months later the entire place was fenced off and everything was moved to another section of the farm. I found out that the owner had passed away. He left everything to a son or a nephew, no one knew for sure.
So, for a few years the Old crew cab sat in the field. I would make attempts to figure out who owned it, always leading to dead ends. Member Kyle has even mentioned it in the past http://www.oldfordcrewcabs.com/phpBB3/v ... =60&t=6504
But about three weeks ago, I got a lead that ended up taking me right to the owner himself. We arranged to meet at the property and after some inspecting and discussing I ended up with three F-250's

A 1975 F-250 2wd long bed

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A 1973 F-250 2wd parts truck with a decent cab and flatbed

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And, the best part of all, the 1973 F-250 crew cab.

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I drove the brown truck home on Saturday and will be doing the same with the crew cab this week (my wife is thrilled) So my life has gotten more exciting and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all.
Stay tuned.

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1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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I vote that you name the green one Sweetpea


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Sweetpea is for parts only. I figure the cab and bed are worth something, perhaps the rear axle. Then I'll scrap the rest.
That'll help recoup some of the purchase price.

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Looks like a pretty solid place to start, especially if it runs well enough to make it home on under it's own power!


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Congratulations!!

Rides:
1974 F-250 Crewcab Shortbed 4x4 460/4spd Coyote swapping
1953 Ford F-100 Custom-- Current project --on Explorer Frame.
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Bullistik8v92 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:11 pm

Looks like a pretty solid place to start, especially if it runs well enough to make it home on under it's own power!

Yes it is. And, yes it does.
It is pretty rough, but beggars can't be choosers.

Shift1 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:24 am

Congratulations!!

Thank you!

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Seriously, seeing that you have a crew cab again brings a smile to my face. :D I think knowing that you thought you wouldn't get a crew cab again is what makes me smile for ya! I bet you have had to pinch yourself because it seems so unreal.


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Thanks Maddog. :)

You're right. I have had to pinch myself a few times already...

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Nice!

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Surprisingly, the interior is not completely trash (aside from the front seat) Everything is actually THERE and in shockingly decent shape.

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1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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